Education News from NY Times
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We present the January edition of Teenagers in the Times, a feature that presents almost everything published in The Times about young people during that month.
The Learning Network: How Should the Media, and the Public at Large, Respond to the News About Bruce Jenner?
This week, the Style section and the Op-Ed columnist Nicholas Kristof raise questions about how we should react to widespread reports that Bruce Jenner is transitioning from male to female. Have you followed this news and noticed the way it has been covered in the news media? What has been your reaction?
Ms. Guinier, the first tenured woman of color at Harvard Law School, argues in a new book for a rethinking of the “testocracy” that is college admissions.
The transformation of George Washington from humble commuter school into nationally known university has served as a model for other striving campuses. The direction: up!
Test your knowledge of Oscar-winning movies, with questions from Dana Polan, a professor of cinema studies at New York University.
How many are actually going to lectures.
“What’s in on campus,” according to Student Monitor.
Forget old-school resources like an older sibling or Photoshop. In today’s global economy, students import their fake IDs.
Why is there still hope for Glass, even though Google announced in January that it was shuttering its Glass Explorer program?
The move comes as the Obama administration investigates the handling of accusations of sexual assault at dozens of colleges, including Harvard.
For our Second Annual Student Editorial Contest, in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 301 writing prompts that may help — an update to last year’s popular list of 200.
This Poetry Pairing features George Herbert’s poem “Love (III)” and the Vows column “Their Chart-Toppers Are Each Other” by Lois Smith Brady.
Do you love “To Kill a Mockingbird”? Are you looking forward to another book about Scout and Atticus, or do you share the worries of an Op-Ed writer who pleads, “Don’t Do It, Harper Lee”?
Hundreds of program providers have seized on interest in interning abroad, adding bells and whistles at a cost.