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John Farley  |  February 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
On Feb. 23, government, business and nonprofit leaders gathered to discuss the city's infrastructure, quality of life and higher education challenges, and possible solutions.VIDEO
FOR STORY MOVING SATURDAY BY SAMANTHA GROSS - FILE - In this file photo of  Aug. 15, 2008, New York City's Commissioner of the Dept. of Investigation Rose Gill Hearn attends a meeting in New York. Hearn, whose city agency is tasked with rooting out fraud and corruption among city employees and contractors, says “We need better accountability and better checks and balances.”  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Gail Robinson for Gotham Gazette  |  October 6, 2011 12:04 PM | Comments
Outsourcing to private companies is supposed to streamline city government, but corruption is rampant. The City Council passed a bill that aims to clean up the contract process.
Education officials have targeted 20 troubled public schools for possible closure next year - but advocates say the city has not done enough to turn them around.  MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Helen Zelon for City Limits  |  October 3, 2011 12:29 PM | Comments
The grades are out, and so is the list of schools that might close because of them. But what's the difference between an A and a B when the Department of Education grades its 1,700 schools? City Limits reports.
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Megan Thompson  |  September 15, 2011 6:00 AM | 6 Comments
Once considered a fringe practice, about 2,550 New York children were homeschooled last year, and that number is rising, according to the Department of Education.VIDEO
MetroFocus/ Melissa Galvez
Melissa Galvez  |  September 8, 2011 6:00 AM | 7 Comments
On Thursday, teachers and administrators began the usual routines of room redecorating and meeting new students. But for several charter schools that have just opened their doors, this year is all about creating entirely new systems.
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