Opt-Out Movement Against Testing Grows

Posted April 21, 2015 by Juan Gonzalez

Remember the number 999. It’s the computer code that keeps track of what will go down as a historic grass-roots movement in public education in New York State. Tens of thousands of parents rebelled this week against years of standardized
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted April 20, 2015 by

Subject: Lessons from the Tenderloin Randy Shaw’s article “Lessons from the Tenderloin” is a timely reminder of the issues involving the impact of urban gentrification and the displacement of lower income and homeless people. It should be noted that although
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Beyond Ellis Act Reform

Posted April 20, 2015 by

Last week was not a good one for backers of state Ellis Act reform. Senator Mark Leno’s SB 364 got an unexpectedly rocky reception at its April 14 committee hearing, losing by a 6-5 vote. While Leno can have the
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Free the Buses: Riders Say Transit is a Human Right

Posted April 20, 2015 by Amy Roe

Mariluz Rangel takes the bus everywhere in Tucson, Arizona: to work, dentist’s appointments, grocery shopping. She’s been a bus rider for 25 years. Rangel works at Wendy’s, where she makes $8.05 an hour, the state minimum wage. Her income qualifies
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted April 17, 2015 by

Subject: Letter to the Editor re. “School Nutrition Assn Chooses Flexibility over Funding” In her April 16 post, “School Nutrition Assn Chooses Flexibility over Funding,” Dana Woldow misrepresents School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) position on new nutrition standards for school meals
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