From Ferguson to Freddie Gray, the past year’s headlines have driven unprecedented attention to the question of how the media covers—or fails to cover—race. The latest episode of Brooklyn Independent Media’s Straight Up! explores the topic.
The legislative session in Albany comes to an end in the next few weeks, but one battle that won’t end anytime soon is the fight over whether to reform New York’s Scaffold Safety Law. That debate has been playing out for a while, and here is your handy guide to the two sides.
To prepare questions for future state exams, testing companies will soon administer so-called field tests to city students. But this op-ed asks: how are these no-pressure, no-prep exams a valid proving ground for questions that will count next year?