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NYC Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza Celebrate Success on National Evaluation Systems of Pre-K for All
NEW YORK, N.Y. /NEW YORK NETWIRE/ -- Today, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza celebrated the results of two different national program assessment tools that show the vast majority of pre-K programs are demonstrating predictors of positive student outcomes, meaning children are more likely to demonstrate reading, math, language, and social skills such as being independent, understanding shapes, and using expanded vocabulary.
NYC Mayor de Blasio Announces Department of Correction Will House Incarcerated Individuals According to Gender Identity
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- N.Y. Mayor de Blasio on Monday announced that the NYC Department of Correction will house inmates consistent with their gender identity. In addition, DOC is working with the NYC Commission on Human Rights to maintain the Transgender Housing Unit as an additional safe housing option for transgender inmates. DOC will also continue to conduct individualized risk assessments of inmates when assigning safe and gender-affirming housing options to provide for the health and safety of inmates and DOC staff.
NYC Mayor de Blasio Announces Implementation Of New Law To Combat Speculators And Tenant Displacement
NEW YORK, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio this week announced that the Predatory Equity bill, which will help curb speculation and displacement in fast-changing neighborhoods, has become law. Under Intro 1210-A, sponsored by Council Member Ritchie Torres and former Council Member Dan Garodnick, the City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development will publish a “Speculation Watch List” that identifies recently sold, rent-regulated buildings where tenants are at risk of displacement due to potentially predatory investors.