When the investigation into an SAT cheating ring led to the arrests of a bunch of Long Island high schoolers (and one college student, the test taker, Sam Eshaghoff, who was at Emory before all this happened), we were, perhaps wrongfully, somewhat enamored of the idea of an SAT cheating ring. After ... More >>
If you're a teen who texts 120 or more times a day (a/k/a, "hyper-texting") or whiles away your hours on Facebook and other "social networking websites" more than three hours a day (a/k/a, "hyper-networking"), you're also more likely to be hyper-sexing, hyper-boozing, and hyper-using, reports ... More >>
It's a parent's job to do what's best for their child, but when it comes to a public school education, that job begins and ends in the boundaries of their school district. That is, if the parents are playing by the rules, which one New Jersey family chose to circumvent. After getting busted, ... More >>
As if we needed proof that life is just like high school, and high school is just like middle school, and mean girls are everywhere: This weekend in Albany Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (who, BTW, never would have gotten past the first wave of cheerleading tryouts) got all pissy when Govern ... More >>
A judge ruled today that New York City's Department of Education illegally closed 19 high schools earlier this year. Several news outlets are reporting the breaking decision (Post, WABC).
The move to close the schools earlier this year was contentious and included a protest in front of Mayor Bloomb ... More >>
Norm Siegel was not quite where he wanted to be today. On Saturday, when he
spoke at the School of the Future to a group of activists planning to
protest school closings, the civil rights attorney was riding pretty high.
Last month, he'd successfully beaten back Columbia's eminent domain ambitions ... More >>
We're always bitching about city schools, but no less than eight of our high schools are listed among U.S. News & World Reports' "Gold Medal" 100 Best High Schools in the country today. They are Newcomers High School in Long Island City -- the highest local placer at #6, and recipient of an A grade ... More >>
"Now I'm in Glee and I get to have Slushees and fettuccine alfredo thrown in my face."
Glee's Lea Michele
Born in the Bronx and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, Lea Michele debuted on Broadway at age eight in Les Miserables. From the time she was 14 until she was 20, she starred in Steven Sater and ... More >>
Walter's Hot Dog Stand in Mamaroneck, NY, stands in parkland across from the high school.
To celebrate National Hot Dog Month, and the impending Nathan's hot dog eating contest, Fork in the Road traveled to Mamaroneck, NY, an easy 30 minute train ride from Grand Central. One of the iconic hot d ... More >>