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Daniel T. Allen  |  May 15, 2012 5:20 AM | 1 Comment
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.VIDEO
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May 15, 2012 5:15 AM | Comments
Author and youth advocate Wes Moore shares his own story of triumph and joins a panel of students to discuss factors contributing to their successes.VIDEO
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May 15, 2012 5:10 AM | Comments
Full-length version of Sal Khan's talk at the Celebration of Teaching & Learning, where he explained the history of the Khan Academy and why it's been able to help so many.VIDEO
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May 15, 2012 5:05 AM | Comments
Full length version of Harvard professor Michael Sandel's presentation at WNET's Celebration of Teaching & Learning, where he explored moral dilemmas facing education.VIDEO
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May 15, 2012 5:00 AM | Comments

Watch an extended interview with New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, who’s in charge of the country’s largest public school system.

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Daniel T. Allen  |  April 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Nearly 2.7 million Italian-Americans in the New York area represent a cross-section of identities and periods in Italian history -- fueling the debate of what it means to share that common heritage.VIDEO
In this April 3, 2004 file photo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg performs a comedy routine with the cast of the Broadway musical "Chicago" during the Inner Circle dinner in New York. New Yorkers are fascinated by the mayor's fortune and the lifestyle that comes with it. His wealth has helped raise Bloomberg's national profile, fed speculation that he would make a self-funded run for the presidency, and provided evidence to voters of the business acumen that was a major rationale for his candidacies. (AP Photo/John Marshall Mantel, File)
Greg David  |  April 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
For three decades, NYC mayors sought ways to help business thrive. Columnist and author Greg David sees a major shift in the current mayoral candidates' approach.
Rachel Klingberg practicing Bartitsu, a martial art founded in the 19th century that was intended. Photo by George Bodarky.
George Bodarky  |  April 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
They can't time travel like Hugh Jackman in the 2001 film "Kate and Leopold," but several New Yorkers incorporate 19th-century city life into their daily routines.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  April 2, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

In a Brooklyn building shared by four schools, some say a new charter is one too many.

HOLD FOR STORY In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, Lindsay Ehlers teaches math to her fourth grade class at Liberty Lake Elementary School in Liberty Lake Washington. While their students can earn anything from an A to an F for their school performance, nearly every American teacher gets one of two grades  unsatisfactory or meets expectations and almost all earn a passing grade. That is about to change in Washington and many other states where more nuanced teacher evaluation systems are being developed, at least partly in response to the federal Race to the Top competition for school dollars.   (AP Photo/Nick Geranios)
Daniel T. Allen  |  March 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
As New York State's school districts prepare new teacher evaluation models, what can they learn from the city? VIDEO
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