New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Chirstina Veiga

Chalkbeat New York How many students apply to each New York City school, how many get in, and where do they come from? We could soon find out by Chirstina Veiga

How many students apply to each New York City school, how many get in, and where do they come from? We could soon find out

While some of that information is already publicly available, Kallos wants to gather more details and make it available in a single report.

He also hopes to expand the bill to include information about Pre-K for All applications to help reveal what he sees as unmet need. Kallos said that 54 percent of families who applied for pre-K on the Upper East Side, part of his district, were not offered seats in their zip code in 2015.

“The Mayor’s promise of ‘Pre-Kindergarten for All’ must include enough seats in every neighborhood,” Kallos said in a statement. “Parents in my district are giving up on our public schools and with it our government, and parents who can’t afford private school are being forced out.”