NYC schools spend ‘too much time’ on state tests: chancellor

NYC schools spend 'too much time' on state tests: chancellor

Schools Chancellor David Banks said Thursday that schools spend “too much time” on standardized tests — and should focus more on “real things.” Banks told students and teachers at an unrelated New York State Education Department conference on Thursday he’ll be making “efforts” in the space. “If you ask me my personal opinion, I think … Read more

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Man drops 3 dogs before leaping from Manhattan building

Man drops 3 dogs before leaping from Manhattan building

A man dropped three dogs from his 14th-floor apartment before leaping off a Lower East Side building Thursday afternoon, police sources said. The man, who is believed to be in his 50s or 60s, jumped from 575 Grand Street around 3:30 p.m., sources said. Two of the dogs died while the third broke its legs, … Read more

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Andrew Cuomo sued by son of nursing home COVID victim

Andrew Cuomo sued by son of nursing home COVID victim

A man whose Korean War veteran father died after catching COVID-19 in a Brooklyn nursing home has filed a class action wrongful death suit against disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his former top aide Melissa DeRosa. Daniel Arbeeny, 59, an outspoken critic of Cuomo’s handling of the pandemic, claims his dad contracted the coronavirus and … Read more

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Queens girl shot likely unintended target of gang gunfire

Queens girl shot likely unintended target of gang gunfire

A 14-year-old Queens girl with a “hardworking” family was likely the unintended target of gang-related gunfire when she was shot in the neck, law enforcement sources said Thursday. Innocent bystander Kaitlyn Lau — known by neighbors as a “great kid” with a “beautiful family” — was caught in the crossfire when a gunman possibly linked to … Read more

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Control of Congress could hinge on this redistricting ‘special master’ in NY

Control of Congress could hinge on this redistricting 'special master' in NY

Control of the House of Representatives could hinge on a court-appointed special master in New York tasked with drawing new congressional and state Senate lines in the upcoming weeks following a decision by the state’s highest court throwing out the gerrymander approved by Gov. Kathy Hochul and Democratic legislators weeks ago. Democrats had hoped that … Read more

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