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Esha Ray  |  June 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
For the World Science Festival, MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn was transformed into a vision of the future complete with robot petting zoo and the chance to virtually travel through space.VIDEO
The New Jersey State Attorney General has described the abuse of prescription drugs, like OxyCodone, as an epidemic. According to a new survey, 70 percent of New Jersey parents recognize their own medicine cabinet is an access point for teen drug abuse. Photo courtesy of nopsa.hiit.fi
John Farley  |  June 19, 2012 4:46 PM | Comments
A survey by Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey found that parents realize their home medicine cabinets are an access point for drugs.VIDEO
The New Jersey State Attorney General has described the abuse of prescription drugs, like OxyCodone, as an epidemic. According to a new survey, 80 percent of New Jersey parents think kids are getting access to these drugs from medicine cabinets.the  AP/Toby Talbot
John Farley  |  June 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 182 Comments
Many doctors say a new system designed to curb prescription drug abuse could keep pills out of the hands of people in serious pain.
A window cleaner works on a glass office tower roof. According to a new report by the Center for an Urban Future, jobs in the maintenance and janitorial fields are growing faster than those in other sectors in New York City. AP/Mark Baker
Menglin Huang  |  June 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Maintenance jobs are growing in New York City and many pay better wages and benefits than you might expect.
Forty-four adults received their GEDs on Wednesday night in the Bronx. Approximately 40,000 adults take GED classes in the city every year. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  June 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The Department of Education's GED classes are taken by 40,000 adults each year. MetroFocus spoke with four people who received their GED this week.
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Michelle Michalos  |  June 7, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In the past decade, Pratt's partnership with the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project and its own Design Incubator has transformed the Clinton Hill neighborhood.VIDEO
Murray Hill Academy student Niles Flowers and his mother Jerine Wentt display Niles' new laptop he received after completing the
John Farley  |  June 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The term "digital divide" is problematic, but New York City is focused on improving broadband access and digital literacy for low-income students and their families.VIDEO
A student create a cut-out during the Studio in the Schools workshop with Jeff Koons. Photo by Christina Mulligan.
Christina Mulligan  |  June 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Studio in a School and artist Jeff Koons launched Visual Arts Appreciation Week at East Harlem's P.S. 112.VIDEO
Professor Arlene Davila signs books at the  NCORE conference on June 1, 2012. Photo by Nikhita Venugopal.
Nikhita Venugopal  |  June 5, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
At the 25th annual NCORE conference, NYU Professor Arlene Davila warned about the precarious position of Ethnic Studies in higher education.
Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx is scheduled for turnaround in 2012. Many teachers and education specialists blame a recent history of budget cuts and overcrowding on the school's performance. Flickr/Claire Lambrecht
John Farley  |  May 31, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Many say that reform strategies are particularly misunderstood and poorly executed in the city's largest, overcrowded public schools.
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