Stronger Storms in a Warming World

By HARLEM RENAISSANCE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Hurricane Sandy caused power outages across New York City in October 2012. PHOTO: Augie Ray/Flickr Hurricane Sandy was a massive super storm that unleashed high winds and large-scale flooding in New York and New Jersey in...

Lifting the Ban on Cell Phones in NYC Schools

By EMILY MARTINEZ, age 11 Students waiting outside of a cell phone storage truck. Before the ban was lifted, a student could spend hundreds of dollars a year to store their phone during the school day in trucks like this one. PHOTO: Matt Green/Flickr On January 7,...

A Midsummer Ballet

By ANA PHELAN, age 10 Performing with the New York City Ballet was a dream come true, and maybe one day I too can become a professional dancer.​ PHOTO: Ana Phelan Last June I performed in the New York City Ballet’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Lincoln...

Paid Sick Leave Law Passes in NYC

By ROXIE SILVERSTEIN, age 9, and Mentor, ELIZABETH KUSTER Now, 1.2 million working people in New York City will receive paid leave when they are sick. PHOTO: Steve Rhodes New York City’s newly passed paid sick leave law, which went into effect April 1, 2014, will make...

NYC Charter Schools and Mayor Bill de Blasio

By SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 10 NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio believes that charter schools take money and resources away from traditional public schools. PHOTO: Kathryn Schlechter Charter schools will now receive more money per pupil than public schools, due to a budget...