Education

At-risk Students Paint Their Way to Graduation with Publicolor

MetroFocus' Andrea Vasquez reports on Publicolor's unique initiatives designed to boost graduation rates through painting and other creative endeavors.

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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
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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Image courtesy Peter Moskowitz & Claudia Bracholdt
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
NYC Subways Report Card 025
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
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