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Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:27:23 GMT

Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, initially resisted signing off on the order and told President Trump that she was uncomfortable with it.The administration reversed a policy that allowed students to use the bathrooms of their choice at school, an order that caused an internal rift.


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Rough First Week Gives Betsy DeVos a Glimpse of the Fight Ahead

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:57:02 GMT

President Trump and Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, spoke last week during a parent-teacher conference listening session at the White House.Protesters and heated exchanges on Twitter were an immediate display of the type of fierce resistance the new education secretary can expect to face.


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Beyond ‘Hidden Figures’: Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Whizzes

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:11:11 GMT

Jonathan Jackson, far left, of the Bronx, was among the middle-school students who attended BEAM 6, an elite math camp that drew from public schools with low-income populations.A free math camp for middle-school students from New York’s poorest neighborhoods was an effort to increase the number of blacks and Latinos with advanced math degrees.


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Universities Face Pressure to Hold the Line on Title IX

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:51:44 GMT

Jessica Davidson of the group End Rape on Campus, which wants college officials to uphold Obama-era policies on sexual assault.The main goal of those involved in the effort is to convince college presidents that the Obama-era policies have positively transformed the lives of women on college campuses.


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Oxford Journal: A Liberal Wanted to Agitate Ole Miss From Inside. He’s Succeeding.

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:00:26 GMT

Allen Coon, 21, a junior at the University of Mississippi. He helped lead the movement to take down the state flag from the university’s flagpole. “I can’t go through a day without obsessively thinking about race,” he said.Allen Coon, a student at the University of Mississippi, is reviled, but also revered, for challenging Old South symbols on a conservative campus.


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College Costs Too Much? N.Y.U. Paves Way to Graduate Faster

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:31:52 GMT

Ellen Schall, the head of the N.Y.U. affordability steering committee, said that about 20 percent of N.Y.U. students graduated ahead of schedule.New York University will offer more classes, broaden its allowance for transfer credits and advise students on creating schedules to finish in three years.


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Intel Drops Its Sponsorship of Science Fairs, Prompting an Identity Crisis

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:30:14 GMT

Karan Jerath, winner of the 2015 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award at the International Science and Engineering Fair, on campus at the University of Texas at Austin on Monday.The chip giant is ending its support of the fairs and sponsoring newer events like homemade engineering contests. Critics say the traditional fairs are as vital as ever.


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Yale Will Drop John Calhoun’s Name From Building

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:57:28 GMT

People blocked an intersection during a demonstration on Friday in favor of changing the name of Yale’s Calhoun College.The decision came after a series of protests from students, faculty and alumni who objected to honoring the 19th-century white supremacist statesman.


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Pace University Names Head of Oberlin Its Next President

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:00:26 GMT

Marvin Krislov, the president of Oberlin College, is expected to be named the eighth president of Pace University on Tuesday.Marvin Krislov, often a lightning rod over identity and free speech issues, is a former Rhodes scholar with three degrees from Yale.


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Parent Trap: A Secret of Many Urban 20-Somethings: Their Parents Help With the Rent

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:30:13 GMT

A view of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn. Expensive places like New York tend to be where the jobs are, but it can be hard for people just out of college to pay the rent.America’s rapidly changing labor market means it’s harder to find economic security at a young age.


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For-Profit Law School Faces Crisis After Losing Federal Loans

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:19:46 GMT

Chidi Ogene, Charlotte School of Law’s president, blames federal officials for a drop in enrollment.Charlotte Law’s struggles highlight the questions being raised over for-profit law schools and the sky-high amounts that students are borrowing for their education.


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Common Sense: Endowment Sweepstakes: How Tiny Houghton College Beat Harvard

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:43:13 GMT

Harvard’s campus in Cambridge, Mass., last year. The university said its investments declined by 2 percent, and its endowment total dropped by $2 billion in the 2016 fiscal year.Houghton College outperformed colleges with the biggest endowments by getting out of hedge funds and moving to a mix of low-cost index funds and mutual funds.


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Will You Graduate? Ask Big Data

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 02:12:30 GMT

Colleges are turning to predictive analytics to pinpoint hotspots for failure — say, a C in English comp, a B in a foundational course in your major.


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Ed Talk: Fighting Racial Bias on Campus

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:00:15 GMT

Prof. Shaun R. Harper will be starting a new center on racial equity at the University of Southern California.Shaun Harper offers a path for colleges and universities struggling with racism.


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How a ‘Second Chance’ College Produced the Team to Beat

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:09:11 GMT

The Berkeley College men’s basketball team warming up in a hallway under the bleachers at the Borough of Manhattan Community College last month. The team has won 50 games in a row.After just over a decade in conference basketball, Manhattan’s Berkeley College is taking a 26-0 record to the U.S.C.A.A. Division II national tournament.


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Mixed Picture for a For-Profit College

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:34:21 GMT

Berkeley College is being investigated over concerns about high dropout and loan-default rates, but it does well when it comes to the mobility rate of its students.



New York City Will Be Asked to Release More Data on Students

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:11:25 GMT

Councilman Ben Kallos is expected to introduce a bill on Wednesday that would require the Education Department to release additional data such as the number of applications each school receives, how many offers it extends and where students live.The City Council is to consider a bill requiring the Education Department to make public how many applications each school receives and where students live.


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Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Will Lose the Fight Over Bathrooms for Transgender Students

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:04:38 GMT

Several hundred protesters demonstrated near the White House on Wednesday.Fortunately, the president can’t change what Title IX says and means. Those jobs still belong to Congress and the federal courts.


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School Choice: Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:00:30 GMT

Betsy DeVos, the education secretary in the Trump administration, has been a longtime supporter of school vouchers.The new studies come at an interesting moment, with a proponent of vouchers newly in charge of the Education Department.


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Investigation of Former City College President Expands

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:59:13 GMT

City College has been called “the poor man’s Harvard.”Prosecutors are looking into whether Lisa S. Coico received tens of thousands of dollars in unauthorized payments from the school’s oldest alumni fund.


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Investigation Into City College President’s Finances: What We Know

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 03:58:16 GMT

Questions have been raised over the handling of the expenses of the former president of the City College of New York. It’s too early to tell whether the scandal has affected donations to the college.A guide to how inquiries into the financial dealings of Lisa S. Coico, the former president of the City College of New York, began and what effect they have had on the college.


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