Education

Black students at NYC schools get longer suspensions for same behaviors: Report

Dozens of New York City Council members are demanding NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio take action against racial inequalities in school disciplines after a report found that black student receive longer suspensions than other students for the same behaviors....

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 5:08pm

Walsh announces scholarship to help Boston college students complete last mile of education

Mayor Marty Walsh aims to help financially-struggling college students who are close to graduation cross the finish line with the launch of a ‘last mile’ college scholarship. The Graduate Ready To Achieve Degree (GRAD) Last Mile Scholarship will award a maximum of $2,500 to students at...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:45am

City Council calls for GPS on all NYC school buses

Students who rely on New York City school buses to get to class experienced more than 27,000 school bus related delays in Sept. 2018 alone, according to data from the New York City Council. On average, those delays made kids 28 minutes late. These delays, which most frequently stem from heavy...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 11:21am

Tips on how to get the most aid from your 2018-2019 FAFSA applications

When are the first moments that you really start to get a handle on your finances as an adult? Is it after those sobering moments when you’ve noticed that you need to crawl out of the piles of debt you’ve accrued in order to earn a college degree or from loans you’ve taken out to...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 4:04pm

NYC heads back to school with 3-K for All expanding to 4 boroughs

Wednesday marks the first day kids in New York City headed back to school — and the expansion of the city’s 3-K for All program, which is now available in four boroughs. Free, full-day 3-K for All is now serving 5,000 students at 187 sites in six districts in Queens, Manhattan,...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:04am

Make a statement with these dorm décor tips from Dormify

Home sweet home is starting to look a lot like dorm sweet dorm. Well, that is if you’re heading off to college. Getting your stuff to college is one thing, however, decorating your dorm is another. Luckily, the folks at Dormify (the dorm-essential online mecca) have a few friendly decorating...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:09am

Find dorm room inspiration with these budget-friendly ideas

Recent high school graduates as well as returning college co-eds understand that dorm life can be tough, especially when you’re on a budget. After all, tuition, textbooks and meal plans really add up quick. Fear not, there are wallet-friendly ways to furnish your life and living situation...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:57am

With students who identify as gender-fluid on rise, colleges are making changes

For many students, heading off to college or back to school can be a time of reinvention — or the first time many of those students, such as those who identify as gender-fluid, can truly feel themselves. As millions of students across the country head back to school this month, we take a...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 5:06am

Harvard rescinds some admission offers after students share offensive memes

Memes are an internet sensation, but they can also have real-world consequences. At least 10 students accepted to Harvard College have had their admissions rescinded after sharing racist and “sexually explicit” memes in a Facebook group titled “Harvard memes for horny...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 2:14pm

LeBron James opens I Promise School In Akron, Ohio

NBA superstar LeBron James just opened the I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, to help at-risk third and fourth-grade students.   The LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools teamed up to create a new school for public school students in the city who are...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 5:23pm

Mean Girls cast go from bullies to mentors in NYC schools

The girls of Broadway’s Mean Girls have learned their lesson so well, they’re ready to teach other girls how to be excellent too. After tackling bullying among high school girls and the pressures they face in school onstage, the cast of the Mean Girls musical are stepping into the...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 4:05pm

City-based nonprofit tackles veteran, underserved unemployment

The percentage of unemployed veterans hit an average all-time low of 4.5 percent last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but that certainly wasn’t always the case, which is why Bronx native Dr. Arthur Langer set out to create a systemic change when he founded Workforce...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:46pm

City launches new season of We Speak NYC English language learning program

City officials on Wednesday unveiled the newest season of its Emmy-winning, free English language learning program, We Speak NYC. Previously known as We Are New York, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs’ We Speak NYC strives to help immigrant New Yorkers build language skills and...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 11:07am

All the places teachers can get deals on food this week

Teacher Appreciation Day was Tuesday, May 8, but the ode to our country's educators isn’t over yet — it lasts all week! Students (or parents of students): if you’re looking for last-minute gift ideas, check out Metro’s guide. And teachers: you’ll want to take note...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 2:54pm

On Teacher Appreciation Day, Debra Messing thanks HS teacher at Crayola event in NYC

In the New York City school district alone, there are about 75,000 teachers who influence more than 1 million students each school day. Nationwide, about 3.2 million teachers work in United States public school systems. In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, Crayola wants to help people...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 9:57am

Is today Teacher Appreciation Day?

It’s safe to say that, other than our parents, teachers are the adults we spend the most time with growing up. They drill lessons in our heads — real world messages as well as tips for solving long division. They lift us up when we’re down and show us that grades aren’t...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 5:06am

Queens 3rd grader wins statewide Google Doodle contest

A third grader from Queens has won a statewide Google Doodle contest with her artwork based on the competition’s “What inspires me” prompt, Google announced Friday. Aspiring doctor Chloe Chan of PS 188Q Kingsbury in Flushing won Google hardware for her winning artwork entitled...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 10:32am

Soon-to-be FIT grads vie for spot on school’s coveted runway

Doing a senior thesis is daunting for any college student, but for soon-to-be graduates of Fashion Institute of Technology’s fashion design program, it literally comes down to judgment day. OK, it’s technically called Judging Day, and students work all year with industry mentors like...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 5:03am

Art — and life lessons — on display at Lavelle School for the Blind’s art show

For anyone who thinks that a school for blind youth wouldn’t need an arts program, many of its students will proudly teach you otherwise. On Friday, for the third year in a row, Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx held its annual art show to display colorful works created by the...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:00am

NYC schools to begin using compostable cutlery come fall

New York City students will be eating a little greener come fall by way of compostable cutlery, the New York Post reported. Alongside Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles, New York City will be part of a $34.8 million, five-year contract with Houston-based F&W Plastics to provide biodegradable...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 10:12am