The schools will present a musical theater performance as part of today's national Lights on Afterschool event.
The 5 best Philly Charter Schools
The Philadelphia charter school system seems to be in a constant state of uncertainty. For parents thinking about fleeing to the suburbs, or breaking the bank for private school education, here are five (well, technically, six) stellar charter schools that just may make you reconsider. Franklin Towne Charter Elementary and High Schools Grades: K-8/9-12 Location: 4259 Richmond St./5301 Tacony St. Website: franklintowne.org Both Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School and Franklin Towne...
Is a charter school right for my child?
Plagued by a crumbling public school system, Philadelphia parents are facing tough decisions when it comes to their child’s education. With 86 charter schools to choose from in the city, the questions arise: Are charter schools a viable option? And, more importantly, what sets them apart from public schools? “Charter schools are publicly funded and privately run,” says Maia Cucchiara, an associate professor of urban education at Temple University. “While public schools are run by a school...
Faculty at 14 PA state colleges strike
For nearly 150,000 college students enrolled in Pennsylvania's state school system, classes might be canceled Wednesday as the fall semester comes to a halt. Just after 5 a.m., faculty at 14 state schools formed a picket line after months of negotiations between the faculty union, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, and the State System of Higher Education hit an impasse, the union announced on Twitter.
Better options for NYC's B-students shopping for high schools
Right now, 90,000 New York City eighth graders are sorting through a phone-book sized list of 400 public high schools to find the best fit for the next four (arguably most critical) years of their lives. They submit their high school applications on Dec. 1, rank their 12 favorite choices, go to open houses and tours, interview and audition, and sometimes take specialized school exams. There are a number of guides that purport ease this monstrous process. For example, U.S. News and World Report...
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How to choose the right school for your child
Back in the day, if you had a kid, and that kid needed to go to school, you didn’t have very many options about where to send her. There was the local public school, maybe a parochial school or two and — if you were very lucky — a private prep school. Nowadays, it’s a different story. We are faced with an abundance of choice, from schools that focus on everything from aerospace to performing arts, to specialized institutions devoted to Montessori or Waldorf teaching methods. “I once visited a...
Six steps to finding the right MBA program for you
This article was written in association with the QS World MBA Tour and the QS World Grad School Tour. The business education market can seem like a jungle. Should you just apply to a school you’ve heard of, one you’re fairly confident is held in high esteem by your peers and future employers, and ignore the rest? RELATED: Five myths that prevent women from getting their MBA Well, you could, but your MBA isn’t something to take lightly. The work, costs involved and potential value to your...
The three things you need to know to get into business school
Top MBA programs are highly selective. At New York University’s Stern School of Business, for example, the full-time MBA acceptance rate in 2014 was just 18 percent. So, how do you get into a school despite the crazy odds? We at TopMBA.com, asked admissions directors how applicants can stand out from the crowd. Be yourself It sounds clichéd, but it's true: Business schools aren’t looking for some preordained version of the perfect MBA candidate. They actually want to get to know the real you...
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Woods College at Boston College
Whether you’ve completed an associate’s degree at a community college, earned credits at previous institutions, or are enrolling in undergraduate courses for the first time, the Woods College at Boston College offers a flexible, intimate, and personalized learning environment that allows you to complete your bachelor’s degree and advance your education.
Bay State College
WHEN SCHOOLS SAY THEY OFFER STUDENT SUPPORT, WHAT DO THEY MEAN? It could mean a lot of different things. At Bay State College it means we understand that going back to school is a big decision. And, it means we understand your concerns about succeeding at the college level. That’s why, regardless of how you see yourself doing in college, we see an opportunity to help you realize your potential with a community of support.
Bunker Hill Community College: Your time starts now
Whether you’re just getting started or looking to start a new career, BHCC will help get you there. Get to know us at our Fall Open House and Family Day, learn more about what BHCC has to offer and enter to win a free 3-credit course for Spring 2017. Charlestown | Chelsea | East Boston | Malden | South End | Everett | Quincy
Cambridge College: Get the edge you need to succeed!
In an increasingly tight and competitive job market, employers are demanding more and more specialized skills. Many jobs that once required a bachelor’s degree now require a master’s. And that demand is only expected to skyrocket. According to a New York Times article, master’s programs are the fastest-growing degree programs in the US.
Tufts University - School of Medicine
If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding education that will help you embark on a career that will make a difference in the world, Tufts University School of Medicine provides an ideal environment tostudy public health or earn a professional degree. At Tufts, we support and promote an inclusive community where students with diverse backgrounds and goals can thrive and succeed.
Fisher College Student Veteran Association awarded $10,000 for new vet center
Boston, MA. – Walking onto a college campus after leaving the military can be a disorienting experience for student veterans. That’s why The Home Depot Foundation and Student Veterans of America (SVA) are awarding the SVA chapter at Fisher College $10,000 for its veteran center on campus, as part of their Vet Center Initiative. The newly formed Student Veteran Association was established at Fisher College during the end of the academic year. There are currently 16 members. The purpose of the organization is to provide student veterans with a source of support, advocacy, and camaraderie. The veteran center will offer the organization a place to meet, both as a group and socially. Construction is set to begin July 1 and will be completed by the end of this calendar year.
Students give higher grades to minority teachers: Study
Students of all races prefer minority teachers over white teachers. So says a New York University study published this month, drawing on the responses of 157,000 students in middle schools and high schools in urban areas nationwide. “On almost every single measure all students liked Latino and black teachers better than white,” the paper’s co-lead researcher, NYU sociologist Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng, told Metro. The findings from the study, "The Importance of Minority Teachers: Student...
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MIT offers micro-master's credentials as a step toward advanced degree
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is pioneering an online way for students to progress toward achieving post-graduate degrees. The Cambridge school launched the "MITx MicroMasters credential" last October, and now 13 other universities have adopted the program. MicroMasters allows students to take an entire semester of master's-level courses online at low cost and earn a certificate of completion. If the student chooses to continue their education, they can apply to complete their...
Girls Who Code expands free club program to all 50 states
Girls Who Code, the national nonprofit devoted to closing the gender gap in technology, will expand its free after-school club program nationwide in the hopes of reaching 40,000 girls across the country by the end of the academic year. Designed for sixth to 12th grade students, the clubs aim to empower girls to break into the male-dominated profession while teaching them to use computer science for the good of their community. RELATED: Fixing tech's gender gap “Well before college, young girls...
Fuhgeddaboudit added to Oxford English Dictionary
You can fuhgeddaboudit, if you insist this phrase isn't a real word. The famous saying associated with New York City and New Jersey residents has just been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Made popular in pop culture by Italian-American characters, such as in “The Sopranos,” the word, according to Oxford, means “‘forget about it’; used to indicate that a suggested scenario is unlikely or undesirable.” Unofficial alternate spellings include foggetaboutit and fuhgeddaboutit. Before Oxford...
Where students live may impact their performance
Historically, college dorms have been characterized by anything but great architecture. While many older institutions rent out rooms (“cells” may be a more apt description) in neo-gothic structures, newer institutions tend to house students in some of the world’s least inspiring modernist buildings (for an example, head over to the I.M. Pei towers that dominate NYU’s University Village). More recently, however, at least some colleges and universities have begun to acknowledge that where...