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Say No to The Media Hype

Jun 11, 2015

NYPD (photo via @CommissBratton) In recent days our city's leading tabloid newspapers, The Daily News and The Post, published screaming headlines and overheated stories promoting the dubious notion that the uptick


To Continue Making Progress, We Need Mayoral Control

Jun 09, 2015

Mayor de Blasio at school (photo: @NYCMayorsOffice) Since taking office, Mayor Bill de Blasio has made our City's 1.1 million school children a priority: providing free, full-day, high-quality pre-kindergarten for every


Time to Reform Mayoral Control

May 28, 2015

Mayor de Blasio visits a classeoom (photo: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) On May 12, a Quinnipiac poll was released showing that two to one, New York City voters believe that the mayor should


Building One Livable City

May 27, 2015

A NYC park ribbon-cutting (@MarkLevineNYC) New York is embarking on a building boom, and upzoning neighborhoods around the boroughs, with the laudable goal of making the city more affordable. But will


Fix NYCHA First

May 20, 2015

NYCHA buildings in Harlem (photo: David Schalliol) Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration have turned heads with bold plans for lifting 800,000 families out of poverty, boosting school performance, and making


Restorative Justice is Key to School Discipline Reform

May 18, 2015

A discussion on school discipline (photo: @Teachers_Unite) Since the founding of Bronx Lab School in 2004, "student discipline" has been an ongoing topic of discussion. Students, staff, and parents are continually