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Reading, Writing and ...Coding?

Toy and tech companies are placing an emphasis on making coding fun and exciting for kids.

A coalition of leaders supporting tech in Queens gathered Wednesday near City Hall. L-R: Art Chang, Christine Quinn, Adam Milligan, Jukay Hsu, Elizabeth Hendrey, Ydanis Rodriguez. Photo by William Alatriste, New York City Council
Georgia Kral  |  July 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Tech education for New Yorkers will extend past Brooklyn and Manhattan, starting this fall.
On July 16, Bloomberg railed against the NYCLU's criticism of the NYPD's stop and frisk policy, which the mayor has defended on many occasions. Since May, courts have sided against stop and frisk on three different occasions. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office.
John Farley  |  July 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In 2012, a number of the mayor's long-term policy strategies have taken major hits from the courts and lawmakers.
Teresa Ruiz
Michelle Sartor  |  July 11, 2012 2:13 PM | Comments
New Jersey lawmakers have passed a bill reforming teacher tenure in the state, a step towards improving public education, says Senator Teresa Ruiz.VIDEO
Courtesy of UFT.
Rachel Cromidas and Philissa Cramer of Gotham Schools  |  July 11, 2012 1:37 PM | Comments
Legal battles between the city and the United Federation of Teachers are typically long, drawn-out affairs. But not yesterday.
Technology Service Corps students. Photo courtesy of NPower.
Esha Ray  |  July 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
Be frugal and tech-savvy at the same time, through low- or no-cost technology education programs throughout the city that can help you succeed.
John Paravalos paints at the Queens Museum ArtAccess program. Photo by Jessica Paravalos.
Georgia Kral  |  July 4, 2012 9:15 AM | Comments
The arts play a crucial role in educating the youth in the city, and are particularly valuable to children and teens with special needs. MetroFocus and NYC-ARTS look at some of the arts programming across the boroughs.VIDEO
Clara Hemphill, founding editor of Insideschools.org. Photo by Kasia Broussalian.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 29, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Inside Stats was designed to help the many parents and students who say they're confused by the DOE's school directory.
NYTech
John Farley  |  June 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The city's rising tech stars discuss their predictions for how the scene will grow, how they got to where they are today and their advice for people hoping to enter the industry.
greg taylor
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
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.
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