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On Campus: Campus Hate Lives on the Internet. Administrators Need to Catch Up.

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:21:25 GMT

The problems that play out over social media aren’t any less real.


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Which Classroom Setting Suits You?

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:00:01 GMT

We visited three third-grade math classes to see different environments at work: Montessori, Waldorf and public education.



Your Money: A Game to Help Students Pay the Right Price for College

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:21:47 GMT

Jenny Nicholson, one of the creators of the free, interactive, web-based game called Payback, demonstrates it on an iPad.Payback walks students through picking a college and paying for it, from choosing majors to finding work. Will it help them or scare them?


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Yale Endowment, Often a Pacesetter, Is a Laggard This Time

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:07:58 GMT

Yale University in New Haven, Conn., has modest holdings in domestic equity markets, which at one time protected its endowment from a loss but which now may have reduced its gains in a strong stock market.At a time when many large university funds are reporting gains in the midteens, Yale said it generated an 11.3 percent return for the fiscal year.


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Veterans Agency Seeks to Scrap Ethics Law on For-Profit Colleges

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 01:07:56 GMT

President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944 signing the G.I. Bill of Rights, which helped finance college tuition for veterans and provides a crucial source of income for many for-profit schools.The department says the conflict-of-interest statute, passed after scandals in for-profit education, is outdated, but others call it a safeguard.


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After Stabbing, Teachers Will Get Training on Defusing Behavior Issues

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 21:45:36 GMT

Last week, Carmen Fariña, the New York City schools chancellor, visited the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, where a student was fatally stabbed and another was injured. On Monday, she, along with Mayor Bill de Blasio, discussed school safety with a group of parent leaders.The schools chancellor and the mayor met with parent leaders to address questions about violence and bullying.


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Labor Force: Trump’s Apprentice Plan Seems to Need a Mentor

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:30:01 GMT

Destina Garcia, a community health worker with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, on her way to a home visit with a client in the Bronx.President Trump is seeking to increase the number of apprenticeships, which seems like a great idea — unless doing so leads to watered-down standards.


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On Campus: Get the Keg Out of the Frat House

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:21:13 GMT

Fraternities are growing in popularity, and are in desperate need of reform.


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On Campus: What Stunts Like Milo Yiannopoulos’s ‘Free Speech Week’ Cost

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:40:17 GMT

Police surrounded the student union building on the U.C. Berkeley campus this month, when conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke on campus.Despite budget cuts, Berkeley has already spent almost $1.5 million on security this year.


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Berkeley Students Speak Out About Free Speech

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:41:15 GMT

Sarah GalloWe asked students what free speech means to them, and about the mood on campus ahead of a series of speeches planned for next week.


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Students Look to Vending Machines for Better Access to Morning-After Pill

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:52:07 GMT

The generic version of Plan B, an emergency contraception drug, is being sold from vending machines on some college campuses.Stanford is the latest university to install a vending machine that sells emergency contraception after students spoke of difficulty obtaining the pill.


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Big City: Can Prep Schools Fight the Class War?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:18:01 GMT

John Allman, head of school at Trinity, wrote of a sense of alienation among students at the school — regardless of race, class and privilege.Trinity School’s headmaster sends shock waves through the city’s private-school world calling out insidious parental entitlement and self-interest.


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In Italian Schools, Reading, Writing and Recognizing Fake News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:05:54 GMT

Laura Boldrini, president of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies, spearheaded a project to educate high-school students on how to recognize fake news and conspiracy theories online.A new program, aided by companies like Facebook, will aim to teach students how to recognize and stop the sharing of fake news and conspiracy theories.


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On Campus: College Advice I Wish I’d Taken

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:51:15 GMT

I’m a teacher now, but as an undergraduate, I was the type of mediocre student I now disdain.


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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Removed From School in Mississippi

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:53:57 GMT

“To Kill a Mockingbird” has long been a popular and controversial book.“There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable,” the vice president of the Biloxi School Board said.


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On Campus: My Haunted Dorm Room

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:41:43 GMT

At my alma mater, ghost stories are a big part of campus lore.


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To Inspire Young Communists, China Turns to ‘Red Army’ Schools

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:32:48 GMT

Saluting the flag at a Red Army school in the Beichuan region of China.President Xi Jinping is reshaping political education across China’s schools for a new era — patriotic hymns and ancient poems included.


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Caught Sleeping or Worse, Troubled Teachers Will Return to New York Classrooms

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:29:37 GMT

One of the teachers in the Absent Teacher Reserve held his last permanent job at P.S. 157 in the Bronx. Among other things, he was caught sleeping when he was supposed to be helping with dismissal.To save money, schools will be forced to fill vacancies with educators who have lost their jobs but can’t be fired, despite fears some are incompetent or unstable.


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Howard Cheerleaders Add Voices to the Anthem Debate by Taking a Knee

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 19:55:46 GMT

The Howard University cheerleaders kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a home football game against North Carolina Central University on Oct. 7. The squad’s ritual of taking a knee during the anthem began last year.The cheerleaders at Howard, a historically black university, kneel during the national anthem before football games. Players don’t get the chance.


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Some Charter Schools Can Certify Their Own Teachers, Board Says

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:08:44 GMT

Eva S. Moskowitz, the founder and chief executive of Success Academy Charter Schools, shown last year, said in a statement on Wednesday, “In the midst of a widely recognized teacher shortage, SUNY’s vote today ensures that kids of color will have access to great teachers and exceptional educational outcomes.”Networks authorized by the State University of New York will be able to train and approve their own teachers, a move that worries critics.


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