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Last Build Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:33:40 GMT

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Bloomberg Took Secret Path to a New Schools Chief

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:30:21 GMT

The secrecy around Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s selection of Cathleen P. Black to run the city’s schools highlighted his faith in business leaders and dislike of public debate.

Mayor Takes Idea of Education Outsider to New Level

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:20:04 GMT

School administrators have arisen with one foot in business and one in education, but Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg passed them over.

As Donors Retrench, Challenges for Universities

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:25:56 GMT

Giving to 1,027 universities and colleges plummeted 11.9 percent in 2009, and indicators are that overall giving for fiscal 2010 may be flat.

London Tuition Hike Protests Turn Violent

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:48:24 GMT

Protesters upset about education cuts attempted to storm the building that houses the Conservative Party.

Italian Studies Regains Spot on the List of AP Courses

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:11:05 GMT

The program, which was suspended last year, will be reinstated at the start of the next school year, and its AP exam will again be offered in May 2012.

New York Schools Chancellor Ends 8-Year Run

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:41:49 GMT

Cathleen P. Black, the Hearst Magazines chairwoman, will be the New York City schools chancellor, as Joel I. Klein leaves to work for the News Corporation.

Schools Chief Has Much in Common With Boss

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:16:51 GMT

Like the mayor of New York, Cathleen P. Black is a tough-minded executive from the media industry.

Scrutiny Takes Toll on For-Profit College Company

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:08:42 GMT

Kaplan and other for-profit education companies have come under scrutiny amid concerns over student debt.

Teacher’s Death Exposes Tensions in Los Angeles

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:48:02 GMT

The suicide of a teacher whose poor evaluation was published has stirred all sides in the school reform debate.

32 New York Catholic Schools to Close

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:44:57 GMT

Catholic officials said the list was based not on what the Archdiocese spent on the schools, but on their enrollment record.

New Haven, Seeking to Get More Students Into College, Will Pay Tuition

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:20:01 GMT

A new program financed primarily by Yale University will be open to students who live in New Haven and have attended its public schools since at least ninth grade.

Application Inflation: When Is Enough Enough?

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 16:52:19 GMT

Do colleges really need 30,000 applications to find 1,500 great students?

Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to Be Far Lower Than Expected

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 08:30:27 GMT

A new report focusing on black males suggests that the picture of the achievement gap separating black from white students is even bleaker than generally known.

Justices Hear Case on Taxing of Students

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 08:10:04 GMT

Medical residency programs are seeking refunds of Social Security taxes.

Like a Monitor More Than a Tutor

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 06:30:20 GMT

Homework helpers are part of a growing a niche industry. But educators wonder if this is another facet of “helicopter parenting.”

The China Boom

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 20:34:11 GMT

A wave of Chinese undergraduates is choosing American colleges. Culture shock? Beer pong, anyone?

The Choice: Fill in the Blanks

Sun, 07 Nov 2010 20:49:58 GMT

College applications can include as many as a dozen spaces for work and extracurriculars. Get busy?

There’s More Than One Way to Apply to College

Sun, 07 Nov 2010 06:49:18 GMT

The Common Application isn’t the only game in town. Here’s a guide to the new apps. Hit ‘submit’ once.

Guidance Counselor | Classes: What Do You Mean I Can’t Take This Course?

Sun, 07 Nov 2010 20:49:58 GMT

Students find hurdles, even rejection, when trying to sign up for coveted electives.

Looking for Students Like Me!

Sun, 07 Nov 2010 06:49:12 GMT

As the search for the right college continued, the more muddled my mind became.

Strategy | Testing: Accommodations Angst

Sun, 07 Nov 2010 06:48:26 GMT

Advocates for the learning disabled say it has become harder to get extra testing time. What’s a student to do?

Continuing Ed | Health: 45, Male and Now a Nurse

Sun, 07 Nov 2010 08:48:03 GMT

Amid sea change, the profession moves to raise the educational bar.

Going Clubbing

Sun, 07 Nov 2010 06:49:00 GMT

Student groups for the 21st century.

In Efforts to End Bullying, Some See Agenda

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:48:42 GMT

Lessons to teach acceptance of homosexuality, which have gained urgency after suicides, are causing culture wars.

Briefly: Tour of India by Canadians Aims to Strengthen Ties

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 09:00:56 GMT

A delegation of 16 university presidents from across Canada is visiting India to promote academic collaboration.

Yonkers Journal: With New Resources, Urban Students Are Encouraged to Apply to College

Sat, 06 Nov 2010 07:10:01 GMT

A foundation formed by the Yonkers mayor and local businesses is giving the city’s high school students more opportunity to get a higher education.

Learning in Dorm, Because Class Is on the Web

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 21:32:48 GMT

Online education is finding its way into more colleges, many of them public institutions facing tight budgets.

The Texas Tribune: More High School Students Acquire Online Credits

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 16:54:13 GMT

More and more students are flocking to online programs to make up failed classes.

At English-Mandarin Public School, High Test Scores, but Also Strife

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 22:23:51 GMT

The Lower East Side public academy is being investigated after accusations of financial mismanagement and admissions irregularities.

National Briefing | Education: Smallest College Endowments Perform Best, Study Finds

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 07:16:02 GMT

Smaller endowments tend to be invested more than larger ones in traditional assets such as domestic equities and fixed income.

For Exposure, Universities Put Courses on the Web

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 19:07:38 GMT

Many universities now offer substantial portions of their courses online, a sign of the direction in which the “open education” movement is headed.

Fair Game: For-Profit Schools, Tested Again

Sun, 31 Oct 2010 05:13:31 GMT

The Securities and Exchange Commission has requested information about stock sales made by some top officials of the Apollo Group, which owns the University of Phoenix.

Briefly: L.S.E. Denies It Is Privatizing After U.K. Budget Cuts

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 18:15:12 GMT

A London university says reports that it is considering “going private” in response to the government’s announced plans to cut its contribution to university budgets is not true.

As College Fees Climb, Aid Does Too

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 18:37:15 GMT

College Board reports said that rising tuition had been accompanied by an increase in federal financial aid, which helped keep down the actual amount students pay.

New Federal Rules Set on Career Colleges

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 08:01:05 GMT

After receiving 90,000 public comments, the Department of Education will require program-integrity changes at for-profit colleges.

In Sharp Rise, 47 City Schools May Close Over Performance

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:10:01 GMT

Decisions on closings will be made by mid-December, and closings will be done by phasing out a grade each year.

Students Feel Peer Pressure to Donate

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 08:20:23 GMT

In the last school year, seniors at Dartmouth College and Cornell University have created a sort of dishonor roll of peers who failed to donate to the class gift.

For Some Youngsters, a Second Chance at an Exclusive School

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 16:03:50 GMT

In rare cases children who do poorly on a preschool test for admission to top private schools can get retested.

Sports Briefing | Colleges: Athletes Graduating at Record Rate

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 08:35:28 GMT

N.C.A.A. athletes are earning degrees at record rates, graduate at higher rates than other students and football players and black men’s basketball players are making gains in the classroom.

Needing Students, Maine School Hunts in China

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 06:31:03 GMT

A Maine high school hopes to solve its financial woes by persuading Chinese students to pay $27,000 a year there.

Difficulties in Defining Errors in Case Against Harvard Researcher

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 06:50:02 GMT

The scientific misconduct case against a Harvard researcher underscores the difficulty of defining error in a field like animal cognition where inconsistent results are common.

The Choice: Answers to Back-to-School Questions

Mon, 20 Sep 2010 19:44:59 GMT

Part 1 of the responses by an independent college counselor to reader questions about the fall admission season, for high school seniors and juniors.

The Choice: How Do You Advise Your Child to Slow Down, and Wait?

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 17:16:40 GMT

A mother, and daughter, navigate a period of limbo in the college admissions process: an early application is in, its fate uncertain, while another deadline, Jan. 1, looms.

The Choice: What's Gained, and Lost, In an Era of Virtual College Searches and Applications

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 15:34:13 GMT

A veteran counselor finds the application process smoothed by the latest advances in technology, but misses "the smell of musty college catalogs on my bookshelf.''

The Choice: Application Inflation, and Extra Time on the SAT and ACT for Students with Disabilities

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 16:35:42 GMT

The latest news for applicants and their families on how to seek extra time on the SAT and ACT, and on why colleges seek to recruit record-breaking numbers of applicants every year.

The Choice: Restraint on Listing Activities

Thu, 04 Nov 2010 19:28:49 GMT

When tackling the section of the Common Application on activities outside class, students should avoid the temptation to fatten their resumes with filler.

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | satiate

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:03:07 GMT

This word has appeared in five New York Times articles in the past year.

The Learning Network: What's Next: Updating Science Textbooks With New Discoveries

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 20:26:20 GMT

Lesson Plan | Examining the nature of scientific advancement and recent developments in science, and considering what types of discoveries merit inclusion in textbooks.

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Math, Nov. 10, 2010

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:25:32 GMT

Use the numbers in this article to calculate how many total vehicles in the U.S. were recalled by Toyota.

The Learning Network: To What Piece of Technology Would You Write a 'Love Letter'?

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:36:17 GMT

Student Opinion | Try your hand at writing a similar "love letter" to the piece of technology that means the most to you, whether it's an iPod you own or a computer, television, camera, or cellphone you covet.