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.

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
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Georgia Kral  |  May 15, 2012 6:10 AM | 7 Comments
How should teachers be evaluated? Share your opinion with MetroFocus.
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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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Daniel T. Allen  |  May 15, 2012 5:45 AM | Comments
Should schools pay students who do well? Should wealthy parents be allowed to donate money to improve public schools? Harvard professor Michael Sandel explores ethical dilemmas in education.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  May 15, 2012 5:40 AM | Comments
The issue of how to evaluate teachers is not only contentious in the Empire State: Connecticut and New Jersey are also wrestling with how to measure teacher performance.VIDEO
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May 15, 2012 5:33 AM | Comments
As pressure mounts on educational institutions to keep up with a rapidly changing world, what innovations has the city encouraged to ensure that its students maintain a competitive edge?
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Michelle Michalos  |  May 15, 2012 5:32 AM | Comments
Two of the CTE schools set to open this fall are the Academy for Software Engineering and the Union Square Academy for Health Sciences.
Washington Irving High School, near Union Square, is one of 22 schools scheduled to be phased out between now and when the remaining students graduate in 2013. In five of these phase-out schools, only the middle schools will be closed, while the attached high schools or elementary schools will remain open. Flickr/eden pictures
John Farley  |  May 15, 2012 5:31 AM | Comments
MetroFocus maps what's coming and going: 24 turnarounds schools; 22 phase-outs; 54 new schools, 24 of which are charters; 4 closures.
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May 15, 2012 5:30 AM | Comments
MetroFocus asked New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott how the largest school system in the country is preparing for the future.VIDEO
In April 17, after walking 150 miles from New York City, a group of 15 undocumented students arrived in Albany to advocate for the passage of the New York State DREAM Act. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has no taken a position on the bill. Photo courtesy of the New York State Leadership Council.
John Farley  |  May 15, 2012 5:25 AM | Updated: June 15, 2012 3:02 PM | 58 Comments

On June 15, President Barack Obama announced a radical policy shift on immigration, which in many ways works around congressional resistance to the federal DREAM Act.

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