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Schoolbook

Education Partisans Vow to Keep Fighting on Items Excluded From Budget Deal

Monday, March 30, 2015

The future of teacher evaluations, mayoral control of the city schools and the DREAM Act are still uncertain now that they're left out of the state budget.
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DREAM Act and Education Tax Credit Appear on Collision Course

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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With the Republican-led State Senate opposed to the DREAM act and the Democrat-led Assembly opposed to an education tax credit, Albany observers wonder how both items can survive.
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The Takeaway

Judge's Immigration Ruling Leaves Millions in Limbo

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

President Obama's executive action on immigration has been halted by a judge. One 21-year-old undocumented immigrant weighs in on his uncertain future.

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WNYC News

NYU to Offer Aid to Students Regardless of Immigration Status

Friday, November 21, 2014

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New York University is launching a one-year pilot program to formally extend financial aid to New Yorkers, regardless of status.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Calls NY GOP Wins an “Aberration”

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

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New York City mayor told newly emboldened Republicans in the State Senate to challenge his progressive agenda "at their own peril."

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WNYC News

Gubernatorial Candidates Reach Out To Hispanic Voters

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Democrat Andrew Cuomo and Republican Rob Astorino are hoping for significant turnout from Latino voters.

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WNYC News

DREAMers No Longer of One Mind on Immigration Reform

Friday, June 27, 2014

After years of impasse on national and local immigration reform, young activists in the once-monolithic movement are questioning its core goals.

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The Takeaway

Undocumented Children & The Pull of the Capital

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Driven away from their communities by poverty and violence, there has been an influx of undocumented children coming to the U.S. from Central America. They’re crossing the U.S.–Mexican border in alarming numbers—90,000 unaccompanied minors are expected to be apprehended this year.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What to Expect from the NYS Budget Deal

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, reports from the capitol on March Madness, Albany-style, as the big budget deal negotiations wind down before the April 1 deadline, including the fate of the Dream Act, public election financing, charter co-locations, and corporate tax cuts.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The (NYS) Dream Act Dream

Friday, March 21, 2014

New York's Dream Act, which would have provided college tuition assistance to undocumented students, passed the NYS Assembly but failed to pass the NYS Senate by just two votes. Assemblyman Francisco Moya talks about whether the Dream Act still has a chance to make it into this year's budget.

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WNYC News

Dream Act Dies in Albany

Monday, March 17, 2014

The state senate rejected a bill that would have given college tuition assistance to thousands of children of immigrants in the country illegally.

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WNYC News

Assembly Leader Urges Senate to Pass Dream Act

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Assembly Democrats have approved a one house version of the Dream Act, a bill to give college aid to the children of undocumented immigrants. They're now urging the Senate to follow suit.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who calls the Dream Act a top priority, blamed opposition among Senate Republicans for ...

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WNYC News

Obama on Immigration Overhaul: 'Now Is the Time'

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Declaring "now is the time" to fix broken immigration laws, President Barack Obama on Tuesday heralded a rare show of bipartisanship between the White House and Senate lawmakers on principles for putting millions of illegal immigrants on a pathway to citizenship, cracking down on businesses that employ people illegally and tightening security at the borders.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Immigration

Monday, October 15, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The future of immigration and immigrants in America. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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WNYC News

To Keep City’s Tech Industry on Top, Bloomberg Calls for More Immigration

Monday, October 01, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg attributes part of the city’s recent growth to the technology sector.  Though he expects the city to lead the industry for years to come, Bloomberg said there are still some challenges that need to be overcome, one of which is out of the hands of city government.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The Democratic Party Finally Grew Some Stones

Monday, September 10, 2012

Marriage equality. The Dream Act. Reproductive rights. Voter access. These Democrats were bold and certain. They were progressive and passionate.

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It's A Free Country ®

RNC Dispatch: Condi Burnishes GOP and Her Own Brand

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rice made an electrifying re-entry into the political scene on Wednesday, giving a statesman's speech that married a fully articulated worldview with her accomplished biography.

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Opinion: Will Hispanic Voters Actually Turn Out?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Most Hispanics I’ve talked to in the past day see no boldness here and very tepid citizenship options between either president 

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It's A Free Country ®

Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Cuomo counts his victories as the legislative session draws to a close in Albany, and an investigation into New Jersey's halfway houses puts Christie on defense.

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DREAMers Celebrate Obama Immigration Announcement

Friday, June 15, 2012

The announcement was greeted with jubilation by the immigration activist community in New York City.

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