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Let Education Reform Blossom in New York

Richard Buery | Posted 06.20.2012 | Education
Richard Buery

Just weeks after President Obama awarded New York State a reform-friendly waiver to onerous federal "No Child Left Behind" education rules, for-profit education firms are threatening to strangle the new reforms.

Saki Knafo

Bloomberg Budget Brawl: Children's Advocates Scramble To Save New York's State-Of-The-Art After-School System On Eve Of Massive Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

A coalition of more than 150 New York City groups, including the Children's Aid Society and the Police Athletic League, is making a last-ditch effort ...

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.

A New Charter School, A New Approach to Escaping Poverty

Richard Buery | Posted 04.08.2012 | New York
Richard Buery

Children's Aid will be expanding its reach and implementing best practices codified over many years when it opens its first community charter school in the Morrisania section of the South Bronx in August 2012.

Aftermath of a Child Welfare Tragedy; A More Holistic Approach

Richard Buery | Posted 09.19.2011 | New York
Richard Buery

The tragic deaths of Marchella Pierce and Kymell Oram have understandably raised concerns and doubts about the effectiveness of New York City's child welfare system.

True Education Reform: Community Schools And Collective Impact

Richard Buery | Posted 08.20.2011 | New York
Richard Buery

Community schools bring additional human and financial resources into schools and align these resources with the schools' goals for student learning and developmental. They are producing powerful results.

Economic Inequality and Social Immobility

Richard Buery | Posted 07.20.2011 | New York
Richard Buery

In March, NY adopted a budget where a $10 billion budget shortfall was closed by cuts in education, health, and human services. These cuts will have profoundly negative effects on NY's most vulnerable citizens.

The Faithful Shopper: Giving Good Gifts While Giving Back

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The economy is bouncing back, but we all know that there are still many people in need. Get into the true spirit of the holidays by taking care of the lucky people in your life -- and some you'll never meet.