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NJToday  |  June 27, 2012 5:36 PM | Comments
It’s been almost two years since Mark Zuckerberg pledged $100 million to improve Newark schools. The foundation CEO explains what's been done with the grant money thus far.VIDEO
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Michelle Sartor  |  June 27, 2012 12:41 PM | Comments
New Jersey DEP Commissioner says the organization is investigating ways to cope with rising sea levels and flooding, as well as improve air quality and keep state parks open.VIDEO
Brooklyn Tech teacher uses modern Smart Board technology. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation recently raised $20 million for the school. As education funds are cut, alumni are providing funds for training, equipment and more.
Roosevelt Island, two miles long and narrow, will soon be home to students focusing on technology. The island is preparing to become Silicon City. AP /Mark Lennihan
Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The Cornell-Technion campus on Roosevelt Island won't be operational until 2017, but Cornell is moving full steam ahead with plans, with students arriving in the fall.VIDEO
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Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  June 26, 2012 11:18 AM | 1 Comment
Not a single slot will be lost or school aide laid off as a result of this year’s budget deal.
Rafael Pi Roman, host of MetroFocus.
June 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
This half-hour program hosted by Rafael Pi Roman examines the booming tech sector in New York City and its future. VIDEO
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Christina Mulligan  |  June 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Advances in the nanotechnology field are making their way into everyday life. Area scientists agree that the public should learn about nanotechnology's applications.VIDEO
The New York Assembly holds a debate on disclosure of teacher evaluations at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Thursday, June 21, 2012. On the same day, the legislature approved the teacher ratings plan. AP /Tim Roske
John Farley  |  June 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A look at what the New York State Legislature did and didn't pass this year.VIDEO
The New Jersey State Attorney General has described the abuse of prescription drugs, like OxyCodone, as an epidemic. According to a new survey, 70 percent of New Jersey parents recognize their own medicine cabinet is an access point for teen drug abuse. Photo courtesy of nopsa.hiit.fi
John Farley  |  June 19, 2012 4:46 PM | Comments
A survey by Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey found that parents realize their home medicine cabinets are an access point for drugs.VIDEO
The New Jersey State Attorney General has described the abuse of prescription drugs, like OxyCodone, as an epidemic. According to a new survey, 80 percent of New Jersey parents think kids are getting access to these drugs from medicine cabinets.the  AP/Toby Talbot
John Farley  |  June 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 145 Comments
Many doctors say a new system designed to curb prescription drug abuse could keep pills out of the hands of people in serious pain.
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