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From Refugee to Sex Therapist, Dr. Ruth at Age 86

MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman talked to Dr. Ruth in advance of the first Richard D. Heffner Open Mind Lecture in Communications and Human Values at Rutgers University, which she will deliver on October 22.

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David Cruz for NJ Today  |  December 17, 2012 6:40 PM | Comments
Statistically, school is probably the safest place your child can be but any parent will tell you that dropping their child off in the morning is a leap of faith.VIDEO
"Is That Enough?" by Lobsang Tsewang is one of 21 works selected by a group of students curating alongside a professional art exhibit put on by No Longer Home. Image courtesy of ArtsConnection.
Georgia Kral  |  December 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In a former bank building, an innovative art presenter joins forces with local teens to mount a new exhibit. VIDEO
Gov. Chris Christie has responded with indifference to questions about whether he's interested in being a vice presidential candidate. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, his polling numbers have dropped slightly. Flickr/forwardstl
David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 16, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
The contract, which includes the heretofore unheard of concept of merit pay for certain teachers, was celebrated as a potential game changer across New Jersey, and the country.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  November 15, 2012 2:39 PM | Comments
An expert psychiatrist gives parents advice on helping children with post-storm anxiety and schools help students cope when they return to class.VIDEO
New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said that. AP/Mike Groll
Geoff Decker and Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  November 13, 2012 8:32 AM | Comments
Six city schools that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy won’t reopen until 2013.
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November 6, 2012 7:00 AM | Comments
Today is Election Day. PBS member stations are contributing to this live blog -- see what's happening across the nation!
The auditorium at P.S. 195 in Manhattan Beach was flooded last Wednesday. On Monday, the school opened its doors to students and Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Walcott plan to visit and welcome them back. Image courtesy of Gotham Schools.
Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  November 5, 2012 11:33 AM | Comments
102 schools remain closed, due to damage or lack of power.
Two screenshots from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform's new interactive college-readiness map show how many students in the Class of 2011 graduated college-ready in two adjacent Manhattan neighborhoods. Image courtesy of the Annenburg Institute.
Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  October 26, 2012 1:32 PM | Comments
A report says that New York City schoolchildren are prepared or not for college based on demographics.
Ruth Browne, CEO of Arthur Ashe Institute
October 24, 2012 3:50 PM | Comments
Browne is the architect of many programs that bring preventive health measures to underserved communities in New York and elsewhere.VIDEO
Rafael Pi Roman MetroFocus Show
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
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