Can Education Transform a Neighborhood?

Can Education Transform a Neighborhood?

The neighborhood surrounding Oyler school has been headed in the “right direction” for years. After covering the school’s story for 7 years, journalist, Amy Scott, tries to pinpoint why a school that “seemingly” has everything would not change the neighborhood around it. The answer is on the blog today.

How Can California Change Air Quality with Their Hands Tied?

How Can California Change Air Quality with Their Hands Tied?

California & President Trump can’t seem to agree on a way to tackle California’s air quality issues. Though experts agree it’s important to get serious about vehicle emissions, relying only on reduced vehicle emissions as the way to cleaner air is to miss many opportunities to build healthier communities…

Who is Stealing From Teachers?

Who is Stealing From Teachers?

Teachers need more time and money to do the important work they do in the classroom. The majority of people would say, “Yes! I want to help teachers.” But at the end of the day, when taxpayers are asked to pass bills that allocate more money to the public school system, they are often not in favor of it. So, where is the disconnect? Perhaps the issue can be found in stories like Maspeth…

Millennials May Love Citylife, But They Don't Love the Schools

Millennials May Love Citylife, But They Don't Love the Schools

The Wall Street Journal wroteNew York lost almost 38,000 people age 25 to 39 last year, a decline that was roughly twice the size that it experienced each of the previous three years.” And the Big Apple isn’t alone. Millennial migration patterns on the blog this week.

In Praise of Beto O'Rourke

In Praise of Beto O'Rourke

Beto O’Rourke recently called for, “...cities that are smarter, denser, that have people living close to where they work and where their families are to reduce our impact on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions but also just to improve the quality of life in these built environments…” and his comments went viral. We all care about healthy neighborhoods and less commuting, so how do we make it a reality?