Education

What you need to know before studying abroad

Travelling overseas can be a life-changing experience, especially when you're an undergrad in college on a study abroad program. Students are encouraged to step outside their comfort zone and explore, but at a time when safety is a major concern worldwide, they also need to take precautions. Laurie...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 12:16am

Does your state have a bullying problem?

If you’re a teen in Michigan, then you’re far more likely to be bullied than a teen in Massachusetts. WalletHub released a study today on wherethe biggest bullying problemsexist across the nation.The study used 17 key metrics to find out where bullying is most pervasive and destructive among 45...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 8:58pm

How to ace the end of your internship

So you’ve almost completed that coveted summer internship — congrats!Now comes the hard part. That swanky line on your résumé means zilch if you don’t take full advantage of the opportunity. Hopefully, you haven't simply been showing up at your internship. You've beenworking the internship — and...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 7:50pm

Kadenze brings arts education to the masses

In May 2015, the first graduates of Berklee College of Music’s online bachelor degree program walked across a (real, not virtual) stage at a commencement ceremony in Boston. At the time, the program was one of the first arts education degrees that could be earned entirely online, making music...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 12:22am

How to grow a successful startup

When David Mahfouda founded Bandwagon, a ride-sharing company that connects taxi passengers leaving from the same location, he knew his idea was golden. It made sense for New Yorkers — the intuitive app saves riders time and money — and New York City —it shrinks taxi lines and helps support city...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 10:00pm

Are micro-degrees the future of higher education?

We live in tiny houses, make micropayments and use mini fridges. Naturally, now we can also earn micro-credentials. RELATED: Here's how to talk to kids about the election As the name suggests, micro-credentials quailfy individuals to execute specific skills, often in the math, science and...

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 8:12pm

Helping kids comprehend election chaos

Thus far, the 2016 election has been highly unconventional, to say the least. Talking about it with peers can be daunting — much less with impressionable youths. Thankfully, the Newseum in Washington, D.C. is gearing up to launch a youth-centric program, "Election 2016: Stumped!? Making Sense of...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 11:08pm

The new rules of workplace leadership

For all their innovation, leaders tend to repeatedly use the same terms to describe themselves: They’re charismatic, powerful, strong-willed and simply born to lead. But that's simply not the case,suggests entrepreneur Cosmina Popa, who co-authored the book “How to Be a Leader”with Martin...

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 11:58pm

Book three of the graphic novel trilogy MARCH comes at just the right moment

Whoever said history is dead hasn’t read Georgia Congressman John Lewis’ graphic novel trilogy "MARCH". You might recall that Lewis made headlines in June for leading a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives to demand action on gun control measures. The event Periscoped around the...

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 8:29pm

New Magazine Aims To Inspire Young Girls

Erin Bried, editor-in-chief of new girls’ magazine “Kazoo,” was frustrated when she went to pick out a magazine to read with her five-year old daughter. The titles geared towards young girls focused mostly on beauty tips, and featured pictures of princesses and dolls. With her nearly two decades’...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:07am

What can you do with a degree in public health?

Public health is a broad, fast-growing field. It requires a desire to help others and an interest in health or science — but not a medical degree. RELATED:The risks and rewards of emergecny nursing“The whole field of public health is really about prevention,” says Heather Krasna, assistant dean of...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 3:46pm

Taking the heat at culinary school

When Chef Candy Argondizza, vice president of culinary and pastry arts at the International Culinary Center (ICC) brings new students into the kitchen, she makes sure they can take the heat.“As I tell students all the time, this profession chooses you; you don’t choose it,” she says. RELATED:Can...

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 4:47pm

The risks and rewards of emergency nursing

If you can maintain calm under pressure, think fast on your feet and turn on a dime, then emergency nursing might be the career for you.RELATED:Can higher ed for inmates help them once they're out of prison?While dealing with life-threatening situations on a daily basis is inherently intense and...

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 3:16pm

How to identify testing bias

When Sheila Akbar, director of education at test prep company Signet Education, took a practice exam for new SAT, one passage threw her off. In the reading section, students were asked to analyze a letter exchange between two women in the 1830s arguing about whether they should become involved in...

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:10am

The best colleges for your buck

Higher education is expensive. This we know.What’s not so cut-and-dry is determining which colleges and universities offer the best value—meaning an affordable, quality education with promising career options.RELATED: Can higher ed for inmates help them once they're out of prision? "MONEY" magazine...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:51am

Back on their feet, and finding their voice

When Devon Simmons started college, he was not a recent high school graduate living on a bucolic campus. He was a prisoner at the Otisville Correctional Facility, a medium security men’s institution two hours from New York City.“To finally utilize my talents was really a blessing, and in the...

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 3:19am

Summer STEM camps inspire kids to be innovators

Kids who spend their summers playing video games are a parent’s worst nightmare, but teaching them to create the games can pave a path to success.Now more than ever, educators believe that the STEM disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — are important to include in children...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 7:53pm

At The Met, young artists put potential on display

For many artists, having their work on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art represents a career capstone. But for 12-year-old Anydelka Burgos, an incoming 8th grader at I.S. 229 in the Bronx, seeing her mixed media painting “Rites of Spring” prominently featuredat The Met isn’t so much an...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 10:49pm

At Tinkergarten, recess is always in session

The great outdoorsVenturing into the great outdoors is generally a planned activity nowadays, especially for children. But Meghan and Brian Fitzgerald, co-founders of early childhood education program Tinkergarten, wanted to change that by making unstructured play more accessible to kids.“One thing...

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 2:19am

These teen sisters are fighting for menstrual equality

Spending money on pads and tampons has long been considered part of the "pink tax"that women and girls simply must pay.But a major step in what advocates are calling "menstrual equality" occured last week when the New York City Council unanimously voted to approve legislation to provide free access...

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:37pm