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How Will Betsy DeVos’s Policies Affect NYU Students?

How Will Betsy DeVos’s Policies Affect NYU Students?

By Miranda Levingston, Deputy News Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under 2016 Election, News, Top Stories

NYU professors share how Betsy DeVos would impact NYU students if she were appointed Secretary of Education.

The Only Path to Educational Improvement Is Desegregation of Schools

The Only Path to Educational Improvement Is Desegregation of Schools

By WSN Editorial Board

September 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Diverse learning environments create increased opportunities for all students, no matter their circumstances, and prepare them for an increasingly global workplace awaiting them post-graduation.

Chris Christie Poisons New Jersey with Lead, Self

Chris Christie Poisons New Jersey with Lead, Self

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Failed presidential candidate and reviled governor Chris Christie made an inglorious return to New Jersey without a single delegate in favor of his campaign. Back in the Garden State, Christie ended his year of remotely worsening the lives of New Jerseyans to actively worsening the lives of New Jerseyan...

Free Tampons Could Be on Their Way to NYU

Free Tampons Could Be on Their Way to NYU

By Diamond Naga Siu, Deputy News Editor

March 23, 2016


Filed under City News, News, University News

Twenty-five New York City public schools will soon begin offering free tampons in bathrooms in a movement to increase access to essential care. Now some are urging NYU to do the same.

Study Finds Fresh Water Access in School Reduces BMI

Study Finds Fresh Water Access in School Reduces BMI

By Thomas Peracchio, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016


Filed under City News, News, University News

NYU Langone researchers found a connection between implementing water jets in New York public schools and students' lowering their BMI.

NYC Schools Need Less Police, More Care

NYC Schools Need Less Police, More Care

By Richard Shu, Opinion Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Ditch the police officers and metal detectors in New York's public schools, and a productive learning culture can grow in their place.

Latinos in New York

Latinos in New York

April 2, 2014


Filed under Special Editions

Grants aid communities in need   State legislators kill DREAM Act in close vote   New York State public schools suffer from segregation...

Public school system needs reform, not superfluous money

Public school system needs reform, not superfluous money

March 31, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a state budget deal which will provide $300 million in funding for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s prekindergarten program in New York City. Public schools are in need of reform. While the influx of state money shows commitment to reform, it does not address the root of the...

De Blasio should focus on governing, not personal battles

De Blasio should focus on governing, not personal battles

March 6, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last Thursday that he is seeking to prevent three charter schools from moving into public places free of charge, acting swiftly on the animosity he expressed for charter schooling during his campaign. Charter schools, which are publically funded but independe...

Texas law discriminates against religious minorities

Texas law discriminates against religious minorities

December 10, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Just in time for the holidays, Texas is reminding public schools and their teachers that wishing someone a “Merry Christmas” is protected under state law. The bill, also known as the “Merry Christmas law,” was signed by Gov. Rick Perry in June. The bill also safeguards “winter celebrations”...

Bloomberg’s reform fails to address fundamental concerns

Bloomberg’s reform fails to address fundamental concerns

September 10, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Education has been a top priority for the Bloomberg administration. Since he took office in 2002, Bloomberg has vowed to increase teacher salaries, raise standardized test scores and students’ overall performance, in addition to improving parents’ involvement in their children’s educational futures....