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Dozens of NYC Schools Protest State English Tests

by Associated Press

Holtsman, Flickr

Principals at some three dozen New York City public schools led protests Friday against this year's New York state English tests, which they said were poorly designed and confusing.
"The multiple-choice questions were so convoluted as to be meaningless," said Adele Schroeter, the principal of Public School 59 on Manhattan's East Side. "Hard but fair is OK.

Terror Insurance Extended

by Associated Press

David Shankbone,

The U.S. Senate is close to extending an insurance program Sen. Charles Schumer said is vital to the city's post-9/11 resurgence and economic development in cities across the country.

NYC Mayor Interviewed Before 100 Day Speech

by Associated Press, Google

Bill de Blasio says New Yorkers are more interested in stopping him for selfies than to give advice. He's found dealing with lawmakers in Albany to be even more frustrating than he expected. And his hiring of key staff has sometimes been influenced by the movie "Moneyball."

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