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, which they take back into the field to test with real people. The process has been trending among educators. “We put the power in the hands of the students,” says Sarah Stein Greenberg, executive...
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. A new president will not change our values,” Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted. "Safe and equal bathroom access is essential for everyone, and in New York City, it’s the law and has been since 2002,"...
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 simply want to broaden their horizons. From American government to artificial intelligence– there’s a class for everybody. Here are 10 of our favorites that you could sign up for right now: 1....
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, however, will surge 8 percent. The amount of students between ages 5 and 24 will not see much of a bump over the next decade. Part of the driving factor for that is the drop in fertility rates...
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 35,000-square-foot warehouse is a treasure trove, stuffed with bolts of fabric, stacks of paint, spools of thread, instrument cases, books, frames, thread, zippers, office and classroom supplies,...
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Dreading SAT math? Here's some advice from a pro
For students who have always feared math class, preparing for a standardized test is the stuff of nightmares. “It’s something we hear about all the time talking with students and their families,” says Cailin Papszycki, Kaplan Test Prep’s New York area director of SAT and ACT programs. “A lot of students will say ‘I’m a great student, but I’m not a great test taker.’” We asked Papszycki to share what students should do to shake those math-related jitters. Create a plan of attack “We always tell...
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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Cambridge College: Combine your interest in healthy living with an exciting new career
Are you passionate about your health – and about the health of others? Do you keep up with the latest health and nutrition news? Fox News Health recently reported on a study that found that as many as 30% of US adults regularly skip breakfast – and that could have a serious impact on their health. People who eat breakfast daily, according to the study findings, are less likely to have risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure.
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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.
Paid internships at top companies at Bunker Hill Community College
Bunker Hill Community College students gain access to high-demand internships at some of Boston’s top corporations. The Learn and Earn program places BHCC students in competitive, paid internships where they gain critical hands-on, real-world experience in a potential future career.
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 you Snapchatting and hitting the town without having to resort to ramen for every meal. MetroPCS This carrier’s $30 unlimited plan for 1 GB of LTE data comes with no annual contract, includes taxes...
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 War Reconstruction to artificial intelligence and robotics. And that doesn’t mean sitting through a lesson from an uncredentialed stranger lecturing out of his mother’s basement. At EdX, a nonprofit...
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 reading, math and science, this idea often goes by the wayside, explains educator and artist Cheryl Rattner Price. She partnered with documentary filmmaker, Joe Fab to create a movie about “The Butterfly...
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 to confirm a president's Cabinet nominee, came after two Republicans joined with 46 Democrats and two independents in opposition to DeVos. Critics have called her unprepared to lead the Department of...
LIVE STREAM: Senate Democrats speak for 24 hours against Betsy DeVos
Senate Democrats are pushing one last time against Trump's pick for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos. Democrats are spending the next 24 hours speaking on the Senate floor in this effort, according to T he Washington Post. These Democrats include Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and New York Sen. and Minority Leader Charles Schumer. “Her views are extreme,” Schumer said, according to the Post. “She seems to constantly demean the main purpose of her job, public education.”
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Early financial aid letters shake up college decisions
While the official deadline for making a college decision is May 1, thousands of students across the United States already have been admitted to the schools of their choice. Many also have received financial aid offers, thanks to a new timetable from the Department of Education, which moved up the start date for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to Oct. 1 from Jan. 1. Yet making an educated decision about which school to attend is hard for admitted students because financial...
Some of the best masters degrees for 2017
1. Organizational development Featured in Forbes’ latest list of the Best Master’s Degrees for Jobs, organizational development is a growing field of HR grounded in the study of workplace behavior. An organizational-development manager can expect to earn between $59,700 and $122,200, according to PayScale, with professionals in the field rating their jobs the maximum five stars for satisfaction. 2. Digital media A top-100 entry in PayScale’s list of master’s majors with the highest salary...
MBA or EMBA: Which one’s right for you?
Often, the executive MBA (EMBA) is misconstrued to be a superior form of MBA study, but the truth is the two degrees hold equal cachet on graduation. What does set them apart is their purpose and delivery format, factors which lead to entirely different experiences. Here are some points to consider in your decision-making process and when meeting with schools at fairs, like the QS World MBA tour, to discuss options. Program pace, length & curriculum Metaphorically speaking, while an EMBA can be...
Teaching in the age of Trump
A presidential campaign centered on bigotry, racism, sexism and, as of late, a complete disregard for facts, is likely to cause a commotion, especially on college campuses whose mission — promoting inclusion and an open exchange of ideas — are in direct conflict with the president’s agenda. We spoke with three professors to see how this year’s election affected what they discussed with students getting ready to enter this new era of uncertainty. New York University Courses: “Queer Cultures” &...