The Department of Education's new round of school report cards showed 82% of high schools getting A's and B's, "up from 65% last year," according to the Daily News. (Grades of schools K-8 were released in September.) However, there some struggling schools, like Washington Irving near Union Square, which received an F for a second year in a row. You can find the "school progress reports" here. And the Independent Budget Office says it costs the DOE $130 million/year to grade schools; initially private money funded the endeavor but the NY Times reports the IBO estimates NYC "will spend $105 million" next year.