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Poverty and Student Success

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

To move towards high impact, cost-effective student support strategies, we need to adopt evidence-based, targeted student supports and deploy nonprofit organizations to leverage community volunteers and national service to address this challenge.

Sheryl Sandberg's Lessons to Succeed and Savor Work and Life

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Women
Kare Anderson

Taking stands for what you believe in is core to Sandberg's credo in her new book, Lean In. She urges women to "lean in" to their career and not hold back, as she feels that women have been conditioned to do.

Bloomberg Announces Progress In City Effort To Reduce Salt Intake

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.13.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Salt has quietly been slipping out of dozens of the most familiar foods in brand-name America, from Butterball turkeys to Uncle Ben's...

$1.8 Billion Of Sandy Aid To Help NYC Homeowners Rebuild

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Grants for homeowners to fix their properties, spending to install generators at public housing complexes and competitions to create ...

PHOTOS: Funeral Held For Former Mayor Ed Koch

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Ed Koch couldn't have chosen a more appropriate final farewell to New York City. An organist played "New York, New York," the iconic...

Bloomberg Denies 'Ass' Comment

Posted 01.31.2013 | New York

An irritated Mayor Michael Bloomberg Thursday denied ever having made a crude comment about a woman's buttocks while at a swanky New York City party. ...

Bloomberg: 'Look At The Ass On Her'

Posted 01.28.2013 | New York

According to Michael Bloomberg, Christine Quinn is the only "rational" Democratic candidate to succeed him as mayor of New York City. And-- save a...

Bloomberg: Quinn The Only 'Rational' Democratic Mayoral Candidate

| Posted 01.25.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — Mayor Michael Bloomberg singled out City Council Speaker Christine Quinn Friday as the ...

Marissa Mayer Talks The Future Of Yahoo

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.25.2013 | Technology

Can Marissa Mayer revive Yahoo? The tech giant ran through four CEOs in the five years before announcing Mayer's hire to great fanfare in 2012 and ...

Experts Say NY Gun Control Has Reduced Crime

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 03.25.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — In his nationwide effort for tighter gun control, Mayor Michael Bloomberg attributes historic crime lows in New York to strict gun la...

Bloomberg Cracks Down On Pain Reliever Prescriptions

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.11.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is again pushing new regulations aimed at making New Yorkers healthier. This time, he's calling for restrictions on the amount...

Midday Diversity News and Notes

Janell Ross | Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices
Janell Ross

A series of billboards and ads placed on bus stops in Brooklyn make the raw data behind the New York Police Department's controversial stop and frisk program plain, Colorlines reports. "In 70 out of 76 precincts, Black and Latino people accounted for more than 50% of stops, and comprised more than 90% of stops in 33 precincts. Even in precincts where the numbers of Black and Latino residents are very low (e.g., 8% in the 6th Precinct in Greenwich Village), they were still more than 70% of stops in six of those precincts," according to the tubmler page racismstillexists.tumblr.com. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo openly criticized the program in a speech this week, but New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg insists that it is a useful crime fighting tool.

Mayor Bloomberg Compares United Federation of Teachers to NRA

Yetta Kurland | Posted 03.08.2013 | New York
Yetta Kurland

For those of us who have had a career as a teacher, Mayor Bloomberg's statement likening members of the United Federation of Teachers to the NRA was stingingly hurtful.

Bloomberg Urges Residents Without Heat to Leave Now

DNAinfo.com | Posted 12.21.2012 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging New Yorkers still without heat after Superstorm Sandy to head to a warm place “immediately" as t...

Yellow Brick Road to the Impact Economy

David Bank | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
David Bank

I was at Bloomberg to explore corporate sustainability data as a fuel for impact investing in transformative innovation. So I sat up when Daniel Doctoroff, Bloomberg's CEO, said the market's movement toward sustainability had reached a tipping point.

Does De Blasio Have What It Takes To Be New York City's Mayor?

By Colin Campbell The year: 1980. At stake: the presidency of NYU’s Weinstein Hall dorm. “It was a hotly, hotly contested race,” Public Advo...

Bloomberg's Plans For The Next Natural Disaster

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The city will work on upgrading building codes and evacuation-zone maps, hardening power and transportation networks and making sure ...

IMAGES: $15 Billion Project Begins

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 12.04.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Work to transform the largest undeveloped property in Manhattan from a railroad storage yard into a sleek new neighborhood of spiky high-r...

Here's Why Obama Is Right About Susan Rice

Alexia Parks | Posted 01.29.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

Women excel at negotiation, diplomacy and collaboration. In today's volatile, interconnected world, what is needed is more nurturing and collaboration.

AT&T's $14 Billion 'Bribe' or How the Media Got It Wrong

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

On Nov. 7, 2012, AT&T announced that it would be spending $14 billion to upgrade their wireless and wireline networks. And yet, in fact, AT&T is only ...

2013 Looks A Lot Like 1937 In Four Scary Ways

Bloomberg View | Amity Shales | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: Will 2013 be 1937? This is the question many analysts are posing as the stock market has dropped after the U.S. election. On Nov....

Bloomberg: Gas Rationing Could Extend Past Thanksgiving

| Posted 11.16.2012 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — The city’s odd-even gas rationing system could last through Thanksgiving, Mayor Micha...

Monaco Media Forum Presents: The Big Apple Circus

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.15.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The red hot founders of N.Y.'s tech scenetook the stage at the Monaco Media Forum to share the news -- New York is on track to beat silicon valley.

Lydia Callis, Ace Interpreter for Bloomberg and American Sign Language Spoofs

Kambri Crews | Posted 01.06.2013 | Comedy
Kambri Crews

When have you ever seen mainstream media and hearing folks with no connection to ASL or Deaf Culture circulating such a nuanced, thoughtful dissection of ASL? Never? Well now they are. COOL!

Political Feedback Loop on Climate Change Has Just Begun

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 01.05.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

After years of silence, the conversation that Sandy unleashed is looping back on itself, feeding a suppressed desire to do everything we can, not just to mitigate the effects of climate change but to try to slow it down.