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Blog Posts by Subject: Education

Learn English With Shakespeare: Free Websites and Books for English Language Learners

Shakespeare’s language can be a challenge for fluent English speakers. If you’re an English language learner, you might think that Shakespeare is not for for you, but there are many different ways you can learn about his work, his life, and his language and improve your English skills. Read More ›

Podcast #108: Dale Russakoff on When Facebook Tried to Save Newark

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Can Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reform ailing public school systems across the country? In Dale Russakoff's book The Prize: Who’s In Charge of America’s 

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The Schomburg Center Pre-Professionals Reflect on Their Experiences

Steven G. Fullwood, Associate Curator of Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, interviews our current cohort of Pre-Professionals about their experiences.Read More ›

Preparing for the 2016 MTA Conductor Exam

Where to find the exam prep book and the things you can learn without it—all you need is a library card.Read More ›

NYC Ladders For Leaders: Paid Summer Internships

Ladders for Leaders offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies in New York City.Read More ›

TASC Resources: Find Free Classes and Test Prep for the High School Equivalency Exam (Formerly GED)

There are many organizations across New York State that provide assistance with test preparation. On this page are websites with information about this important test and free classes that can help you prepare for it. Read More ›

We'll Come to You: A Roundup of 2015 Outreach at SIBL

Over the years, SIBL has partnered with 100+ tri-state government agencies, NGOs, not for profits, schools, proprietary institutes, professional associations, and colleges. Shouldn't yours be next?Read More ›

Research 101: Primary Sources

What is a Primary Source? A primary source is an original document or object that was created at the time of your study.Read More ›

Live from the Reading Room: Arturo Schomburg to Langston Hughes

Today’s letter features correspondence between Arturo Alfonso Schomburg and Langston Hughes. In the excerpt below, Schomburg speaks with Hughes regarding acquisitions for The Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints—the forerunner to today’s Schomburg Center.Read More ›

Using Public Domain Materials in the Classroom

Take a look at these ideas for integrating specific tools, items and collections into lesson plans for students of various ages. Read More ›

Learning to Read at Age 41

Awa walked into the Aguilar Adult Learning Center and said “Can you help me? I want to learn to read.”Read More ›

Discussing 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to Learn and Live a Language

The students meet to see how much they understood in the pages they read at home, and they meet because they love to share their ideas with each other.Read More ›

Hostos Community College: Free Information Technology Training

The Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Developement of Hostos Community College, City University of New York, provides you the opportunity to develop the skills to do the job.Read More ›

NACC: Free Job Training for Paralegals

The Paralegal Certificate Course is a non-accredited course and is available on weekdays and weekends to suit your schedule. Successful graduates will receive a NACC certificate. Read More ›

Free Job Training at Year Up New York

Did you know that there is a free job training program that provides urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their protential through professional careers and higher education?Read More ›

Grant Opportunity: Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program

Did you know that the Office of Postsecondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education offers grants to K-12 and postsecondary educators and administrators to study and travel abroad?Read More ›

Take Career Cruising Out For a Spin

Learn more about a database that is the next best thing to a career counselor, and free with your library card.Read More ›

Free Latino College Fair November 21

The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) will host the 8th Annual Latino College Fair on November 21, 2015, at Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus.

All students and families, Latinos and non-Latinos, are welcome.

Events will include:

"Planning and Paying for College" workshops (simultaneous Spanish translation) College Fair with 50+ private (not-for-profit) colleges and univsersities in New York represented  "Ask the Financial Aid Experts" (both English and Spanish ... Read More ›

Classroom Cross-Connections: Infectious Diseases

Teach students about Infectious Diseases in the context of Social Studies, Science and English Language Arts through nonfiction and other primary source material. Read More ›

Books for Kids' Back-to-School Jitters

Six stories that might help ease the minds of kids feeling anxious about their first days of school.Read More ›
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