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High Tech and High Design, Cornell’s Roosevelt Island Campus Opens

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:43:58 GMT

Outside the Bridge building at the new Roosevelt Island campus of Cornell Tech, which is set to be dedicated on Wednesday.The technology-focused graduate school, in a set of environmentally conscious buildings, is supposed to spur the development of the local tech sector.

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Bannon Will Address Berkeley, a Hotbed of Conflict Over Free Speech

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:19:33 GMT

Stephen K. Bannon on Friday at his Capitol Hill townhouse. He has agreed to speak at the University of California, Berkeley, this month.Stephen K. Bannon has agreed to speak this month at the invitation of a conservative student publication at the University of California, Berkeley.

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After More Than 20 Years, Newark to Regain Control of Its Schools

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:10:29 GMT

The first day of school at Technology High School in Newark. The graduation rate in the city is now 77 percent, up from 54 percent in 1995, when the state took control of the schools.The State of New Jersey took over running the district because of low performance, but real educational progress has been slow in coming.

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The Education Issue: Education by the Numbers

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:42:24 GMT

Statistics show just how profound the inequalities in America’s education system have become.

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For Teachers Working Through DACA, a Bittersweet Start to the School Year

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:59:04 GMT

Jaime Ballesteros, a teacher at a charter school in East New York and DACA recipient. He fought back tears in his classroom on Tuesday, after the Trump administration canceled the program that let him work in the United States.When the Trump Administration canceled the program allowing them to hold their jobs, immigrants with teaching licenses suddenly faced an uncertain future.

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Right and Left React to Betsy DeVos’s Changes to Campus Sex Assault Rules

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:23 GMT

Education Secretary Betsy Devos discussed the proposed new rules on the handling of campus sexual assault cases last week.Writers from across the political spectrum take on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed new rules for dealing with sexual assault on college campuses.

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Newsbook: 3 Books on the Importance of Early Education

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:52:45 GMT

As policy makers, teachers, and parents work to expand pre-K programs, here are three books on what children really need.

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Betsy DeVos Says She Will Rewrite Rules on Campus Sex Assault

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:27:01 GMT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke on Thursday at George Mason University about coming changes to campus sexual-assault policies.The education secretary said in a speech that the Obama administration had gone too far and had forced colleges to deprive accused students of their rights.

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Regents Approve Plan to Evaluate and Improve New York Schools

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:02:24 GMT

A federal education law passed during the Obama administration requires states to create a plan for school improvement, which Washington must approve.

As Coding Boot Camps Close, the Field Faces a Reality Check

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:54:15 GMT

A coding class at the Flatiron School in Manhattan. The school offers both in-person and online courses.Successful schools, analysts say, will increasingly be the ones that expand their programs to suit the changing needs of employers.

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On Campus: My University Is Named for Robert E. Lee. What Now?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:21:26 GMT

Washington and Lee University campus in Lexington, Virginia.We need to change how we honor this former college president.

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Struggling Schools Improve on Test Scores, but Not All Are Safe

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:02:30 GMT

At a news conference on Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said some Renewal schools will very likely be slated to close.Schools in the city’s Renewal program improved more on state standardized tests in reading and math than the rest of the city’s schools.

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De Blasio Pledged Progress for Schools. For $582 Million, Change Is Slow.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:00:17 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio at an education event in August. His Renewal Schools program is entering its fourth school year, and change has come slow to many troubled schools.As Renewal, the mayor’s signature education program, enters its fourth school year, results are mixed at best and the city must decide the fate of schools taking part.

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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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Op-Ed Contributor: Give Cancer Patients a Break on Student Loans

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:20:15 GMT

Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Republican of Florida, playing in June in the congressional women’s softball game, which raises money for breast cancer patients. She has introduced a House bill that would defer student loan payments for borrowers with cancer.Making payments while sick is overwhelming. A piece of bipartisan legislation could change that.

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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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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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‘Lives Were Saved’ When Teacher Subdued Gunman at Illinois School

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:11:14 GMT

Mattoon High School in Illinois. A shooting took place in the school’s cafeteria on Wednesday.“It was the school employee who took this on,” the police said of Angela McQueen, who physically overwhelmed the suspect in a high school cafeteria.

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Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:16:06 GMT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivering a speech in Washington this week. On Friday she rescinded Obama-era guidelines on campus sexual assault investigations.The Education Department said colleges no longer had to use the lowest standard of proof, potentially giving accused students more protection while worrying some women’s advocates.

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Social Q’s: Should I Track Down the Girl I Bullied in Middle School?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:17:09 GMT

And: offering to help a stepdaughter freeze her eggs, a hostess balks at accepting a gift, and a housekeeper helps herself to the makeup stash.

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Rochester Launches New Inquiry Into Harassment Accusations

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:24:51 GMT

Students and alumni attended a rally at the University of Rochester on Sept. 13 demanding the resignation or firing of Dr. T. Florian Jaeger.The professor, Dr. T. Florian Jaeger, was placed on leave while Mary Jo White, the former U.S. attorney for Manhattan, leads the new investigation.

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South Carolina 5th Graders Are Asked to Explain K.K.K.’s Thinking

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:50:18 GMT

A Ku Klux Klan rally in Charlottesville, Va., in July. White supremacist groups have become more outspoken in the past year, and a fifth-grade teacher in South Carolina asked students to put themselves in Klansmen’s shoes.A teacher is on administrative leave after giving an assignment that said: “You are a member of the K.K.K. Why do you think your treatment of African-Americans is justified?”

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For Many Medical Students, the Caribbean Was Warm and Welcoming. Until Now.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:24 GMT

The west coast of Dominica in 2014. Hurricane Maria pummeled the island on Tuesday, worrying parents of students at Ross University School of Medicine.Offshore schools have become an established part of the medical education system, but two deadly hurricanes have damaged some schools and led to evacuations.

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Harvard Endowment Reports ‘Disappointing’ 8.1 Percent Return

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:40:31 GMT

Harvard Business School’s Baker Library. The university’s endowment has experienced turnover in recent years.The endowment’s new chief, N.P. Narvekar, said the university’s $37.1 billion fund had problems that would “require time to overcome.”

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Cornell Fraternity Closes Indefinitely After Racially Charged Attack

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:55:02 GMT

The Psi Upsilon alumni board at Cornell plans to devote the fraternity’s building to organizations that promote inclusiveness.

9 Back-to-School Tips for Parents and Students

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:26:01 GMT

Between the social-media-fueled pressure, college admissions madness and bullying culture, schools today can be a minefield. We collected some education-themed Op-Eds to help guide families as they settle into the new year.

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Rolling Stone Faces Revived Lawsuit Over Campus Rape Article

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:04:39 GMT

Nicole Eramo, a former associate dean at the University of Virginia, leaving court last year with her lawyer Tom Clare. Ms. Eramo won a $3 million jury award in her lawsuit against Rolling Stone over its discredited article but later reached a settlement with the magazine.An appeals court ruled that a defamation lawsuit involving two members of a fraternity at the center of a discredited article should go back to district court.

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