How one district went all-in on a tutoring program to catch kids up

How much will it take to reopen, catch up kids, and save public schooling long term? 

Remote learning has been a disaster for many students. But some kids have thrived

‘I can’t believe this is America.’ Confronted with unprecedented need, New York food pantries try to fill in the gaps

Mass evictions: The next crisis that could hit New York City

When both parents are on the front lines, who’s taking care of the kids? 

U.S. meat companies warned of shortages and an executive order kept them open. At the same time, they were exporting record amounts of pork to China.

Restaurants in New York City look to reopen, but future remains uncertain

New York City hires more than 1,700 contact tracers to combat COVID-19

With heavy personnel losses, New York City’s transit system keeps moving

Anxiety about prejudice during coronavirus remains for Asian-American leaders in New York City

Courts grapple with virtual proceedings in quarantined New York

New York City’s homeless face additional challenges during COVID-19

‘I thought I would never see that many body bags in my life’ — NYC funeral directors on dealing with coronavirus deaths

Asian-American community leaders describe anxiety and prejudice amid coronavirus outbreak in New York City

Al Jazeera America 

Do no harm: Doctors struggle to treat pain while preventing addiction 

Bowie an enduring role model to young trans people

New federal program to house homeless Native American veterans

In warming ocean, record number of seals and sea lions sicken and starve

Many changes lurk inside omnibus spending bill 

Civil rights, religious groups upset over police union trump endorsement 

Convicted officer chose rape victims carefully, attorney says

‘We are excelling in every field’: Black students rebuff Justice Scalia

Public school funding has declined in most states since 2008, report says

Federal bill would target “swatting” 

U.S. to open all military roles to women 

Japan resumes Antarctic whale hunt, bucking pressure

Planned Parenthood sues Texas over Medicaid cut 

Rights group: US ally Bahrain continues to torture detainees

Orca capture trade has moved to China, Russia, activists say

As rate of women dying in childbirth falls globally, US sees rise

A California crab ban reveals trouble in the Pacific 

San Francisco is latest battleground for AirBnB

Special interest money is targeting state judicial elections

SXSW is latest victim of online harassment controversy

Study finds lower re-election rates for minority judges

Decision expected in Illinois over trans rights in school locker rooms

Los Angeles ends arrests of minors trafficked into sex trade 

Michigan admits mistakes in Flint water testing

Let it bee: rise of urban apiaries has New York City buzzing

SeaWorld strikes back against orca breeding ban

NOAA says El Niño unlikely to pull California out of drought

California agency votes to ban SeaWorld orca breeding

The fight for clean water in Flint, Mich.

Lead levels up after Flint switches to cheaper water supply

California surpasses water-savings goal, cuts use by more than 30 percent 

De Blasio Targets Time Square Nudity

Forces look to mom-friendly policies to combat US women’s Army fatigue

The taxing problem of bringing up baby

Diaper banks provide relief for struggling parents, starting at the bottom

Diaper banks spread across US to meet overlooked need

New York leaders calls for Puerto Rico debt relief

Young Lords exhibit a timely salute to Puerto Rican activism

New York Boricuas react to island’s crushing debt – with Kate Kilpatrick

Apple bows to Taylor Swift, but streaming revenue remains elusive

Work conditions for Japanese women may be affecting marriage, birth rates

Police identify victims in South Carolina church shooting – Contributed to reporting

More than 8,400 arrested in China for environmental crimes in 2014 – Contributed to reporting


Bees in the City 

Love and Puppets

The Art of Whistling

The Trash Riviera

New York

The Renegade Boy Scouts of Washington Heights

Blizzard Slows Down City Golf Courses

The Ups and Downs of a Political Aide

Schooling New York City’s Cops

The Curious Case of Hart Island

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

National Parks Kicks Off a National Tour

In Housing Court, Lawyers for the Lucky


De Blasio Benefited from D’Amato Money

Following Mike’s Lead

A Domino Effect?

Cuomo Tweaks de Blasio on Charters at ABNY Luncheon

CUNY Cuts Talk at Higher Ed Hearing

With Member Items Reform, Mark-Viverito Creates Distance from Quinn – with Nick Powell

City Council Hears Concerns on Municipal IDs, Implementation

Bratton Lukewarm on Additional Cops

Advocates Approve of Proposals to Reduce City Homelessness

 Sweetheart Deal: Will MSG Keep Its Multimillion Dollar Tax Break? 

Here Comes the Sun: Governor Cuomo Aims to Ramp Up Solar Energy Production

Council Passes Muni ID Bill Despite Unanswered Questions

Authority Overhaul? 

Urgent Care: $8 Billion Medicaid Waiver Driving Reinvention of Brooklyn’s Hospitals

Arts & Culture

Whistling in the Dark

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