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The true trouble with tenure law

Stevens: The two recently filed New York lawsuits claiming that teacher tenure laws violate children’s constitutional right to a “sound basic education” are finally dragging the long-obscure section 3020-a of the state’s education law into the spotlight.

Study these schools

Nothing succeeds, they say, like success — and no students registered more jaw-dropping results on this year’s English and math tests than those attending the 22 charter schools run by Success Academy Network.

Insatiable, Irresistible, Is This The Sexiest Wedding Dress Collection Ever?

We think it might be. Designers are getting bolder. Brides are getting braver. Sheer panels, bare backs, tight rears, plunging necklines, and the most utterly seductive silhouettes; it’s official, sexy is in. Wedding dresses have becoming increasingly sexier over the last twelve months and it seems Israel’s wedding dress designers are leading the way – […]

“I Love NY” Taxicab Theme for Children’s Party

There is just something so charming about sophisticated children.  You know, the ones who already care about their clothes and their hair, who have a strong sense of style, mind their manners, and always want to look their absolute best.  And this can be especially true of youngsters who live in New York City.  With that in […]

Councilman Ben Kallos wants to set stricter standards for kids' meals

City officials want kids’ fast-food meals to be not just happy — but also healthy.

Chinatown landlord under investigation over complaints of forcing tenants out of apartments

ALBANY — The state is investigating a major Chinatown landlord over complaints the firm used “abusive behavior” to force Asian-American tenants out of their rent-regulated apartments, the Daily News has learned.

Nanny cam catches Queens home health aide's abuse

A nanny cam captured Ihor Krutovskyi abusing 78-year-old stroke victim Bentsion Murakhovsky inside his Queens home — after the aide unplugged the device in a failed bid to hide his alleged crimes.

Couple rejoices after Hurricane Sandy mini-miracle

Superstorm Sandy couldn’t wash away these memories. A New Jersey couple’s long-lost wedding photos were found after a Hurricane Sandy odyssey on Staten Island.

Harper: Astros arrival can't ignite Yankees faulty offense

Blame this one on David Robertson if you like, but let’s be real: he has been so brilliant that Mariano Rivera’s name has barely been invoked all season, and who ever thought that would have been possible?

Gonzalez: E. Harlem luxury tower is becoming de Blasio's affordable housing test

A plan to build three luxury residential skyscrapers in East Harlem is turning into a pivotal test of Mayor de Blasio’s promise to tackle the affordable housing crisis in New York.

Jets Insider: Bengals call Gang's blitz ‘garbage’

The Cincinnati Bengals took exception to Rex Ryan’s blitz calls late in Saturday night’s preseason game. “Notice he didn’t bring that stuff when our starters were out there,” Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander said, according to Cincinnati.com.

Mehta: Outside chance slipping away for Jets WR Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill has become the Jets’ Rorschach test, confounding just about everyone who stares at him. Some see promise. Others see bust.

Iraqi forces clash with ISIS fighters outside Tikrit

BAGHDAD — Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi forces and ISIS fighters on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official said, a day after Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. air strikes dislodged the bloodthirsty jihadists from a strategic dam in the country’s north.

Cuddly snow leopard cubs are born at Bronx Zoo

A pair of cuddly snow leopard cubs have been born at the Bronx Zoo. The twin boys were born May 6 to a pair of first-time parents.

New Urban Legends: Kids proving that pastime not past its prime in big cities

When Major League Baseball’s next commissioner arrives at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Wednesday, he will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and maybe even get to meet the baseball supernova on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated.

Catcalls Are Never Flattering -- Despite What One Woman Thinks

Post by Lisa Fogarty. A writer from the New York Post recently confessed that she loves summertime because it allows her to wear fewer articles of clothing, enjoy the hot sun -- and be victimized by a bunch of guys on the street who think nothing of catcalling, whistling, and calling her "sweet boobs." Okay, I made that last part up. Show More Summary

Model used actor boyfriend's name to check in

He asked for help finding his missing model girlfriend — but it seems he should have been looking for himself.

Find out how Southern California's Revolution Weddings became the all-female, wedding-themed Avengers team

Last time, I gave you the rundown on the four reasons our sponsor Revolution Weddings should be your wedding DJ and officiant. But that was then, and this is now, and NOW Revolution Weddings is more than a DJ/officiant. Revolution Weddings...Show More Summary

ISIS threatens missing journalist Steven Joel Sotloff in latest video

Sotloff, a freelance reporter who is believed to have been kidnapped in Syria in Aug. 2013, is seen being held by the scruff of his neck as a cloaked figure sends a message to President Obama: 'The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision.'

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