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Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town

Veteran journalist and Columbia School of Journalism professor Mirta Ojito investigates Marcelo Lucero's murder—and the community in which it happened—in her new book.

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Doris Martinez  |  May 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Get up to speed on today's tech tools, whether you're a master at HTML coding or unsure of how to hold a mouse. Here's a list of where to increase your intelligence quotient on technology.
Elizabeth Streb and two company members perform "Skywalk" on the City Hall of London on July 15, 2012.
Perry Santanchote for NYC-ARTS  |  May 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: July 19, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
The Brooklyn-based STREB Extreme Action Company surprised London with their "One Extraordinary Day” of high-flying events, part of the London Olympics' Cultural Olympiad.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  May 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A panel of educators and city leaders discussed technological innovation and what it will mean for the city's economic future.
A woman cooks up fresh tortillas out of a truck on Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights, Queens. Many immigrant food vendors, particularly women, face stiff fines and even confiscation of their equipment, since they often can't afford to buy permits off what tour guide Andrew Silverstein calls the "grey market." Photo courtesy of Streetwise New York.
John Farley  |  May 16, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Enjoy diverse culinary delights with a side of socio-economic and personal history.
According to gardener Kristen Bonardi Rapp, the lot at 462 Halsey Street in Bed-Stuy has probably been vacant since the 1970s. Until recently, it looked like this. Photo by Meg Watcher/megwatcherphotos.com
John Farley  |  May 16, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Brooklynites, working with the group 596 Acres, explain why and how they're transforming formerly vacant city-owned lots into green spaces for everyone.VIDEO
Metrofocus: Education Innovation
Christina Knight  |  May 15, 2012 6:10 AM | Comments
This half-hour program takes on some of the controversial issues and new trends in education, with New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and more. VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  May 15, 2012 6:10 AM | 7 Comments
How should teachers be evaluated? Share your opinion with MetroFocus.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  May 15, 2012 6:03 AM | 2 Comments
Online educator Sal Khan has been featured on "60 Minutes" and was recently listed among Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World." Next on his agenda? The Big Apple.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  May 15, 2012 5:45 AM | Comments
Should schools pay students who do well? Should wealthy parents be allowed to donate money to improve public schools? Harvard professor Michael Sandel explores ethical dilemmas in education.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  May 15, 2012 5:40 AM | Comments
The issue of how to evaluate teachers is not only contentious in the Empire State: Connecticut and New Jersey are also wrestling with how to measure teacher performance.VIDEO
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