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Planned Parenthood rally in folley square spring 2011
Sam Lewis  |  August 11, 2011 1:08 PM | 3 Comments
Starting this spring, students in New York City's middle and high schools will be required to take comprehensive sex education classes. Planned Parenthood of New York City President Joan Malin discusses the new program.
New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott. Walcott has said that the teachers unionAP Photo/Mike Groll
Melissa Galvez  |  August 8, 2011 7:08 PM | Comments
When it comes to this year's standardized test scores, there’s good news and there’s bad news.
Michael Bloomberg
John Farley  |  August 5, 2011 1:24 PM | 1 Comment
Does Mayor Michael Bloomberg's politically influential philanthropy represent a troubling intersection of personal wealth and government?
Real estate holdings of New York's key players in high education, which is a potent force of development across the city, now and in the future.
Mitchell L. Moss for The Architect's Newspaper  |  August 4, 2011 9:27 AM | 1 Comment
Allthough New York is not known as a college town, the city has used higher education as a potent force for economic development.
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John Farley  |  August 4, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: August 22 12:30 PM | 3 Comments
Monday marks the 350th Anniversary of Staten Island. The proprietors of Great Kills bagel store, who were busted selling prescription pills and guns, were really excited to celebrate.
Queens College -- one of 23 CUNY institutions. Flickr/Edwin Land.
Vicky Plestis  |  August 3, 2011 11:47 AM | 1 Comment
Recent tuition hikes at CUNY schools are designed to leverage dwindling government support for higher education. But many students are being left out by the tuition increases.
Sir Ken Robinson spoke with MetroFocus about what he believes should be the Education Dept.'s top priorities. He is seen here at the closing plenary session of the National Governors Association Convention in Charleston, S.C. Aug. 7, 2006. AP Photo/Alice Keeney
Laura van Straaten  |  July 22, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Mr. Smith, Sir Ken and Me: MetroFocus Editor in Chief Laura van Straaten interviews one of the world's top experts in education and creativity.
Michael Bloomberg
John Farley and Laura van Straaten  |  July 20, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: June 21, 2011 10:13AM | 2 Comments
The mayor has a dream for New York City: to one day rival Silicon Valley as the center for technological innovation. And that may be doable -- the city has replaced Boston as the second largest technology hub in the nation, according to a new report. But the plan is not without its critics.VIDEO
New York City students arriving at school. The Times reported the inside scoop on how the city managed to avoid 4,100 teacher layoffs. AP/Seth Wenig.
John Farley  |  July 18, 2011 12:15 PM | Comments
From the fight over suburban charter schools to the discontinuation of a teacher performance bonus program, it's been a busy week and weekend for education in the region. Check out the highlights.
Michael Bloomberg
Andrew J. Hawkins for City Hall News  |  July 18, 2011 7:27 AM | Comments
The race to build a top-tier science and engineering school in New York is on. The mayor will convene a private breakfast meeting Tuesday to present the city’s blueprint for a future tech campus. City Hall News reports.
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