Obviously, school leaders can't always mimic businesses -- but they can learn from them. When business leaders teach principals the skills that they use to build a strong organizational culture, school leaders can completely transform their schools.
Today at Bellevue Hospital there will be a joyful celebration when the ReadMobile will deliver the books to the children and restore the much loved library to its original abundance. When the families will read their much loved books together and the children will smile, even in spite of whatever pain they are suffering.
Year-round projects coordinated by New York Cares that volunteers can get involved with include job readiness, tutoring and reading via local community centers, libraries and social service agencies.
Because food is such a personal and sometimes sensitive subject and schools serve children from a myriad of backgrounds, we support the teachers who want to incorporate a good food curriculum into their classrooms and assist them in achieving that goal.
I have seen many forums and debates for candidates running for mayor taking place in other parts of the city, but never in my neighborhood. It's like, people in the Bronx don't count?
Striving not to discriminate against people with disabilities such as mental illness is important. But seeing the awe-inspiring art created by these gifted artists viscerally drives the point home: If people with mental illness can do this, what else might they be able to do?
Last Wednesday, the New York City Council passed a bil that halves the fines that can be levied on vendors. Because of this victory thousands of new immigrants who enrich our city can go to work secure in the knowledge they'll be able to feed their families.
The health disparities in New York State are staggering. In response, Education for a Better America will partner with the National Action Network and the New York City Department of Education on a health and wellness initiative that will focus on health, education and an active lifestyle.
Many Brooklyn communities are Health Professional Shortage Areas, which explains, in part, why so many individuals rely on local hospital emergency departments for non-urgent care. Solving Brooklyn's health care system crisis can't wait.
If four concerned citizens of a small town can transform a building into an outdoor art gallery while the area waits for development, what can be done with the countless buildings across the United States that sit waiting for a second life?
The education reform debate has been stuck for too long between competing advocates offering a set of false choices.
Children and their parents lined up in the cold drizzle outside The Action Center in the Rockaway section of Queens this week for what could be their only taste of the holiday season.
One way New York State is considering streamlining its Medicaid costs is by expanding needle-exchange centers to help drug users prevent getting HIV and hepatitis C. But that may take federal funds, and Congress reinstated a ban on such funds last year.
With Hurricane Sandy's massive destruction, it's not surprising that we haven't heard much about Ellis Island. Those whose lives have been turned upside-down are naturally the first priority. But how did Ellis Island weather the storm?