Pre-K Storybook Ending Wishes

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

City officials hoped that Mayor De Blasio’s landmark Universal Pre-K (UPK) program would draw 73,000 students in its second year, but only 65,000 youngsters have enrolled so far. Deputy Mayor Richard Buery wants parents to know they can still sign up their 4-year-olds for this school year by dialing 311, going to or texting “Pre-K” to 877-877 for assistance.

To help get the word out about the program, which costs city taxpayers $300 million annually, Buery joined Queens Borough President Melinda Katz at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of a new Pre-K classroom in seemingly unlikely, but appropriate, spot: a Long Island City library.


Friday, May 29th, 2015

Punishing Push For School Sports

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

On a recent Wednesday afternoon, about fifteen high school students from the International Community High School (ICHS) in the South Bronx stood at the gates of City Hall, where they plan to stand every Wednesday until their demands are met: sports at their school, and all small schools in New York City.

“Chancellor Fariña, you did not read our research. If you did, you would be standing with us and not against us!” belted senior Sory Konate. Other students chanted “Civil rights matter!” to the rhythm of four students drumming on bright orange Home Depot buckets. They stood behind a bright white banner embossed with the image of a clasped black fist and their movement’s social media tag, #civilrightsmatter.

Standing by, distributing fliers and keeping an eagle eye out for councilmembers, was David Garcia-Rosen, the man who had been their school dean until March, when he was removed from the school following another action calling for expanded access to sports.


SPECIAL REPORT: Counterfeit Ed

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Questions Trail Charter School

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Winning Outside the Ring

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

A Backpack Full of Inspiration

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Community Combines on Wish List

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Fighting to Keep a Head Start

Saturday, November 15th, 2014