Education News from NY Times
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Mayor Bill de Blasio, in an effort to mend fences on charter schools, emphasized common ground and a desire to “shake the foundations” of the school system.
The Franklin School, built under Reconstruction, could soon make its mark as a kunsthalle, a noncollecting art museum.
Around the world, students from elementary school to the Ph.D. level are increasingly getting acquainted with the basics of computer coding.
Amartya Sen is part of an effort to build a new university in India, near the ruins of Nalanda, said to be the world’s first global institution of higher learning.
I have rare form of dwarfism, and I never expected to be able to have a child—but once I was pregnant, part of me expected my son to share my condition. I wasn’t sure I’d know how to raise a “normal” child.
The first lady told an audience of mainly students that unfettered expression, particularly on the Internet and in the news media, form the basis for a strong, prosperous society.
A five-judge panel says that the termination of two Brooklyn teachers, who a custodian said had been undressed in an empty classroom, was “shockingly disproportionate” to their “lapse in judgment.”
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Times readers ask career development experts for guidance on returning to the workforce after a break to care for children or aging parents.
Adoptive families, and children who were adopted into them, often talk among ourselves about the “dumb things people say” to and about us. Those comments have a name — microaggressions — but there’s no consensus about the best way to handle them.
When is a question not as innocent as the questioner thought? What are the limits of tolerance and the boundaries of ignorance? Readers and students told us their stories and their perspectives.
What if the British won the Revolutionary War? What if the Cuban Missile Crisis started World War III? What if John Lennon had not died when he was shot? In this skills lesson, students write narratives imagining alternate histories for events of their choice.
Blogs, papers and other projects have prompted wider discussion of “microaggressions,” remarks with a basis in racial, gender or other stereotypes.