‘MetroFocus: Education Innovation’ Preview

Encore: May 16, 2012


“MetroFocus: Education Innovation” premieres on May 15 at 10:30 p.m. on WLIW21; May 16 at 10:30 p.m. on NJTV; and May 17 at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN.


MetroFocus takes on some of the controversial issues in education and interviews New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott on a television program that looks at new approaches to educating youth in the metropolitan region.

A half-hour program for broadcast, “MetroFocus: Education Innovation” features internet educator Sal Khan, one of “Time” magazine’s 100 most influential people, and best-selling author and Harvard professor Michael Sandel speaking at the 2012 WNET Celebration of Teaching & Learning. Host Rafael Pi Roman interviews New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and takes a closer look at the controversial and evolving issue of teacher evaluations. The program also includes interviews with the New Jersey and New York education commissioners, a first-hand look at a new approach to tackling the drop-out rate, and more.


MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.


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