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Esha Ray  |  June 18, 2014 11:33 AM | Comments
New York City Public Advocate Letitia James takes on her critics and shares her agenda with host Rafael Pi Roman.VIDEO
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Esha Ray  |  March 19, 2014 11:16 AM | Comments
Mayor Bill de Blasio's signature initiative was supposed to be universal pre-k but now charter schools are in the crossfire.VIDEO
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March 19, 2014 11:13 AM | Comments

This week on MetroFocus: WNYC and The New York Times reporters discuss charter schools, an excerpt from The Story of the Jews and an interview with Simon Schama and a story about an “unforgettable” chorus group.

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March 14, 2014 3:15 PM | Comments

This week on MetroFocus: WNYC and The New York Times reporters discuss charter schools, an excerpt from The Story of the Jews and an interview with Simon Schama and a story about an “unforgettable” chorus group.

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Students at the Global Learning Collaborative public school in New York City use digital technologies to connect with the world. Photo courtesy of the school.
Geoff Decker for Gotham Schools  |  October 9, 2012 11:41 AM | Comments
Officials want to raise the bar, but also outsource some of the work.
Fourth graders Ralick Wiggins, left, and Khalil Colon, right, jump rope during a physical education class at P.S. 57 in New York, Oct. 2007. Both participate in the Mighty Milers, a fitness program for youngsters run by the New York Road Runners Foundation in more than 100 New York City schools. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
Peg Tyre  |  October 27, 2011 1:52 PM | Comments
Where and how to educate your child is one of the most significant decisions you’ll ever make on your child’s behalf. Here's what you need to look for when you tour a new school.
Education officials have targeted 20 troubled public schools for possible closure next year - but advocates say the city has not done enough to turn them around.  MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Helen Zelon for City Limits  |  October 3, 2011 12:29 PM | Comments
The grades are out, and so is the list of schools that might close because of them. But what's the difference between an A and a B when the Department of Education grades its 1,700 schools? City Limits reports.
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Melissa Galvez  |  September 8, 2011 6:00 AM | 8 Comments
On Thursday, teachers and administrators began the usual routines of room redecorating and meeting new students. But for several charter schools that have just opened their doors, this year is all about creating entirely new systems.
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