Opinion

Opinion

Anatomy of an apology

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

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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.

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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.

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Real Talk: The procurement backlog is only the beginning

$4.2 billion in payments to nonprofits that was “unlocked” through a city initiative that registered 2,600 previously unregistered, retroactive contracts, was only the first step in getting them paid.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The equitable dilemma of NYC’s potholes

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

Nonprofits

I’m not feeling a barbecue this Fourth of July

Two words resonate for me during these challenging times: action and community

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A call for action that delivers healthy food to New Yorkers

Ensuring food access for everyone experiencing food insecurity is a challenge that can only be achieved through collaborative efforts

Nonprofits

OPINION: New NYC Budget is a win for human services. But we can do better

The 4% cost-of-living adjustment that’s coming (after none for three years) still falls short, especially with inflation

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Commentary: Reflections on parenting to widen one’s perspective on nonprofit board work

As children grow older, I and other parents in my Brooklyn neighborhood shifted to purpose-driven parenting, opening ourselves up to caring about the full community, city, country, and planet.