Education Coverage

Bloomberg is predicted to tout his aggressive - and successful- public health agenda in his State of the City address. Flickr/yourdon.
Samantha Riddell  |  December 28, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As 2011 ends and 2012 begins, MetroFocus looks back on what we've bid adieu to and what's coming our way in the new year.
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Laura Nahmias for City Hall News  |  November 22, 2011 9:57 AM | 1 Comment
A majority of New York City Democrats would vote against a mayoral candidate who opposed paid sick leave and a living wage, according to a new survey to be released today. City Hall News reports.
Cliff Matias teaching an Eastern Woodlands Workshop with New York City children. Matias said Native Americans have a complex relationship with Thanksgiving, but he uses the holiday as a time for his family to come together. Photo courtesy of Cliff Matias.
Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  November 21, 2011 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
NYC ARTS spoke with a leader of New York City's Redhawk Native American Council about Native Americans' complicated relationship to Thanksgiving.
Earlier this week, protesters gathered outside the Department Of Education Building. Standardized testing was a hot topic among protesters. Creative Commons/Myra Iraqal
Dan Brown  |  November 14, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Who profits from public education? Occupy Wall Street should head uptown to the McGraw-Hill Building, where standardized tests are created.VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  October 28, 2011 5:51 PM | 3 Comments
Students make up a large contingent of the Occupy Wall Street encampments in New York and it's not because they're schooled in democratic theory, it's a simple bread and butter issue: the student protesters say rising tuition costs and ballooning student debt are what drove them to the streets.
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.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  October 19, 2011 6:49 AM | 1 Comment
Carl McCall, who was the first African-American to serve as New York State comptroller, will take control of a network of 64 campuses, the largest higher education system in the country.VIDEO
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Yotam Marom  |  October 13, 2011 6:40 PM | 6 Comments
An Occupy Wall Street participant shares his thoughts on the movement.
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Sam Lewis  |  October 4, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
Students at International High School hail from 45 countries. A journalist who spent a year with them shares her experience.
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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