Missing Link: What Absenteeism and Risk Load Reveal About NYC's Lowest-Income Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio will unveil 45 new community schools this month in a much-touted effort to help low-income students. But which schools need the most help? And what kind of supports will have the greatest impact? The Center will release a report exploring these questions in elementary schools. We propose a new measure of poverty, designed to identify the highest needs schools and discuss what should come next in the mayor's bid to reduce poverty's effect on students