Education

The Debate Over Common Core Education Standards and Testing

Clara Hemphill, founding editor of Insideschools.org, and José Vilson, a New York City math teacher explore the controversy surrounding the Common Core state education standards.

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January 17, 2014 1:37 PM | Comments
MetroFocus examines the success of mentoring in public schools, suggestions for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio from the President of the Rockefeller Foundation, Judith Rodin, and the story of New Jersey Vietnam War veterans bringing a helicopter back to life.VIDEO
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November 20, 2013 11:59 AM | 1 Comment
On this edition of MetroFocus: a look at one of the most contested rezoning projects facing NYC, a festival making healthcare accessible for artists, studying the sea with underwater drones, behind the scenes at PBS' Masterpiece, and Christmas trees from New Jersey.VIDEO
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Tomeka Weatherspoon, Mountain Lake PBS  |  November 13, 2013 3:40 PM | Comments
Hands-on initiatives by a group of environmentally conscious students are enabling the kinds of lessons that go beyond the classroom.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  November 6, 2013 6:11 PM | Comments
At the nation's first tech center for older adults, 67-year old Barbara Nathan is one of many seniors tackling the digital age and learning valuable tools to stay in the workforce.VIDEO
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September 25, 2013 3:22 PM | Comments
Education Secretary Arne Duncan addresses high school graduation rates at the New York Times' Schools for Tomorrow Conference.VIDEO
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September 25, 2013 3:21 PM | Comments
American Graduate Day features the Childrens' Library Discovery Center at Queens Library as part of this year's programming on the nation's dropout crisis.VIDEO
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September 25, 2013 3:20 PM | Comments
On this edition of MetroFocus: an in-depth look at the Affordable Care Act, chronicles of the history of Brooklyn, displaced NJ residents, Arne Duncan and the New York Times Schools for Tomorrow conference, American Graduate Day.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  August 7, 2013 3:40 PM | Comments
Google's first Geek Street Fair turned Chelsea’s 14th Street Park into a veritable smorgasbord of science, technology, engineering and math.VIDEO
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Chantel Simpson  |  July 24, 2013 4:01 PM | 1 Comment
On this week's Listening In segment, we take you to United Nations headquarters where Pakistani student and activist Malala Yousafzai gave a speech to the UN Youth Assembly on the importance of girls education on July 12.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  July 24, 2013 3:39 PM | Updated: August 19, 2013 10:00AM | 1 Comment
Cornell NYC Tech's $2 billion campus may be no more than a collection of architects' renderings, but preparations for the awaited applied sciences school have continued to progress behind the scenes.VIDEO
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