Education Coverage

Deputy Mayor
Need to Know, a MetroFocus partner at THIRTEEN/PBS  |  December 17, 2012 12:25 PM | Comments
The Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services talks about how changing behavior may help lift young people out of poverty.VIDEO
"Coping in Newtown" video still by David Frank for The New York Times
David Frank for The New York Times  |  December 17, 2012 9:46 AM | Comments
People devastated by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School gathered at memorials around Newtown, Conn., to mourn with one another.VIDEO
"Is That Enough?" by Lobsang Tsewang is one of 21 works selected by a group of students curating alongside a professional art exhibit put on by No Longer Home. Image courtesy of ArtsConnection.
Georgia Kral  |  December 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In a former bank building, an innovative art presenter joins forces with local teens to mount a new exhibit. VIDEO
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
David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 16, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
The contract, which includes the heretofore unheard of concept of merit pay for certain teachers, was celebrated as a potential game changer across New Jersey, and the country.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  November 15, 2012 2:39 PM | Comments
An expert psychiatrist gives parents advice on helping children with post-storm anxiety and schools help students cope when they return to class.VIDEO
New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said that. AP/Mike Groll
Geoff Decker and Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  November 13, 2012 8:32 AM | Comments
Six city schools that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy won’t reopen until 2013.
The auditorium at P.S. 195 in Manhattan Beach was flooded last Wednesday. On Monday, the school opened its doors to students and Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Walcott plan to visit and welcome them back. Image courtesy of Gotham Schools.
Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  November 5, 2012 11:33 AM | Comments
102 schools remain closed, due to damage or lack of power.
Two screenshots from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform's new interactive college-readiness map show how many students in the Class of 2011 graduated college-ready in two adjacent Manhattan neighborhoods. Image courtesy of the Annenburg Institute.
Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  October 26, 2012 1:32 PM | Comments
A report says that New York City schoolchildren are prepared or not for college based on demographics.
Ruth Browne, CEO of Arthur Ashe Institute
October 24, 2012 3:50 PM | Comments
Browne is the architect of many programs that bring preventive health measures to underserved communities in New York and elsewhere.VIDEO
Hermie Fraser, owner of Hermie's in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, was trained by the Arthur Ashe Institute to share health information with her clients.  Photo MetroFocus.
Christina Knight  |  October 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

Educating New York’s black community about health threats is the core mission of the Brooklyn-based Arthur Ashe Institute. Salon owners and CEO Ruth Browne explain their work.

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