Posts Tagged ‘Education’

MAYBE YOU'LL NEVER BE AN INVESTMENT BANKER

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Anxiety runs high in this year’s graduating class. New grads feel especially vulnerable, since they’re trying to break in while current employees are holding tight to the jobs the up-and-comers might fill. Worse, there’s growing evidence that the financial consequences of entering the job market during recession could last from a decade to a lifetime,
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SHOW ME THE MONEY

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Princess Wynn, 17, is waiting for answers from the colleges she got into. A senior at St. Jean Baptiste High School in Manhattan, she’s waiting to find out how much financial aid she will receive. Her parents can’t help her cover all of the tuition, so she might have to apply for loans
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‘D’-GRADE MIDDLE SCHOOL TO CLOSE

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The Department of Education announced last week that it would close J.H.S. 44 William J. O’Shea, a troubled middle school that shares a West 77th Street building with the Computer School. Though the news was hardly surprising—J.H.S. 44 received a D on its recent progress report—some thought the announcement should have been revealed weeks, or [&hellip
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EDUCATIONAL MALPRACTICE?

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Each fall, many New Yorkers head to family physicians for an annual physical. Doctors record some standard measures—body temperature and blood pressure, for example—and perhaps draw some blood to send to the lab. Doctors will also ask about changes in health over the last year. Only after considering all of this information will they make [&hellip
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THE BIG JUMP BACK

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Making the decision to return to school after several years can be a difficult one. It can require a significant devotion of effort, time and money. Now that many people may be facing staffing cuts and layoffs, it’s a more popular decision than ever. Returning students may seek to enrich their knowledge base and to [&hellip
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SUMMERTIME, AND THE READING'S EASY-OR AT LEAST IT USED TO BE

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By Lydie Raschka I was going to rail against summer reading homework. I thought I’d complain about the school’s tentacle-like reach into our homes. The way assignments spoil the free-form pace of summer, leaving little wiggle room for boredom, the space in which new ideas flourish. Assigning books is a far cry from my childhood [&hellip
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NO ROOM TO LEARN

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SPACE IS RUNNING OUT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS-WHAT IS THE CITY’S PLAN FOR THE FUTURE? By Dan Rivoli Children swarmed out of P.S. 290 Manhattan New School on the sunny afternoon of Sept. 8, shaded by scaffolding only feet above parents’ heads. “They’re building for a long time,” said Anastasia Khusanou, whose son is in the [&hellip
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