May 15, 2012 at 5:32 am

Among the 12 small high schools opening in New York City this fall, Career and Technical Education (CTE) schools are rising to the forefront in an effort to encourage students to enter STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. Two of the CTE schools are the Academy for Software Engineering and the Union Square Academy for Health Sciences, both of […]

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May 15, 2012 at 5:30 am

In charge of the country’s largest public school system, Dennis Walcott has helped avert over 4,100 teacher layoffs, handled the controversial release of teacher evaluations and more recently took a victory lap around his push to improve the city’s middle schools. MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman asked the chancellor about big issues facing the New York City school system and how the Education Department is preparing for the future.

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