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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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April 23, 2014 11:21 AM | Comments
Every day as she travels by subway Madeline Schwartzman asks fellow commuters to write a poem in her notebook. Some refuse, some accept, and now more than 100 of their poems are posted on Madeline’s website, 365 Day Subway: Poems by New Yorkers.VIDEO
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April 18, 2014 12:01 PM | Comments

Hari Sreenivasan asks “Why aren’t there more women in tech fields?”, Commissioner King on overlooked issues in public education, a professor who collects a poem a day from New York subway riders and more.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  April 16, 2014 2:39 PM | Comments
Autism Speaks co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright have made a documentary called Sounding the Alarm to help a wider audience understand the disorder.VIDEO
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Esha Ray  |  April 16, 2014 2:36 PM | 2 Comments
Education Commissioner John King takes on the criticism and explains why he continues to believe that Common Core will make better students and teachers.VIDEO
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April 16, 2014 2:35 PM | Comments

On this edition of MetroFocus, New York State Commissioner of Education John King makes the case for the Common Core standards and testing.

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April 11, 2014 1:15 PM | 1 Comment

On the next edition of MetroFocus, New York State Commissioner of Education John King makes the case for the Common Core standards and testing.

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April 9, 2014 12:32 PM | Comments

On this edition of MetroFocus: Common Core education standards and testing, The One Club’s Creative Bootcamps, rooftop garden solutions, and more.

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Marisa Wong  |  April 9, 2014 12:32 PM | Comments
The One Club, a nonprofit that promotes and celebrates excellence in advertising, is working to open doors for college students from diverse backgrounds. VIDEO
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Tracy Wholf, PBS NewsHour Weekend  |  April 9, 2014 12:31 PM | Comments
At P.S. 333 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, students are studying science in their very own rooftop greenhouse -- one of 12 built as part of an initiative to put 100 greenhouse labs in New York City schools by 2020.VIDEO
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Lauren Wanko, NJTVNews  |  April 9, 2014 12:31 PM | Comments
The program’s trainees includes everyone from those looking for a career change to former inmates, like Hussen Moore who struggled to find work after he was released from prison.VIDEO
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