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Columbia Settles With Student Cast as a Rapist in Mattress Art Project

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 01:11:48 GMT

Paul Nungesser in 2014. He accused Columbia University of enabling a harassment campaign by a fellow student who had accused him of rape. A university disciplinary panel cleared him in 2013 of responsibility in the case.The man, who was cleared by the university of responsibility in a rape case, said the university enabled his harassment by giving his accuser academic credit for a piece targeting him.


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New York Schools for Off-Track Students May Face Stricter Rules

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 01:01:14 GMT

Mott Haven Community High School in the Bronx is one of 51 city schools for students who have fallen behind in their credits.Under proposed state rules, even schools for struggling students might have to meet a federally mandated graduation rate. That could put them in danger of closing.


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Economic View: Simple Way to Help Low-Income Students: Make Everyone Take SAT or ACT

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:35:54 GMT

Requiring the SAT or ACT, and making it free, reduces barriers for disadvantaged students who otherwise would not take the test.


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Transgender Students Turn to Courts as Government Support Erodes

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:48:20 GMT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifying before Congress in May.A case in point is a Florida student who sued his school board last month after his mother said the federal authorities stopped investigating his complaint.


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California Supreme Court Moves to Make Bar Exam Easier to Pass

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 22:43:21 GMT

The campus of U.C.L.A. is home to a law school, whose graduates could soon find the California bar exam easier to pass.With passage rates for the test sagging, the court has asserted its authority over the exams, traditionally among the toughest in the country.


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DeVos Says She Will Revisit Obama-Era Sexual Assault Policies

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:11:59 GMT

After a series of listening sessions about campus sexual violence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke with the news media in Washington on Thursday.After a “really emotionally draining day“ of meeting with victims and those accused of sexual assault, the education secretary made her first public comments on the issue.


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Campus Rape Policies Get a New Look as the Accused Get DeVos’s Ear

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:20:01 GMT

Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, in May. Her agency is re-evaluating the Obama administration’s policies on campus sexual assault.Betsy DeVos’s Education Department is re-evaluating the get-tough policies on campus sexual assault that were enforced by the Obama administration.


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Accusations and Rancor as Elite School’s Leader Departs

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:22:53 GMT

Fieldston Lower School, part of the elite Ethical Culture Fieldston School system, in the Bronx.A longtime principal at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School abruptly retired after a battle with the head of the school involving its program dealing with race.


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Long After Protests, Students Shun the University of Missouri

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 01:11:26 GMT

Carlisle Smith, an incoming freshman, during a summer welcome for incoming students at the University of Missouri. Freshman enrollment at the Columbia campus has plummeted by more than 35 percent in the two years since protests in 2015.The college has had to close dorms and cut jobs because of plummeting enrollment, which officials attribute largely to fallout from protests in 2015.


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Proposal Would Let Charter Schools Certify Their Own Teachers

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:00:23 GMT

A student outside a charter school in Brooklyn. New rules would let some charters in New York design their own training programs and certify teachers.New rules would make it easier for some of the schools to hire teachers, but they are expected to be met with fierce opposition from many in education.


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Marina Ratner, Émigré Mathematician Who Found Midlife Acclaim, Dies at 78

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:35:07 GMT

Marina Ratner in 2011.Dr. Ratner defied the notion that the brightest in her field do their best work when they are young.


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The Breakdown: Anti-Chinese Posters at Melbourne Universities Are Tied to White Supremacists

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:07:48 GMT

Students on the University of Melbourne campus.The posters were found as Chinese enrollment at schools in Australia grows and as the country confronts concerns about Chinese influence in its politics and economy.


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He Called the School Board Racist. Now, He’s Joined It.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:24:29 GMT

The Rev. Courtney Carson in Decatur, Ill., this month. “I used to feel like Decatur was no place for a black man,” he said. Now, he is an activist and minister, and has joined the town’s school board.As a high school student, Courtney Carson was at the heart of a racial debate that drew national attention. He’s now trying to improve his hometown.


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On Campus: Why I Bring My Gun to School

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:50:57 GMT

There is a place for pro-Second Amendment black women in modern feminism.


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U.S.C. Moves to Fire Former Medical School Dean Over Drug Allegations

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:21:33 GMT

Dr. Carmen Puliafito, a former dean of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, in 2014.The university said on Friday that it had suspended Dr. Carmen Puliafito, barred him from campus and was taking steps to fire him.


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Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:00:25 GMT

The lobby of the Ace Hotel in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood. The hotel opened in 2015, taking over a former Y.M.C.A. building, and is within walking distance of Google’s Pittsburgh offices.The city is newly stylish, with hyped restaurants and an Ace hotel, thanks to a steady flow of Carnegie Mellon grads who decided to stay.


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