Education News from NY Times
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Students from the University of California, San Francisco, will be able to share their knowledge with the public and do research that has a life beyond the classroom.
Sister Nora McArt, who spent four decades teaching at St. Martin of Tours in Crotona and fought to keep the school open, died on Friday at 68.
Gunmen believed to be Islamic militants from the extremist group Boko Haram shot more than 40 students as they slept in northeast Nigeria.
Even as it spends about one-quarter of its state budget on education, Morocco is falling short in matching the skills of college graduates with job opportunities.
A backlash against unpaid internships in the United States, manifested in a spate of lawsuits this year, is spreading to Europe.
Beginning this fall, Bard College will look beyond grades and test scores by offering a new option for applying: writing four, 2,500-word research papers.
A new $47 million library has opened at George Washington’s estate in Mount Vernon, Va., with a goal of scholarly and straightforward investigation of the first president.
Three major sites have emerged in the last couple of years to offer massive open online courses, greatly expanding the opportunity to take college classes.
The panel reviewing publishers’ submissions has stirred controversy because some of its members do not accept evolution and climate change as scientific truth.
Students at Prairie View A&M University, the state’s oldest historically black public college, have finally won the right to have a polling place on campus.
In an effort to protect students should a shooting occur, some school districts are using a patchwork of concealed-carry laws, special regulations and local policies to arm staff members.
The 2010 agreement closed “rubber rooms” and was supposed to expedite the hearing process, but the union has been slow in helping select arbitrators, the Bloomberg administration said.
The education theorist E. D. Hirsch, criticized as elitist a generation ago, has seen his ideas adopted by hundreds of schools.
Regarded as too slow, e-mail is barely a second thought for college students, who prefer texting. But that sets them up for trouble with their professors.
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