How a North Brooklyn Transfer of Political Power Threatens Millions in Funding to the Area

When voters in Williamsburg and Greenpoint cast their primary ballots in June, they did more than tap a new representative for an Assembly district that’s been held by Joe Lentol since the 1970s. Emily Gallagher’s stunning defeat over one of the most influential members in the state Assembly potentially puts on the chopping block millions […]

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Cuomo gives green light for schools in COVID hot zones to reopen with stricter testing

Nearly two dozen shuttered New York City district schools in coronavirus hot spots will be allowed to reopen with stricter testing guidelines, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, about three weeks after closing the buildings. State officials said schools in those zones could begin reopening “as early as Monday,” but city officials did not immediately say […]

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Legislative leaders want Tennessee education department investigated over CARES spending, voucher management

Two legislative leaders are calling for an investigation into the Tennessee Department of Education’s management of millions of dollars earmarked for coronavirus relief, as well as the state’s school voucher program for students with disabilities. Sen. Dolores Gresham and Rep. Mark White, who chair the legislature’s two main education committees, want the state’s chief internal […]

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