Education Coverage

Christina Knight  |  May 15, 2012 5:35 AM | 1 Comment
How should teachers be evaluated? Share your opinion with MetroFocus by phone, web comment or video. VIDEO
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May 15, 2012 5:33 AM | Comments
As pressure mounts on educational institutions to keep up with a rapidly changing world, what innovations has the city encouraged to ensure that its students maintain a competitive edge?
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Michelle Michalos  |  May 15, 2012 5:32 AM | Comments
Two of the CTE schools set to open this fall are the Academy for Software Engineering and the Union Square Academy for Health Sciences.
Washington Irving High School, near Union Square, is one of 22 schools scheduled to be phased out between now and when the remaining students graduate in 2013. In five of these phase-out schools, only the middle schools will be closed, while the attached high schools or elementary schools will remain open. Flickr/eden pictures
John Farley  |  May 15, 2012 5:31 AM | Comments
MetroFocus maps what's coming and going: 24 turnarounds schools; 22 phase-outs; 54 new schools, 24 of which are charters; 4 closures.
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May 15, 2012 5:30 AM | Comments
MetroFocus asked New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott how the largest school system in the country is preparing for the future.VIDEO
In April 17, after walking 150 miles from New York City, a group of 15 undocumented students arrived in Albany to advocate for the passage of the New York State DREAM Act. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has no taken a position on the bill. Photo courtesy of the New York State Leadership Council.
John Farley  |  May 15, 2012 5:25 AM | Updated: June 15, 2012 3:02 PM | 58 Comments

On June 15, President Barack Obama announced a radical policy shift on immigration, which in many ways works around congressional resistance to the federal DREAM Act.

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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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