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All the Write Words?

World Journalism Preparatory School in Flushing, Queens is, as its title would suggest, a school that focuses on writing. 6th-grade science teacher Larry Malmud doesn’t use a textbook; instead, he’ll give his students copies out of a workbook that they’ll then tape into a composition book, along with their other observations on a lesson or  Read more »

Pell Grants Make the Cut, but for how Long?

Pell Grants Make the Cut, but for how Long?

Community college students breathed a sigh of relief April 12 when the funding for Pell Grants, which has been on the chopping block, remained unchanged. Pell Grants are awarded to students, who qualify based on the Expected Family Contribution formula and who have yet to earn a bachelor’s degree. Currently students can borrow as much  Read more »

The High Cost of Applying to College

The High Cost of Applying to College

As a high school senior, Kerissa Kow, 19, was determined to get into a prestigious college even if she had to do it all by herself. Kow had lived on her own since she was 16, but nevertheless charged through her final years at Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla. She had defied the odds  Read more »

Struggling to Stand and Deliver: Building an AP Program

Starr Sackstein’s 12th-grade students arranged their desks in a circle in her third-floor classroom at World Journalism Preparatory School as they read aloud from Hamlet. Some of the seniors had been assigned roles to read while their classmates followed along, and Sackstein stopped frequently to explain the themes and ideas of the tragedy because many  Read more »

Boys v. girls? America’s race to get ahead in science

In the robotics workshop at Bronx High School of Science, two champion teams worked side by side last month as they prepared for competition. One team robot was sturdy and strong, but never tested before competition. The other was faster with a sleeker design, but had problems performing the same task twice. Both were incredible  Read more »

Financial Aid Drives Admissions at World Journalism

Financial Aid Drives Admissions at World Journalism

For many students who receive acceptances, the most important question after getting into a school is how they will be able to pay for their education as tuition at college and universities around the country continues to rise.