The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it has increased its airport patrols as a precaution in the wake of the Los Angeles airport shooting.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pro-gun-control super PAC is dropping $1.1 million dollars on ads to influence voters in Virginia’s gubernatorial race.
After becoming the first public school in the nation to serve only vegetarian meals, P.S. 244 said it’s seeing results in student attendance and achievement.
With no hard leads on the missing teenager, relatives of Avonte Oquendo said it's getting harder to stay positive but they won't let up until the autistic child who ran out of his school is found.
Nine days into the government shutdown, thousands of federal employees are still on furlough, waiting for Congress and the president to finally reach an agreement. Marcelo del Canto and his wife, Lizette, are both furloughed. Marcelo and Lizette work at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. Lizette is a public health analyst and Marcelo is a budget analyst. They describe what it's like to live with uncertainty during the shutdown.
If we've gleaned anything from the government shutdown, it's that the battle lines are drawn. In many instances, both supporters and opponents of Obamacare have come out with dramatic assessments of what exactly the Affordable Care Act will do, making it difficult to parse fact from fiction. Joining us to dig through some of the rhetoric is Angie Drobnic Holan, editor of PolitiFact and our Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.
Over the weekend, U.S. military personnel conducted targeted operations in Libya and Somalia. As a result of the Libya operation, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that one of the world's most wanted terrorists was captured and is now in U.S. custody. Congressmen Adam Schiff represents California’s 28th district and is a member of the House's Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He discusses the military operation and its significance.
This week, the United States Department of Justice sued North Carolina over the state's restrictive new voting law. Among other things, the law requires voters to use special government IDs, cuts back on early voting, and eliminates same day voter registration. Michael Tomsic is a reporter for WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina and Kareem Crayton is a professor of law at the University of North Carolina law school.
For many special education students in New York City, this school year was the first time they were integrated into general education classrooms. The move is part of city reform efforts in special education that call for more mixed classes of disabled and nondisabled students in public schools.
For many students with special needs in New York City, this school year marks the fist time they joined others in a regular classroom setting. With this integration comes the need for assistive technologies to help level the playing field.
One student at Queens Vocational and Technical High School has his sights set on passing the Algebra Regents exam with a high enough score to get into the plumbers' union. Another wants to use her cosmetology certificate to start a side business while she pursues college. Listen to our report on the evolving role of career and technical education schools in the city.
“If you didn’t apply for your job, would you get it?” one parent asked a D.O.E. official at a heated meeting about the students who have been placed in selective high schools without being screened. “We’re going to be receiving children who didn’t go through the process at all, while I’ve spent thousands of dollars on my daughter’s artistic development over the course of her life.”
Listen to a story that captures the sounds of spring, namely baseball, and the neighbors and brothers who compete on the field and "trash talk" between games.
Building crews hoisted the last pieces of a 408-foot spire Thursday morning to the roof of One World Trade Center.
Sixth graders at still to be selected schools will stay an extra two and a half hours every day for extra work on literacy skills.
Unhappy with the persistent overcrowding at two school districts in Queens, local leaders have convened a panel to propose solutions, such as taking a closer look at co-locations and district re-zoning.
The Department of Education selected 49 under-performing middle schools to receive both literacy training and thousands of dollars in materials. The goal? Bring students up to grade level in reading. While the program generally gets good marks, advocates say the effort is too limited, and comes too late in the Bloomberg tenure.
One teacher used the Boston Marathon bombing to teach her students about Chechnya. Another helped students process what happened in terms they could understand. “I told them that we can’t let bullies rule us whether they’re terrorists or in the school,” he said.
Last year just over one hundred New York City students opted out of taking state tests. Parents behind the effort this year say their ranks are growing as frustration mounts over testing.
According to a group of New York City teenagers, sexually explicit content involving their classmates is a regular occurrence in their social media lives and mostly, they said, they ignored it and kept on scrolling. But they acknowledged that they could do more to limit the bullying and “slut shaming” they see.