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Principal Dolores Peterson listens as a student reads the speech she will deliver at an honors event later that evening. Photo by Geoffrey Decker
Geoff Decker for Gotham Schools  |  May 3, 2012 12:18 PM | Comments
The DOE points troubled middle schools to M.S. 244’s early warning system that identifies at-risk students.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented his preliminary budget for 2013 in February. Cuts to youth services have advocates and elected representatives up in arms. Photo by Edward Reed.
Georgia Kral  |  May 2, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: May 3, 2012 4:20PM | 1 Comment
Cuts to city-subsidized child care slots and after-school programs have advocates and elected officials up in arms.VIDEO
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Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  May 1, 2012 1:44 PM | Comments
Members are from the highest levels of state government, the state and city university systems and nonprofit organizations.
Lila Azam Zanganeh. Photo by Hank Gans.
Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  April 30, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Parisian writer discovered writing and her love of Nabokov in New York. The critically acclaimed writer is part of a free PEN World Voices Festival lunch talk.
The Rose Main Reading Room at the New York Public Library has hosted scores of researchers for decades. The room will remain the same. MetroFocus/ Chie Witt
Georgia Kral  |  April 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
MetroFocus sits down with Dr. Anthony Marx, CEO and President of the New York Public Library for a video interview.VIDEO
Students from across the metropolitan area attended this year's DigiGirlz conference in New York, which featured three break out sessions focused on STEM education, digital branding and careers, and a Microsoft technology showcase. MetroFocus/Michelle Michalos
Michelle Michalos  |  April 25, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Microsoft, the Department of Education and tech leaders encourage high school girls to get involved with technology.VIDEO
The Brooke Jackman Foundation hosts a read-a-thon at the Winter Garden Atrium in the World Financial Center in Downtown Manhattan every year. Photo by John Munson/MunsonVisuals.com
Georgia Kral  |  April 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Brooke Jackman Foundation will donate 75-100 books to 20 school libraries in the metropolitan area. Parents can vote for their school through April 30.
n a march over New York's Brooklyn Bridge to protest the Department of Corrections policy to "funnel" illegal immigrants into the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention and deportation program. AP/Bebeto Matthews
John Farley  |  April 20, 2012 2:02 PM | Comments
MetroFocus met four immigrants whose own experiences led to careers fighting for the rights of others.
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Alice Brennan and Curt Skinner for the New York World  |  April 19, 2012 1:52 PM | Comments
This new series by the New York World explores spending on political influence in New York State.
Gov. Chris Christie has responded with indifference to questions about whether he's interested in being a vice presidential candidate. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, his polling numbers have dropped slightly. Flickr/forwardstl
John Farley  |  April 18, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Christie's overall rating remains positive among New Jersey residents, but he's lost five points since February despite a significant rise in approval from public worker households.VIDEO
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