Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Students at Intermediate School 318 Eugenio Maria de Hostos in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, returned to their school on Tuesday as conquering heroes, having accomplished the extraordinary act of winning the national chess championship for high school students -- a feat that showed they were out of their grades, but not out of their class.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Until recently, many of the likely candidates for mayor of New York City have shied away from taking public positions on how they would govern the city's more-than 1,700 public schools. But on Tuesday, several of them spoke about where they stood on school closings and parental engagement.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
By Beth Fertig
A week before the city's Panel for Educational Policy is scheduled to vote on plans to shrink or phase-out 25 more struggling schools, four potential mayoral contenders joined opponents of the mayor's school reform policies at a news event on the steps of City Hall.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
By Stella Chan : reporter, Sing Tao Daily and contributor to Feet in Two Worlds
An ongoing FBI investigation into campaign donations to New York City Comptroller John Liu has caused a reassessment of his candidacy for mayor among his strongest supporters.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Two years away from the race for New York City's next mayor, members of the charter school world are beginning to search for a candidate they can call their own. At a fund-raising event, some were assessing the City Council speaker, Christine C. Quinn, a likely front-runner.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Merryl H. Tisch, chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, says she is not interested in running for mayor, despite the buzz that has circulated in recent weeks about her as a potential candidate. “It’s a distraction,” she said. “I am the chancellor, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
It is already evident that the New York City school system will figure prominently in the race for mayor in 2013, both in terms of policies and in union and other support. But now The New York Post, in a blind item on Page Six, is trying to entice a full-out education person to run: Merryl H. Tisch, the chancellor of the state's Board of Regents.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
The election that will determine the next mayor of New York City may not be for two years still, but the fundraising has already begun. As the races heat up, one huge player in New York City election financing will be the public matching funds program. But what is that program exactly?
It's A Free Country breaks down the massive undertaking that is the New York City Campaign Finance Board's public matching funds program.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
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Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Two Democrats who want to unseat Mayor Bloomberg have debated for the last time before Tuesday's primary election. Both candidates agreed that the city should take greater control over the MTA, but differed on how to do that. City Councilman Tony Avella suggested scrapping the 2nd Avenue subway project:...
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The two Democratic mayoral candidates vying to prevent Mayor Bloomberg from winning a third term squared off in their first debate last night.
City Councilman Tony Avella took City Comptroller Bill Thompson to task for taking campaign cash from developers and money managers who also do business with the city's ...
Friday, August 21, 2009
Chris Christie starts to lose the news cycle over an undisclosed loan and Bill Thompson comes under the klieg lights. Andrea Bernstein and Bob Hennelly mull it all over in this week’s “Digesting Politics.”
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
By Bob Hennelly