Facing Segregated Schools, Parents Took Integration Into Their Own Hands. It’s Working.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/16/nyregion/new-york-city-school-segregation.html
Changes to middle school enrollment in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan could force City Hall to take action on school segregation.
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:00:32 GMT
Students Receive ‘Target Letters’ in College Admissions Scandal, Lawyer Sayshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/us/lori-loughlin-mossimo-not-guilty.html
At least some children of the parents who were charged in the college admissions scandal have reportedly received letters that notify people that they could be targets of a criminal probe.
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:04:26 GMT
Morehouse College, a Traditionally Black All-Male School, Says It Will Accept Transgender Menhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/14/us/morehouse-college-transgender.html
The policy, which was announced on Saturday, will continue to ban from enrollment women anyone who identifies as a woman.
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 04:00:32 GMT
Student Dies After Possible Hazing Episode at SUNY Buffalohttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/14/nyregion/hazing-university-buffalo.html
The school suspended fraternity and sorority activities after Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, 18, went into cardiac arrest.
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:30:35 GMT
Cursive Seemed to Go the Way of Quills and Parchment. Now It’s Coming Back.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/13/education/cursive-writing.html
Defenders of the writing style have lobbied to revive it in schools, igniting a debate about American values and exposing intergenerational fault lines.
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 15:48:23 GMT
Brigham Young Students Value Their Strict Honor Code. But Not the Harsh Punishments.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/us/byu-honor-code.html
The voices of young people with different views of social justice are pushing the Mormon Church to modernize.
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 19:49:18 GMT
LeBron James Opened a School That Was Considered an Experiment. It’s Showing Promise.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/education/lebron-james-school-ohio.html
The inaugural class of third and fourth graders at the school has posted extraordinary results on its first set of test scores.
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 00:12:28 GMT
A Few More Black Students Are Offered Spots at Stuyvesant, Fanning Fresh Uproarhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/nyregion/nyc-specialized-schools.html
A once-obscure program named Discovery has become an unexpected flash point in a local debate about specialized school admissions and the national fight over affirmative action.
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 18:38:17 GMT
Can a Playroom Makeover Make My Kids Over?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/well/family/montessori-home-playroom-makeover.html
Simone Davies, a teacher and author, helped make over my kids’ playroom using Montessori educational principles like creating a sense of peace and instilling autonomy in children.
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:08:31 GMT
Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/21/technology/silicon-valley-kansas-schools.html
Public schools in Kansas rolled out a web-based learning platform backed by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Now students have staged walkouts and sit-ins. Their parents have organized.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 07:00:07 GMT
20 Years After Columbine, Schools Have Gotten Safer. But Fears Have Only Grown.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/us/columbine-anniversary-school-violence-statistics.html
The panic of mass shootings has ramped up efforts to secure schools. But anxieties remain high, even as federal data shows that schools are less violent.
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 07:00:04 GMT
Donald Stewart, 80, Dies; Took Over the College Board at a Crucial Timehttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/obituaries/donald-stewart-dead.html
He favored high standards for college applicants and programs to help minority students meet those standards. Earlier he had helped revive Spelman College.
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 22:21:33 GMT
Lorraine Branham, Journalism Dean and Mentor, Dies at 66https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/obituaries/lorraine-branham-dead.html
As the first woman and first person of color to lead the Newhouse School at Syracuse, she helped students and faculty embrace the future — and diversity.
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 03:09:14 GMT
Japan Is Among the Hardest Countries for Working Mothers. These Families Want to Change That.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/reader-center/japan-women-parenting-work.html
Men in Japan do fewer hours of domestic work than in any other wealthy nation. Mothers and fathers there told us how they’ve managed to buck the norm.
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:21:49 GMT
The American Curriculum: Is the U.S. a Democracy? A Social Studies Battle Turns on the Nation’s Valueshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/07/us/usa-democracy.html
Michigan spent five years debating how to teach American history. One of the biggest questions was how to describe the nation’s government.
Sun, 07 Apr 2019 09:00:07 GMT
Harvard Is Investigating Fencing Coach for Sale of Home to Prospective Student’s Fatherhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/us/harvard-coach-admissions.html
The inquiry comes as universities around the country are embroiled in a sweeping admissions scandal.
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 21:31:02 GMT
TImes Insider: A Reporter Walks Into a Bar … and Meets a Jazz Musician Who Can Riff on Affirmative Actionhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/04/reader-center/columbia-university-affirmative-action-reporting.html
While researching a project on college admissions during the early years of affirmative action, I visited a bar called Paris Blues in Harlem. Turns out, I had come to the right place, and found the right person.
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 19:37:26 GMT
What’s Life Like as a Student at U.S.C.? Depends on the Size of the Bank Accounthttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/03/us/usc-admissions-scandal-students.html
As U.S.C. has fought to attract low-income students, the campus has become a vivid microcosm of the economic disparities in Los Angeles.
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 21:31:52 GMT
Humanities Endowment Announces New Grants Amid Old Threatshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/02/arts/national-endowment-for-the-humanities-grants.html
The National Endowment for the Humanities announced grants supporting 233 projects around the country, two weeks after the latest effort to close the agency.
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 18:16:10 GMT
The Ethicist: Should My Daughter Speak Up About a Classmate’s Plagiarized Poem?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/02/magazine/ethicist-plagiarism-cheating-classmate.html
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to handle a cheating peer and whether to alert officials that a nanny is ill-treated.
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 09:00:05 GMT