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Rough First Week Gives Betsy DeVos a Glimpse of the Fight Ahead

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:57:02 GMT

President Trump and Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, spoke last week during a parent-teacher conference listening session at the White House.Protesters and heated exchanges on Twitter were an immediate display of the type of fierce resistance the new education secretary can expect to face.


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Beyond ‘Hidden Figures’: Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Whizzes

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:11:11 GMT

Jonathan Jackson, far left, of the Bronx, was among the middle-school students who attended BEAM 6, an elite math camp that drew from public schools with low-income populations.A free math camp for middle-school students from New York’s poorest neighborhoods was an effort to increase the number of blacks and Latinos with advanced math degrees.


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You’ve Been Accepted to Columbia. Oops, Our Error.

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:10:38 GMT

The campus of Columbia University in Manhattan.Over 200 applicants were told they had been accepted to the Mailman School of Public Health. It was the latest in a string of similar mistakes around the country.


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Oxford Journal: A Liberal Wanted to Agitate Ole Miss From Inside. He’s Succeeding.

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:00:26 GMT

Allen Coon, 21, a junior at the University of Mississippi. He helped lead the movement to take down the state flag from the university’s flagpole. “I can’t go through a day without obsessively thinking about race,” he said.Allen Coon, a student at the University of Mississippi, is reviled, but also revered, for challenging Old South symbols on a conservative campus.


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College Costs Too Much? N.Y.U. Paves Way to Graduate Faster

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:31:52 GMT

Ellen Schall, the head of the N.Y.U. affordability steering committee, said that about 20 percent of N.Y.U. students graduated ahead of schedule.New York University will offer more classes, broaden its allowance for transfer credits and advise students on creating schedules to finish in three years.


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Intel Drops Its Sponsorship of Science Fairs, Prompting an Identity Crisis

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:30:14 GMT

Karan Jerath, winner of the 2015 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award at the International Science and Engineering Fair, on campus at the University of Texas at Austin on Monday.The chip giant is ending its support of the fairs and sponsoring newer events like homemade engineering contests. Critics say the traditional fairs are as vital as ever.


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Yale Will Drop John Calhoun’s Name From Building

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:57:28 GMT

People blocked an intersection during a demonstration on Friday in favor of changing the name of Yale’s Calhoun College.The decision came after a series of protests from students, faculty and alumni who objected to honoring the 19th-century white supremacist statesman.


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Pace University Names Head of Oberlin Its Next President

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:00:26 GMT

Marvin Krislov, the president of Oberlin College, is expected to be named the eighth president of Pace University on Tuesday.Marvin Krislov, often a lightning rod over identity and free speech issues, is a former Rhodes scholar with three degrees from Yale.


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Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 01:14:41 GMT

Gavin Grimm sued his Virginia school district to use the boys’ bathroom, which corresponds with his gender identity. The school board appealed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to the Supreme Court.The decision changed little in the short term, but it signaled a significant change in the government’s approach to transgender issues under President Trump.


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Parent Trap: A Secret of Many Urban 20-Somethings: Their Parents Help With the Rent

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:30:13 GMT

A view of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn. Expensive places like New York tend to be where the jobs are, but it can be hard for people just out of college to pay the rent.America’s rapidly changing labor market means it’s harder to find economic security at a young age.


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For-Profit Law School Faces Crisis After Losing Federal Loans

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:19:46 GMT

Chidi Ogene, Charlotte School of Law’s president, blames federal officials for a drop in enrollment.Charlotte Law’s struggles highlight the questions being raised over for-profit law schools and the sky-high amounts that students are borrowing for their education.


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Common Sense: Endowment Sweepstakes: How Tiny Houghton College Beat Harvard

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:43:13 GMT

Harvard’s campus in Cambridge, Mass., last year. The university said its investments declined by 2 percent, and its endowment total dropped by $2 billion in the 2016 fiscal year.Houghton College outperformed colleges with the biggest endowments by getting out of hedge funds and moving to a mix of low-cost index funds and mutual funds.


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Will You Graduate? Ask Big Data

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 02:12:30 GMT

Colleges are turning to predictive analytics to pinpoint hotspots for failure — say, a C in English comp, a B in a foundational course in your major.


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Ed Talk: Fighting Racial Bias on Campus

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:00:15 GMT

Prof. Shaun R. Harper will be starting a new center on racial equity at the University of Southern California.Shaun Harper offers a path for colleges and universities struggling with racism.


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For-Profit Schools, an Obama Target, See New Day Under Trump

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:03:48 GMT

Donald J. Trump at the announcement of the establishment of Trump University in 2005. As president-elect, he paid $25 million to settle three lawsuits against the now-defunct institution.The Education Department, whose scrutiny has led hundreds of campuses to close, is now led by Betsy DeVos, who has investments in the industry.


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De Blasio’s State of the City Has Critics Asking: What About Schools?

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:43:30 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Carmen Fariña, schools chancellor, addressed an advanced placement class at the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice last week.The mayor, poised to seek re-election, devoted little of his address to education, leaving some questioning whether he has a vision for schools in a possible second term.


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Investigation of Former City College President Expands

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:59:13 GMT

City College has been called “the poor man’s Harvard.”Prosecutors are looking into whether Lisa S. Coico received tens of thousands of dollars in unauthorized payments from the school’s oldest alumni fund.


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