Education

Some of the best masters degrees for 2017​

1. Organizational developmentFeatured 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...

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 5:51pm

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...

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 5:46pm

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...

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 2:35pm

How to study smarter

Before a big test, students tend to spend hours re-reading and highlighting their notes, hoping to absorb all the information. And while the method may seem effective, it doesn’t allow the information to fully stick, says Henry L. Roediger, a cognitive psychologist who focuses on human learning and...

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:59pm

The case for a liberal-arts degree

With the consistent invocation that STEM careers hold the key to our nation’s future, the liberal arts degree has become branded as a useless and overpriced luxury — one that leaves students ill prepared to enter the workforce.Republicans like Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin have gone so far as to suggest...

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 5:12pm

80th annual YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund: Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner

Celebrities, VIPs and fashion industry titans came together at the Grand Hyatt hotel last night for the the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund’s 80th Annual Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner. The gala celebrated the 2017 Fashion Scholarship Fund class and eight Geoffrey Beene National...

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 4:04pm

What Philly graduates make right out of college

Students graduating from 50 four-year colleges and universities, technical schools and community colleges in the Philadelphia area can expect to earn between$19,300 and $95,800 after graduation.Metro analyzed data from50 schools in Philadelphia and within a 20-mile radius of the city. The highest...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 9:37am

Trump’s Student Loan Repayment Plan vs. Obama’s REPAYE

Americans with federal student loan debt stand to pay more each month withPresident-elect Donald Trump’s proposal than by enrolling inthe Obama administration’s most widely available income-driven repayment plan, Revised Pay As You Earn, according to an analysis by NerdWallet. However, Trump’s...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 9:03am

Which colleges have the highest paid graduates?

College is a big investment, so why not be sure it will pay off?Whether you blameit on networking, privilegeor opportunity, students at some colleges just end up making more than others— a lot more in some cases.In the top spot of the Department of Education's recent rankings was Louisiana State...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 6:44pm

Trump's education plan would undermine New York's neediest students: study

Donald Trump’s campaign promise to pull billions of federal dollars out of public schools to pay for private vouchers would undermine the education of more than 700,000 New York students, according to an analysis by the United Federation of Teachers.The UFT found that students at 1,200 schools...

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 5:00am

3 new classes for the new year

Ah, the new year, that time when we feel anything is possible. While you’re high on that new year, new you optimism, here are three upcoming classes in New York City that will help you pick up a new skill and keep that momentum going through the winter.Photography 101Brooklyn BraineryMondays Jan....

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 5:59pm

How to ace your college interview

Even for high school seniors who have perfected their applications and standardized test scores, the college admissions interview is often a nerve-wracking experience.“I tell students, as far as the nervousness goes: The subject of the conversation is you,” says Ian Fisher, director of educational...

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 3:30pm

4 tips for writing a college application essay that really shines

There’s a reason Janine Robinson named her site devoted to guiding students through the college essay application process Essay Hell.RELATED: The new trend in college admissions is digital portfolios“It’s the most dreaded piece of writing people do in their lifetimes,” says Robinson, a former...

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 3:30pm

The new trend in college admissions

When 18-year-old Gillian Pelkonen was applying to colleges last winter, she made sure to send not only her carefully crafted college essay, résumé and list of extracurriculars, but also a digital portfolio, which included links to a few songs she produced on SoundCloud and a video with snippets...

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 4:01am

How to deal with digital distractions

When it comes to our relationship with our devices — we are slaves. Their glowing screens and flashing alerts are so incredibly tempting, and whether or not we’d like to admit it, they’re our kryptonite.Thankfully, the solution is not to divorce ourselves from technology altogether, explains Adam...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 9:52pm

Experts offer tips for surviving NYC's kindergarten application season

Parents of 4-year-olds have more on their holiday-patterned plates than wrestling for the Hatchimals in the toy isles: It is now kindergarten application season in New York City.The Department of Education’s online applicationsystem, Kindergarten Connect, is open from Wednesday through Jan. 13,...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 3:30pm

How to break into the world of fashion

Aspiring fashionistas looking to break into the world of design need more than a good eye and a fantastic sense of style.“Everyone who picks out a button thinks they are a designer these days,” says George Simonton, a longtime fashion designer and a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 3:52am

The real cost of higher education

Tuesday night’s bartending shift ends at 2 a.m., giving Androniqi Kurtezi just enough time to review her notes, shower, and sneak in a four hour “power nap” on the couch before her 9 a.m. organic chemistry class.The 21-year-old senior, attending New York’s SUNY New Paltz, plans on graduating this...

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 3:54am

Never be intimidated by a rockstar professor again

During his 30 years of teaching at New York University, James P. Carse saw it all: eclectic students, fiercely competitive faculty members and the inner workings of a major university.“The university is the noblest creation of Western civilization,” says Carse, a retired professor of history and...

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 1:54am

Teen brothers' nonprofit aims to get 40 Bed-Stuy kids to Harvard

For two years, teen brothers Rusty and River Fields have operated a Saturday tutoring program for kids 5 through 13 from their home in Bedford-Stuyvesant.“Because kids were starting to sound apathetic, like things are the way they are and never going to change,” elder brother Rusty, 17, said about...

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 3:21am