New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who took office Jan. 1 promising to reduce economic inequality, said he wants to end a 43-year policy that restricts admission at the city’s elite high schools to students who score highest on a standardized test.
At Success Academy Union Square, a charter school in Manhattan, parents dropping off kindergartners one frigid morning include a radiologist with a Louis Vuitton bag slung over one shoulder and a fashion designer married to an investment banker. Some arrive in taxis.
The University of Colorado and a psychiatrist who counseled James Holmes, charged with first- degree murder for a movie theater shooting that left 12 people dead, were sued by the wife of a victim of the July rampage.
Bloomberg BNA —The Environmental Protection Agency significantly underestimates the amount and potency of methane emissions, which understates the climate impact of hydraulic fracturing, two Cornell University researchers said May 7.