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Jun 12, 2014

Success begets success

More power to Eva Moskowitz and the Success Academy Charter Schools she runs. Serving 6,700 students across New York City, the 22 high-performing schools have proven that poor and minority kids are ready to learn with the best of them — if given the ...

Jun 27, 2014

Fallen tree cleared after severe weather

Fallen tree cleared after severe weather Minor damage remains after a tree fell close to a school on Wednesday night...

Jul 09, 2014

Editorial: Challenging teacher tenure

The teacher tenure war that's been simmering across the nation for years has begun to boil over. The battle is now in Philadelphia, but it started in California and is spreading to New York. Hopefully, the ability of some teachers to keep their jobs ... #California #Philadelphia, PA #Barack Obama #Pennsylvania #New York (state)

Jul 03, 2014

Hempstead ceremony marks 50 years since passage of Civil Rights Act

Students, religious leaders and Nassau County officials, gathered at Hempstead High School Wednesday night to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The Hempstead Public School District, in partnership with the Al... #Don Ryan #Nassau County, NY

Jun 30, 2014

Hiltzik: Giving corporations more rights is dangerous

In its decision Monday in the Hobby Lobby case, the conservative Supreme Court majority that upheld corporations' religious objections to birth control spends an inordinate amount of time defending itself from the reasoning and wrath of Justice Ruth ... #Samuel Alito #Ruth Bader Ginsburg #Eric Posner #Hobby Lobby

Jul 02, 2014

Michaud: Challenge to teacher tenure in NYS revs up

The lineup sounds like the cast of a new "The Avengers" movie: a former CNN anchor, a former White House spokesman, and a legal team that won a landmark case in California installing a "parent trigger," which allows public school parents to take over... #California #Campbell Brown #New York (state)

Jun 28, 2014

'Jailhouse Librarian' seeks to inspire juveniles with literature

Marybeth Zeman is not your typical librarian. She doesn't preside over a vast collection, issues no library cards and doesn't charge fines when borrowers hold books past their due dates. That's often a good thing, she said of her patrons' tendency to... #James Patterson #Nassau County, NY

Jun 24, 2014

Hempstead board rescinds vote at hurried meeting

The Hempstead school board last night unanimously rescinded its vote for an investigation of Superintendent Susan Johnson's professional conduct, though residents and activists loudly questioned the legality of both the board's meeting and its action... #James Patterson #Nassau County, NY

Jun 25, 2014

Crime, belief they can stay drive migrants to US

(AP) -- On the last day of school Gladys Chinoy memorized her mother's phone number in New York City and boarded a bus to Guatemala's northern border. With nothing but the clothes on her back, the 14-year-old took a truck-tire raft across the Naranjo... #Barack Obama #Central America #El Salvador #Guatemala #U.S. Republican Party

Jun 23, 2014

Women who served in WWII Cadet Nurse Corps seek veterans status

Audrey Munz, working the overnight shift at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, remembers finding herself responsible for scores of patients. It was 1944. She was just 18 and weeks earlier had been recruited into the Cadet Nurse Corps to help fill a w... #Franklin D. Roosevelt #U.S. Congress #Nita M Lowey #Brooklyn, NY #East Meadow, NY #Long Island, NY #Port Washington, NY