The BQ Brew http://www.bqbrew.com Based in Queens and Brooklyn, NYC Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:33:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Free College Plan Would Help Low-Income Studentshttp://www.bqbrew.com/2015/02/26/free-college-plan-would-help-low-income-students/ http://www.bqbrew.com/2015/02/26/free-college-plan-would-help-low-income-students/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:09:00 +0000 http://www.bqbrew.com/?p=108094 Free College Plan Would Help Low-Income Students

The average out of pocket cost facing community college students from low-income families ranges from $8,000-$11,000 per year. That is after all grant aid is taken into account, and it represents the amount that students must borrow and earn in order to make college possible. The situation facing moderate-income families is not much better—and they are often in a more difficult situation since they have little disposable income and yet cannot access the federal Pell Grant.

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NYC To Reform Rules for Restraining, Suspending Studentshttp://www.bqbrew.com/2015/02/25/nyc-to-reform-rules-for-restraining-suspending-students/ http://www.bqbrew.com/2015/02/25/nyc-to-reform-rules-for-restraining-suspending-students/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:54:29 +0000 http://www.bqbrew.com/?p=107978 NYC To Reform Rules for Restraining, Suspending Students

New York City's new regulations would require school safety agents to file monthly reports with the mayor's office on the use of restraints. It would also aim to reduce schools' reliance on 911 calls to manage disruptive students. The city's education department plans to give de-escalation training to more than 1,500 educators across the city.

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What’s Brewing? This Week’s Must Read Link Rounduphttp://www.bqbrew.com/2015/02/22/whats-brewing-this-weeks-must-read-link-roundup/ http://www.bqbrew.com/2015/02/22/whats-brewing-this-weeks-must-read-link-roundup/#comments Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:00:23 +0000 http://www.bqbrew.com/?p=97400 What’s Brewing? This Week’s Must Read Link Roundup

In Borough Park and Williamsburg, Brooklyn, watch out for a bacterial infection. Read about it here at Gothamist. - Over at Labor Notes, read about how workers at Cablevision in Brooklyn finally got the union contract they've fought for for 3 years. Also learn about how the 262 tech workers' triumph has improved things for Cablevision techs throughout the tri-state

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What’s Brewing? This Week’s Must Read Link Rounduphttp://www.bqbrew.com/2015/02/14/whats-brewing-weeks-must-read-link-roundup/ http://www.bqbrew.com/2015/02/14/whats-brewing-weeks-must-read-link-roundup/#comments Sat, 14 Feb 2015 19:00:02 +0000 http://www.bqbrew.com/?p=71545 What’s Brewing? This Week’s Must Read Link Roundup

Evidence has come to light of a decades long coverup of sexual abuse, harassment, and corruption at St. Frances Preparatory School. Allegations run the gamut from hiring a convicted thief as its financial controller, to physical and sexual harassment, to the horrific allegations of sexual and physical abuse. - For a segment of New York City's homeless population, the traditional

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Building Inspection Bribery Bust Nets Dozenshttp://www.bqbrew.com/2015/02/10/building-inspection-bribery-bust-nets-dozens/ http://www.bqbrew.com/2015/02/10/building-inspection-bribery-bust-nets-dozens/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:42:30 +0000 http://www.bqbrew.com/?p=68519 Building Inspection Bribery Bust Nets Dozens

Earlier today Manhattan DA Cy Vance announced a massive bust in a bribery scheme that moved money to dirty city officials in exchange for a whole slew of services that included schemes to illegally dismiss stop-work orders. The investigation began two years ago when officials looked into the bribery of a single official. Out of 49 named so far, five

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