Education News from NY Times
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Bill Powers, the president of the University of Texas at Austin, retained his position on Thursday after getting a cautious endorsement from his frustrated chancellor.
Public schools are adopting web-based services that collect data about students but do not adequately safeguard it from potential misuse, new research has found.
Our pick for our once-a-semester Reading Club is the remarkable five-part series “Invisible Child.” We invite your students to read and have a conversation about it on our blog, posting their thoughts by Jan. 14. We will choose our favorite comments to highlight in a separate post.
As affiliates of the United Automobile Workers, New York University graduate teaching and research assistants will make up the only such union in the country recognized by a private university.
Ronald D. Liebowitz, who has greatly expanded the reach of Middlebury College, will step down in 2015, after 11 years as president, he said Thursday.
“A Pasture of My Palm,” by Robin Becker, and the article “Stealing in Childhood Does Not a Criminal Make,” by Dr. Perri Klass, appear in this Poetry Pairing.
Why, according to Jason Terry, a Nets guard, are there more ways to get in trouble now than when he entered the league 14 years ago?
Do you find your teachers to be fair graders? What do you think “A” work looks like? How is it different than A- or B+ work?
Universities with programs in countries with autocratic governments are wrestling with how to respond to actions that fly in the face of democratic principles.
In this lesson, students explore the fundamental characteristics of currency by reading and researching about the bitcoin, the upstart digital commodity that has grabbed the attention of speculators, investors, bankers and regulators worldwide.
Reports that Harvard’s most common grade is an “A” have now gone viral. But despite the breathless tone of the coverage, this is actually very old news — at Harvard, and at colleges nationwide.
How many viral stories on the Internet do you read, share, reference and comment on each week? How much do you care if they are real? How would you find out if they were real?
Can you calculate the approximate number of steps that will be taken by someone who walks around the entire world?
Large-scale online courses, hailed as a way to democratize higher education, have so far been plagued by very high attrition rates.
The new policies at Cooper Union and City College, part of the City University of New York, could alter how, when and where students are allowed to express dissent.
In this lesson students and teachers can follow the evolution of Nelson Mandela in archival articles from The New York Times, from his early years as a jailed dissident in apartheid South Africa to his death last week at the age of 95.