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MetroFocus takes on some of the controversial issues in education and interviews New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott on a television program that looks at new approaches to educating youth in the metropolitan region.
A half-hour program for broadcast, “MetroFocus: Education Innovation” features internet educator Sal Khan, one of “Time” magazine’s 100 most influential people, and best-selling author and Harvard professor Michael Sandel speaking at the 2012 WNET Celebration of Teaching & Learning. Host Rafael Pi Roman interviews New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and takes a closer look at the controversial and evolving issue of teacher evaluations. The program also includes interviews with the New Jersey and New York education commissioners, a first-hand look at a new approach to tackling the drop-out rate, and more.