WEEKEND EDITION

Education

At-risk Students Paint Their Way to Graduation with Publicolor

MetroFocus' Andrea Vasquez reports on Publicolor's unique initiatives designed to boost graduation rates through painting and other creative endeavors.

MetroFocus/ Matt Chao
Georgia Kral  |  October 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
An Arthur Ashe Institute health program bets on the close relationship between barber and client.VIDEO
Students at the Global Learning Collaborative public school in New York City use digital technologies to connect with the world. Photo courtesy of the school.
Geoff Decker for Gotham Schools  |  October 9, 2012 11:41 AM | Comments
Officials want to raise the bar, but also outsource some of the work.
innovateschools280x280
Christina Knight  |  October 5, 2012 2:35 PM | Comments
A new series on local solutions to poverty began with a look at education strategies.VIDEO
NYC Department of Education Commissioner Dennis Walcott visited a middle school classroom on Tuesday for Digital Citizenship Day. Walcott said it's not enough to be a citizen anymore, we have to be digital citizens. MetroFocus/ Matt Chao.
Georgia Kral  |  October 4, 2012 7:47 AM | 1 Comment
NYC middle schoolers are learning to navigate online interactions safely and responsibly.VIDEO
Shane Thompson, a senior at the High School for Public Service. His first choice of a high school did not work out, but now, he says, he's thriving. Photo City Limits/Taleen Dersdepanian.
Helen Zelon for City Limits  |  October 2, 2012 2:03 PM | Comments
The first installment of a year-long series following members of the final graduating class under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
Councilmember Gale Brewer, who represents the Upper West Side of Manhattan, says shelter residents need help finding affordable permanent housing. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral.
Georgia Kral  |  September 26, 2012 3:15 PM | 2 Comments

The city is boasting prevention programs and job training, while City Council members say rental subsidies are needed.

StorefrontSmall
Lindsay Armstrong  |  September 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
At this Washington Heights shop, children build and test gadgets as part of inquiry-based science education, which some educators believe is lacking in schools.VIDEO
Children are performing better in Chemung County, NY, thanks to additional efforts to prepare children for school, starting at a very young age. Photo courtesy of New York Now.
Georgia Kral  |  September 25, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
Upstate in Chemung County, and here in NYC, new strategies to teach kids before they go to school are being tested.VIDEO
Coney_rt Narratively
Anika Anand and Ken Christensen  |  September 24, 2012 2:53 PM | Comments
Preserving a lost art along the Coney Island Boardwalk.
A teen in The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. Photo courtesy of The Children’s Aid Society.
Christina Knight  |  September 20, 2012 3:01 PM | Comments
On Sept. 22, public television stations across the nation will highlight the nation's dropout crisis on American Graduate Day.VIDEO
Page 10 of 23« First...89101112...20...Last »
About Us    Contact Us    The MetroFocus Team   Mobile   WNET Pressroom   Privacy Policy    Terms of Service

Ford FoundationMutual of America

Funders

MetroFocus is made possible by the Ford Foundation, James and Merryl Tisch, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Charlotte and David Ackert, Jody and John Arnhold and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation. Corporate funding is provided by Mutual of America.
© 2014 WNET    All Rights Reserved.    825 Eighth Avenue    New York, NY 10019