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Parents upset with BPS start time changes create petition

The announcement of new school start times surely had some Boston high schoolers excited about sleeping in, but for many parents of elementary and middle school kids, the news didn’t receive a positive reaction. “I was very shocked when I heard. I can’t even explain how shocked,...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 2:54pm

Here are the new Boston Public School start times

More than 100 schools across the Boston Public Schools district are changing up their start times next year. After the Boston School Committee unanimously voted to change school start times on Wednesday, officials have released the new start and end times for the 105 out of the district’s...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 11:28am

These factors keep millions of women from obtaining a bachelor’s degree

A bachelor’s degree can give many workers an edge when it comes to job hunting and their salary, so why don’t millions of women — 76 million to be exact — have one? Because of numerous life factors, a new study from The American Women’s College at Bay Path University...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:03pm

Convening thought leaders across the region

The Greater Philadelphia region has one of the most highly concentrated college and university populations in the country. There are almost 100 higher education institutions located throughout the 11 counties, with 440,000 students that attain approximately 90,000 degrees annually, making Greater...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:00am

Girls Who Code, Accenture empower Bronx students to tackle tech's gender gap

Aminata Jaiteh became interested in computers at an early age. “Not just your typical playing games, but I was genuinely interested in how a computer functions,” the 17-year-old student at Manhattan/Hunter Science High School told Metro. “I wanted to know what it took to make an...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:52pm

Coding is as easy as pie in Sue's Tech Kitchen

Coding, robots, biochemistry — these aren’t concepts most of us are comfortable with, no matter what age. But when coding means keeping score in a basketball game, robots make you pancakes and a wedge of lime tastes as sweet as candy, it suddenly seems a whole lot less intimidating....

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 11:07pm

People with ADHD can actually focus hard AF

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, is typically perceived as a disorder that causes the sufferer to easily lose focus, thus the word “deficit.” However, people with ADHD are able to hyperfocus, more commonly known as focusing so hardcore, it’s...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:59pm

Baker will seek funds to address influx of Puerto Rican students

Gov. Charlie Baker plans to request additional school funding from the Legislature to help cities pay for the education of hundreds of children who have arrived from Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria battered the Caribbean island in September. The administration sent a memo on Tuesday to...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 9:47am

'That's how people like you get shot,' teacher tells black student

A high school teacher in Georgia has been placed on administrative leave after a Facebook video was released in which the teacher threatens a student with gun violence. “Don’t smile at me, man. That’s how people like you get shot,” said Paul Hagan, a physics and electronics...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 8:44pm

WeWork to launch private elementary school for mini to-be business moguls

Fast-growing coworking brand WeWork has been in the news recently for the company’s rapid expansion into everything from “co-living” to wellness, including a planned move into the former Lord & Taylor department store Fifth avenue...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 3:30pm

DOE pilots diversity plan for schools in Lower Manhattan

After years of calling for increased diversity in elementary schools in Lower Manhattan, parents and integration supporters in District 1 will now have a plan that aims to do just that. Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Thursday that the district that encompasses Manhattan’s Lower...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:00am

City’s ‘Winternship’ program intends to put more women in tech

It’s no secret that the tech sector is largely dominated by men, but a new initiative between New York City, Cornell Tech and the City University of New York is hoping its new “Winternship” program helps change that existing code for future generations. “Women are vastly...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:33pm

BU and Wheelock College agree on merger

Boston University and Wheelock College have reached an agreement on a merger that will result in a new school of education, the universities announced on Wednesday. The new college will be called BU’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development and will be a combination of BU’s...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:01pm

Librarian rejects books donated by FLOTUS; Calls Dr. Seuss played out, racist

A librarian in Massachusetts thanked first lady Melania Trump for the Dr. Seuss books the White House donated to her school, but declined the gift calling the author “cliché, a tired and worn ambassador.” The White House chose one school from each state to receive 10 Dr. Seuss books as...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:45pm

Interim Title IX guidelines leave advocates for assault survivors concerned

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently rescinded Obama administration guidelines detailing how colleges should respond to campus sexual assaults, leaving advocates concerned about what’s next. The move was not a total surprise, said Stephanie DeCandia, director of programs at the Boston...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:14pm

South Carolina fifth-graders asked to justify KKK in school assignment

A South Carolina teacher has been suspended after giving her students a KKK question on an assignment. They were asked to imagine themselves as a member of the Klu Klux Klan and to justify the treatment of African-Americans. Students at the Oak Pointe Elementary School were given an assignment...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:06pm

City lags in sex education: Report

New York is a city where anything goes, but according to a new report from Comptroller Scott Stringer, sex education is not one of them. “Healthy Relationships: A Plan for Improving Health and Sexual Education in New York City Schools” found that 57 percent of city middle school...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 4:41pm

3-K for All: School year starts with launch of free lunch, new 3-K

Students across the city started school on Thursday, and with a new year comes new programs, including free 3-K for pre-school aged kids.  Mayor Bill de Blasio also announced on the first day of school the launch of the city’s 3-K For All initiative, an early childhood education program...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:29am

Here's how Trump is rolling back Obama policies on immigration, education and civil rights

As the Trump administration announced on Tuesday it would put an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, the program became the latest target on a hit list of Obama-era programs President Donald Trump has been undoing since taking the Oval Office in January. In undoing his...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:26am

Massachusetts has highest educated workforce in the country: Report

Massachusetts has the most educated workforce in the country, according to a new report — how do like them apples? Half of all Massachusetts workers had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2016, according to a report published Wednesday by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. That...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:14pm