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College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:25 GMT

TaTy’Terria Gary in her entrepreneurship class at Topeka High School last fall. Like many working-class students, she struggled with the college admissions process.For working-class students like Nate, Zac and TaTy, the road to college is unfamiliar and rocky, and even imagining oneself on campus can be an obstacle.


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Supreme Court Rejects Education Minimum Applied by Gorsuch

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:14:03 GMT

The justices said Wednesday that schools should not be satisfied with minimal educational progress for students with disabilities.The justices said schools should not be satisfied with minimal educational progress for disabled students, a standard Judge Neil M. Gorsuch has been criticized for using.


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Where Halls of Ivy Meet Silicon Dreams, a New City Rises

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:28 GMT

Two buildings at Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus in west Harlem are set to open this year. The Renzo Piano-designed Lenfest Center for the Arts, center, and Jerome L. Greene Science Center, right, are part of the first phase of the school’s biggest expansion in more than a century.Focusing mainly on advanced technology and the sciences, three of the city’s biggest academic building projects in years will soon open for business.


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Mary Maples Dunn, Advocate of Women’s Colleges, Dies at 85

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:44:51 GMT

Mary Maples Dunn at Smith College in October 2012. She was its president for about 10 years.Ms. Dunn spent most of her career at women’s colleges, which had been established long before women were admitted to many universities throughout the United States.


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CUNY to Revamp Remedial Programs, Hoping to Lift Graduation Rates

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:17:06 GMT

An atrium at LaGuardia Community College in Queens. The City University of New York is moving to rework its traditional remedial program.Administrators are trying to make necessary catch-up classes at community colleges less of a stumbling block toward earning a degree.


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Opinion: Will Dropping the LSAT Requirement Create More Miserable Lawyers?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:05:57 GMT

If applying gets easier, legal education as an uninspired default could become even more common.


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Vocations: Sending Students to the Corner (of Their Screens)

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:41:19 GMT

Stephanie Steenstra teaches Spanish online at California Connections Academy.At California Connections Academy, students see an instructor in real time while engaging in online learning activities.


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A Glimpse Into the Life of a Slave Sold to Save Georgetown

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 19:29:37 GMT

A photograph of Frank Campbell, one of 272 slaves sold to keep Georgetown University afloat, was found in a scrapbook at Nicholls State University in Louisiana. The children with Mr. Campbell are unidentified.Rare, century-old photographs help illustrate the story of 272 slaves sold by Jesuit priests to secure the future of Georgetown University.


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Your Money Adviser: Filing for Federal College Aid Without an I.R.S. Shortcut

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:09:41 GMT

Graduation at Southern Maine Community College. For years, the annual chore of completing a financial aid form for college had been eased by a digital tool. But the I.R.S. took it down, citing privacy concerns.Financial aid forms for college just got a bit harder to complete, but it is worth the effort to get them done in a timely manner.


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China Bars Professor at Australian University From Leaving, Lawyer Says

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:24:06 GMT

Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, with the Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, at an Australian Football League game in Sydney on Saturday.Feng Chongyi, an Australian permanent resident who has criticized Beijing’s clampdown on dissent, was being questioned in Guangzhou as a suspected national security threat, his lawyer said.


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Cornell Law to Start Program on Roosevelt Island

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:00:16 GMT

The Bloomberg Center at Cornell University’s new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City.Law students will be able to study issues like privacy and cybersecurity at the new New York campus.


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On Campus: How the Depressed Find Solace on Yik Yak, Believe It or Not

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:26:17 GMT

A platform associated with the gutter of young humanity had blossomed with tenderness.


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Editorial: Predator Colleges May Thrive Again

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:21:19 GMT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seems poised to undo rules protecting students from taking on excessive debt for useless degrees.


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Op-Ed Contributor: The Truth About New York City’s Elite High Schools

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:11:46 GMT

The Bronx High School of Science, one of the “specialized high schools” in New York where admission is determined solely by an exam.Bad policy and a false narrative of inferiority are keeping black and Latino students out of some of the city’s best schools.


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Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to Join N.Y.U.’s Law School

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:49:51 GMT

Preet Bharara, who served as the United States attorney in Manhattan for more than seven years, was dismissed this month by the Trump administration.Mr. Bharara, who was abruptly dismissed by the Trump administration after refusing to resign, will be a distinguished scholar in residence.


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School Choice Fight in Iowa May Preview the One Facing Trump

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:24 GMT

Pella Christian Grade School in Pella, Iowa. About 40 percent of its students receive tax credit scholarships to help pay their $5,211 tuition. Proposals to significantly expand school choice programs in Iowa are stalled, at least for now.Iowa is one of 31 states where legislators have proposed creating or expanding school choice programs this year, but the push is meeting resistance.


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