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Clara Hemphill, founding editor of Insideschools.org. Photo by Kasia Broussalian.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 29, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Inside Stats was designed to help the many parents and students who say they're confused by the DOE's school directory.
The New York Assembly holds a debate on disclosure of teacher evaluations at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Thursday, June 21, 2012. On the same day, the legislature approved the teacher ratings plan. AP /Tim Roske
John Farley  |  June 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A look at what the New York State Legislature did and didn't pass this year.VIDEO
The New Jersey State Attorney General has described the abuse of prescription drugs, like OxyCodone, as an epidemic. According to a new survey, 70 percent of New Jersey parents recognize their own medicine cabinet is an access point for teen drug abuse. Photo courtesy of nopsa.hiit.fi
John Farley  |  June 19, 2012 4:46 PM | Comments
A survey by Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey found that parents realize their home medicine cabinets are an access point for drugs.VIDEO
The New Jersey State Attorney General has described the abuse of prescription drugs, like OxyCodone, as an epidemic. According to a new survey, 80 percent of New Jersey parents think kids are getting access to these drugs from medicine cabinets.the  AP/Toby Talbot
John Farley  |  June 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 178 Comments
Many doctors say a new system designed to curb prescription drug abuse could keep pills out of the hands of people in serious pain.
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Michelle Sartor  |  June 14, 2012 2:27 PM | Comments
If the governor and legislature can’t agree on a state budget by July 1, non-essential government offices will shut down. VIDEO
Under a plan being floated by the Cuomo administration, New York's Southern Tier region (dark blue) could be the only area in New York State where fracking will be permitted. Image courtesy of Empire State Development
John Farley  |  June 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
In the wake of large resistance to natural gas drilling, the controversial process may be confined to four counties. Lawmakers say many issues aren't being addressed.VIDEO
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James West and Tim McDonnell for Climate Desk  |  June 8, 2012 4:32 PM | Comments
As the Big Apple faces ever-hotter summers, officials are looking for ways to cool off in some of the only unused space left in a crowded city: rooftops.VIDEO
Atlantic Yards project map by Tracy Collins
Norman Oder  |  June 8, 2012 1:19 PM | Comments
Despite assurances, concerns that the Barclays Center will bring rowdy crowds and overstuffed streets haven't gone away.
The interface of the NYCLU's new stop and frisk app. Image courtesy of the NYCLU.
John Farley  |  June 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 8 Comments
Could use of the NYCLU's new tool lead to the arrests of its users? Know your rights when filming the NYPD.VIDEO
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says there's no connection between a $2 million contribution from the Gaming Association and his casino plan. The plan itself has hit major snags. AP/Hans Pennink
John Farley  |  June 7, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The governor is in hot water over the revelation that his (collapsing) casino plan may have been influenced by secretive special interest lobbying. VIDEO
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