Carl Marcellino

Mayor Bill de Blasio enjoys lunch with students at school.
Charter schools may be neglected, but teacher evaluations and mayoral control are back on the agenda.
The school aid New York was ordered to provide a decade ago could arrive next year.
Why newly empowered Democrats will fight to increase school funding in the upcoming budget.
New York City Voters cast their ballots in the 2018 midterm general election at a polling site in Brooklyn
Democrats have won enough seats to secure single-party rule in New York.
Angry teacher
The state teachers union is targeting the lawmakers who failed them during session.
The Long Island Sound
The biggest projects and policy matters in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Long Island nine
If Democrats want to retake the state Senate, they need to undo GOP control on the island.
The current New York Senate seats Long Island holds, and who is vying to disrupt the powerful voting bloc.
An aerial view of the Capitol in Albany
Republicans lack the leverage – and Democrats lack the incentive.
Bubble test
The popular legislation would decouple student test scores from teacher ratings.
offshore oil rig
Protecting the oceans is popular in the region that may determine the future of the state Senate.