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China Bars Professor at Australian University From Leaving, Lawyer Says

March 26, 2017 - 7:24am
Feng Chongyi, an Australian permanent resident who has criticized Beijing’s clampdown on dissent, was being questioned in Guangzhou as a suspected national security threat, his lawyer said.
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Cornell Law to Start Program on Roosevelt Island

March 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
Law students will be able to study issues like privacy and cybersecurity at the new New York campus.
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College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There.

March 24, 2017 - 5:00am
For working-class students like Nate, Zac and TaTy, the road to college is unfamiliar and rocky, and even imagining oneself on campus can be an obstacle.
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On Campus: How the Depressed Find Solace on Yik Yak, Believe It or Not

March 23, 2017 - 12:26pm
A platform associated with the gutter of young humanity had blossomed with tenderness.
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Editorial: Predator Colleges May Thrive Again

March 23, 2017 - 3:21am
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seems poised to undo rules protecting students from taking on excessive debt for useless degrees.
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Mary Maples Dunn, Advocate of Women’s Colleges, Dies at 85

March 22, 2017 - 6:44pm
Ms. Dunn spent most of her career at women’s colleges, which had been established long before women were admitted to many universities throughout the United States.
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Supreme Court Rejects Education Minimum Applied by Gorsuch

March 22, 2017 - 2:52pm
The justices said schools should not be satisfied with minimal educational progress for disabled students, a standard Judge Neil M. Gorsuch has been criticized for using.
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Op-Ed Contributor: The Truth About New York City’s Elite High Schools

March 22, 2017 - 10:11am
Bad policy and a false narrative of inferiority are keeping black and Latino students out of some of the city’s best schools.
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Where Halls of Ivy Meet Silicon Dreams, a New City Rises

March 22, 2017 - 5:00am
Focusing mainly on advanced technology and the sciences, three of the city’s biggest academic building projects in years will soon open for business.
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Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to Join N.Y.U.’s Law School

March 21, 2017 - 1:49pm
Mr. Bharara, who was abruptly dismissed by the Trump administration after refusing to resign, will be a distinguished scholar in residence.
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School Choice Fight in Iowa May Preview the One Facing Trump

March 21, 2017 - 5:00am
Iowa is one of 31 states where legislators have proposed creating or expanding school choice programs this year, but the push is meeting resistance.
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In an Era of Fake News, Teaching Students to Parse Fact From Fiction

March 20, 2017 - 7:14pm
Even before the 2016 presidential campaign put fake news front and center, a Brooklyn middle school saw a need for news literacy.
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Opinion: Will Dropping the LSAT Requirement Create More Miserable Lawyers?

March 20, 2017 - 11:52am
If applying gets easier, legal education as an uninspired default could become even more common.
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On Campus: How to Con Black Law Students: A Case Study

March 20, 2017 - 3:21am
For-profit schools prey on students with high aspirations but little knowledge about how the system really works.
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CUNY to Revamp Remedial Programs, Hoping to Lift Graduation Rates

March 19, 2017 - 4:17pm
Administrators are trying to make necessary catch-up classes at community colleges less of a stumbling block toward earning a degree.
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Betsy DeVos’s Hiring of For-Profit College Official Raises Impartiality Issues

March 17, 2017 - 5:23pm
Robert S. Eitel, a lawyer for a for-profit college operator under repeated scrutiny, has taken an Education Department post while on unpaid leave.
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Wealth Matters: An Unorthodox Gift to Notre Dame from Muslim Philanthropists

March 17, 2017 - 12:44pm
A family of prosperous immigrants from Pakistan is giving $15 million to set up an institute for the study of religions.
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Vocations: Sending Students to the Corner (of Their Screens)

March 17, 2017 - 12:41pm
At California Connections Academy, students see an instructor in real time while engaging in online learning activities.
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Scientists Bristle at Trump Budget’s Cuts to Research

March 16, 2017 - 7:17pm
Scientists expressed alarm at the depth of proposed cuts to climate change, medical and energy programs, saying they threaten the nation’s research infrastructure.
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Your Money Adviser: Filing for Federal College Aid Without an I.R.S. Shortcut

March 15, 2017 - 5:09pm
Financial aid forms for college just got a bit harder to complete, but it is worth the effort to get them done in a timely manner.
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