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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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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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Yolanne Almanzar and Alexander Hotz for The New York World  |  May 11, 2012 3:10 PM | Comments
Cuts in federal funding to New York City that have hit child care particularly hard, with a projected $16 million cut for Head Start and another $14 million cut for the Child Care Block Grant.
Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan is the 9th best high school in New York. Flickr/ HBarrison
Georgia Kral  |  May 11, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A report by "U.S. News and World Report" found that 7 of the best high schools in New York are in New York City.
Artist Bernard Safran shot this photo, "Subway Riders," in the '60s, which shows a group of New Yorkers headed to work. Looking at a diverse array of data, MetroFocus looked at the kinds of jobs New York City is really creating. Photo by Bernard Safran.
John Farley  |  May 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus compared a slew of recent data on job creation to see what kinds of jobs we're really creating and who's getting them.
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John Farley  |  May 9, 2012 2:36 PM | Comments
Research suggests bilingualism is a cognitive asset, but are schools doing enough to promote education in the plurality of languages spoken?VIDEO
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