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Over the past several decades, women have made tremendous strides in the workforce. Working mothers are now the single or primary source of income in 40 percent of . . . more
People have gathered on the Long Beach boardwalk in recent weeks to watch crews operating towering cranes hauling stones along the beach to rebuild the city’s jetties, part of an Army Corps of Engineers coastal protection plan . . . more
Nearly 95,000 Long Island children in grades three through eight — roughly 52 percent of the total — did not take the New York state standardized English Language Arts exam last week, as the “opt-out” movement continued . . . more
Do people have the “right to be forgotten,” to wipe the memory of their existence from the “Internet of all things,” the great international data storehouse in this information age? more
Many of the most vulnerable people in our society are cared for by some of the strongest. Looking out for a child or adult with developmental disabilities can be trying . . . more
Elected leaders often look upon the Freedom of Information Act with barely disguised disapproval, and more often with outright disdain. Heck, the president who signed the act . . . more
Merokean David Stonehill served as a Hillary Clinton campaign volunteer during the primary season, and continues work as a Democratic political activist. more
As explained in previous columns, out of frustration with the wrangling over the Common Core curriculum after all these month (years?), I am offering my own suggestions as to what the ideal secondary course of study should look like. And as I’ve noted, many of these proposals are applicable on the elementary level as well. more
In 1917, the International Committee of the Red Cross received its first of three Nobel Peace Prizes for its life-saving work on the nightmarish battlefields of World War I. The Long Island chapter of the Red Cross was founded . . . more
For 10 straight years, starting in 2007, New York state has reduced aid to libraries. Now Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to cut another $4 million in library funding in the 2017-18 state budget, due April 1. That is unacceptable. more
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