Why you shouldn't take the new SAT
The College Board is releasing a new version of the SAT in March of 2016, but if you're wondering whether you should wait to take it, Anthony-James Green has one word of advice: Don’t. “You’ll be a guinea pig,” warns the SAT and ACT tutor and founder of Green Test Prep online. In fact, Green — dubbed “the SAT tutor of the 1 percent” by CNN Money — says you should avoid taking the new test until June 2016. There aren’t enough practice tests For one, says Green, “it’s an entirely new format, and...
Students from Boston's most dangerous neighborhoods beat the odds at College Bound Dorchester
Racy Martinez wanted to study law. But she had one problem: she didn’t really speak English. “I came here a year ago and had already finished high school in my country,” says the 18-year-old, who had moved to Boston from the Dominican Republic to be with her grandmother. “My next step was to go to college, but I needed English classes.” Martinez was one of 54 Bowdoin-Geneva residents who celebrated completing a rigorous certification program and getting into higher education at College Bound...
These are the hottest colleges, according to Tinder
Whether you wanted it or not, Tinder today released a "study" of the hottest schools in the U.S. The dating app crunched the data to find the "most desirable student bodies" (ugh, their words), looking at the number of male and female students enrolled at a college or university with the most swipe-rights. The results? Tinder users apparently find Georgetown the No. 1 place to meet (app-meet?) attractive guys, while Florida State wins the crown for most-swiped gals. Here are the rest of the...
Nas is giving scholarships to Latinos and African-Americans who want to code
As we’ve established before, learning to code may be the best career move you’ll ever make. Not only do web developers earn good money (starting at $80,000 in New York City), but they’re also extremely happy, with 88 percent reporting feeling satisfied in their jobs. (Of course, you would be too if your job consisted of creating video games.) But — like all STEM careers — coding jobs do skew male, and skew white. Now, according to The Root, rapper and Queens native Nas is giving scholarships...
Bramson ORT College
Our Spring 2015 Registration is in Progress! • Financial Aid For Qualified Students • Day, Evening, & Sunday Classes • Exam Prep & Free Tutoring • Affordable Tuition • Small Class Size • Career Internships • Job Placement Services • Modern Labs • Veterans are Welcome • Accounting, Business, & Paralegal • Medical Assistant, Billing & Coding, Pharmacy Technician • Information Technology, HVAC & CADD • Computer Programming, Electronics Technology • Graphic & Web Design, Game Design and More! Queens and Brooklyn have Open House Every Wednesday! Call us for more information or to register: 877-355-8033 The Bramson ORT Programs Gainful Employment Disclosures are posted on www.Bramsonort.edu
Why choose Kingsborough Community College?
COST: Not only will you save money by completing your first two years at Kingsborough, you’ll find that senior colleges look favorably on people who’ve earned their associate’s degree. You may also be eligible for scholarships only available to community college students. Full-time degree students who meet CUNY’s residency requirements for in-state tuition may be eligible to attend a 6-week module at no charge. CHOICE: Choose from over 60 degree and certificate programs. You can take classes during the day, evening, and/or weekends. AWARD-WINNING LEARNING COMMUNITIES: Joining 25 other freshman in three linked courses for your first semester will help you succeed in college. STUDENT SERVICES: Whether it’s academic advisement, free tutoring, low-cost professional childcare, assistance with accessibility issues, or career training — you’ll find people and services to help you succeed. STUDENT CLUBS & SPORTS: With 80 clubs, you’ll never be at a loss for something to do or people to meet. A member of the NJCAA and the CUNY Conference, KCC’s Athletic Department offers a variety of intercollegiate teams including men's and women’s basketball, track, tennis, baseball, and soccer teams and women’s volleyball. There is also a comprehensive intramural program, an exercise room, and pool, covering many sports for men and women throughout the school year. HONORS PROGRAM: The KCC Honors Program offers enriched academic experiences and co-curricular opportunities for highly motivated and academically-capable students who want to enhance their Kingsborough education. Benefits include small honors-only classes; opportunities to study off campus; and membership in one of the largest chapters of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS: Throughout the campus you can find quiet places to study or gaze at the waterfront that hugs the campus on three sides. (Did we mention there’s also a private beach?) KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE When you’re ready to change your life. When you’re ready to change the world. For more information about enrolling at Kingsborough call 718-COLLEGE or visit www.kingsborough.edu.
Hostos Community College
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Mildred Elley Career College
Ready For a New Career? Mildred Elley’s Fast, Focused Programs Prepare You for A Career in High-Demand Fields. • Advanced Paralegal Studies • Business Management • Massage Therapy • Medical Assisting • (LPN) Practical Nursing (LPN) Practical Nursing Still Time to Enroll for January Classes! Get Started on Your New Career Now. High School Diploma Get Your Accredited High School Diploma Now! YOUR GUIDE TO SUCCESS: 5 Things Every College Student Needs - MILDRED ELLEY HAS THEM ALL 1. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE • Financial Aid & Scholarships Available To Those Who Qualify 2. FLEXIBILITY • Day, Evening & Online Classes • Year-Round Training 3. CONVENIENCE • Easy Access to Public Transportation • Online Classes Available 4. EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE • Small Class Sizes • One-on-One Academic Support • Training For High-Demand Careers 5. HELP FINDING A JOB • Lifetime Job Placement Assistance • Resume Writing Tips • Mock Interview Practice For for information, visit mildred-elley.edu
CUNY in the Heights
Improve Computer Skills Computer Training Program • Photoshop : Graphic Design Sat 2/7-4/18/15 9am-12pm • Photoshop : Graphic Design T,Th 2/17-4/7/15 5pm-7pm • Coding for Web Development Sat 2/7-4/18/15 3pm-6pm • Indesign & Illustrator: Desktop Publishing M,W 2/23-4/29/15 7pm-9pm • Certificate in QuickBooks:Computer Applications in Accounting Sat 2/7-3/28/15 7pm-9pm • Periodismo y Redes Sociales 1 Sat 1/31-4/11/15 10am-1pm • Periodismo y Redes Sociales 2 Sat 1/31-4/11/15 2pm-5pm
SUNY Empire State College
What’s Different About SUNY Empire State College? So what’s different about Empire State College? As a college geared toward adult learners, who often have work, family and civic commitments, our mission is to give you a high-quality SUNY education that is innovative and flexible enough to fit your schedule. Mentoring and Flexibility At the heart of the Empire State College experience is the student’s relationship with their faculty mentor, who acts as advisor and guide, from enrollment...
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Do you get overwhelmed when it comes to social media marketing for your business? Are you unsure about the best strategies to use for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube and Pinterest? Are you ready to increase your followers and engage with your audience? Want to find out how to use social media to increase exposure and increase revenue immediately? If you answered YES to any of the above questions, our Social Media courses are for you! Facebook – Here you will learn how...
University of Massachusetts Boston
BACK TO SCHOOL, TIME FOR YOU, TOO? Begin by exploring online learning with the College of Advancing and Professional Studies, UMass Boston’s online specialists. All the resources of a public research university at your desk, your home, or anywhere you can access the internet.
Isenberg Online MBA
Adds Value to Physician’s Career Like many physicians and medical administrators, Dr. Bernard Lee understands that health care is both a healing profession and a business. In 2011, Dr. Lee, who is Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, earned his Online MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.
Cambridge College launches new,cutting-edge MBA Program
According to a Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) study, the proportion of employers seeking new business school graduates continues to show a strong upward trend in 2015, with 84% of companies surveyed planning to add recent MBAs to their workforce.
Bunker Hill Community College
Fall is coming. Is it time to think about your career and take it in a different direction? Time to go back to school? Take your first college course or go after a certificate or degree that could change your future. Check out BHCC’s new offerings at bhcc.edu/new programs. They all lead to high-demand jobs. And they are just minutes away on the Orange Line.
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.
Proof that girls are good at math and science
Encouraging more women to pursue careers in science, technology, education and math is a worthy goal, given the potential payoff for our economy and for women — the so-called STEM fields — who get jobs in these higher-paying fields. One surprising way to make it happen: Suffer through a recession. New research has found that increased unemployment leads both genders to move toward fields associated with better earnings and job prospects, and that women are more likely to shift their majors in...
Want to get an MBA? This is the kind of program you need
Today, specializing in just one field — like design, engineering or entrepreneurship — is no longer enough. Instead, those who are looking to start their own company, invent something truly great or just improve the mechanics of a certain product need to have a handle in multiple areas. Now, universities are responding to this need. The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia has just launched a new Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship in Action course for MBAs. And the...
Want a career you love? Read this first
Nearly everyone wants to like her job (after all, the average American worker spends more than 40 hours a week there). But is it really possible to love a job? Or to even parlay the things we are most passionate about into a career? Listen to enough TED talks or commencement speeches, and you’ll think: why, of course! Take Steve Jobs’ now-famous address to the Stanford class of 2005. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life,” he said. “And the only way to be truly satisfied is to...
More U.S. colleges drop SAT requirement
Hey, high schoolers, scared of bombing on the SATs and not getting into college? Don't worry, a growing number of U.S. schools are scrapping standardized test scores as part of admission. Washington, D.C.'s George Washington University last month joined more than 850 U.S. colleges and universities that no longer require applicants to take the SAT or ACT, tests that have been a feature of American student life for decades. Proponents of making the tests optional say the switch can help schools...
Five things you need to know before getting an online degree
Still haven’t decided where to go to college, or even if you can afford to go to college — or grad school — at all? More and more people are enrolling in online degree programs. These programs' popularity has prompted many traditional universities to boost their remote offerings, with schools such as Louisiana State University and Hofstra recently adding even post-grad online diplomas to their lineups. “The great thing about online degrees is that there’s flexibility,” says Emily Bartz, content...
Suck at math? Blame your parents
Anyone can be good at math — as long as parents don’t get in the way. According to new research published in Psychology Science, it turns out that “math-anxious” adults could be preventing their kid from being the next Pythagoras. Ugh, Mom and Dad really do ruin everything. The study, conducted by a team at the University of Chicago, observed 438 first- and second-graders and their parents, assessing them on both their math ability and their math anxiety at the beginning and end of the school...
Kentucky clerk in custody for defying Supreme Court ruling
Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has been taken into protective custody for defying the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that she issue same-sex marriage licenses, the AP reported. Davis has reportedly been placed in jail, and may face hefty fines for being in contempt of court. This week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant Davis a stay on a federal judge's injunction that would force her to issue marriage licenses to all comers. Davis has cited her religious beliefs as reason to deny the licenses to...
Father of drowned Syrian toddlers to take his children's bodies home
The distraught father of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece identified their bodies on Thursday and prepared to take them back to their home town of Kobani. Related: Photo of drowned Syrian infant refugee shocks internet Abdullah Kurdi collapsed in tears after emerging from a morgue in the city of Mugla near Bodrum, where the body of his three-year old son Aylan washed up on Wednesday. A photograph of the boy's tiny body in...
NFL to appeal overturning of Tom Brady's 'deflategate' suspension
The National Football League will appeal a federal judge's decision to overturn New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the decision to appeal just two hours after the judge's ruling came to light, the AP reported. Background: Tom Brady suspension nullified "We are grateful to (the judge) for hearing this matter but respectfully disagree with today's decision," Goodell said in a statement." "We will appeal today's...
Millis cop faked shooting attack story: police
The Millis police are saying that the report of a cruiser being fired upon was fabricated by the officer. The initial report prompted Millis and State Police to comb the area looking for a suspect in a red pickup truck who is said to have opened fire on a police officer, causing the cruiser to drive off the road and catch fire on Wednesday afternoon. Millis schools were closed on Thursday while officials searched for the non-existent suspect. Background: Shots fired at police cruiser in Millis...
Dear Hollywood: Superhero movies may actually kill Emma Thompson
This week's turning out to be the time for British people to get hyperbolic about Marvel's popular web-slinger. After former "Amazing Spider-Man" star Andrew Garfield referred to the blockbuster experience as "like a prison," fellow stately Brit Emma Thompson is sounding off on superhero films — and Spider-Man in particular. RELATED: Andrew Garfield has some startling things to say about Spider-Man "I loved the original 'Superman' with Chris Reeve because there was a real tongue-in-cheek-ness...
Should Jimmy Fallon be worried about Stephen Colbert's new show?
Much attention has been paid to the variety of guests Stephen Colbert has been announcing for his first week on the air. Between the politicians, the entrepreneurs and the actors, his show stands to have the most unusual interviews in late night. But Jimmy Fallon, the reigning king, is not letting that stand. He's announced a list of A-listers for next week that should be some strong competition for Colbert. And he's not succumbing to the urge to switch up the type of guests he gets in response...
Jackie Chan on 'Dragon Blade' and doing action with more story
A few years back, it seemed Jackie Chan had aged out of action. He’s now 61, and even five years ago, with the “The Karate Kid” remake, Chan was away from the fighting, content to play mentor to Jaden Smith. But he’s still got it, and is still willing to do it, if not to the extremes of his “Drunken Master”/“Police Story”/“Armour of God” days. In “Dragon Blade,” a $65 million Chinese production, Chan plays a disgraced Han Dynasty-era patrol commander who teams up with a disgraced Roman...
More history on the line for the 'Big Four' at US Open
In this Golden Age of men's tennis, every Grand Slam tournament gives the "Big Four" an opportunity to make, still, more history. To move up on the all-time list of Grand Slam champions and to further distance themselves from their predecessors -- and those who follow in their footsteps. Between them, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 38 of the last 42 majors -- and odds are one of those four will hoist the US Open trophy on Sept. 13 inside Arthur Ashe...
PHOTOS: Boston billboards clear Tom Brady's name
Commuters leaving Boston Thursday will get visual verification of their totally awesome day as Clear Channel Outdoor has put up fresh digital billboards that support the ruling of Judge Richard Berman in the case regarding the suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Related: 5 Reasons why Tom Bready is free The billboards, located in 35 locations all over greater Boston, read: "Vindicated!" and "Yes!" They were put up shortly after Berman's decision to clear Brady was handed down Thursday...
5 reasons why Tom Brady is free
Jason Bonk, a sports legal expert and litigator with Cozen O'Connor, spoke with Metro Thursday regarding Judge Richard Berman erasing Tom Brady's four game suspension. Bonk outlined five reasons why Brady got the victory in New York: RELATED: NFL to appeal overturning of Tom Brady's Deflategate suspension 1. The Jeff Pash issue "It comes down to Pash and the fact that he wasn't allowed to testify in the league's arbitration appeal hearing [on June 23]. The lack of testimony there was...
VIDEO: Jason Silva explains the miracle of life to adorable baby
Jason Silva, the host of the program "Brain Games" on the National Geographic Channel is known for captivating our minds in his series of short videos called "Shots of Awe." In this short clip, Silva shares his thoughts and theories about the miracle life to an adorable baby girl. As Silva holds her in the air, he explains the reasons why she exists and how she developed into a tiny human being. "Somehow, literally, like, a piece of software melded together, fused and then it started to turn...
Bermuda may be small, but there's so much to do
The name Bermuda conjures up images of pink sand and shorts, but there is a lot more to this tiny island nation than lazing on the beach or a rather questionable sartorial style —so much more that several cruise lines, including Norwegian (www.ncl.com) and Royal Caribbean International (www.royalcaribbean.com), have one-week voyages that only visit the island. Ships sail from the U.S. – usually New York or Boston – stay three nights, then head back, giving those on board time to get to know the...
London hospital releases identities of HIV positive patients
The identities, email addresses and HIV statuses of nearly 800 patients were accidentally released by a sexual health clinic in London. The Guardian, which postulates that this could be the largest leak of it’s kind, reports that the clinic "sent a newsletter on Tuesday that disclosed the names and email addresses of about 780 recipients. The newsletter is intended for people using its HIV and other sexual health services, and gives details of treatments and support.” RELATED: UCSF to launch...
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This Week in Health: Autism linked to heightened creativity
Autism linked to heightened creativity Location of study: U.K. Study subjects: Over 300 people who filled out an online survey and completed creativity tests Results: Joint research out of the University of Stirling and the University of East Anglia has uncovered an apparent relationship between autism and creative thinking. Respondents who had more autistic traits performed better on creativity tests, generating more out-of-the-box responses to problems. However, they also created fewer...