NY Daily News: NYC kids’ sports access disparities persist, new Education Dept. data shows

January 14, 2020

New Department of Education data shows that racial disparities in access to high school sports persist, the New York Daily News reported.  The data released was mandated by a NYLPI-backed bill passed last year. The median number of teams available to a …

NYLPI Client Challenges Mayor Bill de Blasio Over Sports Equity on WNYC

December 14, 2018

Matt Diaz, a lead plaintiff in the lawsuit filed by NYLPI, pressed Mayor Bill De Blasio live on the airwaves about sports equity.

NYLPI Statement on the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

February 8, 2017

NYLPI thanks everyone for all their hard work in reaching out to the Senate to advocate for the rights of students with disabilities during the confirmation hearings for education secretary. Although Secretary DeVos was confirmed, it was by the smalles …

Bronx Borough President urges NYC education officials to remove toxic chemicals from public schools

April 8, 2016

The City is making progress towards removal of PCBs from NYC public schools. However, there is more work to be done if we are to truly achieve PCB free schools in NYC. NYLPI applauds Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz for advocating for a more intensiv …

How the lack of Physical Education effects a child’s academic learning.

June 1, 2015

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest’s Sascha Murillo, Health Justice Community Organizer, discusses the connection between physical education and academic learning.

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