Education News from NY Times
Updated: 11 hours 47 min ago
U-Multirank, a new international ranking system, promises to be a nuanced tool for comparing and judging universities.
Although the rating of colleges and universities around the world has been heavily criticized by educators and politicians, the academic rankings business is booming.
Changes proposed by the Australian government are intended to make universities more competitive. Critics say they will make undergraduate education more expensive.
Try unscrambling the paragraphs from an article about the New York City school chancellor, then invite students to create their own scrambles.
In moving into online education, Harvard Business School discovered that it isn’t so easy to practice what it teaches.
For too long we have thought about prison education almost exclusively in terms of reduced recidivism. But in some sense this is an inadequate metric, neglecting opportunities available to prisoners who pursue and complete higher learning.
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By visiting classmates’ homes during the school day, 4- and 5-year-olds at the Manhattan Country School learn to celebrate their differences.
Other little girls may have wanted to be Sleeping Beauty; I was always drawn to Maleficent. Now I know the attraction was more about vulnerability than villainy.
Eager to benefit from the insights of some of the nation’s top designers, video game creators are flocking to graduate programs in their field.
The governors of Oklahoma and South Carolina are considering signing bills to replace the Common Core standards with locally written versions, and Missouri is considering a related measure.
Riding a wave of interest in technology, Stanford University has risen to the top of measures that Harvard once dominated.
A bill includes a provision for a waiver process for local school districts that found it too expensive to comply with the White House nutritional guidelines passed in 2012.
We list this school year’s Text-to-Text lessons by subject matter for easy access, and ask you for suggestions on what texts you would like to see paired for next year.
Motherlode Blog: Submitted: Teenagers Do Not Need Smartphones, So They Should Pay for Them. Discuss.
Teenagers may need to make calls and send and receive texts, but do they need access to Instagram and a store full of apps? Probably not. So if that’s a want, not a need, shouldn’t they pay for it?
What is your reaction to the word “feminist”? How would you define it? Have you heard of the “I need feminism because…” campaign?