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Teachers Learn to Use 3D Printers

Who would have ever thought the Department of Defense would have a workshop to teach the nuts and bolts of 3D printing to a group of teachers?

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
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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
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September 19, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
National and local gun politics, and interviews with the former NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Israel's Consul General and journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.VIDEO
Students at the IRC Refugee Summer Academy in 2012. Photo by Mirza Bhuiyan, courtesy of IRC.
Philly Bubaris  |  September 19, 2012 4:58 PM | Comments
A New York Times video profile of the Refugee Youth Summer Academy and a Q&A with its education advisor on what happens next for school-age immigrants.VIDEO
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chaom  |  September 19, 2012 3:00 PM | Comments

The journalists give a preview of their new documentary and talk about the “central moral issue of this century,” violence against women and children worldwide.

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September 19, 2012 2:35 PM | Comments

In an interview with MetroFocus, the husband and wife team share what motivated them to take on the difficult subject of violence against women and girls.

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice's "Half The Sky" Campus Ambassador Yajaira Gonzalez first learned of the "Half The Sky" Movement when she was introduced to the book by a colleague. She will be hosting a screening of the film on campus in mid-October. Photo courtesy of  Yajaira Gonzalez.
Michelle Michalos  |  September 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

From page to screen to college campuses across the country, the Half the Sky Movement is spreading the word on how to help end violence against women and girls.

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Elisabeth Ponsot for Need to Know  |  September 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

The state’s Dignity for All Students Act goes further than any in its history to define what constitutes a “safe and supportive” learning environment.

President Michael Mulgrew and AFT President Randi Weingarten wore red Monday to show solidarity with teachers on strike in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/uft via Gotham Schools.
Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  September 11, 2012 2:16 PM | Comments
There are a host of reasons why New York City teachers probably won’t follow their Chicago colleagues.
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