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Henry M. Greenberg, the state-appointed monitor, stopped short of calling for a state takeover of the Rockland County district, but he did recommend appointing a fiscal overseer who could overrule the school board’s decisions.
Although it is primarily Democrats and President Obama who continue to push for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a Democratic representative who is pregnant cannot get an exception on Democratic Caucus voting rules.
A student petition is urging university officials to repeal a decades-old ban on beards on the campus of the Mormon Church’s flagship academic institution.
Motherlode Blog: Quandary: Between Unknown Cousins and the Children’s Table, Thanksgiving Can Be Hard for Kids
Now is the moment to prepare children for Thanksgiving: show pictures of past gatherings, remind them of the names that go with faces and talk about things like interrupting, playing with younger cousins, new foods and appreciating gifts but not expecting them.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of sending applications to 20 or more colleges and universities?
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Here are the first seven paragraphs of the Nov. 10 article “White Rodent Finds Fame on the Great White Way: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ Has an Unexpected Star: A Rat Named Toby” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
Many teachers say the ClassDojo app helps them record classroom conduct, but critics are wary of such apps’ ramifications for data privacy and fairness.
In recent years, the dangers facing intellectual dissidents and universities in troubled regions like the Middle East have reached a crisis point.
My kids have learned a new vocabulary, including words like lymphoma, chemotherapy, radiation, tumor and bone marrow. But they have also learned something important about being flexible, helping out, keeping a sense of humor and taking care of their elders.
Professor Price was a Rutgers scholar with a deep affection for Newark, a city he wrote about, taught about, promoted and defended.
A district with seven campuses was told that they could no longer be called open-enrollment charter schools, but opened their doors anyway.
The shocking reports about the mass disappearance of college students have stoked the anger of many Mexicans toward corrupt politicians and police officers.
The escalation in the number of schools on students’ lists is driven by several factors, but perhaps the strongest is plain old fear.
Degrees and Difficulty: How Can Community Colleges Get a Piece of the Billions That Donors Give to Higher Education?
LaGuardia Community College in Queens faces the challenge of marketing its worthy but unglamorous mission to raise money.
Dr. Michael Simons, who a committee found had sexually harassed a postdoctoral researcher at the school, was removed as head of the Cardiovascular Research Center.
Sylvia Nasar, a journalism professor, claimed that Columbia’s journalism school had mishandled funds generated by an endowment from the Knight Foundation.
Preschoolers performed better on literacy tests when their parents received text messages with tips on how to help them, a study in San Francisco found.