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Early News Roundup – Diversity in NYC Public Schools

Early media reports on the City Council hearing on diversity in NYC public schools and the specialized high schools admission test (SHSAT). http://ny.chalkbeat.org/2014/12/11/debate-over-high-school-admissions-test-divides-city-council/#.VIpjP69uguQ http://insideschools.org/blog/item/1000926-specialized-schools-take-center-stage-at-debate-on-diversity http://www.wnyc.org/story/nyc-council-pushes-more-diversity-top-schools/ http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1137802-argument-continues-over-admissions-criteria-for-nyc-specialized-high-schools/

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City Council Education Chair Refuses To Let Fmr Assemblyman Speak On High School Admissions

After waiting 9 hrs to offer my perspective on legislation affecting the admissions process at the city’s specialized high schools (SHSAT), CM Dan @dromm25, chairman of the Council’s Committee on Education, wouldn’t allow me to speak because I refused to be sworn … Continue reading

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Brad Gerstman: The City Council’s plan to promote E. coli | New York Post

http://nypost.com/2014/07/31/the-city-councils-plan-to-promote-e-coli/ The City Council’s plan to promote E. coli New York City’s do-gooders are at it again, this time looking to put a 10-cent fee on each plastic bag that stores normally provide to their customers without charge. This isn’t … Continue reading

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NY Post: Wills hit with corruption charges as wire doesn’t catch

Today’s NY Post reported that: Indicted City Councilman Ruben Wills was trying to get the goods on fellow lawmakers — and get the heat off himself during a state probe of his shady nonprofit — by wearing a wire, The … Continue reading

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City Council hopeful to hold child-birth classes as campaign fundraiser | NYDailyNews.com

Unusual, in the annals of political fundraising is my friend, Alicia Barksdale’s City Council fundraiser targeting pregnant women. The event is the brainchild of her daughter, Aicila, who’s a registered nurse. The child-birthing classes highlight the lack of such services … Continue reading

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Redistricting Round Two: City Council Pushes Forward With New Commission Picks – New York News – Runnin Scared

The Village Voice reports that NY City Council has picked its representatives to serve on the New York Redistricting Commission which begins its work this fall. The independent, bipartisan commission is charged by the City Charter with devising a new … Continue reading

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