all stories tagged "Poverty"


New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said that. AP/Mike Groll
John Farley  |  September 7, 2012 3:00 PM | Comments
The analysis broke down graduation rates by race and country of origin, and looked at students who were discharged vs. those who dropped out.
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Rachel Cromidas for GothamSchools  |  August 29, 2012 11:56 AM | Comments
The Department of Education has revised portions of its disciplinary code to make consequences for poor behavior less strict for the youngest students.
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John Farley  |  August 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Do NYC urban planners have infrastructure and environmental advice for slum-filled cities in other parts of the world?
A group of students express their gratitude to the donors after receiving needed supplies. Photo courtesy of Donors Choose.
huangm  |  August 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
See where to pick up free back-to-school supplies and learn about programs and sites that match donors and schools in need.
On Aug. 6, Mayor Bloomberg and Park Commissioner Adrian Benepe opened the renovated Rockaway Park in Queens. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office
John Farley  |  August 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The wealth or poverty of a neighborhood is not the determining factor in how nice or well maintained a city park is.
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Esha Ray  |  August 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
If you have limited income, you don't have to pay a hefty price for a lawyer or legal advice. Many nonprofits and law firms provide free or low-cost legal services.
New York State Senator Michael Gianaris has proposed a new package of gun control bills that would give New York the toughest gun control laws in the country. Photo courtesy of New York State Senate
John Farley  |  August 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 10 Comments
New bills would give New York State the toughest gun laws in the country.
More than 1.8 million city residents received foods stamps in December, 2010. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Need to Know  |  August 3, 2012 11:50 AM | Comments
Need to Know shines a human light on families in need.VIDEO
Ignazio Villegas, holding "Restaurant Week!" sign, said he ahs been employed at the Capitol Grille in Midtown for 8 years, and seen racial discrimination and violations of wage laws. On July 16, the Restaurant and Opportunities Center filed a new legal claim against Darden Restaurant Group, which owns the Capitol Grille. Photo by Samantha Grace Lewis
John Farley  |  July 20, 2012 3:20 PM | 3 Comments
On the heels of a new lawsuit against the restaurant's owners, protesters took to the sidewalk during Restaurant Week.
On July 16, Bloomberg railed against the NYCLU's criticism of the NYPD's stop and frisk policy, which the mayor has defended on many occasions. Since May, courts have sided against stop and frisk on three different occasions. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office.
John Farley  |  July 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In 2012, a number of the mayor's long-term policy strategies have taken major hits from the courts and lawmakers.
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