Education News from NY Times
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Jane L. Mendillo will exit from her role as manager of the university’s $32.7 billion nest egg by the end of the year; its performance has fallen behind those of other league members.
The trustees of Union Theological Seminary, a liberal Protestant organization in New York City, voted on Tuesday to divest the school’s $108.4 million endowment from fossil fuel companies.
The decision handed teachers’ unions a major defeat in a landmark case to overturn laws governing how teachers are hired and fired and is expected to set off similar fights across the nation.
A program for teenage boys in Chicago makes a contribution to the battle against entrenched income inequality.
The F.C.C. fund that subsidizes the installation of high-speed Internet connections at schools prioritizes bringing connections to a school or library over improving networks inside a school.
In an open letter, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — a strong backer of the new academic guidelines — said more time was needed to make the standards work.
Colleges and universities have become more aggressive about punishing alcohol and drug offenses, even as the rate of serious crime on campus has dropped, according to a government report.
Inspiration for summer reading, compiled by Deborah Hofmann, senior editor of the New York Times best-seller lists.
These pies contain fewer worrisome ingredients, but they also give students a hefty dose of marketing in the lunchroom.
When I was a child playing soccer, there weren’t that many women who’d grown up playing the game. Now there are, but they’re still not represented on the sidelines, and that’s not the way this is supposed to work.
This poem, by Joanna Gerber, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from a Science article, “Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun.”
Nearly every qualified high school senior in Delaware is on track to enroll in college. A year ago, almost 20 percent did not.
Do you like going to the theater? When was the last time you saw a play or musical? What did you see, and how was it?
The Bowdoin Christian Fellowship group will cease to be recognized on campus after refusing to adhere to rules barring discrimination based on a person’s religious beliefs.
The bills would allow New York City’s most selective high schools to allow multiple factors in deciding whom to admit, rather than one long test.
An inquiry found a culture of “fear and intimidation” of staff members and blamed fundamentalist Islamic school board governors.
An executive order coincided with the introduction of a Senate measure that would clear a path to reduce interest rates by adding a tax on the wealthy.
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Families who feed their children a raw diet consisting solely of fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and sprouted grains feel judged for their choices.