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    Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Results

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/08/education/asbestos-crayons-school-supplies.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/08/education/asbestos-crayons-school-supplies.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 Essay

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/writing-college-application-essay.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/writing-college-application-essay.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 Generation

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/generationz-igen-students-colleges.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/generationz-igen-students-colleges.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 Students

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/transfer-students-colleges-universities.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/transfer-students-colleges-universities.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 Children

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/crosswords/china-sudoku-championship.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/crosswords/china-sudoku-championship.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 Colleges

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/upshot/education-free-market-regulation-problems.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/upshot/education-free-market-regulation-problems.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 72

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/nyregion/melanie-kaye-kantrowitz-dead.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/nyregion/melanie-kaye-kantrowitz-dead.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/11/style/the-civility-paradox.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 You

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/us/statues-women-america.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/us/statues-women-america.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 Out

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/03/world/asia/japan-medical-school-test-scores-women.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/03/world/asia/japan-medical-school-test-scores-women.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 Lunch

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/us/black-smith-college-student-oumou-kanoute.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/us/black-smith-college-student-oumou-kanoute.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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

    Bulletin Board

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/bulletin-board.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/bulletin-board.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    A collection of views, news and more from the Learning section.

    Thu, 02 Aug 2018 18:54:47 GMT

    Teachers and Students Speak Out When School Gets Real

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/teachers-students-world-discussion.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/teachers-students-world-discussion.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 Colleges

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/immigration-community-colleges.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/immigration-community-colleges.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 Coach

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/college-coach-for-students.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/college-coach-for-students.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 Purpose

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/wrong-fit-for-college.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/wrong-fit-for-college.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 Think

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/school-websites-information-tracking.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/school-websites-information-tracking.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 You

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/choosing-best-online-program.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/choosing-best-online-program.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 Mathematicians

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/science/fields-medals-mathematics.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/science/fields-medals-mathematics.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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 Colleges

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/us/politics/betsy-devos-for-profit-colleges.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/us/politics/betsy-devos-for-profit-colleges.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    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