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Henry Winkler helps bring laughs, compassion to dyslexic readers

Henry Winkler will be presenting his new book

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Henry Winkler, forever beloved for his TV role as Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli in "Happy Days," has built an expansive second career as a best-selling author of more than 20 children's books.

That's especially impressive when you learn that Winkler is dyslexic. Writing from experience, his popular children's book character Hank Zipzer is also dyslexic.

Winkler, co-writer Lin Oliver and...

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Cuomo backs statewide pre-K but avoids money debate

Governor Andrew Cuomo. (Charles Eckert)

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Monday said he will continue to push for pre-kindergarten statewide, but he avoided a thorny debate with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about how to pay for it.

Cuomo’s election-year focus is on tax cuts and reversing New York’s high-tax image to attract employers. De Blasio wants to increase the income tax on the wealthiest city residents to pay for an expansion of...

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Teacher charged for shopping trip with stolen card

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A city teacher was charged with grand larceny Wednesday for allegedly using a coworker's credit card at a Bloomingdale's retail store, the NYPD said.

A Department of Education spokesman said Faith Ayala, 44, who was arrested at 11:40 a.m. in southeastern Bronx, will be reassigned to clerical work outside of city schools. She has been a DOE employee since 2003 with a $64,006-a-year salary....

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Play on! Video game studies take off

Echolocation Headphones

(Credit: A student demonstrates Echolocation Headphones, created by Aisen Caro Chasin, a 2013 Parsons grad.)

Earlier this month, New York University opened its 40,000-square-foot Media and Games Network center in downtown Brooklyn. The facility, dubbed MAGNET, brings together programs in video game design, digital media design and more, all under roof. The move follows increasing interest in the school's video game design programs, something schools across the city are seeing.

Many New York City...

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