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Battle on Many Fronts to Get NYC Wired

Battle on Many Fronts to Get NYC Wired

Utilities jousting with pols, questions about who owns fiber infrastructure and a mix of efforts to bridge the digital divide: The push to get more New Yorkers on the web is a web of its own.
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Struggle Amid Progress: To Be LGBTQ in Foster Care
Groups Prod NYCHA to Keep Promises on Mold
Key Nutrition Program Hits Snags at Farmers' Markets
Lax Compliance With Post-Hevesi Scandal Reforms
Questionable Claims by Anti-Drug Program


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Battle on Many Fronts to Get NYC Wired

Battle on Many Fronts to Get NYC Wired

Utilities jousting with pols, questions about who owns fiber infrastructure and a mix of efforts to bridge the digital divide: The push to get more New Yorkers on the web is a web of its own. READ MORE»

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Struggle Amid Progress: To Be LGBTQ in Foster Care

Struggle Amid Progress: To Be LGBTQ in Foster Care

New York City is working to build a foster-care system that welcomes gay and trans youth. New training has made gains against still-common cultural and religious hangups among caseworkers and foster parents. READ MORE»


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Groups Prod NYCHA to Keep Promises on Mold

Groups Prod NYCHA to Keep Promises on Mold

Six months after a landmark settlement was signed committing the housing authority to a comprehensive attack on potentially deadly fungus, advocates are optimistic but say they've seen little action. READ MORE»

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Key Nutrition Program Hits Snags at Farmers' Markets

Key Nutrition Program Hits Snags at Farmers' Markets

When the WIC program took steps to get more fresh produce into recipients' diets, the results were promising. But the initiative is being held back by administrative flaws and, yes, a political battle over white potatoes. READ MORE»


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Lax Compliance With Post-Hevesi Scandal Reforms

Lax Compliance With Post-Hevesi Scandal Reforms

After the 2010 controversy, 25 firms signed a code of conduct for dealing with the state's pension funds. Most appear not to have made the disclosures necessary to show they are playing by the rules. READ MORE»

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Questionable Claims by Anti-Drug Program

Questionable Claims by Anti-Drug Program

In at least two recent sessions, a drug education program associated with the Church of Scientology that has visited dozens of New York City schools and programs made medically unfounded statements about drugs. READ MORE»


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Bronx Art Groups Share Challenges Seeking Sustenance and Growth

Bronx Art Groups Share Challenges Seeking Sustenance and Growth

There’s no shortage of creative artists and organizations in the borough, but working on growth, attracting Bronxites, and working together is a persistent push. READ MORE»





CONVERSATIONS/OPINIONS

Participatory Budgeting: Catch the Fever!

By Sondra Youdelman

Participatory Budgeting: Catch the Fever!

First there were four. Then there 10. This year 22 Councilmembers will let constituents decide how to spend money. The dollar impact is impressive. The democracy impact could be even more so.

ACS Responds to Our Story on LGBTQ Foster Care

By Gladys Carrion

ACS Responds to Our Story on LGBTQ Foster Care

"Our approach to improving child welfare and juvenile justice services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning children, young people, and adults featured in the piece deserves a closer look."

Policy Must Shift from Managing Inequality to Challenging It

By Jennifer Jones Austin

Policy Must Shift from Managing Inequality to Challenging It

"It’s not enough to help people meet their basic needs. There must be a full-scale effort to develop policies and programs that materially improve wages and earnings, educational experiences and living conditions."

Educating Kids ... By Educating Parents, Too

By John Sanchez

Educating Kids ... By Educating Parents, Too

By helping parents learn English, encouraging home literacy and fostering school engagement, one program is finding that increasing educational attainment is a family affair.

NYC Needs More College Counselors

By Beth Zasloff and Joshua Steckel

NYC Needs More College Counselors

The school system has made college readiness a priority. A key—and often missing—ingredient to a successful transition to college is for kids to have some guidance getting there.

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Where the state's lottery players placed their bets in 2012

Where the state's lottery players placed their bets in 2012

Raising the Bar for Health and Mental Health Services for Children in Foster Care

Children and youth in New York’s foster care system have significant health and mental health needs that are rooted in childhood trauma. This project’s findings show that despite an increase in access to health services after entry into foster care and huge expenditures on high-cost services, the children continue to lack access to the preventive and behavioral health services that are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and New York State as a means of addressing their needs, improving outcomes, and managing costs.

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