Video Games Are a Waste of Time? Not for Those With E-sports Scholarshipshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/02/education/learning/video-games-esports-scholarships.html
‘The games that are competitively viable in the collegiate sphere have real depth, have deep levels of strategy, and require strategic teamwork.’
Sat, 03 Nov 2018 04:05:31 GMT
How ‘Makers’ Make the Classroom More Inclusivehttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/01/education/learning/how-makers-make-the-classroom-more-inclusive.html
The maker movement started out flashy, bringing 3-D printers into classrooms around the world. Now, it’s about meeting student and community needs.
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 13:08:32 GMT
Training the Next Generation of Doctors and Nurseshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/31/education/learning/next-generation-of-caregivers.html
Bed-bound mannequins that can bleed, blink and give birth (there’s even a realistic placenta); VR goggles to see what a polyp actually looks like.
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 10:05:59 GMT
Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Resultshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/08/education/asbestos-crayons-school-supplies.html
A public interest group tested 27 back-to-school products and found dangerous chemicals in four of them.
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:28:54 GMT
Star Economist at Harvard Faces Sexual Harassment Complaintshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/business/economy/harvard-roland-fryer-sexual-harassment.html
Roland Fryer’s ascent in the economics field was swift. Now he is embroiled in investigations into his workplace behavior.
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:02:34 GMT
P.M. Forni, Who Argued for ‘Choosing Civility,’ Dies at 67https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/07/obituaries/pm-forni-dies.html
In two books he wrote about rudeness and how to avoid it. He also started a program to encourage the practice of good manners.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 21:19:45 GMT
For-Profit College Chain Closes, Shutting Out Nearly 20,000 Studentshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/business/education-corporation-of-america-closing.html
Education Corporation of America ran more than 70 campuses across the country before closing schools this week after it lost its accreditation.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:15:31 GMT
A Ban on Parents in the School Lunchroom? Everyone Seems to Have an Opinionhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/nyregion/parent-school-lunch-ban.html
What began as a small debate in a wealthy Connecticut town erupted into a controversy over when Mom and Dad should let go.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:00:25 GMT
Lego Foundation and Sesame Street Team Up to Help Refugee Childrenhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/world/lego-sesame-street-refugees.html
A $100 million grant from the Lego Foundation will allow Sesame Workshop and aid groups to develop education programs for Syrian and Rohingya children.
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:28:52 GMT
Princeton Singers Abandon a ‘Little Mermaid’ Song Over Kissing Concernshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/arts/music/princeton-tigertones-kiss-the-girl-little-mermaid.html
A column in the campus paper called the song, “Kiss the Girl,” and the a cappella group’s tradition of bringing people onstage to kiss “misogynistic.”
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 23:08:34 GMT
Do Children Get a Subpar Education in Yeshivas? New York Says It Will Finally Find Outhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/nyregion/yeshivas-new-york-schools-education.html
Some students graduate from the ultra-Orthodox schools barely knowing how to read and write in English. New rules could force the schools to change how they operate.
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 05:45:15 GMT
In a Divided Bosnia, Segregated Schools Persisthttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/01/world/europe/bosnia-schools-segregated-ethnic.html
Ethnic tensions are worsening in Bosnia two decades after a bloody, bitter war. The divide is most obvious inside the country’s segregated schools.
Sun, 02 Dec 2018 15:29:05 GMT
Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/30/us/tm-landry-college-prep-black-students.html
T.M. Landry, a school in small-town Louisiana, has garnered national attention for vaulting its underprivileged black students to elite colleges. But the school cut corners and doctored college applications.
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:00:31 GMT
Books News: Hollywood Has Long Turned to Novelists for Help. But Poets?https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/23/books/kindergarten-teacher-maggie-gyllenhaal-poetry-poet.html
For “The Kindergarten Teacher,” a movie about poetic inspiration starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, the filmmakers hired real poets to write verses for the characters.
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 10:00:14 GMT
Texas Students Will Now Learn That Slavery Was ‘Central’ to the Civil Warhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/21/us/texas-slavery-social-studies-curriculum.html
The new educational standards also retained mentions of Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, after there was talk of removing them. Critics say the changes don’t go far enough.
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 21:12:00 GMT
New York stories: This Grammar Guru Will Solve the World’s Problemshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/20/style/grammar-table-ellen-jovin.html
Or, at least, help you figure out when to use an Oxford comma.
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:37:00 GMT
Science Times at 40: ‘Enough Is Enough’: Science, Too, Has a Problem With Harassmenthttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/science/gender-harassment-science-universities.html
Many women in science thought that meritocracy was the antidote to sexism. Now some have decided on a more direct approach.
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:30:05 GMT
Science Times at 40: Some Good News, and a Hard Truth, About Sciencehttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/science/science-journalism-fake-news.html
Lost in the swirl of alternative truths is the fact that science is a verb, not a noun.
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:53:47 GMT
Michael Bloomberg: Why I’m Giving $1.8 Billion for College Financial Aidhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/18/opinion/bloomberg-college-donation-financial-aid.html
Let’s eliminate money problems from the admissions equation for qualified students.
Sun, 18 Nov 2018 21:00:04 GMT
Sex Assault Rules Under DeVos Bolster Defendants’ Rights and Ease College Liabilityhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/16/us/politics/betsy-devos-title-ix.html
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveiled sexual assault regulations for colleges and universities that bolster the rights of the accused.
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 00:12:53 GMT