Education News from NY Times

A Sikh Principal, Too English for a Largely Muslim School

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 9:16pm
Balwant Bains was at the center of the issues facing multicultural Britain, including the perennial question of balancing religious precepts and cultural identity against assimilation.

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Rensselaer President Leads List of Highest-Paid Private College Leaders

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:52pm
Shirley Ann Jackson of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earned $7,143,312 in 2012, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ranking of salaries at private colleges.

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New York’s Deal With Principals’ Union Includes Back Pay

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 3:10pm
New York City has reached a tentative contract deal with the union representing school principals that would raise their salaries substantially and give them retroactive pay, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Saturday.

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International Education: Asian M.B.A. Schools Rise in Esteem for Employers

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:01pm
European institutions hold steady as midsize American ones fall back, according to the Emerging-Trendence Global Employability Ranking.

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International Education: In Japanese Universities, Tradition Meets Globalization

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:01pm
Yuko Tanaka, the first female president of Japan's Hosei University, has already broken barriers. She wants to take down more, by raising the traditional institution's international profile.

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Motherlode Blog: Church on Sunday: Because Spiritual Education Takes More Than Good Intentions

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 9:23am
By the time we reach Sunday – this supposed day of rest – I’ve had it with arguing with my kids. I am tired of saying “no” and “because I said so.” I’m tempted to just say, “Fine, let’s skip church today.” But I don’t.

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Motherlode Blog: ‘Mama, Let Me Do Your Scarf So You Can Look Muslim’

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 9:42pm
One morning, my daughter found a scarf in my purse and declared, “Mama, let me do your scarf so you can look Muslim.” She said this in the same way you might say, “Let me do your hair so you can look beautiful.”

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After Retreat on Rolling Stone Article, Virginia Campus Still Uneasy

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 9:22pm
Students have endured a tumultuous semester: the disappearance of a sophomore, two suicides and an article about an alleged gang rape that put the university in the center of a national debate.
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Rolling Stone Cites Doubts on Its Story of University of Virginia Rape

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 2:42pm
The magazine acknowledged “discrepancies” in an article that described a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity.

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Corner Office: The Importance of Straight Talk

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:21am
Anne Williams-Isom, of Harlem Children’s Zone, says a mentor taught her much about authentic leadership, partly by “being really clear about what she was saying and what she needed.”
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Princeton Students Pick Experience Over Spoof in Presidential Runoff Vote

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:30am
Ella Cheng, who has been involved with student government, defeated Will Gansa, who ran a joke campaign focused on culinary changes.

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