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January 22, 2014 1:13 PM | Comments
This week on MetroFocus: a new approach to mentoring, the Rockefeller Foundation president's serious suggestions for resiliency in New York City, and bringing a workhorse from the Vietnam War back to life.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  January 22, 2014 1:10 PM | Comments

Reporter Rick Karr examines a new approach to mentoring that combines face-to-face interaction with weekly emails and four-year long relationships with students.

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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 | Updated: July 7, 2014 10:00AM | 1 Comment
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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