Facial Recognition Moves Into a New Front: Schoolshttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/06/business/facial-recognition-schools.html
A district in New York has adopted the technology in the name of safety. Opponents cite privacy and bias concerns.
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 16:55:14 +0000
Number of Homeless Students Rises to New High, Report Sayshttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/03/us/Homeless-students-public-schools.html
The report found that more than 1.5 million public school students experienced homelessness in the 2017-18 school year, the highest in more than a dozen years.
Mon, 03 Feb 2020 18:32:54 +0000
Art School’s Merger With Christian University Stokes Uproarhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/02/us/belmont-university-christians-barred-watkins-college.html
The union of Watkins College of Art and Belmont University in Nashville prompted concern that non-Christian faculty members could be purged.
Mon, 03 Feb 2020 15:54:56 +0000
Masks Are On. Games Are Canceled. Fear of the Coronavirus Comes to U.S. Colleges.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/31/us/coronavirus-college-campuses.html
There has only been one confirmed case of the virus at a college campus, but anxiety is palpable in classes and dorms.
Sat, 01 Feb 2020 05:36:13 +0000
New Mexico Sues Google Over Children’s Privacy Violationshttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/20/technology/new-mexico-google-lawsuit.html
The lawsuit says that Google, the top tech brand in public schools, used its educational products to spy on students.
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 23:47:50 +0000
U.S.C. Offers Free Tuition to Students Whose Families Make $80,000 or Lesshttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/20/us/usc-free-tuition.html
Recognizing the high cost of living in California, the university will also no longer include the value of a home in the calculation used to determine financial need.
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 13:32:47 +0000
On College Campuses, Social Media Provides Private Spaces for Thousandshttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/20/education/learning/social-media-college.html
Students want to share real life as it happens, from worries over midterms to concerns about global warming.
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:21:34 +0000
A career center at Brooklyn College provides “the aunts and uncles, the friends of the family that these kids don’t have.”
Sun, 23 Feb 2020 00:04:42 +0000
The #MeToo Balancing Act in High Schoolhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/20/education/learning/metoo-students-high-school.html
Many boys and young men think the movement is essential for girls and women, but struggle with how they fit into it.
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:50:06 +0000
In College and Homelesshttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/20/education/learning/college-homeless-students.html
At community colleges, many students are spending nights on friends’ couches or sleeping in cars. Advocates are pushing for solutions, including safer places to park overnight.
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 19:27:19 +0000
Bringing a New Vibe to the Classroomhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/20/education/learning/teachers-classroom-cultural-differences.html
Some educators are experimenting with their approaches to teaching to make course materials more relevant to various cultures and communities.
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:51:01 +0000
Gender Pronouns Can Be Tricky on Campus. Harvard Is Making Them Stick.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/19/us/gender-pronouns-college.html
The push for personal pronouns like “they/them” and “ze/hir” can ignite a power struggle in college classrooms. The Kennedy School of Government’s solution? Stickers.
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 21:19:48 +0000
‘We Changed Harvard’: The Story of 18 Black Studentshttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/16/books/last-negroes-harvard-kent-garrett-interview.html
Kent Garrett, who with Jeanne Ellsworth wrote “The Last Negroes at Harvard,” talks about how they found the African-American men of the class of 1963.
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 10:00:01 +0000
An Old and Contested Solution to Boost Reading Scores: Phonicshttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/15/us/reading-phonics.html
As test scores lag, there’s a growing debate between proponents of the “science of reading,” which emphasizes phonics, and traditional educators who prefer to instill a love of literature.
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 08:00:10 +0000
‘Beautiful Project’ at the Met: Stories of Southern Black Girlhoodhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/arts/design/beautiful-project-metropolitan-museum.html
An exhibition opens up important conversations about gender, race and the authority of the photographic gaze.
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 02:44:05 +0000
Harvard and Yale Ensnared in Education Dept. Crackdown on Foreign Fundinghttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/us/politics/harvard-yale-foreign-funding.html
The department told the Ivy League universities to hand over records on millions of dollars in gifts, grants and contracts from foreign countries, including China, Iran and Russia.
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 23:48:52 +0000
A Simple Way to Equalize the Ivies? Give Others the Legacy SAT Bonushttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/us/SAT-bonus-ivy-league.html
If lower-income students had a boost like those for children of alumni, selective colleges would be far less economically stratified, a study suggests.
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 17:01:09 +0000
Coronavirus Forces Foreign Students in China to Choose: Stay or Gohttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/world/asia/china-coronavirus-students.html
As Americans and others flee Chinese universities, the crisis is severing ties that have historically brought the country closer to the rest of the world.
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 06:07:48 +0000
As Foreigners Flee China, Pakistan Tells Its Citizens to Stayhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/world/asia/china-coronavirus-pakistan.html
Pakistan has refused to evacuate 800 citizens in Wuhan, fearing an outbreak at home. Some stuck in the hot zone worry they are part of a larger geopolitical game.
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:26:38 +0000
New Campus Sexual Misconduct Rules Will Tackle Dating Violencehttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/10/us/politics/devos-sexual-misconduct-rules.html
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s contentious regulations on sexual misconduct at schools will cement domestic and dating violence and stalking as forms of gender discrimination.
Mon, 10 Feb 2020 19:59:32 +0000