‘MetroFocus: Education Innovation’ Full Episode

| May 15, 2012 6:10 AM

This half-hour program hosted by Rafael Pi Roman takes on some of the controversial issues and new trends in education. Featuring internet educator Sal Khan, one of “Time” magazine’s 100 most influential people, an interview with New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and a closer look at the evolving issue of teacher evaluations. For web extras and more, go to Watch MetroFocus. Premieres on May 15 at 10:30 p.m. on WLIW21; May 16 at 10:30 p.m. on NJTV; and May 17 at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

 

In This Episode

Online educator Sal Khan has been featured on "60 Minutes" and was recently listed among Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World." Next on his agenda? The Big Apple.

Should schools pay students who do well? Should wealthy parents be allowed to donate money to improve public schools? Harvard professor Michael Sandel explores ethical dilemmas in education.

The issue of how to evaluate teachers is not only contentious in the Empire State: Connecticut and New Jersey are also wrestling with how to measure teacher performance.

How should teachers be evaluated? Share your opinion with MetroFocus by phone, web comment or video.

MetroFocus asked New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott how the largest school system in the country is preparing for the future.


Giselle Peña, 18, was on track to join the nearly 40 percent of New York City ninth graders who don’t graduate in four years. That was before she joined "GPS," a one-on-one counseling program.

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