Drawbacks of Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship

Brooklyn News Service reporter Deidra Brisco explores some of the drawbacks in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Excelsior Scholarship program, which provides free tuition at public universities to students with a household…

Ditmas Park Teacher Cleared of Sex Abuse

Editor's note: This story first appeared at in collaboration with Brooklyn News Service. By LISA FLAUGH A former teacher at a Ditmas Park elementary school was found not guilty on…
CCNY Prez: I Don’t Mind the Hot Seat

CCNY Prez: I Don’t Mind the Hot Seat

By PAUL FRANGIPANE  Amid financial investigations into the City College of New York, Interim President Vincent Boudreau is looking to promote financial transparency and increase college morale.  "It's important particularly…

High school SING! competition grows

By SOPHIE DWECK On the outside, Brooklyn’s James Madison High School looked empty and quiet—after all it was a Saturday night. Who would be going to a school at that…

Teaching math for social justice

By SOPHIE DWECK Move aside algebra and geometry. Some students in New York public high schools are learning a new math curriculum—Math for Social Justice. Rachel Adler-Kaufman, a first-year teacher…