Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Active Classroom, Engaged Minds

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Goldberg’s lessons draw on everything from gardening to pop music By Shannon Geis It was Sarah Goldberg’s 9th-grade history class that confirmed what she already knew: teaching was the career for her. “She just brought history to life,” Goldberg said of her high school teacher. “She was very hands-on and you could tell that she [&hellip
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Vision for a Classrom

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In DeSimone’s novel curriculum, students learn through city’s history By Mary Stachyra In her seventh year as a teacher, Danielle DeSimone took a job doing what most educators only dream about: creating an entire curriculum from scratch. The experience, she said, was an opportunity for both her and the students to “create, not just regurgitate.”
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School Plans For Riverside Center

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By Roland Li Upper West Side parents and members of Community Board 7 demanded construction of a school at the Riverside Center development that would be large enough to alleviate crowding problems in District 3. “Overcrowding in the southern district has reached crisis proportions,” said Noah Gotbaum, president of District 3’s Community Education Council, which [&hellip
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Bad Plan For Student Loans

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To the Editor: The U.S. Department of Education is proposing a rule that will limit access to higher education and economic opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Americans. This “Gainful Employment” rule will deny students access to educational programs and degrees that lead to placement in high-demand jobs by making such programs ineligible for much-needed [&hellip
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‘Double Depositing’

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To the Editor: In the article “D-Day: How to weigh college acceptances and make the big decision” (April 16), my remarks were inadvertently mischaracterized in a way that made it seem as if I were recommending that admitted students put down enrollment deposits at more than one college. No responsible admissions professional would suggest that [&hellip
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Doing Double

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It’s Friday night at 9 p.m. and Jay Williams is still at the office. While his colleagues have packed up and left for weekends of socializing, sleeping in and spending time with families, Williams, a PR manager at Weber Shandwick, is still hard at work and facing a weekend of more of the same: finishing [&hellip
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D-Day

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For any teenager bound for higher education, it is always a relief to receive acceptance letters from various schools. Yet, for all the advice that shows how to create a standout application, there is little that addresses what to do when the hard work pays off: How does one evaluate and select the right college [&hellip
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To Degree or Not to Degree

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When Steven Englander wanted to change careers, the University of Albany marketing grad decided to go back to school. But instead of another degree, Englander chose a different option: a certificate program in computer science from Long Island’s Hofstra University
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FOCUS ON ART EDUCATION

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The Department of Education created a new committee to advise department officials on art instruction. The new 12-member Arts Advisory Committee will also issue an annual report on how well the city provides arts education. The committee, which includes teachers, principals, higher education professionals and arts community leaders, will meet twice a week. Diane Volk, [&hellip
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