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Reading, Writing and ...Coding?

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

Forty-four adults received their GEDs on Wednesday night in the Bronx. Approximately 40,000 adults take GED classes in the city every year. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  June 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The Department of Education's GED classes are taken by 40,000 adults each year. MetroFocus spoke with four people who received their GED this week.
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Michelle Michalos  |  June 7, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In the past decade, Pratt's partnership with the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project and its own Design Incubator has transformed the Clinton Hill neighborhood.VIDEO
Murray Hill Academy student Niles Flowers and his mother Jerine Wentt display Niles' new laptop he received after completing the
John Farley  |  June 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The term "digital divide" is problematic, but New York City is focused on improving broadband access and digital literacy for low-income students and their families.VIDEO
A student create a cut-out during the Studio in the Schools workshop with Jeff Koons. Photo by Christina Mulligan.
Christina Mulligan  |  June 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Studio in a School and artist Jeff Koons launched Visual Arts Appreciation Week at East Harlem's P.S. 112.VIDEO
Professor Arlene Davila signs books at the  NCORE conference on June 1, 2012. Photo by Nikhita Venugopal.
Nikhita Venugopal  |  June 5, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
At the 25th annual NCORE conference, NYU Professor Arlene Davila warned about the precarious position of Ethnic Studies in higher education.
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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