Education News from NY Times
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Twelve former public school employees are accused of conspiring to alter and boost students’ standardized test scores.
Prep schools offering private or semiprivate instruction are a growing alternative to the usual large-group experience.
Cornell Tech, a campus being built by Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, is preparing for a future it can't yet imagine.
My husband and I consider our family progressive. We’re all for boys in pink playing with dolls. But progressive really means letting your children choose what to love, and my son loves football.
Judge Claudia Wilken gave N.C.A.A. officials hope that any required changes might not be the death knell that seemed imminent.
With its academics and its finances under fire, the Texas sports academy created by Deion Sanders, the Hall of Fame cornerback and N.F.L. commentator, is facing the loss of its state charter.
Maybe parents who send their children to college will live longer, but a recent study did not prove it.
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Student loans need reform. But recent gloomy reports obscure the key benefit of borrowing for college: a college education.
The cost of textbooks continue to rise, but alternatives like renting books and downloading “open source” course documents help to keep costs manageable.
The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 9 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?
This week our Penguin Young Adult guest judge is Meg Wolitzer, and submissions are due by Aug. 15 at 7 a.m. Eastern.
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Fears Rise Over Wealth Gap as Top College Conferences Push Overhaul
What evidence does the article cite to show how college athletics have become a multimillion-dollar enterprise at some universities?
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.”