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    Radical Survival Strategies for Struggling Colleges

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/education/learning/colleges-survival-strategies.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/education/learning/colleges-survival-strategies.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Advice

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/education/learning/advice-to-college-students.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/education/learning/advice-to-college-students.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/us/baton-rouge-st-george.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/nyregion/gifted-talented-schools-nyc.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Times

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/us/school-sleep-start.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/us/school-sleep-start.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Sections

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/us/act-test-superscore.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/us/act-test-superscore.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/07/us/metoo-schools.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/us/harvard-admissions-lawsuit.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/us/channing-smith-suicide-bisexual-tennessee.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Million

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/us/caltech-resnick-climate-change.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/us/caltech-resnick-climate-change.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Dolls

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/25/arts/mattel-gender-neutral-dolls.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/25/arts/mattel-gender-neutral-dolls.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Stigmas

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/24/us/autistic-boy-bathroom-toilet-desk.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/24/us/autistic-boy-bathroom-toilet-desk.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Scheme

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/24/us/college-admissions-case-sentencing.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/24/us/college-admissions-case-sentencing.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/22/us/school-football-poverty.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Worry

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/22/business/media/mit-media-lab-food-computer.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/22/business/media/mit-media-lab-food-computer.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Country

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/us/iranian-students-visas.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/us/iranian-students-visas.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 78

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/books/annette-kolodny-dead.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/books/annette-kolodny-dead.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Setback

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/business/economy/grad-students-labor.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/business/economy/grad-students-labor.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/world/europe/germany-golzow-syria-refugees.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Residents

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/18/us/new-mexico-free-college-tuition.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/18/us/new-mexico-free-college-tuition.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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