A city teacher was charged with grand larceny Wednesday for allegedly using a coworker's credit card at a Bloomingdale's retail store, the NYPD said.
A Department of Education spokesman said Faith Ayala, 44, who was arrested at 11:40 a.m. in southeastern Bronx, will be reassigned to clerical work outside of city schools. She has been a DOE employee since 2003 with a $64,006-a-year salary.... » more
Earlier this month, New York University opened its 40,000-square-foot Media and Games Network center in downtown Brooklyn. The facility, dubbed MAGNET, brings together programs in video game design, digital media design and more, all under roof. The move follows increasing interest in the school's video game design programs, something schools across the city are seeing.
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With many applications due before the end of the year, high school seniors are deep in the throes of the college application process.
But with annual tuition and fees at an all-time high, according to CollegeBoard's Trends in College Pricing 2012 report, averaging $8,655 for public in-state and $29,056 for private nonprofit institutions, finding some funding to help foot the bill is just as... » more
Graduate school is demanding for anyone, but for those who've taken time off between undergrad and grad, it comes with some unique challenges. We polled six New York-area students who've gone back to school for an advanced degree after working for a few years to find out their biggest surprises, hurdles and pieces of advice for anyone considering a return to student life.
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To be honest, we're kind of jealous of the college freshmen who've just arrived in the city. The Big Apple is their playground and everything is new and exciting. While it's impossible to give a comprehensive list of what's worth doing here (we'd need to dedicate several full papers to that), below are some of the things we think you need to do right this very minute.
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Twenty-two of the state’s top 25 schools are in the five boroughs, as measured by new Common Core exams, the mayor said Monday.
That’s a huge change from 2001, when none of the city's institutions made it on the list.
“For a big city school system to compete with the wealthy suburbs, no one thought that would be possible,” the mayor said at the Talented and Gifted School for Young Scholars... » more
The city Tuesday announced its first "engagement center" for chronically absent students.
The West Harlem-based center aims to reduce truancy by keeping track of students; attendance and progress, letting them pick a school-based mentor and assigning each one with a trained advocate. The center will be staffed with social workers and officials from the city Department of Education,... » more