Opinion

Opinion

Anatomy of an apology

A restorative justice practitioner examines Will Smith’s latest message regarding the infamous "Oscar slap."

Opinion

Closing the tech gap in NYC starts with expanding K-12 computing education

With a boom in tech jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, preparing New Yorkers from underrepresented communities for these positions should be a top priority for the city.

Opinion

The argument for more electric vehicle charging stations in NYC

Being intentional about placing stations in communities that need them most, city leaders can address access, environmental, health and equity issues head on.

Immigration

Editor’s Note: Migrants arriving in NYC deserve their day in court

Nonprofits working with the new arrivals have received hundreds of improperly addressed asylum hearing notices.

Nonprofits

Commentary: The last week of August is a good time to take off and get deep about your nonprofit

Use those seven days to take a breather and consider the false choice between taking care of ourselves and meeting our missions. Holding both requires new ways of leading.

Opinion

The fate of ‘New York’s Bravest’ lost on 9/11 and its sobering lessons

A new book, ‘Don’t Look Back’ by former investigative Daily News reporter Joe Calderone, offers a look at how the city responds to and learns from a disaster, so it can improve its response to future emergencies.

Opinion

The removal of women and gender-expansive people from Rikers Island takes on a new urgency

After 11 deaths at the city jail, the population’s exit from the Rose M. Singer Center needs to be prioritized.

Nonprofits

Preventing reimprisonment of formerly incarcerated individuals starts with higher-paying jobs

The city should work with unions and re-entry providers to create work opportunities that facilitate and track long-term success.

Opinion

Revamping how we teach reading must be fundamental to NYC DOE reforms

Mayor Eric Adams and Schools Chancellor David Banks took promising first steps by proposing a shift to an evidence-based reading curriculum and comprehensive dyslexia screenings.

Opinion

The equitable dilemma of NYC’s potholes

How are potholes linked to equity? New York City is a prime example of how they are.

Opinion

Foster kids need more educational help now

New York City has fully funded its Fair Futures program, but must still include tutoring in addition to coaching

Opinion

Understanding the nuances of mental health are key for COVID-19 recovery

The 2022-23 State Budget showed a clear indication that New York policymakers have been paying attention to concerns levied by health care providers during the pandemic, but more must be done.

Opinion

Thousands of detained New Yorkers are eligible to vote. Few likely will.

A lack of reporting and adequate voter assistance materials that plagues jail facilities throughout the state leaves doubts that many incarcerated individuals will cast ballots in the upcoming primary elections

Opinion: Adams’ blueprint for affordable housing embraces holistic approach to help New Yorkers

The mayor’s plan was not just created by ideas and voices from city government but includes input from NYCHA residents, homeless New Yorkers, non-profit leaders, developers and everyday New Yorkers.

Opinion

A successful 2030 New York State census starts now

An earlier start will allow for better planning and infrastructure statewide and set the stage for a smoother process.

Opinion

Kids and communities at risk without expanded mental health services

We need to invest in better training for anyone who comes in contact with children in mental crisis

The fight for Just Pay

Why human service workers deserve our continued investment