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.
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 23:28:54 GMT
How to Write a Good College Application Essayhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/writing-college-application-essay.html
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 Generationhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/generationz-igen-students-colleges.html
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 Studentshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/education/learning/transfer-students-colleges-universities.html
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 Studentshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/us/charlottesville-riots-black-students-schools.html
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 Lovehttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/books/review/public-libraries.html
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 Admissionshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/13/us/harvard-affirmative-action-asian-students.html
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 Hillhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/13/us/unc-carolina-apologize-slavery.html
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 Schoolshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/11/nyregion/nyc-teachers-union-contract.html
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 Relevancehttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/business/media/mad-magazine-school-shootings-comic-strip.html
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?https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/style/neri-oxman-mit.html
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.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/science/dna-extraction.html
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 Journalshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/arts/academic-journals-hoax.html
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 Yalehttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/business/stanford-endowment-gain.html
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, Dieshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/03/science/leon-lederman-died-particle-accelerators.html
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 Controversyhttps://www.nytimes.com/video/education/edlife/100000006141519/ole-miss-faculty-response-to-racial-controversy.html
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 Crisishttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/books/hey-kiddo-jarrett-krosoczka-graphic-memoir-opioid-heroin-addiction.html
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 Lifehttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/upshot/maps-neighborhoods-shape-child-poverty.html
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 Themhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/us/me-too-men.html
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