Education

Help your child achieve academic success

Understanding how your child is doing in school and providing the necessary resources for her to get ahead is important for many parents. We spoke with Megan O’Connor, co-founder and CEO of the tutoring app Clark, for tips on supporting your child’s academic success.Establish a relationship with...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 3:26am

Cambridge College

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....

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 8:15pm

Paramedic Studies Programs at Bunker Hill Community College

Take your healthcare career to the next level. Bunker Hill Community College offers two Paramedic Studies programs at our Chelsea Campus to give you the training you need to become a certified Paramedic. Each program prepares students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:57pm

Contract negotiations of NYC school bus drivers go round and round

Negotiations stretched into the night Monday to avert a strike of school bus drivers who voted last week to walk off the job Nov. 1 unless their employer addresses rising health care costs and diminishing paid vacation time.Approximately 900 bus drivers employed by Jofaz Transportation and Y&M...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 4:48am

New York Botanical Garden launches new Edible Academy complex

The New York Botanical Garden’s Edible Academy — an agricultural education platform providing hands-on activities and interactive programs for children in the Bronx and Greater New York City area — will celebrate the groundbreaking of their new building complex Thursday, October 27. The $28 million...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 1:38am

Elite international schools are bringing in buyers to new developments

​Families looking to buy apartments in the Big Apple often have a standard list of demands: a safe area, a family-friendly neighborhood, and space to accommodate their children. Maybe most important of all is the desire to be close to a top school. This idea is not a new one; after all, every...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:51am

Should you consider a 3-year degree program?​

It’s college-application season, which means students and parents around the country are having sometimes difficult conversations about college costs and student loans.As a result, many educators and students are wondering: Does college need to be four years long? A recent report from the New...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:50am

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...

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 7:39pm

Afterschool program brings two ‘at odds’ Bronx schools together

In a time when funding for arts education and afterschool programs are either in danger of being drastically reduced or eliminated altogether, one national event presented by Afterschool Alliance hopes to show how important these initiatives are, not only for students, but their parents and...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 2:30pm

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...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 8:41pm

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...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 8:41pm

Profs walk off jobs at state universities, suspending classes for thousands of students

Instructors at 14 state universities walked off their jobs Wednesday in a mid-semester contract dispute, disrupting classes for more than 100,000 students.The strike is the first in the 34-year history of the university system.Just after 5 a.m., faculty members formed a picket lines on campuses...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 5:13pm

Better options for NYC's B-students shopping for high schools

Right now, 90,000 New York Cityeighth gradersaresorting through a phone-book sized list of400 public high schools to find thebest fit for the next four (arguably most critical) years of their lives.They submit their high school applications onDec. 1, rank their 12 favorite choices, go to open...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 2:30pm

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 theresponses 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...

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 2:30pm

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 MicroMasterscredential" last October, and now 13 other universities have adopted the program.MicroMasters allows students to...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 11:03pm

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,...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 12:03am

How to finish your degree after a long recess from college

As students across the country head back to college in the coming weeks, some may be surprised to learn that fresh-faced high school grads aren’t the only group entering universitites this fall. Students 25 and older made up roughly 40 percent of all college and graduate students in 2009, and by...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 9:48pm

This principal is teaching Brownsville students that they matter

When Nadia Lopez left the corporate world to join theNew York City Teaching Fellows,she didn’t anticipate starting a school in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. Now a highly regarded educator and the founder and principalof Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a public middle school in Brownsville,...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 8:08pm

These tech-savvy teens are taking feminism to the next level

When 17-year-old AissatouToureput her impressive tech skills to use, the coding newcomer decided to focus on an age-old problem: The gender wage gap, which she and four other teen girls tackled with a Pac-Man-like video game called “Wage Rage.”RELATED: What you need to know about studying abroad“We...

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:08pm

Mini-MBAs are making a huge difference

People who succeed in business tend to try really, really hard. They also possess traits that can’t be easily be taught in business school — ingenuity, resilience, passion and creativity, for starters.So why not reverse-engineer the MBA process, and help people become business savvy after they’ve...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 12:29am