Education News from NY Times
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Some British universities are experimenting with an American-style grade-point average in hopes that it would better for the students, but not everyone in British academe is on board.
Dagestan has a gained a reputation for so-called education tourism, because it’s easier for students to cheat their way through Russia’s college entry exams there.
Financing for an increase to $2 billion a year will come from restructuring the $2.4 billion E-Rate program.
Many employers lament recent graduates’ lack of specialized skills. But a management consultant says these young people still offer much potential for a company’s future.
Carmen Fariña, the new schools chancellor, said she plans to take $210 million reserved for charter schools and use it to create thousands of new prekindergarten seats.
Nine public school students are challenging California’s tenure system, arguing that their right to a quality education is violated by job protections that make it too difficult to fire bad instructors.
The Learning Network Blog: Reader Idea | Practicing ‘Detective Skills’ With Infamous Local News Stories
New York City students learn about important local news stories by looking closely at photographs and matching them to clues about the “who, what, where, when, why and how” of the original story.
Parents say about 50 elementary students in Salt Lake City had their school lunches thrown out because money was owed on their accounts.
The edgy and comical treatment of slavery in the mockumentary, “C.S.A.,” provoked complaints, and the private school organized meetings to apologize.
In this idea, students collaborate to write a piece about “To Kill a Mockingbird” by “copy-changing” the words, sentences and paragraphs of a Times article into a version that is entirely new.
“O Me! O Life!” by Walt Whitman and “Finding Purpose After Living With Delusion,” an article by Benedict Carey, appear in this Poetry Pairing.