Education News from NY Times
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Coursera and edX, the two largest providers of massive open online courses, are inching closer to offering degree programs, although the courses so far carry no academic credit.
PayScale offers an alternative to the U.S News rankings of universities, listing them by the average earnings of their graduates. Not everyone agrees with that approach.
The Learning Network Blog: Where to Draw the Line: Balancing Government Surveillance With the Fourth Amendment
In this lesson students will research new surveillance technologies, like facial scanning and domestic drones, and try to figure out whether their use should ever be prohibited as unconstitutional.
University campuses in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and elsewhere in the United Arab Emirates are actively recruiting students from China.
Do you feel the government is striking the right balance between protecting national security and our right to privacy? Why?
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and other officials visited nearly two dozen schools that had excelled on state reading and math exams.
The University of Alabama said on Monday that its traditionally white sororities had been ordered to extend their recruitment efforts and increase diversity.
Mr. Hackney was an educator and chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities who organized “national conversations” during the culturally fractious 1990s.
In financial straits, Alfred, N.Y., asked Alfred University and Alfred State College to pay more for water. When one institution balked, the village gave an ultimatum: Pay up or go thirsty.
Louisiana State University agreed Monday to hand over information about its presidential search to a state district judge, but not to the newspapers that sued for the records.
Forced to take a year off in the university’s worst cheating scandal in memory, some of the about 70 students involved are back on a campus that has been changed by their actions.
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Teachers and parents are using Minecraft, a popular video game, to help teach science, history, languages and ethics.
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