Education News from NY Times
Updated: 5 hours 18 min ago
Despite concerns about an emphasis on the business of education, private equity funds and investment banks are buying and merging educational institutions at a rapid pace.
One in five young adults lives with his or her parents. It might be a recessionary blip — or the dawn of a whole new economic age.
Looking for advice for parents, from parents: how do you help a child transition from the friends and playmates you produce for her to friends of her own making, and what do you do when your child is the one who is growing away?
What new approaches to presenting the deceased at viewings have been drawing interest and concern among funeral directors and the public?
The PAYE program saves money mostly for low-income borrowers who have incurred an unusually big federal debt.
The Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, financed by Yuri Milner, a Russian investor, and Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, comes with a $3 million award.
A federal judge supported a New York City policy that prevents unimmunized children from attending public school when another student has a vaccine-preventable disease. Three families had sued, arguing their religious rights were violated.
A New York City school composting program aims to help the environment, instill a sense of conservation in schoolchildren, and, critically, save some money.
New York City’s top public schools must become more diverse.
A program created by New York City, which contracted with the Flatiron School in Manhattan, helps people break into the city’s growing technology sector.
Controversy over the meeting’s purpose speaks to how the interpretation of a turning point like World War I remains entangled in present-day politics.
Retinitis pigmentosa has gradually chomped away at my vision like Pac Man. Right now, I’m partially sighted and night-blind, and a glow-in-the-dark bouncy playspace is a nightmare.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to improve the process for some parents of special-needs children to get New York City to pay for private school tuition, holding off an effort by state legislators to make him do so by law.
The complicated college financing process is discouraging people from applying for aid and going to college.
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Those who major in subjects like engineering and finance increase their pay advantage over those in other fields.