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Madina Touré


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Past articles by Madina:

Eric Adams is after your child's chocolate milk

The man who calls himself New York’s first vegan mayor has a long and complicated history with chocolate milk, which he wanted banned from schools. → Read More

Why New York’s neediest families aren’t using free pre-K and 3K

The program, started by former Mayor Bill de Blasio, was once a national model. → Read More

Biden wants schools to remain open. The Omicron surge could foil his plans

For now, political leaders across the ideological spectrum are pressuring schools to keep their doors open. → Read More

‘I like having the option:’ Voters hit the polls for an historic NYC election

As is often the case in New York City, residents had a variety of opinions Tuesday on the new system. → Read More

Yang reaps liberal backlash, conservative support from Israel tweet

Andrew Yang’s pro-Israel tweet Monday night won him the support of Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Ted Cruz, and the scorn of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. → Read More

‘Children have become acceptable carnage’

As big school districts wrestle with reopening, there's no clear federal guidance but plenty of ideas about what is and isn't safe. → Read More

How New York City’s schools plan fell short

Widespread distrust undermined Mayor Bill de Blasio’s hopes to begin Sept. 10 → Read More

English language learners want voices heard in school reopening talks

Advocates say they want better communication from the city. → Read More

CUNY pressed to release more data on coronavirus-related deaths

CUNY’s 25 campuses have all been reporting deaths differently. → Read More

City grading policy for remote learning gets mixed reviews

Education leaders and advocates are divided on whether the standards are too strict or not strict enough. → Read More

City tweaks grading policy for remote learning, but still no letter grades for most

The DOE would not confirm the details of the proposed policy. → Read More

50 city schools employees died of coronavirus, officials say

The city has faced criticism for not releasing the number of teachers and principals who have died of the coronavirus. → Read More

De Blasio downplays CDC travel advisory

Mayor says he's focused on getting needed supplies for health-care facilities. → Read More

New York leaders look at harrowing week ahead

The region has the largest concentration of coronavirus cases in the nation, with nearly 1,000 deaths in New York state alone. → Read More

Teachers, parents say city's silence on school-based infections is putting families at risk

City Council education chair Mark Treyger said the DOE has been leaving it up to individual principals but cautioned that was not enough. → Read More

Teachers, parents race to adapt to remote learning as challenges become more clear

Teachers and parents POLITICO spoke to described an onslaught of information being rolled out. → Read More

Immigrant advocates press city schools to fund program for newly arrived students

The pilot would serve approximately 600 students, to start. → Read More

City: Only 2 of 28 yeshivas probed meet basic education standards

The DOE said it visited 138 classrooms, met with school leaders and teachers and reviewed materials such as curriculum and professional development. → Read More

Advocates renew pressure to recognize Diwali as a school holiday

The education department reiterated there are no plans for a Diwali school holiday, but said they will continue to assess the situation. → Read More

Wendell Foster, first black elected official in the Bronx, remembered as 'icon'

State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said the Bronx "lost a true champion." → Read More