Education News from NY Times

Hillary Clinton’s Fee for a Hometown Speech: Free

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:05pm
The former secretary of state, who regularly commands $200,000 for speeches, returned to Chappaqua, N.Y., to address seven high school seniors at their graduation from a summer scholarship program.
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Celebrated Trial Lawyer to Head Group Challenging Teacher Tenure

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:29pm
David Boies, who helped lead the legal charge that overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban and represented Al Gore in Bush v. Gore is becoming chairman of the Partnership for Educational Justice.

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Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 9:24pm
The City of New York pays for about 12,000 special-needs students per year to receive private school educations. Parents contend that the city fights too many of these requests, delaying important services to students in the process.

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Adm. Charles R. Larson, 77, Dies; Twice Led Naval Academy

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:32pm
Admiral Larson was appointed superintendent of the academy for a second time in 1994 when the Navy sought his help in changing the ethical atmosphere after 134 midshipmen were accused of cheating on an exam.
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The Eyes of Texas Are Upon a Man Who Kept to the Shadows

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:30pm
An admiral who has made a career of keeping secrets is about to move into a field where openness is prized and everything is debated as the chancellor of the University of Texas system.

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Air Force Academy to Examine Conduct of Cadet Athletes

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 6:48pm
The investigation was prompted by reports of sexual assault, drug use, cheating and other violations of the academy’s honor code.
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International Education: Education Technology Companies Play the Name Game

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:02pm
Company names, often bastardizing, have wriggled into the lexicons of college administrators, professors and students.

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International Education: College of Europe Aims to Produce Well-Rounded Civil Servants

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:02pm
Long known as a training ground for European Union bureaucrats, the College of Europe faces challenges in its bid to produce well-rounded civil servants.

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Motherlode Blog: The Case for Bribing Kids to Memorize Poetry

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 9:08am
I offered an hour and 15 minutes of Minecraft in exchange for memorizing a poem, and my son was in.

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