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Petrilli and Brickman: For almost two decades, the U.S. has been working to improve its public schools by holding them accountable for results on standardized tests. And there’s been some success, with America’s lowest-performing students showing marked gains.
A paroled rapist was arrested early Tuesday after attacking a 19-year-old woman in East Harlem, officials said. The victim had gotten out of a cab and was walking along Madison Ave. near E. 135th St. at 4:30 a.m. when Demetrius Edwards, 34, of Brooklyn, allegedly grabbed her, threw her between two parked vehicles and slammed her head into the ice and snow.
Faced with far too many preventable traffic fatalities across the five boroughs, including horrifying cases of children cut down by cars and trucks, Mayor de Blasio has delivered an aggressive plan for safer streets.
With the well-being of America’s working poor hanging in the balance, the Congressional Budget Office has issued a destructive and ill-founded report on raising the minimum wage.
A gun rights article of faith holds that if everyone went around armed with a gun, then everyone would be a whole lot safer. No, what you get where guns are plentiful is Michael David Dunn killing unarmed 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
Bellerose: David Hinckley’s sucking lemons account of the debut of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” was a disappointment. Giving the show three stars was almost shocking. With all due respect, it seemed like Hinckley felt compelled to rain on the parade.
Congress’ nonpartisan budget analyst says raising the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and Democrats want would raise earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016.
The players on the U.S. men's hockey team aren't just winning games in the Olympics. They are winning friends, too, for promoting an effort to find home for the droves of stray dogs in Sochi, amid reports that dogs were being rounded up and exterminated prior to the Games.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is demanding that trustees of the Queens Library reign in their out-of-control chief executive, Thomas Galante, and eliminate a secret $2 million golden parachute in his employment contract.
Residents of a W. 27th St. building are running scared from Bolt, the chomp-crazy canine accused of biting eight people over the last two years while menacing his owner’s neighbors.
Saul Bolton, Smith St. pioneer, opens a less-exciting, but still good, restaurant in the Brooklyn Museum.
After an eight-decade run with the Gambling family, WOR’s new morning show with Elliot Segal lasted one month.
Lisa Evers has put together a special Thursday for “Good Day, New York” celebrating the 40th anniversary of hip hop.
It's all good again with “American Idol,” says Randy Jackson.
The Bronx is swept up in Curling. The U.S. Olympic curling teams may have been knocked out of contention this week, but future sweepers might have better luck going for the gold when the Bronx becomes home to the city’s first indoor curling rink, The News has learned.
Self-styled hygienista Jolie Kerr has written a guide to help 18- to 34-year olds get their lives in clean, working order.
The Macaron Parlour, a popular East Village bakery, has expanded to Columbus Ave. on the Upper West Side, featuring expanded breakfast offerings.
Two entrepreneurs in Brooklyn (where else?) are poised to open Royal Palms, the city’s only bar devoted to the sport of 16th-century English kings.
Lindsay Lohan has cut off all contact with her “bad friends” and plans to hole up in her SoHo digs as she gets set to produce and star in the upcoming psychological thriller “Inconceivable,” which is set to shoot in late March, Confidenti@l has learned.
The former treasurer of a union representing New York court officers misappropriated $3,000 of the group’s money, according to court papers.