Education News from NY Times
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Why does Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell sometimes hurl wooden pencils from the tower of his castle to the stone courtyard below?
The project, at Davidson College in North Carolina, will offer high school students lessons in calculus, physics and macroeconomics.
In this Text to Text, we pair an article from the Times archives about the then-cutting edge technology that allowed astronomers to photograph Halley’s comet in 1910 with a recent Times article highlighting what astronomers hope to learn about the origins of the solar system from space-based observations of Comet ISON.
The picture is far from uniform, with students at some colleges borrowing ten times as much as their counterparts elsewhere, a new report says.
The Learning Network Blog: What Are the Best Things You’ve Read, Watched, Heard or Played This Year?
Which Times culture category interests you most? What movies, books, music, television shows, art, dance, video games or theatrical productions did you love this year? Why?
Adjunct faculty members, considered the working poor of academia, are increasingly turning to the Service Employees International Union to gain higher pay and a semblance of benefits.
Cesar Vargas is among a crop of recent law school graduates who are hoping to practice law despite their immigration status.
Several educators frequently mentioned as candidates for New York City schools chancellor once worked under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, but then criticized his policies.
Parents of children at Public School 85 want the Education Department and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to fix what they say is an obstacle to learning.
The Learning Network Blog: Text to Text | ‘I Have a Dream’ and ‘The Lasting Power of Dr. King’s Dream Speech’
In this Text to Text, we pair Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech with a reflection by the Times literary critic Michiko Kakutani, who explores why this speech has such lasting power.
Parents, fearing homophobic prejudice in college admissions, want to know how to persuade their daughter from revealing her sexual orientation.
Students in the United States scored in the middle of the developed world in reading and science, but lower in math, according to results released on Tuesday.