Education

The Year of the Student

New York City is ushering in the Year of the Monkey today, and that means parades, fireworks, and —for the first time —an official day off from school in observance of Lunar New Year. Public school students who observe the holiday no longer have to choose between going to class, and honoring their...

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

Should you study abroad during the Zika outbreak?

A student at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. contracted Zika virus while traveling in Central America over winter break, reports USA Today. The Zika virus is now aninternational public health emergency, The World Health Organization declared on Monday declared.But co-eds need...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 1:16am

What's next for CUNY?

The City University of New York’s reputation for providing low-cost, quality education has long made it a bastion for working-class, low-income and immigrant students.But when the largest urban public university system in the county and its faculty reach a salary negotiation stalemate, how might...

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 10:16pm

Major fail: DeVry University allegedly deceived students about job prospects

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against DeVry University, run by DeVry Education Group Inc, on Wednesday alleging the company deceived students about the prospect that they would find work.Related: Want a career you love? Read this firstShare of DeVry were down 17.43 percent at $...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 8:22pm

How will an MBA boost your career?

An MBA has long retained its status as the elite business and management qualification for a simple reason: it gives your career a boost. So how, exactly, can the degree help you take your career to the next level? Here are five perks of an MBA:Related: Six steps to finding the right MBA program...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:22pm

How to turn your law degree into a job

Even when you pass the bar, the hard work’s not over — and those student loans aren’t going to go away on their own. Now, you need a job. The market for law school grads is changing, but the common sense rules of professionalism still apply. Here are four expert tips on landing a job:Related: Pre-...

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 9:00am

5 core college classes that pay off

You may be antsy to dive right into your major, but don’t roll your eyes at these common core curriculum classes—they’re designed to help you grow. While college is a time of self-discovery and individuality, there are certain courses every student can benefit from. General education requirements...

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 9:00am

Should you be sending your child to school at 3 months?

We’ve all heard of the benefits of a pre-K education: studies have found that students who attend some kind of preschool often have higher test scores, better social skills and even greater wages later on. But Daniel Koffler, president of Explore + Discover in New York City, believes that kids...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 2:02am

Three tips for nailing any kind of presentation from The Moth

From TED Talks to podcasts to Moth SLAMS, our culture is currently obsessed with storytelling. But sharing one’s personal narrative isn’t just a way to entertain a group of strangers and friends, it’s also a vital skill. Whether you’re an entrepreneur pitching your business idea in front of would-...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 3:22am

How one engineering whiz went from homeless to Harvard

Growing up in Cleveland, David Boone was always a “tinkerer.”“I liked to mess with things and take things apart and fix them, but I never knew exactly what that meant,” says the 22-year-old. It wasn’t until he stepped into an information session at an experimental STEM (science, technology,...

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 1:11am

What kids think the future workplace will look like

Virtual-reality press trips, mobile offices, Skype meetings: what’s the workplace of the future going to be like?Video-conferencing specialist Polycom, in collaboration with Global Nomads Group, which connects classrooms from around the world through technology, put that question to 25 middle...

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 10:30pm

Why data scientists have the ‘sexiest’ jobs

Is data scientist the sexiest job of the 21st century? That’s what the Harvard Business Review said back in 2012, andnowthe rest of the world seems to be catching up. Forbes has recently ranked data science the No. 1 career for work-life balance, while Careercast has named it the sixth-best job for...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 9:56pm

Bridges of Understanding links U.S. classrooms with those in the Middle East

There’s a lot of debate happening across the U.S. about the Middle East — particularly in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut and the current Syrian refugee situation. And as the arguments rage on, it’s clear there’s still so much Americans don’t understand about the Middle East — and...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 8:15pm

How to turn your liberal arts degree into a job

Though the economy is in much better shape than it was at the end of 2008, it’s still really hard to get a job — particularly if you’re young.According to a Newsweek article, millennials make up 40 percent of of the unemployed in the U.S. And having a college degree is often not enough: a 2015study...

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 11:29pm

New York universities team up with Blackstone LaunchPad to encourage student entrepreneurship

Even Marco Rubio can’t argue that going to college for engineering or math is a sound investment. And, in the midst of crushing student loan debt and more people getting degrees than ever, schools are looking for more and more ways to boost the hireability of graduates.One way they’re doing that:...

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:43pm

Prior experience might help you earn your degree

While weighing the pros and cons of earning a college degree, many working adults are under the misconception that they have to start at the very beginning. What they may not know is that a variety of educational and professional training can actually be applied as credit toward a bachelor's degree...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:51pm

3 ways to save money while going to college

College is expensive. Really, really expensive. And with the economy still struggling, it can be hard to scramble together $30,000 a year — or, likely,more — to pay for it.But there are ways to save, and get, money while pursuing a bachelor's degree. We ask Shereem Herndon-Brown, a former...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 12:27am

A group of tween girls use a competition to launch Hello Navi, an app designed to help their blind classmate

As kids all over the country are discovering, you can do a lot of cool stuff with the sciences, math, technology and engineering (STEM): design videogames, build robots or just blow stuff up.But, you can also use technology to help your fellow classmates, as six middle-school girls from near Dallas...

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 9:20pm

The one thing no one tells you about college that first-year students need to know

College prep, for most of us, means taking Advanced Placement courses, studying for the SAT or ACT and then compiling lists of all the clothes, furniture, office supplies and various material comforts we’ll need for dorm life. But, the one thing we don’t prepare incoming college freshmen for is the...

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 7:43pm

Should you send your kid to cyber-school?

In Philadelphia, more than 5,000 students grades K-12 attend a Pennsylvania cybercharter school. That is, they forego the traditional brick-and-mortar schoolhouse for the virtual world, taking classes online.While more and more people are getting college degrees online, you don’t often hear about...

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 1:19am