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Just minutes after taking the oath of office, President Joe Biden looked over the sparse crowd on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building, calling for healing. more
It’s no mean feat to recover from being $12 billion in the hole. But as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s operations slowly return to normal, some already have their sights set on improvements the organization could make. more
Although he didn’t specifically reference the vandal attacks against four synagogues in Riverdale, President Joe Biden last week did speak out on the rise of anti-Semitic attacks, calling them “despicable, unconscionable, un-American, and they must stop.” more
Some may not have the fondest memories of school cafeteria food. But like it or not, it’s essential to many in the city’s public school system. more
The debate over the existence of man-made climate change is all but settled — 97 percent of climate scientists agree on this, according to NASA. And for the past few years, many policymakers — especially of the Democratic persuasion — have called it an existential threat. more
The fan club for standardized testing among students is not very big, if it exists at all. But this year, city public school students from third through eighth grades actually have an out. more
It may have come in a week late, but the $212 billion state budget is packed to the gills. And some state lawmakers say the extra deliberation was worth it. In previous years, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi said she felt disheartened by the budget process. Gov. Andrew Cuomo almost completely controlled the process, according to law, and rarely would he yield to some of the more liberal big-ticket items she and other newer lawmakers craved.  But this year felt entirely different.  more
Absentee voters at risk of having their ballots rejected have just a couple more days to cure those ballots before the final count gets under way for last month’s city council special election. more
Anyone 30 or older can now seek out one of the available coronavirus vaccines in New York. And by April 6, that access will be universal, including anyone older than 16. more
Like it or not, standardized testing has become an integral part of the American school landscape. But when a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic hits the country, some things needed to temporarily take a back seat — and testing wasn’t immune. more
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