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Common Sense: How Much Graduates Earn Drives More College Rankings

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:37:55 GMT

Juggle the ratings in the right way, factoring in a graduate’s future salaries and job satisfaction, and Claremont McKenna College in California comes out on top.The purpose of education is to stretch and elevate young minds, right? Now some rankings are including future earnings in their calculations.

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Feature: The Anti-Helicopter Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play!

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:23 GMT

The Lanza family’s backyard.A Silicon Valley dad decided to test his theories about parenting by turning his yard into a playground where children can take physical risks without supervision. Not all of his neighbors were thrilled.

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More New York City Schools Join Diversity Initiative

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:29:50 GMT

The Children’s Workshop School, in the East Village, will alter its admissions policies to enroll additional disadvantaged students.Twelve more public schools are joining a city program allowing them to alter admissions policies to enroll additional disadvantaged students.

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Your Money: How Taking a Gap Year Can Shape Your Life

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:08:14 GMT

Top row, left: Masa Kenney, who served in the United States Army during Operation Desert Storm; right: Geoff Noer in the Faroe Islands. Middle row, left: Tim Holtan in Vietnam; right: Corey Flournoy, national president of Future Farmers of America. Bottom row, left: Josh Fine running a one-man college radio network in the 1992 presidential campaign; right: Toni Gorog in Brazil.Looking back, adults who took time off before or during college say they have no regrets.

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Faculty Members at 14 State Universities in Pennsylvania Go on Strike

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:00:10 GMT

Bloomsburg University in central Pennsylvania is one of the 14 schools affected by a faculty strike that began on Wednesday.A union representing more than 5,000 professors and coaches who teach more than 100,000 students has been without a contract since June 2015.

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Teaching Seventh Graders in a ‘Total Mess’ of an Election Season

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:55:07 GMT

Seventh graders in Brent Wathke’s social studies classes at DeLong Middle School in Eau Claire, Wis., clockwise from top left: Emma Johnson, Lorenzo Tovar, Nika Knapp, Paul Harder, Rylea Nall, Gabriel Morken, Mekhi Shaw and Casper Haas.In Wisconsin, a crucial swing state, one teacher has aimed for civility in class, but has struggled to discuss the shocking tone of the presidential race.

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Parent Group Seeks More Integration in New York’s Schools

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 02:30:44 GMT

Queenie Chen, a student teacher at Public School 191, which is mostly comprised of black and Hispanic students. One organization is seeking to integrate white students from another school.The organization challenged the New York City Education Department to take further steps to rezone schools on the Upper West Side.

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Trepidation at City College in Wake of President’s Abrupt Exit

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:23:30 GMT

Many at City College say they feel discombobulated by the troubling news stirred up by the resignation of its leader, Lisa S. Coico.The resignation of Lisa S. Coico has created a leadership vacuum at the university amid two investigations, with a third looming.

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No End in Sight to Strike by Harvard’s Cafeteria Workers Over Wages

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:56:56 GMT

Cafeteria workers at Harvard have been on strike over what they say are unfair wages and benefits.The strike is now in its seventh day, and workers marched on campus Tuesday in a clash with the nation’s wealthiest university.

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William G. Bowen, Princeton Educator Who Championed Poor and Minority Students, Dies at 83

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:39:51 GMT

William G. Bowen, right, the former president of Princeton, and Derek Bok, the former president of Harvard, co-wrote a book about affirmative action and higher education, “The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions.”Dr. Bowen was president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and also served as provost and president of Princeton, overseeing the admission of women and expanding the university academically.

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Tech Tip: Want to make your own app? There are free classes for that

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:12:49 GMT

If you have an idea for a mobile app, or you just want to become more familiar with how software works, you can get a free education online.

Fair Game: A Whistle Was Blown on ITT; 17 Years Later, It Collapsed

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:31:00 GMT

Dan Graves, a former employee of ITT Educational Services who filed suit against the company in 1999, says regulatory failures allowed ITT to stay in business far longer than it otherwise might have.In the interim, the for-profit education company made billions off federal student aid, while students amassed mountains of debt and few job prospects.

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Your Money Adviser: How to Dig Out of Federal Student Loan Default

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:19:45 GMT

Rehabilitation, the main option for getting back on track, can return borrowers to delinquency because of “needless red tape,” a new report finds.

Op-Ed Contributor: Are Detroit’s Most Terrible Schools Unconstitutional?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:21:01 GMT

A student in Detroit.In Detroit, a federal court is being asked to determine if the city’s children have the right to a minimally adequate education.

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New Jersey Lawmakers Vote to Forgive Deceased Students’ Loans

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:56:11 GMT

After her son was killed, Marcia DeOliveira-Longinetti tried to get New Jersey’s loan agency to forgive her son’s student debt, which total about $16,000.The bill, now awaiting Gov. Chris Christie’s approval, would require that the state’s student loan agency forgive the debts of borrowers who die or become permanently disabled.

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Editorial: College Accreditors Need Higher Standards

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:21:01 GMT

A student outside the shuttered ITT Technical Institute in Vista, Calif.The federal government’s hands-off approach to ensuring higher education standards has led to lax oversight by some independent organizations.

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Debate Course Aims to Help Rikers Inmates Lobby for Their Rights

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 02:33:33 GMT

From left, Alex Taubes, Terrell Wigfall, Juel Roundtree and Rocky Lotito at a debate at the Rikers Island jail complex on Monday.Volunteers coached inmates in the intricacies of researching, organizing and presenting their cases no matter the topic or point of view.

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A $4.36 Million Gift to Boost Dance Education

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:22:43 GMT

Jody Gottfried ArnholdThe donation will allow Teachers College at Columbia University to establish a new doctoral program to train those who train dance teachers.

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Itineraries: Civil Rights History Finds Heightened Relevance in a Troubled Present

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:03:03 GMT

Taylor Garris, 23, visiting the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta last week.Interest is growing in so-called civil rights tourism, as attendance and donations grow for museums focused on the African-American experience.

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The Stone: My Syllabus, My Self

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:24:01 GMT

It’s more than a reading list. It’s a personal and political statement.

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On Campus: My Asian Pussycat Parents

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:21:20 GMT

I was raised by a mom and dad who did not want me to worry about getting C’s as long as I was happy in college and beyond.

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Everybody Hates a Winner: A Brooklyn High School Football Coach Inspires and Exasperates

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:30:24 GMT

The Grand Street Campus football team at a home game last month.The dismissal of Bruce Eugene, the coach of the Grand Street Campus Wolves in Brooklyn, has locked players, parents and administrators in a bitter dispute.

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