‘Access to Literacy’ Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Ruleshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/04/education/detroit-public-schools-education.html
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 Fraternitieshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/05/education/learning/colleges-fraternities-laws.html
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 Comebackhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/05/education/learning/schools-civics-trump.html
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 Speechhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/05/education/learning/colleges-free-speech.html
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 104https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/obituaries/patricia-schiller-a-sex-education-pioneer-dies-at-104.html
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 Chartshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/your-money/student-loan-debt-parents.html
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.)https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/29/world/canada/toronto-kindergarten.html
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.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/28/arts/design/childrens-museum-of-manhattan-art-artists-and-you.html
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 Tomorrowhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/28/world/asia/chinese-classrooms-education-communists.html
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’https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/25/us/schools-excellence-gap.html
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 90https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/22/obituaries/diana-king-a-leading-teacher-in-overcoming-dyslexia-dies-at-90.html
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 Firmhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/nyregion/westminster-choir-college-rider-sale.html
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?https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/nyregion/what-is-the-shsat-exam-and-why-does-it-matter.html
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 Revolthttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/us/ap-world-history-exam.html
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 91https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/obituaries/stanley-cavell-prominent-harvard-philosopher-dies-at-91.html
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 Leavehttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/nyregion/new-york-city-teachers-paid-parental-leave.html
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 Studentshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/nyregion/new-york-schools-brearley-transgender.html
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.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/arts/clarinetist-ex-girlfriend-rejection-lawsuit.html
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 Sayshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/us/harvard-asian-enrollment-applicants.html
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 Careerhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/your-money/college-graduation-career-advice.html
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