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    ‘Access to Literacy’ Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Rules


    Students in failing schools said they were denied an adequate education. A judge agreed conditions were “devastating,” but not unconstitutional.

    Wed, 04 Jul 2018 09:00:11 GMT

    Colleges and State Laws Are Clamping Down on Fraternities


    A new law in Louisiana makes some hazing actions a felony, and other states are looking to adopt similar measures.

    Tue, 05 Jun 2018 20:29:13 GMT

    In the Age of Trump, Civics Courses Make a Comeback


    Schools that traded history and government for more science and technology are rethinking the calculation, hoping to create a new generation of activists.

    Thu, 07 Jun 2018 18:18:06 GMT

    Colleges Grapple With Where — or Whether — to Draw the Line on Free Speech


    Higher education is struggling to balance the demand by some students to be protected from offensive speech while guaranteeing freedom of speech to others.

    Tue, 05 Jun 2018 20:57:24 GMT

    Patricia Schiller, a Sex-Education Pioneer, Dies at 104


    Switching from a law career, she founded a professional association for sex counselors and therapists.

    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:12:15 GMT

    The New Toll of American Student Debt in 3 Charts


    The average debt load is flattening out, a new analysis of federal loan data shows, but college isn’t getting cheaper. Many students are hitting their borrowing cap, and parents are filling the gap.

    Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:38:28 GMT

    1 Neighborhood. 24 Kindergarten Classes. 40 Languages. (Some Miming Helps.)


    There are so many children in one Toronto neighborhood that the school board built an entire school just for kindergartners — 24 classes.

    Sat, 30 Jun 2018 00:52:30 GMT

    Kids Don’t Just See Art at This Show. They Work With the Artists, Too.


    The Children’s Museum of Manhattan has opened “Art, Artists & You,” an exhibition that gives four adult artists residencies and opportunities to mentor visitors.

    Thu, 28 Jun 2018 17:58:21 GMT

    Beijing Dispatch: Mao 101: Inside a Chinese Classroom Training the Communists of Tomorrow


    Ideological classes have long been a part of the college curriculum in China. But they are more important than ever to the Communist Party, even if many students say they are numbing propaganda.

    Mon, 02 Jul 2018 06:10:35 GMT

    Educators Turn to Programs for Top Students to Narrow the ‘Excellence Gap’


    Instead of just helping disadvantaged students to catch up with peers, educators are looking for ways to give them more chances to shine in advanced classes and selective schools.

    Mon, 25 Jun 2018 12:49:06 GMT

    Diana King, a Leading Teacher in Overcoming Dyslexia, Dies at 90


    An author of 15 books, Ms. King founded a summer camp and school to help children with learning disabilities that had often gone undiagnosed.

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:46:37 GMT

    Rider Reaches Deal to Sell Westminster Choir College to Chinese Firm


    Under the agreement, Beijing Kaiwen Education Technology would buy the renowned but struggling music school for $40 million. The deal, however, faces legal challenges.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:17:03 GMT

    What Is the SHSAT Exam? And Why Does It Matter?


    The test to get into New York’s elite public schools has led to debate over school segregation. So how much weight does the test have and what are the proposed changes?

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 03:24:50 GMT

    A.P. World History Tries to Trim Thousands of Years, and Educators Revolt


    Teachers criticized the College Board for encouraging a Eurocentric worldview after it announced the exam material would only cover the period after 1450.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:26:21 GMT

    Stanley Cavell, Prominent Harvard Philosopher, Dies at 91


    Professor Cavell, an expert in so-called ordinary language philosophy, found deep thoughts in popular areas like movies and plays.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:32:11 GMT

    For First Time, New York City Teachers Will Get Paid Parental Leave


    Though they care for other people’s children, members of the United Federation of Teachers had not been given paid time off to care for babies. Now that will change.

    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:17:48 GMT

    New York’s Elite Girls’ Schools Are Starting to Admit Transgender Students


    The Brearley School in Manhattan announced that all applicants who consider themselves female were welcome to apply, following a similar decision by the Spence School.

    Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:03:38 GMT

    A Clarinetist’s Girlfriend Didn’t Want Him to Leave. So She Crushed His Dreams.


    He had a chance to study with a renowned professor. But his (now ex-) girlfriend intercepted a scholarship offer and turned it down.

    Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:22:05 GMT

    Harvard Rated Asian-American Applicants Lower on Personality Traits, Suit Says


    Personal ratings brought down Asian-American applicants’ chances of being admitted, according to an analysis filed by a group suing the school for bias.

    Sat, 16 Jun 2018 16:42:14 GMT

    Wealth Matters: A Guiding Hand From College to Not Just a Job, but a Career


    New businesses are cropping up to help college graduates find a meaningful job, but the services don’t come cheap.

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:14:32 GMT