Education News from NY Times
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Six big-city school systems are combining their purchasing power to persuade suppliers to sell healthier and more environment-friendly products, like compostable food trays, at low prices.
Karina Melendez, who overcame bone cancer and abuse, is pursuing a degree at Columbia University and has her sights set on law school.
For Mary Schmidt Campbell, who is retiring as dean of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, there is plenty of unfinished business in the field of arts education.
Financing for college humanities programs has fallen steadily in the United States since 2009, echoing a trend across the globe.
A new study on access to high-status universities in Britain, the United States and Australia found that the family’s social background figured strongly.
The “wayfinding” system of signs and staircases at the New School’s University Center, opening early next year, is designed to do more than get people from one point to another.
Georgian Court, which this fall became a full-time coed institution, hopes the addition of men’s teams will expand awareness of the university beyond the campus gates.
There are accusations that Gov. Chris Christie has shifted positions since his re-election, before which he made the Latino vote a priority and advocated for tuition equality.
What does “family” mean to you? Do you count only those bound to you by blood or legal ties, or do friends or other kinds of communities also fill some of the traditional role of family for you? What role does your family, however you define it, play in your life in general?
Can you calculate the approximate per-user ratio of the value of Twitter, in dollars per user, if you know the total value of the company’s stock and the number of users?
By holding adults accountable, prosecutors might persuade school administrators and coaches to make it their business to tell the police when they hear students or athletes have done something illegal.
After archrival high schools joined forces because of a budget shortfall, many doubted the merger would work. But the football team has triumphed over skepticism and inspired hope for academic success.
Confronting entrenched perceptions, schools have begun initiatives to enroll more poor, Latino and African-American students in Advanced Placement courses, which serve as an elite preserve within schools.
Some 1,200 graduate assistants at New York University and the Polytechnic Institute of N.Y.U. in Brooklyn are scheduled to vote on Dec. 10 and 11 on whether to join the union.
The Steubenville employees have been placed on leave after they were charged in an investigation prompted by the rape of a 16-year-old girl, school officials said.
Should viewing art be part of every child’s education? Does it make us smarter or expose us to new ways of seeing the world?