all stories tagged "Poverty"

Clara Hemphill, founding editor of 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
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
A window cleaner works on a glass office tower roof. According to a new report by the Center for an Urban Future, jobs in the maintenance and janitorial fields are growing faster than those in other sectors in New York City. AP/Mark Baker
Menglin Huang  |  June 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Maintenance jobs are growing in New York City and many pay better wages and benefits than you might expect.
Florent Morellet, former restaurant owner, is moving forward while many of his fans look back. Photo by Paul Szynol.
Florent Morellet  |  June 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
The former restaurateur reminds nostalgic fans of his parting message: accept change. VIDEO
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
Murray Hill Academy student Niles Flowers and his mother Jerine Wentt display Niles' new laptop he received after completing the
John Farley  |  June 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The term "digital divide" is problematic, but New York City is focused on improving broadband access and digital literacy for low-income students and their families.VIDEO
The Family Court building located at 60 Lafayette Street in Manhattan. An investigation by City Limits found the family court system to be severely overburdened. Flickr/Paul Lowry
Helen Zelon for City Limits  |  May 31, 2012 5:02 PM | Comments
In its investigation, City Limits found an overburdened system where delays were endemic, legal help was scarce and the approach to solving family problems was divided.
Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx is scheduled for turnaround in 2012. Many teachers and education specialists blame a recent history of budget cuts and overcrowding on the school's performance. Flickr/Claire Lambrecht
John Farley  |  May 31, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Many say that reform strategies are particularly misunderstood and poorly executed in the city's largest, overcrowded public schools.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn discusses the responsible banking ordinance at a press conference on May 15. The legislation is based on a law passed in Cleveland in 1990. Photo courtesy of New York City Council
John Farley  |  May 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Will NYC's new responsible banking ordinance improve support for local communities and prevent foreclosures? MetroFocus asked Cleveland, which led the way in 1990.
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