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Months of Searching Still Hasn’t Found New Schools Chancellor

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:32:21 GMT

Two months ago, Mayor de Blasio announced that schools chancellor Carmen Fariña would step down, but so far a replacement has not been named.It’s been hard to find a successor to Carmen Fariña with the skills to run the country’s largest district and a mind-set compatible with the mayor’s.


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In District Known for Failure, Will the State Finally Step In?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:32:55 GMT

According to a report prepared for the state, there were more than 50 fights at Hempstead High School between September and early December. “It disrupts me from learning in class,” said a senior.For decades, the Hempstead schools have been marked by corruption, political infighting and low performance. Now leaders face a deadline for change.


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Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 21:58:00 GMT

Jennifer Chen, left, and Sean Guo are among the almost 1,200 students taking Laurie Santos’s “Psychology and the Good Life,” at Yale. The class was recently moved to Woolsey Hall, the university’s concert venue, from Battell Chapel, which could only accommodate a crowd of 800.With nearly 1,200 students signed up, a course that tells students how to lead more satisfying lives may be the largest in university history.


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Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:32:22 GMT

Federal regulators said Thursday that Texas’s decision to set a “target” for the maximum percentage of students who should receive special education services violated federal laws.A state “target” meant to limit the number of students receiving special education services violated federal law, regulators said in a letter ordering the state to make amends.


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Rhodes Scholarships Go Global as Students From Anywhere Now Qualify

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:22:34 GMT

Radcliffe Camera, part of Oxford University.The program to study at Oxford, created in 1902 for students from English-speaking countries, has been expanding and opening to more of the world.


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How Does a Political Reporter Write a Memoir? First, Read Books. A Lot of Books.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:33:25 GMT

A reporter who spent a decade covering Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns talks about her adjustment to book leave and finding the “foreign land where writers live.”



Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A University of, by and for the People

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:41:02 GMT

Maurice Hilleman in 1963.Land-grant colleges give all Americans access to an education no matter how much money their parents have.


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A Mister Rogers Postage Stamp, and a Legacy That’s Anything but Make-Believe

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:16:19 GMT

Fred Rogers, the host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” is having a bit of a renaissance. He will be featured on a postage stamp and he is the subject of a forthcoming biopic, starring Tom Hanks.“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” is marking the 50th anniversary of its American premiere with a new Forever stamp. A biopic starring Tom Hanks has also been announced.


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