Tag: schools

UFT to ‘review’ changes to city budget after Adams restores some funding for schools

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Jan. 22, 2024 By Megan McGibney

In late December, right before city schools closed for the holiday break, the United Federation of Teachers announced it was filing a lawsuit against Mayor Eric Adams, the city, and the New York State Education Department over nearly $2 billion in budget cuts for New York City public schools.

Brooklyn Public Library works to connect Brooklynites with affordable internet at digital resource fair

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Dec. 19, 2023 By Jada Camille The Brooklyn Public Library hosted a digital resource fair at the newly-opened Sunset Park Library on Dec. 16, where the team spent the day showing off their digital and technical resources and teaching residents about the affordable connectivity program, a city-wide initiative that connects eligible households with discounted high-speed…
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Op-Ed | Thankful for CUNY

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Nov. 21, 2023 By Félix V. Matos Rodríguez The holiday season is a time to express gratitude for the good things in life, and for generations of New Yorkers one of those things has been the access they have to public higher education. With its affordable tuition and support services for students, CUNY helps New…
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Local educators, parents in dismay after city slashes crossing guard budget

Jul. 7, 2023 By Megan McGibney

When it was announced just over a month ago, that Mayor Eric Adams and the NYPD would be cutting almost 500 of the city’s school crossing guard positions, the reaction among some of Brooklyn’s school communities was one of dismay and concern.