Education News from NY Times
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A New York City school composting program aims to help the environment, instill a sense of conservation in schoolchildren, and, critically, save some money.
New York City’s top public schools must become more diverse.
A program created by New York City, which contracted with the Flatiron School in Manhattan, helps people break into the city’s growing technology sector.
Controversy over the meeting’s purpose speaks to how the interpretation of a turning point like World War I remains entangled in present-day politics.
Retinitis pigmentosa has gradually chomped away at my vision like Pac Man. Right now, I’m partially sighted and night-blind, and a glow-in-the-dark bouncy playspace is a nightmare.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to improve the process for some parents of special-needs children to get New York City to pay for private school tuition, holding off an effort by state legislators to make him do so by law.
The complicated college financing process is discouraging people from applying for aid and going to college.
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Those who major in subjects like engineering and finance increase their pay advantage over those in other fields.
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The lawyer for a 14-year-old boy charged with killing another student said the boy suffered months of antagonism and bullying before the deadly fight.
Because of changes in the new teachers’ contract, a number of schools are moving up the start of the school day, and more than a few parents are not happy about it.
Some 13-year-olds are deep into teen culture, others little changed from the kids they were at a younger age. Subjective age varies, and that variation can raise a red flag for some young teens.
Was the 2013-14 school year, with its Common Core, its policy debates and its snow days, a success for education, for schools, or for students?