Education News from NY Times
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Powerful figures in mental health are claiming to have identified a new disorder, sluggish cognitive tempo, that could widely expand the ranks of young people treated for attention problems.
As I fed, changed and rocked our daughter, I practiced my Tagalog phrases—until I sat in on a conference session on early language development, and found out that that’s exactly what I shouldn’t do.
Richard C. Levin, the former president of Yale who now heads Coursera, the online education company, says it will be financially viable within five years.
Dubai is introducing new university courses in Islamic banking to fill a shortage of qualified employees in the Islamic financial industry.
A report says that the number of students enrolling in full-time programs, which include many master’s programs, declined for the first time in nearly three decades.
At a speech on Saturday, Carmen Fariña said she would aim to reduce class sizes and curb the use of suspensions at the city’s public schools.
The Yurok Tribe’s extensive campaign to revive the language serves as a model to the many other tribes that are undertaking similar efforts, experts say.
A teacher accused of trying to thwart an investigation into the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville will have the charge dismissed in exchange for community service, the state attorney general said Friday.
For generations, the prep school in northern New England was a hothouse of upper-class Anglo-Saxon Protestant culture, but now it fosters a welter of faiths.
My adorable son has grown tall, lean and hairy. This explains, in part, the decision to add something unambiguously cute to our life. But Phoebe distracts us from more than just that.
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Researchers find that students’ reading comprehension was lower when they read books on electronic devices.
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