Monique DeCicco-Jones’ phone buzzed in early February with an urgent alert from St. Peter’s Regional Catholic School. “Please check your child’s book bag for a very important message from the Archdiocese,” said an automated voice. The alerts were usually used for for weather delays or closings. DeCicco-Jones tore the envelope […]

Joel Milian was in his first semester at SUNY New Paltz when he encountered his first obstacle as a college student: his calculus professor.   “He was extremely old and he basically only taught himself,” said Milian, 18. “He would never answer any of our questions.”   Milian is not […]