Education News from NY Times
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Schools are signing up to teach computer coding, which some view as a basic skill for today, and the tech industry-backed group Code.org is pushing basic coding even for the very young.
Colleges across the country are wrestling with student requests for what are known as “trigger warnings,” explicit alerts that class materials might upset them because of past trauma.
A new movie’s troubling questions include whether the best schools encourage social mobility or perpetuate privilege.
Marking the anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, civil rights advocates say American schools are increasingly split along racial lines.
Growing up should never be easy.
A road map to help those with student loans steer clear of common repayment mistakes and protect their credit scores.
A student-led movement aimed at ridding college endowment funds of fossil fuel investments got its start at Swarthmore College, which has yet to sign on to the cause.
Sharing the same disability has undoubtedly united me with my mother in unusual ways, but we want the world to know that there is really nothing unusual about who we are.
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In this lesson, students read an article about Humans of New York, analyze some of the photographs and dream up their own projects inspired by the work.
Would you want to make a sport more fast-paced for a new generation? Would you try to make it safer or easier?
For the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Michelle Obama will head to Topeka to talk about a Supreme Court ruling that affected her life.
Recent research suggests that the difficulties dyslexia creates with reading may not be hard-wired. Instead, experience may play a big role in exacerbating reading problems and, potentially, in easing them.
Using a Times article about a similar project as inspiration, high school students studying “Catcher in the Rye” create architectural models to convey their understanding of the novel.
Four questions to ask before agreeing to let a teenager have a car and four possible approaches to paying for it.