CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan has voiced shock and indignation at the image of a bloodied student in a violent arrest this week outside a bar here. A 20-year-old African American, Martese Johnson, was arrested by white police officers who work for the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.Read full article >>
When Adenike Adeliyi immigrated to the United States from Nigeria four years ago, she spoke only broken English and did not know how to read. But on Thursday, she welcomed His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to her school on behalf of her classmates.Read full article >>
Since the arrests of a dozen students on suspicion of sex-related crimes, members of the Venice High School community in Los Angeles have been doing some soul-searching.
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The violent arrest of a University of Virginia student sparked new scrutiny of Virginia’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on Thursday as university officials and Richmond lawmakers questioned the tactics and approach of the agency’s law enforcement officers.Read full article >>
In this Text to Text we feature an excerpt from “Speak,” a 1999 National Book Award finalist that is regularly taught, and regularly challenged, in schools across the country. We’ve paired it with a 2013 Op-Ed essay by a woman who was raped by a classmate when she was 16.
The digital world is booming with resources to help people who want to become comic book professionals, learn the tools of the trade or improve their craft.
As the amount of human-created information spirals ever higher, our ability to sift through it has not kept pace. Increasingly condensed specialization is one result.
Schools that offer these programs aim at commuters and use billboards, radio and a variety of social and other digital marketing tools.
The free meditation class offered weekly at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is credited with starting a community-mindfulness trend among American institutions.
Students pay $10 a month for unlimited access to Skillshare’s 1,000 courses, and 850,000 users are signed up with the service, the company said.
Debt held by those 65 and older has risen significantly in recent years, but the load may be eased with careful planning or government aid, or through an employer.
People are turning to education for entertainment, whether from online lectures, learning vacations or television, for the love of learning new things and to stay economically viable.
Schools, museums and some entrepreneurial individuals are experimenting with ways to teach art techniques online.
Classes offer the opportunity to continue education from the comfort of home, but they can restrict the chance to build in-person social connections.
The dumbing down of America? Not quite. Consider the academization of leisure: casual learning propelled by web culture, a shifting economy and boomers with money.