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May 7, 2014 11:05 AM | Comments

This week on MetroFocus: the lesser known health threats transmitted by the common deer tick, crime in Camden, NJ, an interview with the filmmaker of PBS Nature’s “Leave it to Beavers” and an up close look at an underwater classroom.

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David Frank, The New York Times  |  May 7, 2014 11:04 AM | Comments
As part of an unusual internship, nine high school students work in a tropical reef, located at the end of the F subway line in Coney Island.VIDEO
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May 2, 2014 1:04 PM | Comments

This week on MetroFocus: the lesser known health threats transmitted by the common deer tick, crime in Camden, NJ, an interview with the filmmaker of PBS Nature’s “Leave it to Beavers”, and an up close look at an underwater classroom.

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April 30, 2014 12:32 PM | Comments

A new report by the Center for an Urban Future details the city’s aging infrastructure, a dune-building project in Toms River is projected to move ahead, the Adirondack P-TECH program is trying out a new education model designed to reduce youth unemployment and keep graduates in the region and more.

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Tomeka Weatherspoon, Mountain Lake PBS  |  April 30, 2014 12:31 PM | Comments
An experimental education model called P-TECH is being tested in the North Country to meet the demands of a tough job market.VIDEO
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April 25, 2014 12:48 PM | Comments

A new report by the Center for an Urban Future details the city’s aging infrastructure, a dune-building project in Toms River is projected to move ahead, the Adirondack P-TECH program is trying out a new education model designed to reduce youth unemployment and keep graduates in the region and more.

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April 23, 2014 11:24 AM | Comments

Hari Sreenivasan asks “Why aren’t there more women in tech fields?”, Commissioner King on overlooked issues in public education, a professor who collects a poem a day from New York subway riders and more.

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Marisa Wong  |  April 23, 2014 11:23 AM | Comments
Peretz Lavie, president of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, discusses global education initiatives and progress with Cornell NYC Tech.VIDEO
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Esha Ray  |  April 23, 2014 11:23 AM | Comments

Education Commissioner John King talks about public education issues beyond Common Core, Race to the Top and the state’s role in expanding universal pre-k in New York City.

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April 18, 2014 12:01 PM | Comments

Hari Sreenivasan asks “Why aren’t there more women in tech fields?”, Commissioner King on overlooked issues in public education, a professor who collects a poem a day from New York subway riders and more.

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