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Two New NYC Schools Will Receive PTECH Education Plan

Two New NYC Schools Will Receive PTECH Education Plan

After being honored in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, the  Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn will now be used as a model for two more NYC schools. The program starts with students in ninth grade and they stay for six years until they've earned an [Full Story…]

#CUNY Director Says #ImmigrationReform Key to #Tech Success

#CUNY Director Says #ImmigrationReform Key to #Tech Success

Allan Wernick, an attorney and director of CUNY’s New York’s Citizenship Now! Project, called for an easing of U.S. immigration policy for skilled science and technology professionals. In a New York Daily News op-ed, Wernick wrote that the U.S. caps the number of H-1B visas granted to foreign [Full Story…]

CUNY Chancellor Calls For National #STEM Education Policies

CUNY Chancellor Calls For National #STEM Education Policies

In an op-ed for the New York Daily News, CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein wrote that the lack of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education is a national security problem. The need for a STEM-related workforce is growing, but few interested young students go on to earn [Full Story…]

#ColumbiaUniversity Study: #Journalists Still Needed in #News

#ColumbiaUniversity Study: #Journalists Still Needed in #News

A major study released by Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism concluded that computer generated articles, crowdsourcing and bloggers are not expected to replace professional journalists. The report, titled "Post-Industrial Journalism," said that the technological information boom [Full Story…]

CUNY Creates Media Entrepreneurship Programs

CUNY Creates Media Entrepreneurship Programs

Journalism schools and media departments across the country are experimenting with entrepreneurship.  According to MediaShift, CUNY is the first in the country to feature an entrepreneur-specific discipline for journalism students called the Entrepreneurial Journalism Program. CUNY's efforts [Full Story…]

NYTimes Ends NYU & CUNY Hyperlocal Site Collaborations

NYTimes Ends NYU & CUNY Hyperlocal Site Collaborations

The New York Times announced today that they will be ending their hyperlocal news collaborations, dubbed The Local, with both NYU and CUNY that cover the East Village, and the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. According to Capital, both schools were given a few weeks notice [Full Story…]

CUNY Releases Solar Map of NY

CUNY Releases Solar Map of NY

According to a new, highly detailed map of NY released recently online, two-thirds of the city's rooftops are suitable for solar panels and could jointly generate enough energy to meet half of the city's peak consumption. The Web map, which shows the solar potential of the one-million plus [Full Story…]

NY Schools Pushing Tech Programs

NY Schools Pushing Tech Programs

In a push to increase New York's importance as a tech haven that parallels that of Mayor Bloomberg's, NY schools are investing billions of dollars into engineering and applied science programs. According to Crain's New York Business the recent focus on entrepreneurship has inspired schools to "move [Full Story…]

NYC Public School Works with IBM to be Energy Efficient

NYC Public School Works with IBM to be Energy Efficient

IBM, the City University of New York (CUNY) and the city's education department have collaborated for the past 10 months to analyze weather station data, energy consumption and building characteristics to make city's schools much more energy efficient. IBM is working to develop a program, Energy [Full Story…]

CUNY And IBM To Open Unique School In NYC

CUNY And IBM To Open Unique School In NYC

According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the City University of New York and IBM will open a unique school that merges high school with two years of college.This will allow students, who will also be first in line for a job at IBM, to earn an associate's degree. The mayor also proposed to do away [Full Story…]

CUNY Adds Masters Track for Journalist Entrepreneurs

CUNY Adds Masters Track for Journalist Entrepreneurs

In light of new journalism models, content farms, and the demise of many print publications, CUNY is launching a new masters degree track to teach journalists how to run a business, something most journalism programs ignore. Under the direction of media evangelist Jeff Jarvis, the program will cover [Full Story…]

140 Character Conference Taking Place in NYC

140 Character Conference Taking Place in NYC

Taking place this week in New  York is the 140 Characters Conference (#140conf), an event that discusses the effects of the real-time Internet on both business and “we” the people, with a particular focus on Twitter. One of the highlights of this year's conference has been Jeff Jarvis and [Full Story…]

New York Technology Council Sets Ambitious Goals

New York Technology Council Sets Ambitious Goals

NYConvergence ORIGINALby: Amy Berryhill"When people think about New York they think about food, fashion and entertainment. We want them to think of technology," said Donn Morrill, founding chairman of the New York Technology Council. Cheers filled the bottom floor of the Houndstooth Pub in [Full Story…]

CUNY Dean Shares Insight on News Profitablility

CUNY Dean Shares Insight on News Profitablility

Steve Shepard, the founding dean of Graduate School of Journalism at The City University of New York,   paired up with media pundit Jeff Jarvis to for a discussion on new business models for news at the Aspen Institute’s Forum on Communication and Society. The discussion examines the [Full Story…]

CUNY Looking into eTextbooks

CUNY Looking into eTextbooks

The City University of New York (CUNY) is considering using eTextbooks and is currently investigating the financial benefits to students. Columbia University already offers eTextbook for select courses and New York University has plans to do so this Fall. New York Post [Full Story…]