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    Push for Ethnic Studies in Schools Faces a Dilemma: Whose Stories to Tell

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/us/california-ethnic-studies.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/us/california-ethnic-studies.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Can

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/us/morehouse-student-debt.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/us/morehouse-student-debt.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Country

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/us/wyoming-computer-science.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/us/wyoming-computer-science.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Study

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/well/family/how-to-help-your-child-study.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/well/family/how-to-help-your-child-study.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Veterans

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/us/trump-veterans-student-loans.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/us/trump-veterans-student-loans.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Francisco

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/us/san-francisco-fogcam-shut-down.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/us/san-francisco-fogcam-shut-down.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Murals

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/arts/san-francisco-murals-george-washington.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/arts/san-francisco-murals-george-washington.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 81

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/books/lee-bennett-hopkins-dead.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/books/lee-bennett-hopkins-dead.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Told

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/09/your-money/fafsa-financial-aid-form-college.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/09/your-money/fafsa-financial-aid-form-college.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Frame

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/technology/personaltech/make-your-own-animated-movies-frame-by-frame.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/technology/personaltech/make-your-own-animated-movies-frame-by-frame.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Junk

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/smarter-living/wirecutter/a-school-laptop-under-500-that-isnt-junk.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/smarter-living/wirecutter/a-school-laptop-under-500-that-isnt-junk.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Lawsuit

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/us/dartmouth-sexual-abuse-settlement.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/us/dartmouth-sexual-abuse-settlement.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 90

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/education/vivian-paley-dead.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/education/vivian-paley-dead.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 97

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/obituaries/corbin-gwaltney-dead.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/obituaries/corbin-gwaltney-dead.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Cash

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/us/extra-time-504-sat-act.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/us/extra-time-504-sat-act.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 Men

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/us/women-men-competence.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/us/women-men-competence.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/29/reader-center/fortnite-video-game-families.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/28/us/busing-louisville-student-segregation.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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, 23

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/26/science/triceratops-skull-65-million-years-old.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/26/science/triceratops-skull-65-million-years-old.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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 California

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/health/california-medical-student-loans.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/health/california-medical-student-loans.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

    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