Hosted by The School of The New York Times, the NYC Summer Academy gives intellectually curious high school students the opportunity to live and learn in New York City while studying topics in journalism, media, technology, arts, culture, sports, fashion, business, science, and more. Summer Academy courses are organized by Intensives and Explorations. Intensives dive deep into a specific subject area, while Explorations are interdisciplinary and cover three distinct subjects. Both Intensives and Explorations are taught by award-winning Times journalists and expert practitioners. Four two-week terms spanfrom June to August; students may enroll in more than one term. Each two-week course encourages students to take their learning beyond the classroom and into the real world. The program is open to rising high school students (grades 9–12). Students have the option of living on campus in a university dorm or commuting to class from their local residence. Application periods for the admissions process are February 5 (PriorityDecision) and March 12 (Regular Decision). The admissions committee reviews all completed applications with required supplementary materials after each cycle deadline. Tuition is $4,625 for day students; $5,750 for residential students. Students applying for the Priority deadline may also elect to apply for financial aid. Financial aid awards are based on a combination of merit and need. Students will receive their program admissions decision and financial aid decision at the same time.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in March.
Researchers have developed an online game to “vaccinate” people against fake news—by showing them how to become a fake news mogul. In the game, called Bad News, players use misleading tactics to build their own fake news empire.
Every school day The New York Times Learning Network invites teenagers to share their opinions about questions on topics from reality television to the justice system, and hundreds post arguments, reflections, and anecdotes to The Learning Network’s Student Opinion feature.