Educator's Black Lives Matter Email Upends Her Districthttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/10/us/politics/maryland-superintendent-racism-black-lives-matter.html
A Black superintendent’s email to parents after the killing of George Floyd engulfed a small, predominantly white Maryland community in a yearlong firestorm.
Sun, 10 Oct 2021 22:35:22 +0000
Georgia’s University System Takes On Tenurehttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/13/us/georgia-university-system-tenure.html
The Board of Regents has given its universities the power to fire tenured professors without faculty input. Now some fear that academic freedom is threatened, too.
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 01:25:04 +0000
John Wilson and Gamal Abdelaziz Convicted In Varsity Blues Trialhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/08/us/varsity-blues-trial-wilson-abdelaziz.html
John Wilson, a private equity financier, and Gamal Abdelaziz, a former casino executive, were the first people to stand trial in the federal investigation.
Sat, 09 Oct 2021 19:31:34 +0000
De Blasio to Phase Out N.Y.C. Gifted and Talented Programhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/08/nyregion/gifted-talented-nyc-schools.html
The mayor unveiled a plan to replace the highly selective program, which has become a glaring symbol of segregation in New York City public schools, for incoming students. It will be up to his successor to implement it.
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:35:27 +0000
With Masks On or Off, Schools Try to Find the New Normalhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/07/us/coronavirus-public-schools.html
Despite some turmoil, a vast majority of students have been in classrooms full-time and mostly uninterrupted this fall. Now, educators debate what’s next.
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 18:41:50 +0000
After Rape Accusations, Fraternities Face Protests and Growing Angerhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/01/education/fraternities-rape-sexual-assault.html
At big universities with powerful fraternity cultures — like UMass, Northwestern, Nebraska and Iowa — many students are demanding an end to Greek life.
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 14:50:53 +0000
When Dasani Left Homehttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/28/magazine/dasani-invisible-child.html
What happens when trying to escape poverty means separating from your family at 13?
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 21:00:49 +0000
High School Students Talk About What It's Like to Returnhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/28/education/high-school-pandemic.html
Students missed homecoming, field trips and classes, while also handling anxiety and economic precarity. Now, they must leap into the future, with the school’s help.
Wed, 29 Sep 2021 04:09:29 +0000
Schools Scramble to Feed Students Amid Shortageshttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/27/us/politics/schools-labor-supply-shortages.html
Schools across the country are offering less healthy lunch options as they struggle with dwindling supplies, delayed shipments and fewer cafeteria workers.
Mon, 25 Oct 2021 17:32:21 +0000
Divestment Is Pushing Money Away From Fossil Fuelshttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/26/opinion/climate-change-divestment-fossil-fuels.html
The divestment campaign has taken much of the shine off what was once the planet’s dominant industry.
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 09:00:19 +0000
The Student Body Is Deaf and Diverse. The School’s Leadership Is Neither.https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/26/us/deaf-students-protests-schools.html
More than 30 years after a groundbreaking protest at Gallaudet University in Washington, questions about leadership at a school for the deaf in Atlanta have been further compounded by race.
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 09:00:16 +0000
Utah School District Ignored Racial Harassment for Years, Report Sayshttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/25/us/utah-school-racial-harassment-doj.html
Black and Asian American students were often called racial slurs, while teachers and staff members ignored their complaints, the Justice Department found.
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 01:27:22 +0000
What is Going to Happen to People’s Park?https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/25/us/peoples-park-berkeley.html
Leaders at the University of California have decided to build dorms on the storied park in Berkeley.
Mon, 25 Oct 2021 12:50:36 +0000
Their Jobs Made Them Get Vaccinated. They Refused.https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/24/nyregion/new-york-workers-refuse-vaccine.html
The willingness of some workers to give up their livelihoods helps explain the country’s struggle to contain the pandemic.
Mon, 25 Oct 2021 21:22:30 +0000
After Dropping Free Community College Plan, Democrats Explore Optionshttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/22/us/politics/free-community-college-democrats.html
Expanded tuition assistance remains an option for the budget bill, but how much it would help students — and economic competitiveness — remains to be seen.
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 21:41:51 +0000
Online Furor Over a Student’s Hijab Engulfs a Liberal Townhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/22/nyregion/hijab-muslim-nj-student.html
A 7-year-old told her mother that she resisted a New Jersey teacher’s attempt to pull off her Muslim head covering. It spiraled from there.
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:48:47 +0000
Ethnic Studies Will Soon Be a Requirement in California Schoolshttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/21/opinion/ethnic-studies-california.html
A look at California’s ethnic studies requirement.
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 20:02:48 +0000
How Republicans Are Weaponizing Critical Race Theory Ahead of Midtermshttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/21/us/republicans-schools-critical-race-theory.html
Republicans hope that concerns about critical race theory can help them in the midterm elections. The issue has torn apart one Wisconsin suburb.
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 02:08:22 +0000
Biden’s Pick for Education Dept.’s Civil Rights Chief Squeaks Through Senatehttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/20/us/politics/lhamon-biden-education-senate.html
Catherine E. Lhamon, who had held the post under the Obama administration, faced a G.O.P. wall over her views on transgender students’ rights and how to address sexual assault on campus.
Wed, 20 Oct 2021 22:25:43 +0000
Amherst College Ends Legacy Admissions Favoring Children of Alumnihttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/20/us/amherst-college-legacy-admissions.html
The highly selective college in Massachusetts will be among the first elite schools in the country to abandon the practice, which has been a persistent barrier to increasing student diversity.
Wed, 20 Oct 2021 22:25:17 +0000