Education News from NY Times
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Administrators at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in central New York are pressed for changes over how a campus panel handled a freshman’s complaint.
School administrators agree that students complained about new lunch standards when they were first implemented in the fall of 2012—but tell researchers that by spring, the complaints had largely subsided.
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What dilemma do environmentalists, energy production companies and the federal government face regarding a certain bird?
Those responsible for American institutions’ global strategies too often fail to identify and work toward shared goals, observers say.
Lisa Martino is one of 95 fellows poised to become New York City’s newest teachers, as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s universal prekindergarten program.
According to my mother’s prison records, she served around 17 weeks in “The Hole”—solitary confinement. Only for her it wasn’t so solitary. She had me.
After decades of pairing students based on scant information, some colleges are giving them tools for making their own choices.
Five students charged that the University of Connecticut treated their claims of sexual assault and harassment with indifference.
Lehigh University, in an attempt to foster innovation, is offering a program with no course credit, no set curriculum and no penalty for failure.
My sons—and my husband—expect me to wait on them. I can’t really blame them. I made my bed. And everyone else’s.
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