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Bridging The Gap
Single mom's inspiring post about graduating from Harvard Law goes viral Single mom's inspiring post about graduating from Harvard Law goes viral
Briana Williams, a 24-year-old single mom who just graduated Harvard Law school, has mastered the art of multitasking. Last year, she finished a final exam while she was in labor. After her daughter, Evelyn, was born during her final year of law school, she learned to breastfeed with one arm while writing a paper with the other. Last week her hard work paid off when she walked across the gra...
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New Jersey Law Codifies School Segregation, Suit Says New Jersey Law Codifies School Segregation, Suit Says
Christian Estevez, the son of Dominican immigrants, grew up in the 1970s in Plainfield, N.J., at a time of widespread white flight. Most of the children in his crowded elementary school classes were like him: poor, minority and struggling. Then his single mother managed to rent an apartment in the neighboring town of Westfield, which was thriving and predominantly white. The situation in his ne...
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America’s best high schools in 2018, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report America’s best high schools in 2018, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report
Hats off to teachers in the Canyon State: Arizona high schools ran away with the U.S. News & World Report's Best high School Rankings for 2018, nabbing the top five rankings plus the No. 8 spot. The annual list published U.S. News, which ranks everything from institutions of higher learning to cities and entire states, looks at "nearly all" public high schools in the United States — more than ...
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The Mass-Shooting Survivor Network The Mass-Shooting Survivor Network
As Patrick Korellis remembers it, he arrived at the college support group in 2008 and introduced himself to the person standing closest to him, a young woman named Emily Haas. She was a junior at Virginia Tech, majoring in business. Mr. Korellis was a senior at Northern Illinois University, studying meteorology and geography. They would later swap stories of the stereotypical college variety — ...
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Schools Offering Drone Programs, but Learning to Fly Is Just the Start Schools Offering Drone Programs, but Learning to Fly Is Just the Start
At a Girls in Aviation Day event in Manhattan, a drone pilot, Loretta Alkalay, commanded the attention of everyone in the audience as she launched a quad copter into the air and held it in a hover. The students, ages 12 to 17, looked eager to give it a try. And that is the point. Ms. Alkalay, a lawyer and an instructor in drone law at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in East Elmhurs...
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Building Skills Outside the Classroom With New Ways of Learning Building Skills Outside the Classroom With New Ways of Learning
What differentiates the Mayfield Innovation Center from traditional classrooms is evident not just in the virtual reality technology, the 3-D printers or the open architecture that make the two-floor, 30,000-square-foot building seem less of a secondary school than a Google satellite office. It is also in the words emblazoned on the crimson-colored wall of the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design...
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Student loan forgiveness program gets $350M one-shot boost to aid struggling borrowers Student loan forgiveness program gets $350M one-shot boost to aid struggling borrowers
Thousands of U.S. student loan borrowers who work as teachers, police officers, nurses, or in other public service jobs may soon benefit from a $350 million one-time expansion of a federal program that could forgive their remaining debt. A compromise in the $3.1 trillion federal spending bill signed Friday by President Trump includes a one-time reprieve for borrowers who feared they'd missed th...
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White House Passes the Buck on School Safety White House Passes the Buck on School Safety
After nearly a month spent promising action on school safety and gun violence, meeting with students who survived and parents who lost children in school shootings, and convening bipartisan meetings with members of Congress to broker a path forward, the White House is largely punting the issue to states and local school districts. In a plan unveiled Sunday evening, the Trump administration ins...
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New White House Strategy for HBCUs: Help Employers Fill Jobs. New White House Strategy for HBCUs: Help Employers Fill Jobs.
The Trump administration is taking a new tack when it comes to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, laying out a plan Tuesday that seeks to better align the schools and their graduates with the needs of employers. In doing so, Trump announced at the White House late Tuesday that he's tapped Johnny C. Taylor Jr., the president and CEO or the Society for Human Resource Management and for...
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How to Boost Your HR Career With Online Programs. How to Boost Your HR Career With Online Programs.
Ani Geragosian decided a few years ago that she wanted to advance her human resources career. The Seattle resident – who already had some experience in employee relations and operations – hoped to study the field from more of a business perspective. Her desire to potentially move into a director or vice president HR position drew her to the MBA with a human resource management specialization at...
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