Education News from NY Times
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The president endorses an approach that would encourage individual academic departments to set their own grading standards.
Our hosts this summer, all parents of girls, shook their heads ruefully as my sons romped. If I hear disapproval of my sons’ behavior in their comments, surely their daughters hear approval of more placid ways.
Motherlode Blog: Simple Solutions for Back-to-School Student Organization (Sorry, No Trapper Keeper)
Once, the Trapper Keeper promised to solve your organizational woes while simultaneously elevating you to cool-kid status. Today’s organizational systems should be even simpler (no gadgets required).
On Aug. 7, 1974 Philippe Petit walked a tightrope between the twin towers, later telling The Times, “If I see three oranges I have to juggle, and if I see two towers I have to walk.”
What clues do you think scientists might uncover about our solar system by studying a comet in such close detail?
In a city where about 3.9 million residents speak a language other than English at home, the classes are so popular that people in some neighborhoods stand in line for hours to sign up.
Protests over the use of English in a civil-service exam highlight the complex role the language plays in the country's social makeup.
After my 15-year-old was flashed on the street, my instinct was to shelter her. She had a stronger response in mind.
The powerhouses of college sports are expected to gain preliminary approval to break away from some of the strictures of the N.C.A.A., which would give them more freedom to govern themselves and could allow athletes a share of the wealth.
The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 6 | ‘I Will Always Be What I Am: A Precrastinator’
This week our winner is Sarah Toscano, and our Penguin Young Readers Group judge was Katherine Howe.
The published price at Amherst has soared in recent years. The actual price is virtually unchanged.
Telling my children we were moving from Atlanta to Nashville was easier than I thought it would be. Getting over worrying about how the move would affect them was not.