Education News from NY Times
Updated: 7 hours 21 min ago
While the aggressive transformation of the University of Houston has drawn praise, it has also prompted questions about the college’s role in both the community and the university system.
State Senator Dan Patrick, who is running for lieutenant governor in Texas, wants to repeal the Dream Act, just as Republicans are trying to appeal more to Hispanic voters.
An ambitious plan to create a better-informed marketplace for education doesn’t take into account how public universities are funded.
Nicole Dufault, a teacher at Columbia High School in Maplewood, who was arrested this week for having sex with three students, is charged with sexually assaulting two more students.
Students at the rapper’s alma mater, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, post their dismay after a visit falls through.
To see technology’s future, look no further than nursery school.
In the university recreation center arms race, the latest idea is to turn a piece of campus into something approaching a water theme park.
A successful pose has helped Ms. Cuddy become a leading voice on TED Talks.
William Deresiewicz, who’s caused a stir in Ivy League circles with his book “Excellent Sheep,” is on a tour of those colleges to discuss his critique of them and his advice.
The Class of 1964 is the first graduating class of the post-World War II baby boom and the leading edge of the generation retreating to retirement.
The campaign will feature celebrities and television ads in an effort to enlist students in the fight to end violence against women on campus.
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