- Sarah Crean on Exclusive: Proposed policy would allow industries to self-audit pollution-generating activities
- David Howard King on Bronx senator's health quest
- Cristian Salazar and Carla Murphy on Stops lawsuit given class status
- Cristian Salazar on NYC Council passes banking bill
- David Howard King on Senate Dems Look to Nat'l Issues
December 06, 2006 — High school students have a mixed view of police presence, especially in the so-called Impact schools.
November 02, 2006 — New York City foster youth would like a great voice, and presence, in family court.
September 28, 2006 — Jarel Melendez looks at how AIDS affected the city’s foster care system, and why it continues to affect our teens today
September 08, 2006 — Asthma affects children in poor neighborhoods in New York City at a much higher rate than in the rest of the city, and the rest of the country. Why? Some attribute it to pollution.
August 14, 2006 — Several thousand New York City teenagers spend their summers working to change the world, or at least their communities.
July 07, 2006 — With more than half of all black children growing up without their fathers, an East Harlem program tries to break the cycle of absent dads.
June 12, 2006 — A new program called “Childstat” is just one of the reforms that the Administration for Children’s Services is putting in place after the death of seven-year-old Nixzmary Brown. A transcript of an online chat with ACS Deputy Commissioner Jan Flory, in charge of Childstat.
May 22, 2006 — The city's decision to enforce its once largely ignored policy against electronic devices in schools has prompted students to circulate petitions and consider school walkouts.
May 05, 2006 — High school student (and current non-voter) Desiree Bailey weighs a City Council bill that would lower the voting age for local NYC elections to 16.
April 12, 2006 — The nation’s first public development exclusively for grandparents raising grandchildren, right here in the Bronx, shows the way towards solving the problems involved in a growing trend.
March 10, 2006 — Some members of the New York City Council have proposed a city-wide curfew for New York’s teenagers. Eighteen-year-old Jennifer Morron (whose mother imposes a curfew) weighs in on the idea.
January 26, 2006 — Mike Arsham of the Child Welfare Organizing Project argues that "the best way to honor Nixzmary’s memory is not by going back to a time when the Administration for Children’s Services was just more threat to family life in poor communities, but by continuing to change the system for the better."
July 07, 2004 — Sasha Nyary lays out the case for a pay raise for the city's daycare workers, "one of the most undervalued jobs in our society.
June 04, 2004 — Sasha Nyary looks at the effect on children of the banning of two popular insecticides. Also, a look at welfare sanctions; the commissioner of children's services resigns.
May 13, 2004 — Immigrant children suffer from more illnesses than native-born children, and have fewer options for health care. Now, Sasha Nyary writes, the governor is proposing the elimination of a program that will make things even worse.
April 29, 2004 — The reauthorization of the 1996 welfare reform legislation is inevitable, with the U.S. Senate's vote to increase funding for child care. But, Sasha Nyary asks, will this make things better or worse for children?
March 03, 2004 — Sasha Nyary details the first study of the foster children whose mothers are incarcerated.
February 06, 2004 — Air pollution, Sasha Nyary writes, “is particularly hard on children, whose lungs are fragile and still developing,” which is why a legal settlement on school bus idling is good news, and a report on second-hand smoke is not.
January 08, 2004 — The flu this season is particularly dangerous for children; students at the Edwin Gould Academy charge abuse; City Council passes lead paint bill.
December 08, 2003 — Sasha Nyary details two new reports, one describing a dramatic change in the way the city is treating domestic violence cases, placing fewer children in foster care; the other recommending ways to prevent "family homelessness." Also: How many NYC schools lack a full-time librarian? Ask Freddy Ferrer.
November 10, 2003 — Sasha Nyary looks at the nagging problem of after school programs – too few for too many.
October 02, 2003 — In the new public school reforms, called "Children First," are parents last? A new report says parental rights are being violated by excluding them from decision-making. Also: more on school bus pollution; one reason why the Lower East Side is the poorest neighborhood in New York City, but not the worst for children's well-being -- social service programs like the Educational Alliance.
September 03, 2003 — Lynda Crawford reports on the results of a 20-year study that shows that children who witness violence in their parents' relationship, or who are excessively punished, are at risk of forming violent relationships as teenagers.
August 04, 2003 — Lynda Crawford explains the protest over the lack of school lunches in some summer schools, and proposed legislation to fix the lack of air-quality standards in diesel-fueled school buses.
July 03, 2003 — Lynda Crawford updates the precarious state of NYC’s summer youth employment program. Also: how New York ranks in child well-being; one in four Asian-American children in NYC live in poverty.
June 05, 2003 — Lynda Crawford reports how school buses can be dangerous to children’s health -– thanks to their diesel exhaust.
May 06, 2003 — Lynda Crawford looks at the study that found asthma rates for children in New York four times higher than the national average. Also: infant mortality rates are said to have gone down, but that is not true of every city neighborhood; lack of mental health services for children; new campaign to recruit foster parents.
April 09, 2003 — Lynda Crawford goes over the various guidelines (for teachers, for parents) for talking to children about war. Also: new guidelines for recruiting children (teenagers) into the military.
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