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Richard Buery on the Huffington Post: Keeping the Oversized Soda Fight in Perspective

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"There is an irrefutable, direct link between obesity and consumption of sugary beverages - soda, "juice" drinks, sports drinks and other popular products.

Richard Buery on the Huffington Post: The High Costs of Aging Out

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For many young people, the transition from teen to independent adult is a gradual process that extends into their mid- to late 20s, with financial and emotional support from family. Most youth make it, but a significant number don’t—and so they become disconnected.

Youth who age out of foster care have the hardest time getting on their feet, and without family to rely on, the odds of success are against them.  But investments in the futures of these young people can result in significant benefits to them and to society.

Richard Buery on the Huffington Post: After Newtown, Arming Parents and Schools Against Violence

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The tragic events in Newtown have led to many important conversations about guns, school safety and mental health services.

Richard Buery on the Huffington Post: Let Education Reform Blossom in New York

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Just weeks after President Obama awarded New York State a reform-friendly waiver to onerous federal "No Child Left Behind" education rules, for-profit education firms are threatening to strangle the new reforms in the crib.

Richard Buery on The Huffington Post: Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

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NYC's Budget Cuts to Leave Lasting Wounds    

"The American dream demands that where a child ends up in life should not be determined by where he started. Race, class and zip code should not determine destiny. "

Richard Buery on The Huffington Post: The Case of the Disappearing Black and Latino Student

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Race and the Achievement Gap at Smith College and Stuyvesant High School

"The American dream demands that where a child ends up in life should not be determined by where he started. Race, class and zip code should not determine destiny. "

Richard Buery on The Huffington Post: Arrests In Schools a Sharp Reminder That Life Doesn't Stop at the Classroom Door

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"NYC schools need better strategies to help deal with these challenges. We cannot arrest our way out of this crisis."

 

Richard Buery on The Huffington Post: A New Charter School, A New Approach to Escaping Poverty

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"The lessons we have learned from community schools demonstrate that addressing the growing achievement gap requires a holistic and legitimate effort to refocus the system on children and their needs."

Richard Buery Responds to New York State Tax Reform Agreement

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Richard Buery on The Huffington Post: Revamping Sex Education: A New Approach to the Birds and the Bees

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"Parents and policymakers are more likely to embrace school-based family life and sexuality education programs that are age and stage appropriate, while not obsessing over public health outcomes to the exclusion of all other dimensions of a young person's development."

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