Beenish Ahmed

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People in Detroit jails say the cost of phone calls is prohibitive

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

People in Detroit jails are struggling to stay in touch with loved ones. The pandemic shut down in-person visits, and many find the cost of phone calls prohibitive.


At many U.S. jails, keeping in touch with loved ones is unaffordable

Sunday, December 04, 2022

People in Detroit jails are struggling to stay in touch with loved ones. The pandemic shut down in-person visits and many are finding the cost of phone calls prohibitive.


Michigan Residents React To Trump's 2nd Impeachment Trial

Friday, February 12, 2021

Former President Donald Trump targeted Michigan in his quest to undermine the vote post-election. As Trump's second impeachment trial wraps its first week, we check in with the state's residents.


PG&E Proposes a Wildfire Victim's Fund

Monday, May 06, 2019

PG&E proposed a $150 million fund offer victims of California's devastating wildfires with housing and living expenses. 


Facial Recognition Surveillance Targets Uighur Minority in China

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

This is the first instance of a government using AI for the explicit purpose of racial profiling, according to reporting from The New York Times. 


Who Wins When Public Schools Have Selective Admissions Policies?

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A disproportionately small number of black and Latino students were admitted to New York City’s most elite public high schools. 


Brooklyn Families Adjust to Changes in Middle School Admissions Process

Monday, December 03, 2018

Some families are on top of the new way to apply while others are just learning about efforts to better integrate middle schools in District 15.

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Head of New York Fed Gets Scoop on the Bronx Economy

Monday, November 26, 2018

The president of the bank heard from high schoolers as part of his introduction to the region.

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For The Stonewall Park Ranger, The Job Is Personal

Friday, November 16, 2018

Park Ranger Jamie Adams wants people to realize the history of the LGBTQ rights movement isn't all that old. 

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As Homeless Students Spread Across NYC, Support Is Stretched Thin

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Many students in temporary housing live in areas beyond the reach of networks created to support them.

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New Schools Capital Plan Aims To Increase School Accessibility, Reduce Overcrowding

Thursday, November 01, 2018

School leaders say their next five-year plan directly responds to family and staff concerns.

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Studying for the Specialized High School Test Is a Family Affair

Friday, October 19, 2018

Some parents worry the high-stakes test puts too much pressure on teenagers. Others seem more worried than their kids. 

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Schools Chancellor Promises Better Bus Service

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The NYC Department of Education has ordered an audit of how it contracts with bus companies.

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New York City and Teachers Union Reach Deal on New Labor Contract

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The agreement, which affects nearly one-third of the city’s labor force, addresses teacher retention, especially in difficult school environments.  

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Mayor: New York Test Scores Show Schools 'Steadily Improving'

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Less than half of New York City students met state standards in the 2018 math and English tests. 


Chancellor Says He's Aggressively Taking on School Bus Issues

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

"What I don't want to do is put another Band-Aid on anything,” he said.

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Sweeping School Desegregation Plan Approved in Brooklyn

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Middle schools will no longer grant admission based on grades, test scores and attendance across District 15, which spans Park Slope, Red Hook and Sunset Park. 

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School Bus Drivers are Late and Lost in Queens

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In one instance, a driver closed the bus doors and asked the children how to get to their school. The next day, an 8th grader had to guide a different lost driver back onto his route.

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Signal Delays Disrupted Subways Almost Every Day in August, Advocates Say

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Riders Alliance looked at the MTA's own alerts to find the problem on all but Aug. 23, and even that day had issues.

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Student-Performers Reflect on Housing Instability Through Music

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A  composer worked with students to write songs about home and housing instability based on the kids' real-life experiences.