Margarita Lopez NYCHA Environmental Coordinator

Margarita Lopez NYCHA Environmental Coordinator

In our efforts to take better care of our planet through sustainable practices, one of the best things that we can do is to help spread the knowledge of sustainable practices with others. It’s about creating new habits, everywhere from using reusable bags at the...
Healthy Choices Start With Education and Access

Healthy Choices Start With Education and Access

A recent chat with a younger sibling of mine has led me to writing this post on nutrition education in schools. He eats like the average middle-class American kid—comes home from school to enjoy a bowl of Goldfish crackers and some string cheese…after his mother...
Savings Down, Loans Up for Students

Savings Down, Loans Up for Students

Each year, it’s getting hard and harder for students and their families to afford college tuition. The economy has had a rough past decade, and the effects of that are evident in many ways: unemployment rates soaring, job position and salary cuts, inflation,...
Bill Gates on Edtech and Transforming Classrooms

Bill Gates on Edtech and Transforming Classrooms

Past posts I’ve written on edtech have emphasized the benefits that digital textbooks, iPads, apps, blogs, and other digital tools can have for the classroom. Some educators have other opinions, skeptical of whether these tools are more distracting for students than...
Atefeh Riazi NYCHA Chief Information Officer

Atefeh Riazi NYCHA Chief Information Officer

What if everyone had access to the Internet? How would that change the state of education in the world? Many people, like Atefeh Riazi, Acting General Manager and Chief Information Officer of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), recognize that not everyone has...
The Benefits of Volunteering: Long-lasting Effects

The Benefits of Volunteering: Long-lasting Effects

As I strolled out of the grocery store the other day I came to face to face with a group of Girl Scouts selling cookies. Yes, it is that time of year again, and clever they are for selling cookies outside the student dorms around finals week. Stressed spelled...
WNET Helps Families Connect

WNET Helps Families Connect

With busy lives to lead, it’s easy to forget to spend quality time with our families. We have work to do, classes to study for, sleep to yearn for, and not nearly enough time to feel like we’re ever caught up. It is especially hard for those who have kids. But it’s...
The Value of Emergency Preparedness Education

The Value of Emergency Preparedness Education

Recent in the news, two young boys, ages 9 and 10, helped teach a woman how to perform CPR on her infant, saving the baby’s life. The boys claimed that they learned how to perform CPR from posters in their school cafeteria. This miraculous story reminds us all of the...
Life After College

Life After College

Most people assume that after completing their undergraduate college education that the next step in life is to go out into the real world and get a job or go on to higher education at graduate school. For many, the job search can be drudgery and may take quite a bit...
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