Education News from NY Times
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Fewer than 1 percent of the state’s teachers were rated ineffective last year; those so rated can appeal and even go on to win their case before an arbiter.
Terrell Dixon, 18, had a poor freshman year of high school in the Bronx, but after discovering motivational videos on YouTube, he is now in his first year of college.
Many parents undoubtedly think they are doing the best for their children by having them bring lunch from home instead of eating the lunches served in school. But recent studies clearly prove them wrong.
College football has become so awash in money that some observers believe it increasingly resembles professional football more than higher education.
The judges did not say that lawmakers had to increase K-12 funding to a particular amount, but suggested that the spending per pupil should be increased.
A student is inspired by Blink Now, and her social studies teacher, to work for change for women in Nepal.
When middle schooler Grady Beauregard heard a boy around his age describe his life in Sudan, it inspired Grady to reach out to others and find out what he could do to help.
Their family needed Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation’s help, but found that their work to find a donor for their son helped others as well, and inspires them still.
I remember us, the day our daughter was born after my husband’s return from Iraq, telling our families that he wouldn’t deploy again “until 2015.”
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, whose own administration drafted the legislation, has indicated in recent days that he wants to make the evaluation system in New York State tougher.
In movies where adults fall for children, parents, nonparents and children alike see an idealized version of what they want in their own family relationships.
Mobile Loaves and Fishes inspires Claudia Barlow and her daughter, Bailey, to work with a community of homeless and formerly homeless people in Austin, Tex.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is used by most states and colleges, will be available online on Jan. 1.
Tensions at colleges come at a time of heightened attention to how the police treat members of minority groups.
Among the 1.5 million Syrian refugees in tent cities cobbled together near the border are thousands of youths who have lost access to a formal education.
We have mentored a foster child through many “homes” and placements, and she has spent many holidays with us. This year, she’s bonding (we hope) with a new family.
The killer at Sandy Hook Elementary School shot through a window, a detail that stuck with the co-founder of School Guard Glass, maker of a strong glass intended to thwart intruders.