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World Ranking: What America Can Learn About Smart Schools in Other Countries

December 6, 2016 - 5:00am
The U.S. fared poorly, as usual, in a worldwide ranking of students’ test scores, but it showed significant gains among disadvantaged teenagers.
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On Campus: My Passion for Literature Succumbed to Reality

December 5, 2016 - 3:21am
I have loved reading all my life. But being an English major wouldn’t help my struggling family.
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Campus Press vs. Colleges: Kentucky Suit Highlights Free-Speech Fight

December 2, 2016 - 8:05pm
The suit against a campus paper that reported a woman’s allegation against a professor pits students seeking information and administrators concerned about privacy.
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Yale Sets Policy That Could Allow Renaming of Calhoun College

December 2, 2016 - 10:29am
After intense debate over the legacy of slavery at Yale, a new report lays out broad principles for renaming buildings without erasing the past.
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From Somalia to U.S.: Ohio State Attacker’s Path to Violence

December 1, 2016 - 8:47pm
Neighbors and classmates described Abdul Razak Artan as a religious young man who took college seriously — and whose decision to act violently came as a shock.
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Ohio State Attacker May Have Been ‘Inspired’ by Al Qaeda, F.B.I. Says

November 30, 2016 - 7:41pm
Investigators say Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the student who wounded 11 people at the university, may have been inspired by a Qaeda propagandist, or by the Islamic State.
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The Stone: I Am a Dangerous Professor

November 30, 2016 - 3:55pm
My inclusion on a new ‘watchlist’ is intended to shame me into silence.
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ISIS Calls Ohio State University Attacker a ‘Soldier’

November 29, 2016 - 7:54pm
A student who ran over people with a car and used a knife on the campus in Columbus was reported to have spoken about a sleeper cell.
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Hampshire College Draws Protests Over Removal of U.S. Flag

November 28, 2016 - 4:14pm
Military veterans protested the decision this weekend, adding their voices to a debate on the Massachusetts campus that has seen the flag lowered, removed and even burned since the election.
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Professor Watchlist Is Seen as Threat to Academic Freedom

November 28, 2016 - 9:30am
The new website names nearly 200 professors who it says “advance a radical agenda in lecture halls.”
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On Campus: Divisions in My Dorm Room

November 28, 2016 - 3:21am
Liberals and conservatives, on campus and off, have spent too much time in their own political bubbles.
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Retiring: College Towns Can Be Attractive Later in Life

November 25, 2016 - 3:46pm
University communities have advantages like intellectual stimulation, cultural amenities and a healthy economic base without a high price tag.
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A Bronx Librarian Keen on Teaching Homeless Children a Lasting Love of Books

November 24, 2016 - 8:31pm
Every Wednesday, Colbert Nembhard visits the Crotona Inn shelter, serving as a model for a New York City literacy effort geared toward boys and girls living in transient conditions.
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Cuomo Seizes On City College Scandal to Revive Push to Revamp CUNY

November 23, 2016 - 9:36pm
A letter on behalf of the recently departed president of the school blaming top administrators for a scandal she is ensnared in seems to have energized the governor ethics campaign.
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Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Has Steered Money From Public Schools

November 23, 2016 - 8:30pm
Ms. DeVos, a philanthropist, activist and Republican fund-raiser, has worked to give families vouchers to attend private schools and pressed to expand charter schools.
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Trump Diversifies Cabinet; Picks Nikki Haley and Betsy DeVos

November 23, 2016 - 8:12pm
The president-elect’s first picks were white men, but now he has recruited two women: Gov. Nikki R. Haley of South Carolina and Betsy DeVos, a G.O.P. philanthropist.
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ues: Would Trump Have Won Trump University Cases? Evidence Says He Faced Hard Fight

November 23, 2016 - 7:23pm
Sworn statements described a scheme to cheat customers, and sales playbooks called for tapping into “the roller coaster of emotions” to get people to sign up.
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Big City: Trump’s Election? Some Students Are Too Busy to Worry

November 23, 2016 - 7:22pm
Donald J. Trump’s victory may have paralyzed some elite campuses, but students at LaGuardia Community College in Queens remained focused on studies and jobs.
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School Choice: Why Donald Trump’s Education Pick Would Face Barriers for Vouchers

November 23, 2016 - 6:41pm
Despite his selection of Betsy DeVos as education secretary, any effort to promote vouchers from Washington would run up against structural realities.
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Postelection Harassment, Case by Case

November 23, 2016 - 5:45am
Here is a look at five cases: Some of the people involved apologized. One denied being responsible. And another said his actions had been misconstrued.
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