NYC Department of Education's test for 3- and 4-year-olds The New York City Department of Education's request that the city's not-for-profit, publicly subsidized preschool programs test 3- and 4-year-olds has been met with resistance, as some parents and educators believe the kids are too young for standardized exams. The News has obtained a copy of the test. Here, five sample questions. … [Read more...] about NYC Department of Education’s test for 3- and 4-year-olds
New York Daily News |Photos ACC mascots take on NYC From the Blue Devil to Baldwin the Eagle, the ACC mascots headed to the Big Apple before the New York Life ACC tournament begins. View Gallery Next Share Gallery f t p e Back to Slideshow X Previous Next Mascot mayhem: ACC mascots take on NYC Previous Next … [Read more...] about Mascot mayhem: ACC mascots take on NYC
Attack in NYC! A terrorist in a rental truck sped for nearly a mile down a popular bike-only path in lower Manhattan on Tuesday -- killing eight people in the shadow of the World Trade Center and then shouting, "Allahu Akbar." "This was an act of terror," Mayor Bill de Blasio declared at an evening press conference. "A particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at innocent people going about their lives." Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old immigrant from Uzbekistan, was shot by a cop after getting out of his car at Chambers and West streets with two realistic-looking guns while screaming "Allahu Akbar" -- Arabic for "God is great," police sources said. "He was running around Chambers and somebody started to chase him," said a 14-year-old student at nearby Stuyvesant High School, which was just letting out for the day. "Everybody starts running." Saipov's bloody, 17-block trail of terror began at 3:05 p.m., when he turned onto the bike path at West Houston Street … [Read more...] about Todd Get’s Tough! After Attack in NYC Starnes Calls For Tougher Vetting!
New York City, the birthplace of the historic culture infusing the influence to rap, spin, mix records, break dance, graffiti tag and bomb, fashioning fresh kicks and advocates diversity for people to respect where you come from. Last week I was able to catch a full glance at the Big Apple's love for the scene I call home: the world of Twin Cities hip-hop. A week ago I came across a small venue the Sin Sin. A lounge over in the Lower East Side of Manhattan (my parents' old stomping ground), where a line of backpack hip-hop heads signed up for the monthly emcee battled. I was invited by an NYU graduate student who had interviewed and informed me of the event earlier that day. After ordering a cocktail and scoping the environment with Chilo (the other half of New York's Dr. Loco crew which toured the Twin Cities last August), I recognized a few artist with whom I performed alongside my NY release tour last June. One of them known as MC Niles Davis (whom I did a show with in Brooklyn and … [Read more...] about NYC loves Twin Cities Hip-Hop: Session 1
The crew putting together a bid for the 2018 Super Bowl has returned from a NYC visit with the NFL. The National Football League's Super Bowl panel has met with all three finalist cities seeking to play host to the game in four years. New Orleans and Indianapolis are the others still in the race. Minnesota Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley and Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen led the contingent that also included reps from Meet Minneapolis (Meet Minneapolis is the name of the convention bureau for "Minneapolis city by nature"). The Minneapolis reps met for about three hours with NFL staff reviewing the bids. The crew now has until May 7 to polish that bid and submit its best, final effort. The NFL owners gather May 19-20 at the Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead in Atlanta. On May 20, they will hear presentations from the three cities and vote on where the big game will be played in 2018. The 32 owners are expected to announce the winner that day. Kelm-Helgen … [Read more...] about Super Bowl team returns from NYC meeting with NFL