Posts Tagged ‘education’

Education Helps Young Adults Lift Themselves out of Poverty


Danielle Duval, 23, lives in a shelter and depends on food stamps and supplemental security income to get by. But she said she is trying to put her life together through education. Her first goal: to pass the General Educational Development (GED) test. She’s getting help—at the Henry Street Settlement, a social service agency on […]

Change for the Greener for a Few Bronx Sixth-Graders

Stacy, another sixth-grader at the new Highbridge Green School said her favorite subjects are reading and writing. (Hilary Brueck/ NY City Lens)

At Jose Gonzalez’s house, an early riser is antsy to go to school. “I’ve never seen my child waking up so early,” Gonzalez said. “At 6:20, he’s sitting on the chair, waiting for me to take him to school.” Never mind that the 11-year-old doesn’t have to leave the house for another hour and a […]

VIDEO: Staten Island Parents School the Board on Special Education Needs

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Parents on Staten Island are concerned that special education programs are being underfunded in New York City. The Board of Education came to Hungerford Elementary to hear what the parents complaints were about the current climate in classrooms.

VIDEO: College Applications Go Digital

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What might Reese Witherspoon and your adolescent child have in common? Applying to college via video. Solange Mougin reports on a new digital trend that is exciting high school seniors.

Taking Time Out for Tolerance

Photo: Solange Mougin. A view of the Point of View Diner at the Museum of Tolerance.

On the heels of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi’s suicide, students at Columbia Secondary School get a lesson on the dangers of bullying at New York’s Museum of Tolerance.

Typing to the Top

Photo: Dennis Murphy. Rainetta Jones stands outside the Grace Institute after class.

It’s back to school for Rainetta Jones. With no jobs, little cash but big dreams for better lives, many immigrant and disadvantaged New York women like Jones have enrolled at the Upper East Side’s Grace Institute for modern-day tips of the administrative assistant trade.