Education

New York World Reporter Investigates Long-Term Suspensions in City Schools

MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman talks to The New York World reporter Emmanuel Felton about long-term suspensions in New York City public high schools.

Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx is scheduled for turnaround in 2012. Many teachers and education specialists blame a recent history of budget cuts and overcrowding on the school's performance. Flickr/Claire Lambrecht
John Farley  |  May 31, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Many say that reform strategies are particularly misunderstood and poorly executed in the city's largest, overcrowded public schools.
NYU Professor, Dr. Pedro Nuguera. Photo courtesy of SpeakOut - The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture.
Christina Knight  |  May 30, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Given school closures, failing grades and turnarounds, how well is New York City serving its minority students?
Kim Brooking and her son, Joseph. Photo by Lili Holzer-Glier
Lili Holzer-Glier  |  May 30, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Racetrack families live in a tight-knit world at Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack. Helping their fragile existence is the country's only racetrack daycare center.
Joshua Li proudly holds up his finished product, Joshua's Raceway, made with 100% recycled and reusable materials. Photo by Lin Sanders.
Georgia Kral  |  May 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Joshua Yi from New Jersey won a national science competition with his design, "No More Trash."VIDEO
Image by Kevon Greene/MetroFocus
Honor Moorman  |  May 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
Students want to work on things that matter to them and matter in the real world. Social media is one of the most effective ways to connect students’ work to the world.
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Michelle Michalos  |  May 21, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The spectacular United Palace Theater hosts a multimedia performance with the music of Philip Glass and the story of a boy who challenges the power of a black hole. VIDEO
Photo by Liz Clayman.
Doris Martinez  |  May 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Get up to speed on today's tech tools, whether you're a master at HTML coding or unsure of how to hold a mouse. Here's a list of where to increase your intelligence quotient on technology.
Metrofocus: Education Innovation
Christina Knight  |  May 15, 2012 6:10 AM | Comments
This half-hour program takes on some of the controversial issues and new trends in education, with New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and more. VIDEO
Courtesy of Google Maps
Georgia Kral  |  May 15, 2012 6:10 AM | 7 Comments
How should teachers be evaluated? Share your opinion with MetroFocus.
sal khan in a classroom
Daniel T. Allen  |  May 15, 2012 6:03 AM | 2 Comments
Online educator Sal Khan has been featured on "60 Minutes" and was recently listed among Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World." Next on his agenda? The Big Apple.VIDEO
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