Trump Targets Anti-Semitism and Israeli Boycotts on College Campuseshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/us/politics/trump-antisemitism-executive-order.html
The president’s order would allow the government to withhold money from campuses deemed to be biased, but critics see it as an attack on free speech.
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 04:50:34 +0000
University of Phoenix Cancels $141 Million in Debt for ‘Deceptive’ Adshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/business/university-phoenix-ftc-ads.html
The for-profit school lured students by advertising employer partnerships that did not exist, the Federal Trade Commission said.
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:43:17 +0000
University of California Is Sued Over Use of SAT and ACT in Admissionshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/us/sat-act-uc-lawsuit.html
A group of students and advocacy groups says the standardized testing requirement is biased and unconstitutional.
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 05:13:41 +0000
After 10 Years of Hopes and Setbacks, What Happened to the Common Core?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/06/us/common-core.html
It was one of the most ambitious education efforts in United States history. Did it fail? Or does it just need more time to succeed?
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 23:15:41 +0000
Screens in the Classroom: Tool or Temptation?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/education/screens-classroom-tool-temptation.html
Smartphones and other devices have long been maligned as distractions in university classrooms. But when employed strategically, many educators find them useful.
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:35:14 +0000
National Spelling Bee Will Take Fewer ‘Wild Card’ Contestantshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/us/scripps-spelling-bee.html
The spelling bee announced the changes after an eight-way tie this year. Fewer spellers who pay their own way will be accepted, and some financial aid will be available.
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:00:20 +0000
William E. Macaulay, 74, Booster of Tuition-Free Education, Dieshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/education/william-e-macaulay-dead.html
A billionaire energy investor, he gave opportunities to thousands of select City University of New York students with a $30 million gift.
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:36:35 +0000
‘It Just Isn’t Working’: PISA Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Effortshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/03/us/us-students-international-test-scores.html
An international exam shows that American 15-year-olds are stagnant in reading and math even though the country has spent billions to close gaps with the rest of the world.
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:21:07 +0000
That Recruitment Letter From Harvard Probably Doesn’t Mean Muchhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/29/us/harvard-admissions-recruit-letter.html
Especially if you’re African-American, according to a new study.
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:43:50 +0000
Marilyn Yalom, Feminist Author and Historian, Is Dead at 87https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/27/us/marilyn-yalom-dead.html
In books about the history of wives, the history of the breast and other subjects, she examined how cultural forces led over time to feminist thinking.
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 18:38:50 +0000
A Long-Lost Black Cemetery in Tampa May Have Been Foundhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/27/us/tampa-black-cemetery-school.html
“We feel as though our ancestors are coming back and talking to us,” said a member of a historical committee that is investigating the discovery of about 145 coffins at a high school.
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 19:21:25 +0000
Racial Slurs, and the 15 Days That Shook Syracusehttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/27/nyregion/syracuse-university-racism.html
How a protest by students of color at Syracuse University — #NotAgainSU — electrified the campus and gained national attention.
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 22:04:12 +0000
University Reverses Its Decision to Stop Accepting Medicaidhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/26/us/medicaid-brigham-young-university.html
The announcement that Brigham Young University-Idaho students on Medicaid would have to buy private insurance or drop out had caused an uproar.
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 17:31:23 +0000
Student Sets Himself on Fire, Highlighting Broader Distress in Francehttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/24/world/europe/france-student-protests.html
Since a 22-year-old’s desperate act in Lyon this month, other French students have joined protests against their financial insecurity.
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 21:18:36 +0000
William Loren Katz, Historian of African-Americans, Dies at 92https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/books/william-loren-katz-dead.html
He documented the often overlooked contributions of black people in books for young adults, helping to refashion social studies curriculums across the country.
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 18:51:52 +0000
He Wanted to Be a Pro Basketball Player. He Became a Teacher Instead.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/education/jeff-duncan-andrade-teaching.html
Jeff Duncan-Andrade, an associate professor at San Francisco State University, is driving a public conversation challenging traditional assumptions about how to reform schools.
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:00:29 +0000
At Howard University, Homecoming Is a Pilgrimagehttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/15/arts/howard-university-homecoming.html
“Coming to Howard for the first time was seeing the beauty of blackness,” one alumnus said.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:53:35 +0000
Behind Closed Doors in Washington, Here’s What Colleges Fight Forhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/15/upshot/colleges-resist-regulation.html
Think of them as College, Inc. Like most industries, higher education prefers less regulation (and accountability).
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:14:47 +0000
Bread Loaf Ends ‘Wait Scholar’ Programhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/14/books/bread-loaf-writers-conference-waiter.html
The writers’ conference is changing its aid offerings after attendees raised concerns ranging from sexual harassment to racism to the work cutting into the seminars they came for in the first place.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:26:05 +0000
University of Illinois Is Stifling NPR Reporting on Sexual Misconduct, Critics Sayhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/12/business/media/npr-university-of-illinois-aclu-sexual-misconduct.html
The university, which owns the license for NPR Illinois, says the station’s journalists are bound by Title IX rules and can’t promise confidentiality to sources reporting sexual misconduct.
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 22:15:31 +0000