Education News from NY Times
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Cheon Park, who the authorities said diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars in government money to himself, was charged with mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
After years of increasing, alternative investments like private equity and venture capital funds fell from 54 percent of assets to 47 percent of college endowments.
One class shy of her bachelor’s degree, Manpriya Samra suddenly had thousands of dollars in medical bills after an emergency appendectomy.
The university’s president said the protest that forced the cancellation of a speech by the New York City police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, violated the institution’s code of conduct.
The promise of higher teacher salaries and full-day kindergarten failed to resonate, even in areas where the money would have had the greatest benefit.
What factors should determine eligibility for financial aid from the government and from colleges? Should parents' income be considered?
The Learning Network Blog: Reader Idea | Researching Political History to Understand How a Community Problem Was Solved
In this Reader Idea, students conduct research on the housing crisis in the South Bronx, its causes and proposed government solutions. Then they meet with and interview government leaders who tried to address the issues, along with residents who lived through the crisis. Next, students produce a video documenting their research.
Do you think the main role of college is to make students ready for the job market? If so, why? If not, why not?
Can you calculate the estimated total value of Verizon Wireless, if given the amount paid for 45 percent of it?
As it prepares for a critical policy meeting, the Communist Party faces a persistent problem: Jobs abound in China, but not the kind young graduates want.
Funding for many school districts comes from local property taxes, which skews the playing field between wealthy and poor students early on.
What shows do you watch? Do you notice the ethnicity and race of the actors and characters on your favorite shows? Does it matter to you?
The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Herbal Supplements Are Often Not What They Claim to Be
Do you know anyone who takes herbal supplements? Have you ever seen these products in stores? Do you think the government should regulate herbal supplements more stringently?