Arguably the Internet is one of the greatest tools for communication and it gives the user the ability to communicate and connect with others. But there’s also a downside to being that “connected,” especially for kids who may not be aware of how their Internet activity is going to affect them in the future.
Fordham University's cafeteria is teeming with life. Rising above the clinking silverware and quiet *blop* of chicken tenders being dipped into ketchup is the conversation of hundreds of college freshmen, newly arrived to the Bronx campus. Classes start Wednesday, and today is the final day of orientation.
3 PM dismissal is going to be a thing of the past for students in select New York City middle schools this September. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced a three-year pilot program today that'll extend the school day another 2.5 hours in 20 high-need middle schools.
The beginning of the fall season marks the time when many people go back to school. For veterans who have served overseas the experience of going back to school can be exciting, but can also come with its fair share of culture shock.
It can be difficult for anyone to make the transition from the lazy mornings of summer to the busy schedules of a new school year. But as Dr. Shelby Harris, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, notes, the adjustment for teens can be especially daunting.
Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to a sign a bill to tenure protections harder to earn for teachers - and easier to lose.