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Let's Be Cautious With Local Minimum Wage

Jun 05, 2014

Council Member Mark Weprin, the author, and his guest council member for a day (William Alatriste) During his State of the Union address, President Obama vowed to work with Congress on

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 04, 2014 05:14 PM)


21st Century Learning Includes BYOT

Jun 04, 2014

Kids are doing it in Cincinnati and Tacoma. They're doing it in Louisville, Ocean Springs, Dallas, West Fargo, Atlanta, Brentwood and New Smyrna Beach. It's time we worked together for

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 04, 2014 02:26 PM)


Principal to Chancellor: Take the Lead on School Discipline

May 30, 2014

The author, Principal Brady Smith "Our schools are learning places. They're not suspension places," said Chancellor Fariña to a room full of principals this past Saturday. Could this mean real change

Last Updated (Friday, May 30, 2014 04:14 PM)


VA Scandal Demands Bold and Decisive Action

May 30, 2014

Coast Guardsmen, 2013 NYC Veterans Day Parade (Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone) Last month, reports surfaced that a Phoenix-based Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facility maintained two separate

Last Updated (Thursday, May 29, 2014 08:41 PM)


A Commitment to Affordable Housing

May 29, 2014

Mayor de Blasio announces his housing plan (nyc.gov) Over the past several weeks, those of us committed to meeting the housing needs of all New Yorkers have witnessed real progress,

Last Updated (Thursday, May 29, 2014 06:22 PM)


The Case Against Solitary

May 29, 2014

  With about one percent of our adult population behind bars, far more per capita than any other country, the United States also leads the world in the use of solitary

Last Updated (Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:49 PM)


What's So 'Progressive' About 1000 New Police

May 22, 2014

Representatives from the NYPD testify at the City Council (William Alatriste) The first showdown between Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, erstwhile progressive partners, has come over

Last Updated (Wednesday, September 24, 2014 09:26 AM)


New York's Uncovered Crisis

May 06, 2014

  Fellows in a city job-training program (nyc.gov) We all hear about how hard it is for young adults to get a decent job in New York City. Popular TV shows and

Last Updated (Tuesday, May 06, 2014 02:46 PM)