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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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April 3, 2013 10:02 AM | Comments
In this edition of MetroFocus an inside look at different approaches to saving failing schools. Rafael Pi Roman interviews Cuban blogger, Yoani Sánchez. And Dr. Robert Darnell talks about new developments from the New York Genome Center.VIDEO
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Liz Robbins, The New York Times  |  April 3, 2013 9:47 AM | Comments
Adlai E. Stevenson High School used to be one of the most dangerous in New York City. Today, it is home to nine small high schools that teach the same people, and each school has different results.VIDEO
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Mike Schneider, NJ Today Managing Editor  |  April 3, 2013 9:46 AM | Comments
NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider sat down with University of California-Berkeley professor David Kirp on one of the unsung success stories in public education and it’s taking place in Hudson County’s Union City schools.VIDEO
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Beth Garbitelli  |  April 3, 2013 9:46 AM | Comments
Rafael Pi Roman interviews Mary Conway-Spiegel, founder of a new organization called Partnership for Student Advocacy that is raising funds and awareness for closing schools in New York City.VIDEO
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March 29, 2013 3:30 PM | Comments
MetroFocus looks at different approaches to saving failing schools. Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez talks to Rafael Pi Roman in one of her few interviews in the United States.VIDEO
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Michael Aron, NJ Today  |  March 26, 2013 11:37 AM | 1 Comment
With the mayor of Camden at his side, Christie announced the state is taking over the Camden City Schools.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  February 27, 2013 10:11 AM | 1 Comment
A recent report from the Center for an Urban Future looks at the role of public libraries in the digital age.VIDEO
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Beth Garbitelli & Greg Jacobs  |  February 25, 2013 5:42 PM | Comments
Good news and bad news for NYC libraries: Less city support, but attendance is up. VIDEO
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By Senior Correspondent Desirée Taylor, NJ Today  |  February 25, 2013 3:49 PM | Comments
A new federal website is designed to help families do their homework before choosing a college or university. VIDEO
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Emma Cott  |  February 13, 2013 12:13 PM | Comments
In this week's edition of MetroFocus, multimedia reporter Emma Cott takes us to Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability, where students are still playing catch up more than 100 days after hurricane Sandy.
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