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New York City Poverty

Education's Elephant in the Room: Poverty

Sal F. Albanese | Posted 07.10.2013 | New York
Sal F. Albanese

For the last decade, New York City has been immersed in a debate about how to improve our failing schools. While significant progress has been made to improve accountability, student performance is still abysmal.

Study Analyzes Effect Of NYC-Family Rewards Program On Parents And Their Teenage Children

Posted 10.01.2012 | Education

To get low-income teenagers to spend more time on school work, a new study suggests that schools should pay them. A recent study released by MDRC a...

Christopher Mathias

WATCH: The Other Pennsylvania Avenue

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.05.2012 | New York

While President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney vie to occupy a certain address on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., those who live on or near a di...

The Bloomberg Administration's Double Standards on Poverty and Accountability

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 07.01.2012 | New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito

It is clear that this administration has a double standard when it comes to accountability. Poor and working families must prove their need, at every step, in order to receive even the bare minimum of assistance.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Moving From Pilots to Policy

Richard Buery | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education
Richard Buery

On the evening of March 27, one of our community schools located in Washington Heights, a heavily Dominican neighborhood, hosted an event with potential implications for education policy in New York City and across the country.

1 In 6 New Yorkers Living In Poverty

Posted 11.13.2011 | New York

According to a new study released by the US Census Bureau on Tuesday, the New York state poverty rate rose 16 percent in 2010, with an approximate 3.1...