Private Education

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Cozz: "I've Been Given a Platform for a Reason"

    Over the decades, South Central Los Angeles has acted as an incubator for hip-hop, where rappers and groups like Ice-T, N.W.A., and Cypress Hill pushed the city to become the genre's focal point. After so many years, L.A. has risen again with emcees like Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q, who have aide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Many NYC Private Schools Now Charge More Tuition Than Harvard

    ​A new in-depth report from the New York Times reveals that some of the city's most desirable private elementary and high schools are now charging more than Harvard does for a year's tuition. (The yearly tuition at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School is already above $38,000, while Harvard ... More >>

  • News

    January 4, 2012

    Education Supplement: Bursting the Tuition Bubble

    The soaring cost of college has multiple causes and no easy solution

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Michael Kontaxis, Architect of the Andover Rap Song, Explains His Opus

    Michael appearing in "The Andover Song"​Today, a rap song from Massachusetts prep school Philips Andover hit the Internet with a bang. Was it real? Was it supposed to be a joke? Why weren't these talented young rappers invited to our president's hip-hop barbeque? Seeking answers to these press ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    NYC Private High School Can Cost More Than the Ivy League

    "And you gave me a scholarship, didn't you?"​Tuition at the famed Bronx prep school Riverdale -- once home to the likes of Chevy Chase and Carly Simon -- totals $40,450 for the coming school year, making it the first of New York City's important people-makers to charge more than $40,000 annual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Holy Windfall, Bloomie!: The Mayor's Catholic School Idea

    You might have heard that Mayor Bloomberg wants to save a few New York Catholic schools by making them er...not Catholic schools anymore. As public charters, the troubled schools would receive much needed cash from the city. According to the Times, which looked at similar conversions in Washington D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2005

    Weiner Runs on Faith

    Yours truly wasn't the fastest kid on the track team at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School. In fact, he was about the least fast. This was illustrated at the track meet where he found himself in a heat with two competing runners who each had a visible physical handicap. It was kind of race that off ... More >>