Education News from NY Times
Updated: 7 hours 23 min ago
When a teacher at my children’s elementary school was arrested, the school sent an email asking parents to have older children keep quiet to protect the younger kids. But it’s impossible to put a stop to playground talk.
When the number of approved textbooks for Russia’s 14 million schoolchildren was slashed by more than half, one publisher with close ties to President Vladimir V. Putin profited handsomely.
Inspired by essays by urban children, Mr. Schapiro had the idea for what became a “dark and lovely” Broadway musical.
Looking to join a sorority? You’ll need time and money to spare. And don’t be late for meetings and events (there’s a fine for that).
In an era when many parents want constant access to their children and students live in a digital social milieu, banning cellphones from schools is increasingly seen as counterproductive.
The family of Ikeoluwa Opayemi, 7, had sued the Milford school district after she was told to stay away from class for 21 days following a trip to Nigeria.
A former band member of the university’s celebrated Marching 100 was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a popular drum major after a violent hazing ritual aboard a bus in 2011.
Favorite student answers to the question, What are your fears and phobias? Some are funny, some are poignant, and a few are so descriptive they made us leery of things that previously hadn’t scared us at all.
Motherlode Blog: An Illustrated Guide to Eight Kinds of Halloween Candy You Won’t Like and Should Give to Me Immediately
Heath bars. Twix. Reeses. Spree. Seriously, you’d just hate those. Isn’t your bucket getting awfully heavy anyway?
I’ll be cooking next week, but I’m sure not cooking tonight!
Researchers found that over the course of a 30-year career in academia, both female and male economists who were parents outperformed academic economists without children at almost every stage of their careers.
The two candidates for state superintendent are at odds over tenure rules, charter schools and evaluations — and so are people on the left across the country.
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What did Dr. Jodi Gilman and her fellow researchers at Harvard and Northwestern University find when they reviewed composite scan of the brains of 20 pot smokers, ages 18 to 25?
The gainful employment provision sets a rule based on the percentage of a program graduate’s income that can be used for loan payments.
Scott M. Stringer’s office said it had begun an examination of the “financial and operating practices” of Eva S. Moskowitz’s 32-school network and three other institutions.
The Learning Network: Detection, Prevention and Treatment: Researching Issues Around Ebola in the United States
In this learning simulation, students are to draft a report for their boss, Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, on what lessons have been learned so far in preventing the Ebola virus from spreading in the U.S.