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


    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


    A strong essay might mean the difference between getting accepted — or rejected — by the school of your choice.

    Fri, 31 Aug 2018 02:52:01 GMT

    The iGen Shift: Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generation


    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


    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

    ‘You Are Still Black’: Charlottesville’s Racial Divide Hinders Students


    The New York Times and ProPublica examined the Charlottesville, Va., school system, which has one of the biggest racial gaps in the country.

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:00:13 GMT

    Reading Room: 12 Authors Write About the Libraries They Love


    The message here: A library is much more than its books.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:05:12 GMT

    What’s at Stake in the Harvard Lawsuit? Decades of Debate Over Race in Admissions


    The case, which begins Monday, is widely seen as a referendum on affirmative action.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:26:09 GMT

    U.N.C. Chancellor Apologizes for History of Slavery at Chapel Hill


    Chancellor Carol L. Folt acknowledged that the university was built and sustained by slaves, and would now work to “right the wrongs of history.”

    Sat, 13 Oct 2018 09:00:05 GMT

    Bonuses of Up to $8,000 to Teach in Struggling New York Schools


    The new contract between the teachers’ union and the city is aimed at schools that have a hard time keeping teachers.

    Fri, 12 Oct 2018 03:41:35 GMT

    Mad Magazine’s ABCs of a School Shooting Give It a Boost of Relevance


    A comic strip depicting children who were victims of a school shooting resonated with readers and hearkened back to the magazine’s glory days as a cultural provocateur.

    Tue, 09 Oct 2018 22:42:06 GMT

    domains: Who Is Neri Oxman?


    A star of M.I.T.’s Media Lab working in “material ecology,” she has intrigued Björk, Brad Pitt and the Cooper Hewitt.

    Tue, 09 Oct 2018 19:25:11 GMT

    Q&A: A Tube of DNA? Not Pretty, but That’s Life.


    Extracting and purifying DNA is routine now, but the results are not particularly aesthetic.

    Mon, 08 Oct 2018 16:11:23 GMT

    Hoaxers Slip Breastaurants and Dog-Park Sex Into Journals


    Three academics tested a theory about the intellectual integrity of peer-reviewed “grievance studies” by cooking up, and publishing, their own.

    Fri, 05 Oct 2018 16:17:33 GMT

    Stanford’s Endowment Grew 11.3% Last Year, Beating Harvard but Not Yale


    The third-largest university endowment in the world was valued at $26.5 billion at the end of August, officials said.

    Thu, 04 Oct 2018 20:16:57 GMT

    Leon Lederman, 96, Explorer (and Explainer) of the Subatomic World, Dies


    A Nobel laureate who deepened science’s understanding of the building blocks of matter, he was called “the best ambassador of physics to the general public since Einstein.”

    Wed, 03 Oct 2018 19:55:32 GMT

    Ole Miss Faculty Response to Racial Controversy


    The dean and faculty of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi released this video statement in response to a racially charged Facebook post by a prominent benefactor.

    Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:03:03 GMT

    Profile: A Graphic Novel Aimed at Young Adults Takes a Personal Look at the Opioid Crisis


    Jarrett Krosoczka’s memoir, “Hey, Kiddo,” recounts being raised by his grandparents — thanks to an absent father and a heroin-using mother.

    Tue, 02 Oct 2018 19:38:23 GMT

    Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life


    Some places lift children out of poverty. Others trap them there. Now cities are trying to do something about the difference.

    Mon, 01 Oct 2018 18:18:06 GMT

    What Men Should Know About #MeToo: It’s About Them


    Women “are laying themselves bare to awaken us, so we can do better,” said Wade Davis, a former N.F.L. player.

    Tue, 02 Oct 2018 01:00:33 GMT