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While a state monitor recently accused the East Ramapo school board of mismanagement that favored its yeshivas, New York’s formula gives the public schools below-average state aid.
It’s been more than four months since my sister took her own life, and I still haven’t spoken with my 12-year-old daughter about it.
The women’s college is considering adopting a formal admissions policy as it and other single-sex schools grapple with shifting notions of gender.
Jessica Bibliowicz will become chairwoman of the Cornell Weill Medical College, effective Jan. 1. Her father, Sanford I. Weill, has been chairman for two decades.
American customers are limited to one set per household.
Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a public middle school in Brownsville, Brooklyn, the poorest neighborhood in New York City, is seen by many as a safe zone in a crime-plagued area, and a gateway out of generational poverty.
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Every week, a seventh-grade class in Princeton, N.J., works together to solve the New York Times Monday crossword puzzle.
The Learning Network: Is It Possible to Start Out Poor in This Country, Work Hard and Become Well-Off?
Do you believe that the United States is the “land of opportunity”? Do you think the American dream, however you define it, is alive and well?
The move will increase money for schools and libraries to connect to the Internet.
Motherlode Blog: Racial Bias in Discipline: What If Your Child’s School Is Harder on Some Kids Than Others?
Black parents may want to believe that society has moved on from racial bias, but that belief can undermine their ability to advocate for their children.
The Learning Network: Teaching About Cybersecurity: Taking Steps to Improve Online Safety and Prevent Data Breaches
In this lesson, students will learn about the extent of cyberattacks just in the past year and the risks they pose for companies, governments and individuals.
Are charter schools, with their high rates of suspension and expulsion, cherry-picking students?
It’s camp application season. You’ll want to ask baseline questions about food, safety, staff training and facilities, but what you really want to know is this: Is this a camp that changes lives?