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Up those numbers: The lack of Black and Brown students at specialized high schools

Diversity has long been an issue with specialized high schools.

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Verdict in shooting of Deborah Danner draws anger and sadness

Another day, another member of the NYPD acquitted of shooting a Black New Yorker.

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Locally and nationally, immigrants are being shoved aside

Politicians from both sides claimed bipartisanship after passing a spending bill, but immigrants are wondering who’s looking out for them.

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Advocates demand Labor Department allow workers to keep their tips

A new proposal by President Donald Trump’s administration would allow employers to have access to their workers’ pooled tips.

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To prosecute or not prosecute fare evaders

The mayor, the police commissioner, the district attorney, the MTA chairman and straphangers have brought the debate over fare evasion to the forefront again.

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UFT members at Visiting Nurse Service approve new contract

In the age of Donald Trump, unions should celebrate every victory big and small. United Federation of Teachers members at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York have a reason to celebrate.

Survey shows pressure teachers face to change grades and attendance

A survey by a teachers’ union and an organization devoted to empowering teachers concludes that teachers are pressured by administrators to make their schools look good.

NYSUT: DiNapoli’s report shows need to fully fund public schools

According to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, 26 school districts in the state are in need of financial assistance.

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Lakiesha Johnson fought and won

“I love who I’ve been and I love who I’m going to be,” said Lakeisha Johnson.

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Survey shows pressure teachers face to change grades and attendance

A survey by a teachers’ union and an organization devoted to empowering teachers concludes that teachers are pressured by administrators to make their schools look good.

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