Push for Ethnic Studies in Schools Faces a Dilemma: Whose Stories to Tellhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/us/california-ethnic-studies.html
A struggle in California, one of three states creating K-12 ethnic studies materials, highlights some of the fraught questions around the discipline.
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 04:51:35 +0000
Want to Pay Off a Student’s Debt? At Morehouse, Donors Now Canhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/us/morehouse-student-debt.html
Morehouse unveiled a program last week in which the school will solicit donations that would go directly to paying off its students’ loans.
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:01:51 +0000
How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Countryhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/us/wyoming-computer-science.html
Driven by a tech-industry vision of rural economic revival, Wyoming is requiring all of its K-12 public schools to offer computer science.
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 05:30:39 +0000
How to Help Your Child Studyhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/well/family/how-to-help-your-child-study.html
Regardless of a child’s age or challenges, parents can encourage sound homework routines for a successful start to the school year.
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:59:04 +0000
Trump Orders Student Loan Forgiveness for Disabled Veteranshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/us/trump-veterans-student-loans.html
The directive came after 51 attorneys general criticized the federal Education Department for cumbersome eligibility rules for disabled veterans to eliminate their college loan debt.
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:20:01 +0000
FogCam Is Signing Off in San Franciscohttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/us/san-francisco-fogcam-shut-down.html
Long before streaming video, it captured images of campus life every 20 seconds. The quirky project, believed to be the longest-running public webcam, will shut down at the end of August.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:47:27 +0000
San Francisco School Board Votes to Hide, but Not Destroy, Disputed Muralshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/arts/san-francisco-murals-george-washington.html
The vote, which came after a tense meeting, nullified an earlier vote to paint over Depression-era school murals that some considered offensive to minorities.
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 04:52:21 +0000
Lee Bennett Hopkins, Champion of Poetry for Children, Dies at 81https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/books/lee-bennett-hopkins-dead.html
In the scores of anthologies he compiled and in his own writing, he sought to teach and expand young imaginations through verse.
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 03:50:07 +0000
To Graduate, File a Fafsa, More High School Seniors Are Toldhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/09/your-money/fafsa-financial-aid-form-college.html
More states are requiring it, and students who complete the form are more likely to attend college — especially low-income pupils, says a group that promotes college education.
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 13:00:04 +0000
Make Your Own Animated Movies, Frame by Framehttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/technology/personaltech/make-your-own-animated-movies-frame-by-frame.html
Stop-motion animation is a great way to bring toys and other objects to life — and learn the basics of filmmaking.
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 03:50:05 +0000
A School Laptop Under $500 That Isn’t Junkhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/smarter-living/wirecutter/a-school-laptop-under-500-that-isnt-junk.html
To get a laptop that’s usable for most schoolwork, you need to spend at least $450 to $500. I’ve tested dozens of laptops, and here’s what I’d recommend.
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:04:08 +0000
Dartmouth Reaches $14 Million Settlement in Sexual Abuse Lawsuithttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/us/dartmouth-sexual-abuse-settlement.html
The class-action suit had been filed by nine women who said they were raped or harassed by their professors.
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 19:52:30 +0000
Vivian Paley, Educator Who Promoted Storytelling, Dies at 90https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/education/vivian-paley-dead.html
Her methods helped children “join a complex and diverse social world,” a colleague said, but they met resistance from advocates of standardized testing.
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 02:40:44 +0000
Corbin Gwaltney, Chronicle of Higher Education Founder, Dies at 97https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/obituaries/corbin-gwaltney-dead.html
He saw a void in the 1950s and filled it with coverage of colleges and universities. Today the publication reaches a wide readership online and in print.
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 19:12:44 +0000
Need Extra Time on Tests? It Helps to Have Cashhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/us/extra-time-504-sat-act.html
Demand for disability accommodations for schoolwork and testing has swelled. But access to them is unequal and the process is vulnerable to abuse.
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 19:11:45 +0000
Americans Finally Consider Women as Competent as Menhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/us/women-men-competence.html
Or more competent, a new study finds.
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 18:58:24 +0000
How Has Fortnite Affected Your Family?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/29/reader-center/fortnite-video-game-families.html
We want to hear how parents and young players perceive the video game’s positive and negative impacts.
Mon, 29 Jul 2019 20:32:45 +0000
Busing Worked in Louisville. So Why Are Its Schools Becoming More Segregated?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/28/us/busing-louisville-student-segregation.html
Some desegregation plans faltered in the face of white resistance. Louisville’s plan has proved remarkably resilient, surviving riots and court rulings.
Sun, 28 Jul 2019 06:30:15 +0000
Triceratops Skull, 65 Million Years Old, Unearthed by College Student, 23https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/26/science/triceratops-skull-65-million-years-old.html
Passed over for an air-conditioned summer internship, Harrison Duran instead braved rattlesnakes in a remote area of North Dakota to help make a thrilling discovery.
Sun, 28 Jul 2019 12:19:31 +0000
Doctors in Debt: These Physicians Gladly Struck a Deal With Californiahttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/health/california-medical-student-loans.html
The state is providing up to $300,000 in debt relief for doctors who agree to accept Medicaid. The grant has lifted “an emotional burden,” one recipient said, adding, “I can focus on my patients.”
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 04:04:45 +0000