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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

Dorchester teacher honored for work with ESL students

A big part of teaching middle school students is preparing them for the new challenges of high school, but in Jennifer Dines’s class at Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School in Dorchester, students are already navigating something new and unknown: life in the United States. Dines teaches...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 5:00am

Project Petals inspires next generation of New York City’s urban planners

In 2013, when Alicia White grew tired of seeing Railroad Park in her Jamaica, Queens, neighborhood be neglected, she mobilized the community to urge the city to do something about it. The city did, and that paved the way for other environmental projects elsewhere — and eventually the...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 5:00am

Columbia University announces first-ever coding bootcamp

With the tech industry booming, Columbia University is looking to help New Yorkers learn the necessary skills to join one of the country’s fastest-growing career paths.  In partnership with workforce accelerator Trilogy Education Services, Columbia Engineering will host its first-ever...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 3:07pm

Betsy DeVos, Education Secretary, isn't quite sure how to use a verb

United States Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a product of private schools who advocates moving federal dollars from public to private schools, did not seem to know what a verb was on Tuesday. DeVos tweeted out a graphic, designed like a dictionary entry, which encouraged her audience to “...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 4:17pm

Houston superintendent named NYC schools chancellor

After a brief hiccup, the search for the city’s next schools chancellor ended Monday as Richard A. Carranza, the current superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, was named to the post. Carranza notably reopened Houston schools just two weeks after Hurricane Harvey...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 7:17am

How Brooklyn Public Library wants to redesign fashion education

Brooklynites have been setting trends in fashion for years, and now a select few of them are getting the chance to create those styles from the ground up thanks to what might seem like an unexpected source: The Brooklyn Public Library. The BPL just began piloting its first-ever Brooklyn Fashion...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 1:32pm

Mayor's picks for NYC chancellor turns down job

Mayor Bill de Blasio's pick for head of New York City public schools has rejected the job offer.  The mayor announced his new pick, Miami superintendent Alberto Carvalho, to run the largest school system in the country on Wednesday. Carvalho would have replaced Carmen Fariña, who...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 1:58pm

BPS, state high school graduation rates increase

Boston Public Schools students are graduating within four years at a higher rate than ever before, the district announced. Throughout BPS schools, 72.7 percent of students graduated within four years for the 2016-17 school year — a .3 percentage-point increase from the year before, according...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:12am

Staten Island 2nd grader wins national science contest

Imagine there’s an app that’ll let you know when you should arrive at your doctor’s office so you can wait for the shortest amount of time. If only, right? Well, thanks to a Staten Island second grader, that app may become a reality. Sofia Babaytseva, a student at PS 50/Frank...

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 3:13pm

NYCHA training residents to be leaders in community — and beyond?

With 326 developments and more than 400,000 residents across the city, the New York City Housing Authority serves a large number of New Yorkers, but often, public housing is overshadowed by the city’s other for-the-public facilities like transit, parks, education and art. That’s why,...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:24am

Students honor MLK with march as part of ‘a new revolution’

While many kids in New York City will surely revel in the day off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 22 eighth-graders will not only honor his legacy with a march on the Upper West Side, they’ll also speak out about current civil justice issues. Monday’s march is planned by the oldest...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 9:15am

14 public schools tapped for closure: DOE

More than a dozen public schools are facing impending closure, the city’s Department of Education announced Monday. The closing schools include nine that are in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Renewal School Program, which aimed to improve 86 low-performing schools, and the Urban Assembly...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 11:52am

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