Education News from NY Times
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Long ties between the Democratic Party and teachers’ unions are fraying, as seen by the National Education Association’s resolution calling for the resignation of the secretary of education, Arne Duncan.
For most of New York City, two companies, Time Warner and Verizon, provide broadband access at an annual cost of close to $1,000 per home. But for many houses, that means no access at all.
Kansas will not issue any report cards this year on how its public school students performed on standardized reading and math tests after cyberattacks and other problems this spring, the State Board of Education decided Tuesday.
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Most independent centers cannot match the salary and benefits given by New York City's Education Department, causing an unintended result of a mayoral initiative.
Should you send your children away to summer camp? Reasonable parents can disagree, and Bruce Feiler and I do.
When my friends Tori and Kelly first asked me to be their sperm donor, I was reluctant. But I quickly became fully invested in their process, and far more aware of how widespread infertility is.
A parent asks: My 6-year-old gets very passionate about certain topics and tends to focus only on those topics. Should I try really hard to strike more of a balance?
Why do you think Californians have been able to reduce their water consumption by only 5 percent so far?
Defenders of the supremacy of United States universities are using arguments that don't stand up to scrutiny.
We sports fans often think that had it not been for the other team’s misbehavior, our team would have won. In soccer, that’s more likely to be true—which makes soccer more difficult to watch with kids.
What grounds do students who attend out-of-state colleges and universities have for challenging voter ID laws?
Accusations of fabricating data and plagiarism by a researcher have prompted questions about the quality of science in a country that still punches below its international weight in cutting-edge research.
Under heavy pressure to excel, significant numbers of students are using cognitive enhancers to keep up with academic demands, recent studies show.
Private-equity firms are pushing earlier than ever to lure Wall Street investment banks’ most promising talent.