Education

Summer Food Service Offers Healthy Meals for Needy Students

The Summer Food Service Program provides up to two meals a day to children who live in areas where at least half of the student population qualifies for free or reduced-price meals during the school year.

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October 24, 2012 8:03 AM | Comments
Local elections and how changes in ethnic communities are being mapped. Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on income inequality. How the Arthur Ashe Institute is saving lives. VIDEO
Hermie Fraser, owner of Hermie's in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, was trained by the Arthur Ashe Institute to share health information with her clients.  Photo MetroFocus.
Christina Knight  |  October 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

Educating New York’s black community about health threats is the core mission of the Brooklyn-based Arthur Ashe Institute. Salon owners and CEO Ruth Browne explain their work.

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Peter Moskowitz & Claudia Bracholdt for narrative.ly  |  October 22, 2012 1:44 PM | Comments
Three immigrants seeking a highly coveted visa struggle to prove their worth to the United States.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  October 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

An annual survey shows New Yorkers are happy, but they’re still concerned about jobs, safety, housing and costs.

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Christina Knight  |  October 19, 2012 12:17 PM | Comments
The Bronx's only independent bookstore sold "The Satanic Verses" when major chains pulled it, and a weekly paper was firebombed.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  October 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
An Arthur Ashe Institute health program bets on the close relationship between barber and client.VIDEO
Students at the Global Learning Collaborative public school in New York City use digital technologies to connect with the world. Photo courtesy of the school.
Geoff Decker for Gotham Schools  |  October 9, 2012 11:41 AM | Comments
Officials want to raise the bar, but also outsource some of the work.
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Christina Knight  |  October 5, 2012 2:35 PM | Comments
A new series on local solutions to poverty began with a look at education strategies.VIDEO
NYC Department of Education Commissioner Dennis Walcott visited a middle school classroom on Tuesday for Digital Citizenship Day. Walcott said it's not enough to be a citizen anymore, we have to be digital citizens. MetroFocus/ Matt Chao.
Georgia Kral  |  October 4, 2012 7:47 AM | 1 Comment
NYC middle schoolers are learning to navigate online interactions safely and responsibly.VIDEO
Shane Thompson, a senior at the High School for Public Service. His first choice of a high school did not work out, but now, he says, he's thriving. Photo City Limits/Taleen Dersdepanian.
Helen Zelon for City Limits  |  October 2, 2012 2:03 PM | Comments
The first installment of a year-long series following members of the final graduating class under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
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