Education

Reading, Writing and ...Coding?

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

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Esha Ray  |  May 28, 2014 12:20 PM | Comments

When Niasia Greenidge-James started high school, she wanted to be a chef. But with help from teachers, mentors and Junior Achievement of NY, she is now setting her sights on a business career.

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May 23, 2014 9:37 AM | 1 Comment

On the next edition of MetroFocus, Albany Public TV’s Innovation Trail reporter Jenna Flanagan travels to the Finger Lakes where this past winter’s “Polar Vortex” took a harsh toll on the region’s wineries

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Kirsti Itameri  |  May 21, 2014 4:11 PM | 1 Comment
Henry Timms, newly appointed executive director of the 92nd Street Y, discusses the 140-year-old organization's mission and future with MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  May 14, 2014 12:38 PM | Comments

On the Lower East Side, near the intersection of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, a “Little Free Library” has returned to its place in front of an affordable housing unit called 82 Rutgers Slip.

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May 9, 2014 12:18 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: “Rebuild by Design” and innovative water management solutions from the Netherlands, The New York Times Op-Doc “Animals Are Persons Too” and an interview with animal rights lawyer Steven Wise, and the wonderful world of little free libraries.

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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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