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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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May 15, 2012 5:10 AM | Comments
Full-length version of Sal Khan's talk at the Celebration of Teaching & Learning, where he explained the history of the Khan Academy and why it's been able to help so many.VIDEO
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May 15, 2012 5:05 AM | Comments
Full length version of Harvard professor Michael Sandel's presentation at WNET's Celebration of Teaching & Learning, where he explored moral dilemmas facing education.VIDEO
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May 15, 2012 5:00 AM | Comments

Watch an extended interview with New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, who’s in charge of the country’s largest public school system.

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Georgia Kral  |  May 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The sold-out event was an opportunity to see what student hackers had produced in 24 hours, learn about new resources for those starting their careers, as well as see six demos of new companies or products. VIDEO
Rolling chair operators walk past Revel, the newest casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, May 10, 2012, the same day that that New Jersey casino regulators released figures showing that the $13.4 million Revel won in its first month of operation ranked it 8th among Atlantic City's 12 casinos. AP/Wayne Perry
John Farley  |  May 11, 2012 3:36 PM | Comments
As revenues fall and competition increases, can experimental revitalization models save the declining boardwalk empire?VIDEO
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Yolanne Almanzar and Alexander Hotz for The New York World  |  May 11, 2012 3:10 PM | Comments
Cuts in federal funding to New York City that have hit child care particularly hard, with a projected $16 million cut for Head Start and another $14 million cut for the Child Care Block Grant.
Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan is the 9th best high school in New York. Flickr/ HBarrison
Georgia Kral  |  May 11, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A report by "U.S. News and World Report" found that 7 of the best high schools in New York are in New York City.
Artist Bernard Safran shot this photo, "Subway Riders," in the '60s, which shows a group of New Yorkers headed to work. Looking at a diverse array of data, MetroFocus looked at the kinds of jobs New York City is really creating. Photo by Bernard Safran.
John Farley  |  May 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus compared a slew of recent data on job creation to see what kinds of jobs we're really creating and who's getting them.
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John Farley  |  May 9, 2012 2:36 PM | Comments
Research suggests bilingualism is a cognitive asset, but are schools doing enough to promote education in the plurality of languages spoken?VIDEO
Hackers, entrepreneurs, investors and start-up business people are all under one roof for NY Disrupt. Flickr/ TechCrunch.
Georgia Kral  |  May 9, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
For techies and entrepreneurs, this may as well be the biggest month of the year. Here's why...VIDEO
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