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Samuel See, 34, an assistant English professor, was found dead in a New Haven jail cell last month, after a domestic dispute with his husband.
Results from a national testing program revealed a steady but incremental improvement in student performance during the Bloomberg era.
The Department of Agriculture said it had fined Harvard Medical School $24,000 for repeated animal welfare violations that have resulted in the deaths of four monkeys since 2011.
We asked the senior editor of the New York Times Book Review to create a special list for us of the top 75 best-selling education titles of 2013. We hope it starts conversations, introduces you to new ideas and authors, and provides inspiration for teaching and learning well into 2014.
Professor Russett’s best-known book, “Sexual Science,” published in 1989, explored attempts by Victorian thinkers, including Darwin, to scientifically “prove” women’s inferiority.
Do you believe our criminal justice system treats rich and poor people equally, or is there a double standard depending on how much money a defendant has?
Two weeks before he takes office, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has yet to pick a schools chancellor to carry out his education agenda in New York City.
An association of American professors with almost 5,000 members has become the largest academic group in the country to support a push to isolate Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, will take the foundation’s helm in May.
The Learning Network Blog: Looking Back at 2013 | Ideas for Reflecting On and Teaching About the Year That Was
What were the biggest events in 2013? How will the year be remembered? What will 2014 be like? The end of the year is a perfect time for your students to reflect, to predict and to imagine. Here are 14 lesson ideas, and links to retrospectives in The Times and around the Web.
John Podhoretz, the editor of the conservative magazine Commentary, walks out after booing and hissing from the audience.
An evaluation system installed by the state’s education secretary-designate, Hanna Skandera, gives too much weight to standardized tests, opponents say.