“The ACP is not just a program; it’s an acknowledgement that the internet is a public utility and will increasingly become as fundamental as electricity.”
“We must ensure that New York City’s growing population of 1.25 million adults ages 65 and older can access high-quality services, resources, and opportunities that accommodate their needs and preferences, celebrate their strengths and resilience, and empower them to live in the communities they helped build and continue to make meaningful contributions to.”
In November 2020, after months of pandemic-induced school closures and remote learning, Legal Aid and the law firm Milbank filed a lawsuit on behalf of three families with children in shelter that accused the city of violating their state constitutional right to a “sound basic education.”
‘It is unacceptable for NYC schools to continue to expect students to succeed knowing that access to reliable internet connection and devices still remains spotty at best.’
The Lower East Side boasts a rich artistic past and present cut off from traditional cultural support. A program for area youth hopes to change that.
It’ll be so convenient to have hundreds of looming digital advertising devices collecting data about New Yorkers’ browsing and emailing habits that we really ought to declare it school holiday for it. That and more in this week’s rundown of stories worth reading.
The state’s Public Service Commission on Thursday delayed its vote on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger and is likely to decide on the deal next month.