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Protest Started by Colin Kaepernick Spreads to High School Students

October 3, 2016 - 7:23pm
Like the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, football players across the country are silently taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racism.
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Supreme Court Declines to Consider N.C.A.A. Rules on Paying Athletes

October 3, 2016 - 10:23am
The justices turned down a review of a California ruling that the association could restrict athletes’ compensation beyond scholarships and a few thousand dollars.
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Retro Report: The Unintended Consequences of Taking a Hard Line on School Discipline

October 2, 2016 - 6:03pm
“Zero tolerance” policies in schools have resulted in the suspension of three million students each year, and are shown to have a disproportionate effect on minority students.
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Harvard Hires New Endowment Manager From Columbia

September 29, 2016 - 10:19pm
The appointment of N.P. Narvekar, who has overseen the impressive growth of Columbia’s endowment, follows several years of lagging returns for Harvard’s investments.
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Rezoning Plan for Manhattan Elementary School Draws Anger From All Sides

September 29, 2016 - 9:12pm
New York City is trying to change school zone lines on the Upper West Side, but after countless meetings addressing the proposals, a consensus has not been reached.
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Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress

September 29, 2016 - 11:28am
High school students reported more confidence after completing an exercise intended to instill a basic message to help manage tension: People can change.
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Hillary Clinton’s College Plan Appeals to the Left, but Educators Have Doubts

September 29, 2016 - 5:32am
While the idea of free tuition has been championed as an antidote to soaring costs and student debt, many in higher education fear unintended consequences.
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Cost of College: An Online Education Breakthrough? A Master’s Degree for a Mere $7,000

September 28, 2016 - 8:00am
A Georgia Tech computer science program at drastically reduced prices could change the way we think about the problem of college costs.
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Next Target for IBM’s Watson? Third-Grade Math

September 27, 2016 - 8:59pm
Watson, the IBM computer platform that dominated on “Jeopardy!” and has helped fight cancer, is part of a pilot program that will help teachers build personalized lesson plans.
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Joan of Arc’s Shaky Pedestal: France Battles Over Its Identity at School

September 27, 2016 - 3:48pm
Changes to how history is taught, as well as changes to how French, Latin and Greek are introduced, have set off arguments between the right and the left.
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