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There is something about hearing "Live from New York," or something to that effect, on TV. Or seeing the New York City skyline as the backdrop on an iconic talk show. … Full Article

OPINION: Teacher evaluations under NYS Common Core standards

"Parents can now exhale, students can now exhale, the test scores don't count," Gov. Andrew Cuomo proclaimed Tuesday regarding a provision in the state budget that will keep the results from this year's Common Core tests — which were given last week — off students' transcripts until 2018. … Full Article

OPINION: Mistakes make most robbers easy prey for cops

An article that appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle this week with the headline, “Defendant Collected More Than $22,000 from Three Banks,” confirms what a police supervisor once told me about most street criminals: “Most criminals commit crimes on the spur of the  … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn needs the arts back in public schools

Brooklyn Boro
Our city is getting a failing grade when it comes to Arts Education. … Full Article

OPINION: Asthma is a serious problem, but what are the causes?

Brooklyn Boro
Asthma is costing New York's Medicaid system more than half a billion dollars a year, according to a report by the state Comptroller’s Office quoted in an Associated Press article posted on the Brooklyn Daily Eagle website. … Full Article

OPINION: Understand the Hasidim, even when you disagree with them

Brooklyn Boro
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently ran an article about a public park in the upstate Hasidic Jewish village of Kiryas Joel where women and girls were confined to a part o … Full Article

OPINION: It’s time for Congress to raise the minimum wage

New York City
It’s been more than four years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage. Hard-working families are doing all they can to make ends meet during the worst economy of our lifetime – but through no fault of their own – feel like they are just slipping further behind.  … Full Article

OPINION: Assemblyman Colton: Reforms to Common Core will benefit our children and educators

New York City
Providing our children with a top-notch education is the most important step we can take in ensuring a promising, successful future for them. Unfortunately, the flawed implementation of Common Core is hurting efforts to educate our kids.
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OPINION: Former LICH ombudsman endorses Chinese Community Group’s proposal

At Tuesday evening's gathering at St. Francis College regarding the future of LICH, four bids contained proposals for full-service hospitals. … Full Article

OPINION: American women need to stop ‘Backsliding’

We have had several thought-provoking conversations recently about a new and surprising description of women’s status in America. … Full Article

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