Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Resultshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/08/education/asbestos-crayons-school-supplies.html
A public interest group tested 27 back-to-school products and found dangerous chemicals in four of them.
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 23:28:54 GMT
How to Write a Good College Application Essayhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/writing-college-application-essay.html
A strong essay might mean the difference between getting accepted — or rejected — by the school of your choice.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:00:12 GMT
The iGen Shift: Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generationhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/generationz-igen-students-colleges.html
The newest students are transforming the way schools serve and educate them, including sending presidents and deans to Instagram and Twitter.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:00:12 GMT
Colleges and Universities Woo Once-Overlooked Transfer Studentshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/transfer-students-colleges-universities.html
Transfer students offer racial and ethnic diversity that higher education is seeking and help make up for the decline in high school graduates who might apply.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 18:32:17 GMT
Wordplay: First Day of China Sudoku Championship Devoted to Childrenhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/crosswords/china-sudoku-championship.html
Will Shortz, our crossword editor and the chairman of the World Puzzle Federation, reports from Beijing.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:05:04 GMT
America’s Education ‘Deserts’ Show Limits of Relaxing Regulations on Collegeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/upshot/education-free-market-regulation-problems.html
The market for higher education is strongly local, with sparse options for many potential students, so merely giving them more information may not work.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:24:09 GMT
Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, Feminist, Activist and Author, Dies at 72https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/nyregion/melanie-kaye-kantrowitz-dead.html
She helped shape new ways of thinking about Jewish identity, including challenging the Zionist notion that Israel must be honored as the homeland.
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:17:48 GMT
How Civil Must America Be?https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/11/style/the-civility-paradox.html
Americans care about being nice. How do we disagree with our neighbors about guns?
Sat, 11 Aug 2018 14:02:26 GMT
Gender Letter: Rebel Women Are Coming to a Public Monument Near Youhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/us/statues-women-america.html
For years, men have made up the vast majority of public monuments in this country. A series of campaigns are now pressing for women to get their (monumental) due.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:54:43 GMT
Japanese Medical School Accused of Rigging Admissions to Keep Women Outhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/03/world/asia/japan-medical-school-test-scores-women.html
Tokyo Medical University was reported to have secretly skewed test scores out of the belief that women were more likely to drop out of the profession.
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:11:31 GMT
‘All I Did Was Be Black’: Police Are Called on College Student Eating Lunchhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/us/black-smith-college-student-oumou-kanoute.html
The Smith College student was sitting in a common area when a staff member reported her. The college’s president has apologized and the staff member was placed on leave.
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 19:47:23 GMT
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Thu, 02 Aug 2018 18:54:47 GMT
Teachers and Students Speak Out When School Gets Realhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/teachers-students-world-discussion.html
Voices from the classroom talk about connecting education with what’s going on in the world outside of school.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 14:24:22 GMT
Battle Over Immigration Rattles Community Collegeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/immigration-community-colleges.html
Many programs to support undocumented students have existed for years, but there are new concerns amid the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:00:11 GMT
Considering College? Maybe You Should Invest in a Coachhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/college-coach-for-students.html
College coaching is on the rise, typically starting in the sophomore or junior year of high school but some parents are going to extremes.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:00:10 GMT
Some College Students Choose a School Where They Don’t Fit, on Purposehttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/wrong-fit-for-college.html
Being an outsider can cause culture shock. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:00:10 GMT
The Information on School Websites Is Not as Safe as You Thinkhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/school-websites-information-tracking.html
Some tracking scripts may be harmless. But others are designed to recognize I.P. addresses and embed cookies that collect information prized by advertisers.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 17:23:34 GMT
Choosing the Best Online Program for Youhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/choosing-best-online-program.html
Sifting through a wide range of courses and degree programs can be puzzling. Here are some steps to help figure out which options might work.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:00:08 GMT
Fields Medals Awarded to 4 Mathematicianshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/science/fields-medals-mathematics.html
The prize, bestowed every four years to mathematicians 40 years or younger, is often described as the subject’s Nobel Prize.
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 18:08:38 GMT
DeVos to Eliminate Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Collegeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/us/politics/betsy-devos-for-profit-colleges.html
Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, in the latest move to boost for-profit colleges, plans to eliminate rules that forced them to show that their graduates were getting work.
Fri, 27 Jul 2018 01:27:51 GMT