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Recent immigrants to U.S. are better educated: report

Nearly half the recent immigrants to the United States have college degrees, reflecting a steady increase in educational attainment fueled largely by growing numbers of people from Asia, a study released on Thursday showed. Rising immigration from countries such as India, China and the Philippines...

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 6:17pm

City and state come together to offer tuition-free college program for low-income Boston students

The city of Boston and the state are coming together to help graduating high school seniors handle the high cost of college. On Tuesday, Mayor Marty Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker announced the launch of a tuition-free program called The Boston Bridge. The pilot program will be open to all 2017...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 2:57pm

Boston commencement 2017: Oprah and the 5 speeches you can't miss

Get ready because graduation season is about to kick off in Boston, which means the city will be flooded with caps, gowns and a ton of proud parents. The list of 2017 commencement speakers is pretty stacked, as everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Hillary Clinton is coming to town to send off our local...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:03pm

Boston University Summer Term 2017

Boston University Summer Term is the premier summer study program in the Northeast, offering high-quality undergraduate and graduate courses in a broad range of academic subjects. Summer Term’s open-enrollment policy makes it easy to enhance professional credentials, broaden career options,...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 10:26am

Groups pan New York's free college tuition program

An achievement for advocates of free tuition at public New York colleges has disappointed some, including undocumented immigrants, part-time students and experts concerned about how public and private universities will accommodate a new dynamic in admissions and financial aid. On Monday, Gov....

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:49pm

How a gap year can benefit you

Taking a gap years is back in the spotlight — and you can thank President Barack Obama’s daughter, Malia. The 18-year-old is set to spend the year interning for Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein before attending Harvard University. Of course, she’s not the first one to dive...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:11pm

How to pick the right college for you

After months of research, campus visits and admission essays, the big decision has arrived: Where are you going to college?We spoke with Stacey Brook, founder and chief adviser atCollege Essay Advisors, for some tips on how to make the right choice before the May 1 deadline.​Consult your...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:26pm

The price of applying to college

College-attendance costs get all the attention, but you’ll start paying for school when you begin the application process. Factoring in the costs of test preparation, test taking and applications, expect to spend somewhere in the hundreds before you’ve even received acceptance letters.Application...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 11:46am

Understanding Trump’s presidency

It’s been less than two months, and Donald Trump has already ignited a roaring backlash across the country.Between the protests, government investigations, and lately, the rebranding of the word “facts,” it’s completely understandable if you’re confused.These five courses, which encompass...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:46pm

Learn to code for free with these online classes

Let’s face it, coding isn’t just for the super nerds anymore. In fact, it’s become the most in-demand skill across industries.But not everyone can afford to pay, let alone, make time for in-person classes.Here are five you could take for free, and on your own schedule:Introduction to Computer...

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 2:39pm

Sprint helps close the homework gap

In today’s digital age, access to the internet is more than just a luxury — it’s a necessity. And as educators increasingly turn to digital learning platforms, broadband access has come to be a key factor in a student’s academic success.But there are still five million U.S. families with school-age...

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 5:53pm

Design thinking is revolutionizing the classroom

A new approach to learning is turning the traditional education model on its head.“Design thinking,” lets students tackle a problem they want to solve by first identifying real human issues, like chronic pain and bullying in schools.They then research and develop a wide range of possible solutions...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:09pm

NYC officials vow to protect transgender students in wake of Trump’s protection reversal

President Donald Trump's decision to reverse protections that allow transgender students to use whichever restroom corresponds with their gender identity was met Thursday with defiance by New York City officials.“We affirm the right of every New Yorker to use the bathroom that fits their identity....

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:51am

10 Free Ivy League courses you could be taking right now

If you didn’t go to Harvard or Yale, now’s your shot.With online lectures, quizzes,and discussion boards, these courses are the perfect opportunity for high-school students looking to peruse possible majors, college students who want to learn more in their field of interest, and even those who...

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 5:33pm

Wanted: Pet sitters, not teachers

Over the next decade, spending money on education will slow, while spending on anything pet-related will grow, according to a new study from the Conference Board.The New York-based company released a consumer report that predicts education spending will grow just 2 percent by 2025. Pet industries,...

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 11:47am

NYC organization offers free supplies to public schools, nonprofits and artists

On the third floor of an unassuming warehouse building in Long Island City is a cavern of creativity.Welcome to Materials for the Arts, which gathers discarded items from businesses and individuals from across the five boroughs and donates them to public schools, nonprofits and artists.MFTA’s 35,...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 5:00am

5 cheap cellphone plans for students

There comes a time in every parent’s life when they must let go, cutting the proverbial phone cord and handing over cellphone responsibility — namely paying the bill — over to their kid.Quelle horreur!But fear not, penny-pinching student. Here are five plans in no particular order that will keep...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:33am

Reimagining the future of higher education

The digital realm has come to encompass everything we know, and now it’s beginning to redefine our system of higher education.Thanks to the work of Massive Open Online Courses, anyone with internet connection can enroll in free online classes on subjects ranging from American government and Civil...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:55am

Holocaust education takes flight through ‘Butterfly Project’

As we embark into a socio-political era defined by hate and bigotry, seizing the opportunity to teach students the value of empathy and compassion has never been more important.But with a current education system that focuses more on performance assessments, especially in the core subjects of...

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 5:51am

Pence breaks Senate tie to confirm DeVos as education secretary

President Donald Trump's choice of billionaire Betsy DeVos to be education secretary was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, but only after Vice President Mike Pence was called in to break a tie that threatened to defeat her.The tie-breaking vote, which Senate officials said was unprecedented...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 11:14pm