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Last Build Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 05:10:01 GMT

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Commencement Speakers: Messages of Exhortation, Counsel and Congratulation

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 05:08:33 GMT

Speakers — including authors, executives, newscasters, athletes, comedians and actors — focused on traditional messages.

Career Couch: The Homework to Do Before Enrolling Online

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 03:53:27 GMT

Online degrees can be a boon to your career and your life, as long you choose the right program and understand the commitment that will be involved.

Preoccupations: In a Year Off the Beaten Path, a New Direction for Life

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 04:08:24 GMT

Taking a gap year after high school — to pursue other interests before applying to college — can define career paths.

Bush Loyalist Fights Foes of ‘No Child’ Law

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 07:32:55 GMT

Margaret Spellings, the secretary of education, is on a campaign to preserve No Child Left Behind.

Democrats Offer Plans to Revamp Schools Law

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 05:00:02 GMT

Democrats are dividing into camps as they debate a new course for education policy after President Bush leaves office.

Harlan Cleveland, Diplomat and Scholar, Dies at 90

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 05:10:52 GMT

Mr. Cleveland, a former president of the University of Hawaii and an American ambassador to NATO, pressed for nuclear arms control and strengthening of the United Nations.

Louisiana Senate Passes School Plan

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 04:57:08 GMT

The Louisiana Senate voted 25 to 12 for a bill that would let up to 1,500 low- to middle-income students in New Orleans attend private schools at taxpayer expense.

Report Takes Aim at ‘Model Minority’ Stereotype of Asian-American Students

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 03:43:27 GMT

The image of Asian-Americans as a homogeneous group of high achievers taking over the campuses of the nation’s most selective colleges came under assault in a report.

In Iowa, Saving Tradition Amid the Debris

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 17:17:19 GMT

A high school football coach in Parkersburg, Iowa, is trying to rebuild his program in the aftermath of a devastating tornado.

Link by Link: Now Professors Get Their Star Rankings, Too

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 05:01:23 GMT

Social Science Research Network offers nearly 150,000 full-text documents for downloading and allows academics to see how popular their writings are online.

Former Justice Promotes Web-Based Civics Lessons

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 10:23:04 GMT

Sandra Day O’Connor, the former Supreme Court justice, is helping develop a Web site and interactive civics curriculum for seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students.

For English Studies, Koreans Say Goodbye to Dad

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 22:07:19 GMT

Many South Korean children are attending school abroad, accompanied by their mothers but not their fathers.

Yale to Expand Undergraduate Enrollment by 15 Percent

Sun, 08 Jun 2008 04:34:38 GMT

Yale University announced that it will increase its undergraduate enrollment by 15 percent, to about 6,000, by building two new residential colleges that are expected to open in 2013.

California Teachers Challenge Proposed Cuts

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 05:33:31 GMT

Tens of thousands of teachers formed picket lines outside nearly 900 Los Angeles schools to protest cuts to education financing.

Audit Faults an Education Nonprofit

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 06:56:02 GMT

A federal audit of a nonprofit that recruits college graduates to teach in low-income schools shows the group did not properly account for government money it received for teacher training.

City and Teachers’ Union Disagree on Reserve Pool

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 05:03:02 GMT

The teacher’s union says city teachers who are not assigned to permanent classroom jobs still play a vital role in the school system.

University Head Resigns After Degree Dispute

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 05:45:17 GMT

Following a controversy over a degree improperly awarded to the governor’s daughter, the president of West Virginia University said that he would resign.

Parents Find Frustration With Process at Schools

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 05:29:54 GMT

With changes to the dizzying array of admission procedures for the city’s prekindergartens and middle schools have come some snags.

Leaders of 4 ‘F’ Schools Are Now Up for Bonuses

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 05:59:01 GMT

The bonuses range from $5,500 to $15,000 for principals and from $2,750 to $7,500 for assistant principals.

Opponents of Evolution Adopting a New Strategy

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 17:52:27 GMT

Critics see a push to teach the “strengths and weaknesses” of Darwinian theory as an effort to undermine evolution.

On Education: Education Stories, Inspiring or Otherwise

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 04:29:00 GMT

After four years and a quick review, a move on to other journalistic endeavors.

Global Classrooms: ‘Sisters’ Colleges See a Bounty in the Middle East

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 14:05:33 GMT

Five leading women’s colleges have gone recruiting to a place where single-sex education is more than a niche product.

Alumni Group Tries to Elicit Social Action From Harvard

Thu, 05 Jun 2008 03:12:54 GMT

A handful of Harvard University alumni have waged a quiet effort to persuade the university to use its wealth in unprecedented ways, like supporting colleges in Africa.

Survey of Medical Schools Is Critical of Perks

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 06:03:32 GMT

Of 150 medical schools ranked by the American Medical Student Association, most fail to adequately police gifts that drug companies often shower on doctors and trainees.

Student Loans Start to Bypass 2-Year Colleges

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 17:56:34 GMT

Some of the nation’s biggest banks have cut off students at community colleges and other less competitive schools.

College Alumni Magazines Struggle to Compete With Facebook

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 04:01:23 GMT

The advent of social networking Web sites has created a quandary for alumni magazines, which have been slow to embrace the Web.

State Dept. Reinstates Gaza Fulbright Grants

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 19:58:58 GMT

The move reversed a decision to withdraw the scholarships because of Israel’s ban on Palestinians’ leaving Gaza for study abroad.

Talking to Graduates in South Carolina, Bush Calls for Culture of Responsibility

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 21:37:59 GMT

In his last commencement address as president, President Bush emphasized “the importance of a responsibility society,” based on the “bedrock values of faith and family.”

Confronting Prom Night Drinking

Sun, 01 Jun 2008 10:23:38 GMT

Officials in the region are trying to call attention to the perils of prom and graduation season.

Job Climate for the Class of 2008 Is a Bit Warmer Than Expected

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 03:20:57 GMT

Economists said the class of 2008 has been helped by employers concerned by the impending exodus of baby boomers from the work force, but that the job market is still going to get tougher.

Pre-K System Faulted as Confusing to Parents

Thu, 29 May 2008 05:29:03 GMT

A new application process intended to simplify pre-kindergarten enrollment has left parents confused and angry about options for their children, New York City’s public advocate said.

Chancellor Talks of Cuts for Schools, Amid Hissing

Wed, 28 May 2008 20:41:12 GMT

If Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein were looking for allies in his latest battle with state officials over education financing, he would have found few in the City Council chamber on Tuesday.

Our Towns: A Spike in Screams Before Graduation

Sun, 25 May 2008 04:00:55 GMT

There was no shortage of story lines to be found in the events leading up to Wesleyan’s 176th commencement on Sunday.

Big City: A School That Cost $20,000 Not to Go To

Sun, 25 May 2008 08:18:57 GMT

The fine print required parents to pay full tuition to a desirable private school if their child attended or not.