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Bloomberg's Signature Anti-Poverty Program to Be Expanded by de Blasio

Friday, January 30, 2015

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The mayor plans to continue the work of the Young Men's Initiative to ensure it meets goals set by President Obama.

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Obama Builds on Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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President Obama plans to draw from one of Mayor Bloomberg's signature initiatives to ensure young men of color have access to more economic opportunity.

The former mayor will be at the White House Thursday when Obama makes the official announcement.

The new national program is based on Bloomberg's Young Men's ...

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City Takes a Role in Planning Four New Charters

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said his private foundation has "nothing to do with" four new charter schools that are being designed with help from the Department of Education. The schools are part of a city program aimed at helping to increase the graduation rates of young black and Latino men, though they will be open to both males and females.

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To Help Close the Achievement Gap, Address Stop-and-Frisk

Thursday, July 26, 2012

In an opinion article, an official of the New York Civil Liberties Union writes: "Anyone interested in increasing student achievement, and particularly in closing the achievement gap, should pay close attention to the impact of stop-and-frisk practices on the lives of black and Latino students, including on their view of authority and ability to succeed academically."

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Now That a Disclosure Bill Is Passed, What's Next?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Now that the legislative battle over disclosure of teacher evaluation data is over, what does the future look like? Some of the coverage of Albany's vote on the controversial bill, which would allow only parents to see the data related to their children's teachers, speculated that a fair amount of chaos lies ahead.

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Panel: Parental Involvement Is Key to Success of Young Men of Color

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A panel that ended a week of activities organized by the Eagle Academy Foundation discussed strategies for raising young men of color. Alan Farrell, who works on the city’s Fatherhood Initiative, summed up the message: “One of the take-aways is advocacy. And advocacy means we have got to show up.”

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Literacy Is First Focus of Mayor's Young Men's Initiative

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Tuesday announced the expansion of a program to improve literacy in young black and Hispanic men, saying the ability to read will help them obtain diplomas that will lead to better jobs.

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Math Do-Over for State Officials on School Safety

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Did state education officials' failure to read all the tabs on an Excel spreadsheet lead to the low count of violent episodes in New York City schools? State officials concede that they listed 20,000 fewer cases than had been reported to them, and say they are now recalculating the total, as well as revising the list of "persistently dangerous schools."

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N.Y.C.L.U. to City: Let Educators Handle School Discipline

Friday, October 07, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg’s new Young Men’s Initiative identifies problems afflicting too many young men of color: high suspension and arrest rates, and low graduation and employment rates. But in an opinion article, the New York Civil Liberties Union says the mayor's own policies of using the Police Department to police the schools may be adding to the problem, instead of helping.

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