Education

Reading, Writing and ...Coding?

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

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.
Roosevelt Island, two miles long and narrow, will soon be home to students focusing on technology. The island is preparing to become Silicon City. AP /Mark Lennihan
Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The Cornell-Technion campus on Roosevelt Island won't be operational until 2017, but Cornell is moving full steam ahead with plans, with students arriving in the fall.VIDEO
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Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  June 26, 2012 11:18 AM | 1 Comment
Not a single slot will be lost or school aide laid off as a result of this year’s budget deal.
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Christina Mulligan  |  June 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Advances in the nanotechnology field are making their way into everyday life. Area scientists agree that the public should learn about nanotechnology's applications.VIDEO
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Esha Ray  |  June 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Per Scholas Institute for Technology in the South Bronx provides a no-cost IT training program to help low-income individuals get entry-level office jobs.VIDEO
The New York Assembly holds a debate on disclosure of teacher evaluations at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Thursday, June 21, 2012. On the same day, the legislature approved the teacher ratings plan. AP /Tim Roske
John Farley  |  June 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A look at what the New York State Legislature did and didn't pass this year.VIDEO
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Karen DeWitt  |  June 20, 2012 11:36 AM | Comments
The state legislature must approve the bill before the session ends on Thursday.
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Esha Ray  |  June 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
For the World Science Festival, MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn was transformed into a vision of the future complete with robot petting zoo and the chance to virtually travel through space.VIDEO
Photo by Sue Rissberger.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A group of NYC teens are headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to stand up to some of the world's most important leaders. VIDEO
A window cleaner works on a glass office tower roof. According to a new report by the Center for an Urban Future, jobs in the maintenance and janitorial fields are growing faster than those in other sectors in New York City. AP/Mark Baker
Menglin Huang  |  June 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Maintenance jobs are growing in New York City and many pay better wages and benefits than you might expect.
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