Radical Survival Strategies for Struggling Collegeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/education/learning/colleges-survival-strategies.html
Mergers, acquisitions, shorter degree programs and major shifts in course offerings are just some of the tactics being employed to lure more students.
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:00:20 +0000
Going to College? Take Their Advicehttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/education/learning/advice-to-college-students.html
We asked readers about their college experience, and what they wish they had known sooner both inside and outside the classroom.
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:00:41 +0000
Voters Near Baton Rouge Want Better Schools. First, They Need a New City.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/us/baton-rouge-st-george.html
A group has tried unsuccessfully for years to create a new school district in East Baton Rouge Parish. This time, they want to establish a city of their own.
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 22:59:21 +0000
This Top Gifted and Talented School Is Integrated. Is It the Future?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/nyregion/gifted-talented-schools-nyc.html
With New York sharply divided over gifted education, some parents point to a school in Harlem as proof that selective schools can be integrated.
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:00:09 +0000
California Pushes Back School Start Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/us/school-sleep-start.html
A new law ordered a later start at most public middle and high schools, citing research that says attendance and performance will improve if teenagers get more sleep.
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:17:02 +0000
ACT Change Will Allow Students to Retake Individual Sectionshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/us/act-test-superscore.html
Starting next September, high schoolers won’t need to repeat the entire ACT exam to improve their score.
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 22:10:54 +0000
Do Works by Men Toppled by #MeToo Belong in the Classroom?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/07/us/metoo-schools.html
Two years after the rise of the #MeToo movement, educators continue to grapple with how to deal with writers and artists accused of abuse.
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 23:31:16 +0000
Harvard Won a Key Affirmative Action Battle. But the War’s Not Over.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/us/harvard-admissions-lawsuit.html
More than 40 years after the Supreme Court first weighed in on race-conscious admissions, the fight remains as fractious as ever.
Fri, 04 Oct 2019 21:36:32 +0000
A Teenager Killed Himself After Being Outed as Bisexual. His Family Wants Justice.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/us/channing-smith-suicide-bisexual-tennessee.html
The family and classmates of Channing Smith, a high school junior, said his death was a result of “social media bullying” and called for a thorough investigation.
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 15:03:04 +0000
Caltech Gets a Windfall for Climate Research: $750 Millionhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/us/caltech-resnick-climate-change.html
The gift from Stewart and Lynda Resnick, the billionaire owners of bottled water and agriculture companies, comes amid growing urgency over climate change.
Thu, 26 Sep 2019 15:35:14 +0000
Mattel, Maker of Barbie, Debuts Gender-Neutral Dollshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/25/arts/mattel-gender-neutral-dolls.html
The “Creatable World” dolls can be styled with short or long hair, and skirts, pants or both.
Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:56:00 +0000
A School Put an Autistic Boy’s Desk in a Bathroom, Setting Off a Debate on Stigmashttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/24/us/autistic-boy-bathroom-toilet-desk.html
The 11-year-old student was given a desk over a toilet as a quiet place to do schoolwork. The school’s superintendent said the “idea was well-intentioned.”
Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:00:40 +0000
College Admissions Scandal: Parent Gets 4 Months in Brazen Schemehttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/24/us/college-admissions-case-sentencing.html
Devin Sloane, who is accused of paying $250,000 to get his son into college, was the second parent sentenced in the sweeping case, after the actress Felicity Huffman.
Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:18:16 +0000
Poor Schools Keep Getting Crushed in Football. Is It Time to Level the Playing Field?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/22/us/school-football-poverty.html
A growing number of states are considering whether economic status should help determine which opponents schools play.
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 21:38:16 +0000
M.I.T. Media Lab, Already Rattled by the Epstein Scandal, Has a New Worryhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/22/business/media/mit-media-lab-food-computer.html
Former researchers for a “food computer” initiative at the lab say the project’s leader misled outsiders about how it was going.
Mon, 23 Sep 2019 08:23:55 +0000
Iranian Students Set to Start at U.S. Universities Are Barred From Countryhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/us/iranian-students-visas.html
The students, who were mostly headed to schools in the University of California system, had visas in hand when they were blocked from their flights this month.
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 04:37:27 +0000
Annette Kolodny, Feminist Critic and Scholar, Dies at 78https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/books/annette-kolodny-dead.html
She was a pioneer in the field of ecofeminism, in which she drew parallels between the ravaging of the environment and the ravaging of women.
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 04:14:37 +0000
Graduate Students, After Gains in Union Efforts, Face a Federal Setbackhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/business/economy/grad-students-labor.html
The National Labor Relations Board has moved to reverse a 2016 ruling that eased the way for organizing at private universities.
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 14:56:08 +0000
Syrian Children Saved a German Village. And a Village Saved Itself.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/world/europe/germany-golzow-syria-refugees.html
Four years after Germany took in over one million migrants, integration is quietly working, one village at a time.
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 04:05:06 +0000
New Mexico Announces Plan for Free College for State Residentshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/18/us/new-mexico-free-college-tuition.html
Under the plan, tuition to all state colleges would be free for students regardless of family income.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:14:17 +0000