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Education: School Improvement

Under Mike Bloomberg, New York City’s public school system underwent a renaissance. High school graduation rates increased 42 percent, and the City opened 654 new schools, including 173 charter schools. Students and their families had more top-quality school options than ever before.

  • Achieved mayoral control of schools and injected accountability into every level of the system.
  • High school graduation rates were up 42% from 2005 to 2013.
  • Created 654 new schools, including 173 charter schools.