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.

An airplane passes over an apartment building on its way to LaGuardia Airport. The FAA and Port Authority have soundproofed many of the schools around the city's airports, researcher Charlotte Clark said nobody is really sure how effective these measures are. AP/Frank Franklin
John Farley  |  August 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
How do you reduce noise in one of the loudest cities in the world?
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Geoff Decker for Gotham Schools  |  August 22, 2012 12:02 PM | Comments
A practice that city officials devised to deter cheating before it happens is also being used to preempt schools already suspected of misconduct.
Teens working on a wheel in the Recycle a Bicycle shop. Photo courtesy of Recycle a Bicycle
John Farley  |  August 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New York City's cycling organizations are creating healthier kids, as well as the next generation of transportation activists.
A group of students express their gratitude to the donors after receiving needed supplies. Photo courtesy of Donors Choose.
huangm  |  August 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
See where to pick up free back-to-school supplies and learn about programs and sites that match donors and schools in need.
Three teens from Montclair, NJ, attempted to deliver boxes of petitions to the Commission on Presidential Debates, requesting a female moderator in this year's presidential debates. Pictured (left to right) are Sammi Siegel, Emma Axelrod and Elena Tsemberis.  Photo courtesy of Change.org
Toby Milstein  |  August 10, 2012 1:15 PM | Comments
A high school civics program and family history bolstered teens' confidence to demand a female moderator for presidential debates. VIDEO
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Menglin Huang  |  August 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Chart how the upcoming science institutes will drive the city's technological and economic future.
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Kamelia Kilawan for Gotham Gazette  |  August 1, 2012 2:48 PM | Comments
To improve civic understanding and engagement, the Center for Urban Pedagogy is creating visual tools such as a comic guide to the juvenile justice system.
City Council Member Robert Jackson spoke out against the proposal, saying it would hurt small business. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
NYC's proposal to limit sugary beverages to 16 ounces has received national attention. On Wednesday, the public had their chance to speak, but few took the opportunity.
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Christina Mulligan  |  July 24, 2012 4:07 PM | Updated: July 26, 2012 5:32 PM | 3 Comments
Some 400 faculty members and 37 departments have come out against NYU 2031, an expansion plan within Greenwich Village. At issue is student tuition and whether the growth is needed.
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A collaborative teaching technique edges out 100 entries. Prize money will go towards iPads for seventh graders. VIDEO
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