Education News from NY Times
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Arizona State University said Thursday that it is severing ties with a fraternity after the chapter hosted a distasteful party in commemoration of Martin Luther King’s Birthday, complete with racist stereotypes and offensive costumes.
Answer keys were passed to students. Principals doctored answer sheets. At some schools, teachers and administrators gathered to change test answers. The episode in Pennsylvania has again raised questions about standardized testing.
This Poetry Pairing features “Winter: A Dirge” by Robert Burns and the Opinion article “A Year in Trees” by Bill Hayes.
The American Embassy School, popular with expatriates in New Delhi, is facing questions from the Indian government in the latest volley in its diplomatic spat with the United States.
After Mayor Bill de Blasio rebuffed his proposal of $1.5 billion for prekindergarten education, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo offered New York communities a blank check.
Three principals were fired last week after an investigation into test cheating that has implicated about 140 teachers and administrators, a spokesman for the Philadelphia school district said.
Online images of students prompted anger and calls for disciplinary action at Arizona State University.
Across New York City on Wednesday, schools grappled with anemic attendance and complaints that Mayor Bill de Blasio had erred by holding class on a day of subzero winds and frozen streets.
Some young Catholics have been mystified by a wave of firings and forced resignations at Roman Catholic institutions around the country, most often over gay educators’ decisions to marry.
In this lesson we offer a math-focused list of 10 ways students can learn from and tell stories with the numbers in some recent charts, tables and interactives found in The Times.
Can you calculate the number of people charged with marijuana-related misdemeanors each day if you know the total number issued over a certain period?