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  1. schools

    High-Stakes Test Boycotts: A School-by-School Breakdown

    Some 4.4 percent of city students refused to take at least one of the state tests in the 2017-18 school year. Find your school’s opt-out rate.

    schools

  2. special report

    Thousands of Tenants Evicted, Even in Areas with Free Lawyers

    Advocates’ analysis reveals the landlords racking up the most evictions in the 20 zip codes where city-paid attorneys represent low-income residents.

    special report

  3. deal of the art

    Philanthropist Offers City Free Building to Save Doomed Hudson Yards Arts Center

    The owner of Affirmation Arts hopes to dodge the wrecking ball and keep his cultural complex alive by giving it away as a present to New Yorkers.

    deal of the art

  4. conflicts of interest

    City Ethics Watchdog Urged to Consider Penalties in Mayor’s Fundraising Flap

    Good government groups also asked the Conflicts of Interest Board to declare whether Mayor de Blasio violated rules in wake of THE CITY’s reporting.

    conflicts of interest

  5. families

    National Anti-Poverty Study Will Pay New NYC Moms $4,000 a Year

    Some 125 mothers living on tight budgets will get $333 per month to spend without restrictions to gauge boosted income’s impact on child development.

    families

  6. vanishing act

    Lost in Translation: English Language School Honchos Disappear Amid Debts

    The closed school’s leaders ghosted students, teachers and even their credit card processing company – whom they owe $100,000, a lawsuit charges.

    vanishing act

  7. education

    FALLING BEHIND: City’s Largest Head Start Provider Freezes New Enrollments

    The issue affects programs funded through the Administration for Children’s Services, the city’s largest Head Start grantee, serving 11,000 kids.

    education

  8. education

    City Payments for Charter School Rent Set to Hit $80 Million

    That’s up from $52 million — a 54 percent increase. The public funds will cover the leases of 90 charter schools that operate in private spaces.

    education

  9. charter schools

    Success Academy ‘Dumped’ Elementary School Student at Precinct, Suit Charges

    A Brooklyn branch of the charter school also repeatedly suspended the special-needs youth and called child services to push him out, lawsuit claims.

    charter schools

  10. new order

    VOTING CHANGE: City Elections Could Become a Ranking Game of Thrones

    A staff report from the City Charter Commission calls for studying “Ranked Choice Voting” – potentially bringing a wildly new electoral system to NYC.

    new order

  11. schools

    ‘It’s Basically Jail’: Inside NYC’s School Suspension Centers

    Overall suspension rates have dropped under Mayor de Blasio. Yet lengthier out-of-school suspensions, disproportionately impact students of color.

    schools

  12. release reform

    Brooklyn District Attorney Vows: I Won’t Fight Parole in Most Cases

    The new policy – and related changes – represents a major shift for Eric Gonzalez, who lost his brother to gun violence two decades ago.

    release reform

  13. nycha

    HUD Official Eyes Fines in NYCHA Attempted Sex Abuse Case

    Lynne Patton spoke out after THE CITY revealed a repairman allegedly assaulted a woman in a tenant’s apartment where he was supposed to be working.

    nycha

  14. education

    Suspensions Drop 14% in Public Schools After Spike Last Year

    Meanwhile, city statistics also show that average suspension lengths fell 30 percent in the first half of the school year.

    education

  15. immigration

    Visa-Dependent Students Stranded by Closure of Manhattan English-Language School

    Midtown’s American Language Communications Center cancelled classes with no warning, putting hundreds at risk of losing their student visas.

    immigration

  16. ferries

    Comptroller: Put NYC Ferries in DOT Hands

    After THE CITY revealed the high cost of EDC’s decision to buy boats for a new system, Scott Stringer called for a Transportation Dept. takeover.

    ferries

  17. hello!

    Introducing: THE CITY – A New Independent Nonprofit News Outlet for New York

    THE CITY is an independent, nonprofit news outlet dedicated to hard-hitting reporting that serves the people of New York.

    hello!