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Day: <span>July 27, 2012</span>

Elections Matter: Candidates Submit Petitions for Fall Elections

By Mary Alice Miller Petitioning season is officially over. Pending a variety of general and specific challenges which will play out in court, voters now have a general idea of who is running in each district. Because of redistricting, voters may not be represented by their favorite elected official, especially in state senate districts. It […]Read More

City public school kids don’t keep up with state in

IBO study shows mixed results in Bloomberg’s effort to reform schools  By Nico Simino As recent results from statewide math and English test scores show an overall improvement in grades 3-8 for the second year in a row, an independent report by the city’s Independent Budget Office (IBO) shows that the majority of students had […]Read More

NYC Workers rally to demand raise of minimum wage

State and federal minimum wage stuck at $7.25 since 2009 By Stephen Witt Low-Wage workers, elected officials, union leaders and clergy held a rally and a march this week in Manhattan to demand higher wages and better benefits. Currently both the Federal and New York State minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. The last time […]Read More

City crows about great improvement in charter school test results

Critics question criteria and increasing gulf between the haves and have-nots By Nico Simino As recent test results show that public school students in grades 3-8 have shown an improvement in math and English scores, New York City charter school students have done even better than their public school counterparts. Gains made by the charter […]Read More