De Blasio hires violent felon to senior role in Community Affairs Unit

Mayor de Blasio tapped a violent felon to a senior role in his administration’s Community Affairs Unit. Maceo H. Karriem, 29, served as Brooklyn borough director of the unit, according to his (now deleted) LinkedIn page. Social media pages show him proudly wearing a jacket with the office logo, which he joined in September. The … Read more

NYC mayor’s race: Eric Adams plans to preserve gifted program

NEW YORK CITY — The Democrat who will likely become New York City’s next mayor says he does not intend to get rid of the city’s program for gifted and talented students, nipping plans that outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio just announced. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said in an interview on CNN on Friday … Read more

NYC Outlines Next Steps to Replace Gifted & Talented Program in Schools Amid Controversy

What to Know New York City outlined “Brilliant NYC,” the plan that will take the place of the Gifted and Talented program after it is completely phased out of city schools. The newly revealed inclusive model, shared on Tuesday, will reach 26 times more students than G&T. The Department of Education plans to solicit community … Read more