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School Dorm In New York City Vandalized With Swastikas

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics

Someone drew a swastika on four dormitory doors at New York City’s New School over the weekend. We woke up to this on our door, in a dorm at @TheNe...

Changing Schools? 5 Parenting Tips On How Parents Help Kids Cope

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Reassuring them might be a way to stretch yourself to reassure yourself as well. If your kids see you coping in an upbeat way they will absorb that manner which will help them believe in you and themselves.

Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Played With the Monkees

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.21.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Laughter. That's the first thing you hear in Gregory Briggler's second-floor walkup. The giggles and guffaws are coming from his three boisterous boy...

Democracy Schools -- Lessons from Escuela Nueva

Harry Boyte | Posted 12.21.2016 | Education
Harry Boyte

Democracy educators in the US have much to learn from the international Escuela Nueva or "New School" movement born in Columbia in the 1970s. This inc...

Where to Philosophize in New York City

Skye Cleary | Posted 11.23.2016 | New York
Skye Cleary

New York City moves fast and aspirations soar higher than skyscrapers. The philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described it as a place for people who can focus to infinity and whenever he stopped walking quickly, he felt anxious.

National Book Awards: The Best Reader Wins!

Joseph Olshan | Posted 11.21.2016 | Books
Joseph Olshan

The winners of the National Book Awards were selected this week following an evening in which all the nominees participated in a reading hosted by New School University. Even though I have no idea whether or not the judges attended the readings, I couldn't help noticing that the best readers ended up winning their categories.

5 Ways to Help Kids Get Through School Jitters

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.27.2016 | Parents
Stephanie Hepburn

Yesterday, I dropped off my 7-year-old at school. I held her hand as we wound around the school looking for her classroom and trying to make it before the bell signaled our tardiness. I tried to pass the one-year-old off to my husband so I could just focus on my daughter.

LIveBlogging the 2014 Edible Institute @ The New School, NYC

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 07.10.2014 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Organic is great but it's flawed, and industry is creating many problems with it. He says, "Eating a conventional apple is better than eating an organic cheeseburger."

Tucker Murray: Pop Star Rising

Josh Getlin | Posted 05.24.2014 | Arts
Josh Getlin

He writes richly-layered, melodic songs that sound contemporary but also recall an era when the Brill Building invented Top-40 radio, and some of America's greatest songwriters ruled the airwaves. Close your eyes during his set and you think Bruno Mars one moment, Neil Sedaka the next.

'It's an Exciting Time to Be Alive'

Norman MacAfee | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Norman MacAfee

It has been a tough five years since [Obama won the presidential election], and there will be three more to his presidency. But I think he is the best president since Kennedy, or perhaps even since FDR. Here are a few of my reasons for saying this.

9 Tips for Parents If Your Child Is Changing Schools

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Whether your family is moving -- or your child is changing schools for any number of other reasons -- there are steps you can take now to ease the transition for your child.

Syrian Dictator's Ex-Flack Finds New School In NYC

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.04.2012 | College

Sheherazad "Sherry" Jaafari, a 22-year-old former press aide for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is now studying at the New School in New York City ...

What Every Kid Needs To Know Before Going Back To School

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

We have The Talk with each child at the start of every school year. Our approach changes, but the story doesn't. The story is always about Adam.

The Looming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Your expenses (beyond health care, which is a big issue) decrease in time as energies flag. You don't have college costs; your food bill declines. Why does this matter?

Occupy Wall Street: "The No Kidding Around Moment"

Monika Mitchell | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business
Monika Mitchell

Americans, no matter what side of the question they are on, appreciate freedom of speech and the right to actively dissent. Any obstruction of these will only create more sympathy for those who were forcibly removed from what has been renamed by Occupiers as Liberty Square.

The Greatest Poetry Reading Ever?

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.02.2012 | Books
Steve Heilig

Walt Whitman's legendary epic poem "Song of Myself" first appeared in 1855, self-published in Brooklyn by the then-unknown journalist and walker, who was 37 years old at the time.

Sexual Assaults Underreported At The New School

New School Free Press | Posted 06.22.2011 | College

On April 4, the Obama administration introduced comprehensive guidelines to help colleges and universities do a better job of preventing and respondin...

Feminism Resurrected At New School

New School Free Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

"So, what is femi­nism?" a discussion leader asked. The five women and one man in the group quickly looked down at the white paper-covered table. Stu...

Student Loan Debt Traps Grads In Dead-End Jobs

New School Free Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

College comes with myopic demands -- to pick the right school, to take challenging and rewarding classes, to make connections. What will graduation br...

James Frey and the Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts

Seth Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Seth Abramson

James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces, is again facing scrutiny for a publishing venture -- a scandal that emphasizes the wide gulf between younger and older literary artists.

Culture Zohn: Louise Bourgeois, Spiderwoman

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-06-16-outsidespider.jpg The French-born but American-in-spirit artist died on May 31 at 98. Her spiders show simultaneous arachno-grace and arachno-fierceness. Her work and person both expressed this artful duality.

Dave Eggers Proves Print Is Not Dead

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Palmer

[Dave Eggers'] Panorama was done as an homage to the traditional newspaper and a demonstration of the potential that the form holds for creativity and compelling storytelling.

Code Orange And June Bugs

Rochelle Lefkowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rochelle Lefkowitz

It's June, that month more or less identified with weddings -- and Rainbow Pride -- and we seem to have been busily courting a new generation to embrace gay marriage.

Odd News

Jeff Dorchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Dorchen

Odd News and a new play: watch the preparatory video for Strauss at Midnight by Jeff Dorchen.