Education

How cyber charter schools are changing what it means to be 'home schooled'

Finding the best charter school for your child can be a difficult thing. The most desirable ones may often times not be within your school district and your only resort for quality education is to send your kids to an expensive private school that could be many miles away. So why do you have to...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 4:39pm

Summer break? Not really. Time to prep.

High school is going by fast. College is just around the corner, and the summer is a huge, open field of possibility. You’ve been looking forward to bumming around on the couch watching “Riverdale” and snacking, but could your time be better spent on college preparation? ...

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 3:20pm

Why You Should Go to Grad School for an MBA Degree

The job market sucks. Career fields that have historically been great for salary and prestige, like medicine, law, and engineering, have become saturated markets for job seekers. Millennials, despite being the most highly educated generation in history, face an unprecedented amount of debt and poor...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:17pm

Don't over-do it with your grad school course load

Getting accepted into a graduate school program can feel like a huge step in the right direction. You’ve narrowed down what kind of work you will hopefully devote your life to and you're attending a program that will help you easily jump into a niche facet of the industry you're...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 2:39pm

The career development center people should be your college BFFs

For many students, simply graduating from college is enough of an accomplishment. But what they don’t realize is that earning a degree is only step one in the challenge to achieve a successful life and career. In reality, the career development center should become your home away from your...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:00am

Here are the best ways to apply for a job without a resume

With so many job board sites available like Linkedin, indeed, and Workday, it can be hard to stand out to employers from the thousands of resumes that come pouring in every day. Employers need to get a good sense of who you are, and not the list of accomplishments bulleted on your CV. Here are some...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 2:36pm

Here's what we should actually arm teachers with

Is the best way to prevent school shootings really to arm teachers with guns? Teachers all over the country have been using the hashtag #Armmewith to send a strong message to both lawmakers and President Trump in the wake of the horrible school shootings in Parkland, FL. While many politicians on...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 1:14pm

Could panic buttons help save lives during school shootings?

After the horrific events that played out in Parkland, Florida last week, there have now been eight school shootings in the United States this year alone. For the sake of not normalizing this number, take a step back and realize that it is only February. With the likelihood of the Republicans in...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 5:33pm

EPA gives funding to replace diesel guzzling school buses in New York

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 2 office announced today that it will be awarding a grant of $246,006 to the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) to help “curb harmful pollution from school buses on Long Island”. The grant is a part of the EPA...

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:42pm

Life lessons from the Wu-Tang Clan

According to Lamont “U-God” Hawkins, one of the founding members of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, the first lines of their classic song “C.R.E.A.M.” painted the picture perfectly of what growing up in Staten Island’s Park Hill Projects was really like. “I grew up...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:51pm

The cost of taking a ‘victory lap’

It’s okay to not have your sh-t together when you first head off to college. At that point in your life, you’re still just a kid trying to figure out this big scary world. This is why so many students take an extra year to finish their four-year degree with what many call a “...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:28pm

With prison in the past, he’s getting paid to go to school

The following article was originally published by our friends at NerdWallet by Personal Finance Writer Anna Helhoski.    The day Frank Melo turned 20, he woke up to handcuffs on his wrists and an arrest warrant in his name. During his yearlong sentence on drug charges, Melo had time to...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 5:54am

Don’t let your kid become a social media cyberbully

At what age should we allow our children on social media? Every day we hear nightmarish stories about children getting picked on by cyberbullies or viewing content that they shouldn’t on the darkest parts of the web.   It’s a problem that has blown out of control and maybe a...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:33am

Play trivia to pay off your student loans instead of a bar tab

What if there was a way to have fun while chiseling away at your massive student loans? Better yet, what if there was a video game you could download onto your phone that could help along the way?  It would beat the hell out of getting a second job, that’s for sure!  The online...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 4:30pm

Is there a gender bias against women in certain college majors?

It is pretty easy to see in certain technical industries that there is a skewed representation of women compared to men. It turns out that this tipping of the scale in one direction has been starting since college and could be a result of years of preconceived gender biases against women looking to...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 11:04am

#MeToo in 2018: Disrupting the status quo

With #MeToo gaining wide influence this year, the time has come where the women’s movement has truly reached the mainstream. We are witnessing a cultural moment where women, and men alike, are banding together to disrupt the existing patriarchy.  This weekend marks the anniversary of...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 4:10pm

Discover why an MBA is a smart investment

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Monday, January 15, 2018 - 2:33pm

People with ADHD can actually focus hard AF

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, is typically perceived as a disorder that causes the sufferer to easily lose focus, thus the word “deficit.” However, people with ADHD are able to hyperfocus, more commonly known as focusing so hardcore, it’s...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:59pm

Roxbury Community College: Fall 2017 Registration is Open Now

 The New Roxbury Community College (RCC) opens in Fall 2017!  The College is currently undergoing $72.5 million in renovations; and, our fully-renovated Media Arts Center, new Student Commons, and new Health Sciences Building open this fall. While RCC will look completely different, what...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:12am

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