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A New Battleground Over Political Correctness: Duke Divinity School

May 9, 2017 - 9:15pm
A professor of Catholic theology stepped down after sending an email criticizing a colleague for holding a session on how to combat racism.
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Designing for All Abilities

May 9, 2017 - 3:43pm
A class at Parsons School of Design creates products for clients who have disabilities, like a lack of arm mobility or lower-body paralysis.
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Trump Walks Back Threat to Defund Black Colleges

May 8, 2017 - 8:12pm
Some African-American educators were left feeling used, many black politicians were enraged and some demanded that President Trump show his support by offering more funding.
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On Campus: Seersucker and Civility

May 8, 2017 - 3:21am
Etiquette books like the one we receive as freshmen may seem outdated, but old rules about manners still apply today.
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Life and Combat for Republicans at Berkeley

May 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Five Berkeley Republicans describe what it’s like to be conservative in a bastion of American liberalism.
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Economic View: The Wrong Way to Fix Student Debt

May 6, 2017 - 7:23am
Americans owe more than a trillion dollars in student debt. Regulatory changes by the Trump administration are taking us in the wrong direction.
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Corner Office: Freeman A. Hrabowski III on the Value of Resilience

May 5, 2017 - 7:00am
The president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, says his parents taught him how to develop a tough skin and a strong sense of self.
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The Broken Promises of Choice in New York City Schools

May 5, 2017 - 5:00am
The city’s high school admissions process was supposed to give every student a real chance to attend a good school. But 14 years in, it has not delivered.
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On Campuses Far From China, Still Under Beijing’s Watchful Eye

May 4, 2017 - 5:24pm
A group for Chinese students has worked in tandem with Beijing to promote a pro-Chinese agenda and tamp down anti-Chinese speech on Western campuses.
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Harvard Law Expands Deferral Program, Pushing Students to Gain Work Experience

May 3, 2017 - 7:07pm
The move, which will allow accepted juniors to spend at least two years working, is part of an effort to encourage a more diverse pool of students to pursue a law degree.
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Robot Revolution: How to Prepare for an Automated Future

May 3, 2017 - 10:17am
A third of respondents who work in education and technology said new schooling would not emerge in time to train workers for jobs of the future.
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F.B.I. Helping American University Investigate Bananas Found Hanging From Nooses

May 3, 2017 - 9:23am
Monday marked the first time a black woman has ever served as American University’s student government president. That same day, the bananas appeared.
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Trump Takes Aim at School Lunch Guidelines and a Girls’ Education Program

May 1, 2017 - 8:49pm
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that school lunches would no longer have to meet some of the Obama administration’s dietary guidelines.
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Looking to Cross the Border From Mexico, Into the N.C.A.A.

May 1, 2017 - 2:00am
Cetys University is making an ambitious bid to become the first Mexican member of the N.C.A.A.
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Shaming Children So Parents Will Pay the School Lunch Bill

April 30, 2017 - 8:52pm
As school districts struggle under the burden of unpaid lunch debt, many of them resort to tactics that stigmatize children.
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Free Tuition in New York Adds Powerful Pull at Decision Deadline

April 30, 2017 - 12:01am
The new Excelsior Scholarship, for use at the state’s public campuses, is “huge” for qualifying in-state families when weighed against the costs of private colleges.
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2 Choate Life Trustees Resign Amid Sexual Abuse Investigation

April 28, 2017 - 9:49pm
The former headmasters left their emeritus positions after a report detailed allegations that teachers at the elite Connecticut boarding school had abused students.
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D.C. Vouchers Are Found to Bring Lower Test Scores but Higher Safety

April 28, 2017 - 8:47pm
An Education Department study found that students who switched to private schools under the system had lower results than their peers, but found their new schools safer by a large margin.
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Most New York City Schools Had High Lead Levels, Retests Find

April 28, 2017 - 8:13pm
In a second round of water testing, 83 percent of school buildings had at least one outlet with levels above the E.P.A.’s threshold for action.
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Family by Family, How School Segregation Still Happens

April 28, 2017 - 5:00am
Decisions in a district in Upper Manhattan offer a look at a persistent problem in public education that, for now, is without a solution.
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