Education News from NY Times
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Mayor Bill de Blasio said his tactics of offering more help to failing schools, and providing social services to students and families there, differed sharply from his predecessor’s.
A study found that colleges were allocating more than half their investments — and almost two-thirds of the largest endowments — to alternative strategies such as hedge funds and private equity.
A story of a failed marriage and financial implosion provokes equal and opposite reactions on Facebook. Why?
Reporting on five families with wildly divergent ideas about what to teach their kids about marijuana, from no tolerance to offering to roll the joints and make nachos.
Concerns grew about the climate for women at the Yale School of Medicine after a sexual misconduct committee’s ruling to remove the cardiology chief went unheeded.
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When a teacher at my children’s elementary school was arrested, the school sent an email asking parents to have older children keep quiet to protect the younger kids. But it’s impossible to put a stop to playground talk.
When the number of approved textbooks for Russia’s 14 million schoolchildren was slashed by more than half, one publisher with close ties to President Vladimir V. Putin profited handsomely.
Inspired by essays by urban children, Mr. Schapiro had the idea for what became a “dark and lovely” Broadway musical.
Looking to join a sorority? You’ll need time and money to spare. And don’t be late for meetings and events (there’s a fine for that).
In an era when many parents want constant access to their children and students live in a digital social milieu, banning cellphones from schools is increasingly seen as counterproductive.
The family of Ikeoluwa Opayemi, 7, had sued the Milford school district after she was told to stay away from class for 21 days following a trip to Nigeria.
A former band member of the university’s celebrated Marching 100 was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a popular drum major after a violent hazing ritual aboard a bus in 2011.
Favorite student answers to the question, What are your fears and phobias? Some are funny, some are poignant, and a few are so descriptive they made us leery of things that previously hadn’t scared us at all.
Motherlode Blog: An Illustrated Guide to Eight Kinds of Halloween Candy You Won’t Like and Should Give to Me Immediately
Heath bars. Twix. Reeses. Spree. Seriously, you’d just hate those. Isn’t your bucket getting awfully heavy anyway?
I’ll be cooking next week, but I’m sure not cooking tonight!
Researchers found that over the course of a 30-year career in academia, both female and male economists who were parents outperformed academic economists without children at almost every stage of their careers.
The two candidates for state superintendent are at odds over tenure rules, charter schools and evaluations — and so are people on the left across the country.