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Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 13:20:19 GMT

Not all philosophy majors wind up as baristas, and not all engineers get rich. Here’s what you need to know before making this big decision.

10 Things to Know About Getting Into Your Dream College

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:05:31 GMT

There’s no magic formula for getting into a selective college, but here are some lessons from a longtime observer to help you navigate the process.

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The Paradise Papers: Endowments Boom as Colleges Bury Earnings Overseas

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:36:45 GMT

Texas Christian University, which invested in an oil, gas and coal partnership established in the Cayman Islands, a tax haven.American universities are using offshore strategies to swell their coffers, skirt taxes and obscure investments that could spark campus protests.

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What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything)

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:53:18 GMT

The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn’t fair, and likely never will be.

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Most Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving Is Wrong

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:31:47 GMT

“The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth,” from 1914, by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe.Blame textbooks, children’s stories or animated specials, but the Thanksgiving story is more complex than most Americans are taught.

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Disrupting the World of Private School With Tech and Guinea Pigs

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:32:56 GMT

A group exercise at the project-based Portfolio School in TriBeCa.Start-ups, including one from sharing-economy company WeWork, try to shake up the staid, and pricey, status quo of New York’s independent schools.

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Retro Report: Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:19:48 GMT

Legislation and lawsuits that reject scientific consensus on issues like evolution and climate change are changing the way science is taught in some schools.

In High School Darkrooms, Shedding Light on a Vintage Craft

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:36:53 GMT

At the High School of Fashion Industries in Manhattan, Kiera Jorge, left, and Pamela Holguin, with a contact sheet of pictures shot with film.Film photography has become a popular class offering in Manhattan high schools, as younger generations embrace vintage technology.

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He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard.

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:01:19 GMT

Edward Blum, who is challenging affirmative action at Harvard and other universities, at his home in South Thomaston, Me.Edward Blum has orchestrated more than two dozen lawsuits challenging racial preference laws.

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More Than Half of Renewal High Schools Fall Short on Graduation Rates

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:45 GMT

DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx had a four-year graduation rate last year of less than 50 percent and a six-year graduation rate of about 55 percent.The percentage of students graduating at many of the city’s struggling schools have failed to hit targets set by the Education Department, according to preliminary data.

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On Campus: The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:03:43 GMT

Republicans held a news conference on Capitol Hill after the House of Representatives passed a tax reform bill.Our tax burden could increase by tens of thousands of dollars, based on money we don’t even make.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Toppling the Grammar Patriarchy

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:59:06 GMT

More than 300 teachers in France said they would no longer teach the rule that “the masculine prevails over the feminine” when it came to plural nouns.In France, sexism persists in nouns and adjectives. A group of teachers is trying to change that.

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On Campus: What the Weinstein Effect Can Teach Us About Campus Sexual Assault

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:02:37 GMT

There has been a backlash to students’ talking more openly about misconduct.

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