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Day: <span>December 9, 2010</span>

Turmoil at Medgar Evers College Faculty Issues Vote of No

After months of chafing under the administration of President William Pollard, the Faculty of Medgar Evers College issued a resolution Wednesday evening detailing the reasons for their vote of no confidence in the leadership of the President and Provost of the school. “This was expected and long overdue.” Said Councilman Charles Barron when told of […]readmore

Teachers, parents and students increasingly oppose mayoral control

When he was elected in 2001, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg promised a new era of accountability and student achievement. Through direct mayoral control, Bloomberg sought to implement the core principals of the Federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act by restructuring the city’s schools on a massive scale. In New York City, NCLB […]readmore

Statement by Council Member Tish James regarding Recent Burglaries in

“It has come to light that burglaries have taken place in the Clinton Hill area recently, and I would like to make the community aware of an incident that occurred last night, so that residents can take precautions during these desperate times, and with the holiday season underway. The most recent robbery happened at Choice […]readmore

Resolution on President's and Provost's Leadership & Management Medgar Evers

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Whereas, the faculty of Medgar Evers College has attempted unsuccessfully to engage the administration (Office of the President and Provost) into collegial dialogue regarding the affairs of the College, and Whereas, the faculty of Medgar Evers College has observed and obtained evidence of the egregious acts by the Office of the […]readmore

NYC Department of Education Makes Intervention Decision on Boys &

On Monday, the NYC Department of Education announced their plans to close eleven district schools and recommended that the state not renew the charter of one charter school. Yesterday, the DOE announced 14 additional schools to be closed immediately or by phase out. That left 30 schools that were chosen by the DOE for intervention […]readmore

Liu Seeking to "Level Playing Field" for Small Business Owners

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu held the first-ever Comptroller’s Office Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Conference on December 6, 2010. Comptroller Liu hosted the event, which aimed to bring together small minority and women-owned businesses with the leadership of the Comptroller’s Office to help “level the playing field” for those doing […]readmore