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Supreme Court Rejects Education Minimum Applied by Gorsuch

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:14:03 GMT

The justices said Wednesday that schools should not be satisfied with minimal educational progress for students with disabilities.The justices said schools should not be satisfied with minimal educational progress for disabled students, a standard Judge Neil M. Gorsuch has been criticized for using.


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Where Halls of Ivy Meet Silicon Dreams, a New City Rises

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:28 GMT

Two buildings at Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus in west Harlem are set to open this year. The Renzo Piano-designed Lenfest Center for the Arts, center, and Jerome L. Greene Science Center, right, are part of the first phase of the school’s biggest expansion in more than a century.Focusing mainly on advanced technology and the sciences, three of the city’s biggest academic building projects in years will soon open for business.


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Mary Maples Dunn, Advocate of Women’s Colleges, Dies at 85

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:44:51 GMT

Mary Maples Dunn at Smith College in October 2012. She was its president for about 10 years.Ms. Dunn spent most of her career at women’s colleges, which had been established long before women were admitted to many universities throughout the United States.


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CUNY to Revamp Remedial Programs, Hoping to Lift Graduation Rates

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:17:06 GMT

An atrium at LaGuardia Community College in Queens. The City University of New York is moving to rework its traditional remedial program.Administrators are trying to make necessary catch-up classes at community colleges less of a stumbling block toward earning a degree.


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Opinion: Will Dropping the LSAT Requirement Create More Miserable Lawyers?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:52:23 GMT

If applying gets easier, legal education as an uninspired default could become even more common.


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Vocations: Sending Students to the Corner (of Their Screens)

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:41:19 GMT

Stephanie Steenstra teaches Spanish online at California Connections Academy.At California Connections Academy, students see an instructor in real time while engaging in online learning activities.


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A Glimpse Into the Life of a Slave Sold to Save Georgetown

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 19:29:37 GMT

A photograph of Frank Campbell, one of 272 slaves sold to keep Georgetown University afloat, was found in a scrapbook at Nicholls State University in Louisiana. The children with Mr. Campbell are unidentified.Rare, century-old photographs help illustrate the story of 272 slaves sold by Jesuit priests to secure the future of Georgetown University.


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Your Money Adviser: Filing for Federal College Aid Without an I.R.S. Shortcut

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:09:41 GMT

Graduation at Southern Maine Community College. For years, the annual chore of completing a financial aid form for college had been eased by a digital tool. But the I.R.S. took it down, citing privacy concerns.Financial aid forms for college just got a bit harder to complete, but it is worth the effort to get them done in a timely manner.


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On Campus: Understanding the Angry Mob at Middlebury That Gave Me a Concussion

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:24:51 GMT

Old Chapel at Middlebury College in Vermont.Political discourse in the United States is at a boiling point, and nowhere is the reaction to that more heightened than on campuses like Middlebury.


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Obama Education Rules Are Swept Aside by Congress

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 02:35:14 GMT

President Barack Obama after signing the Every Student Succeeds Act at the White House in 2015. The bipartisan support for the measure later disappeared.Republican lawmakers reined in regulations — including some on testing — that they criticized as heavy-handed.


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Rising Tumult Over Principal at Elite Queens High School

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 01:52:58 GMT

The backlash against both Townsend Harris High School’s interim acting principal and the opaque principal-hiring process has intensified.The backlash against Townsend Harris’s acting principal and the opaque principal-hiring process has intensified, involving students, teachers, parents and elected officials.


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Diversity Lags as Students Are Matched With City Schools

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:18:49 GMT

Black and Latino students make up 68 percent of the city’s school system, but received 10 percent of the offers to the most competitive high schools.



Trump’s Call for School Vouchers Is a Return to a Campaign Pledge

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:04:21 GMT

Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, during President Trump’s first address to Congress on Tuesday.In his address to Congress, the president backed his controversial education secretary, Betsy DeVos, who has built her career on promoting the voucher program.


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Kansas Supreme Court Says State Education Spending Is Too Low

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 23:48:07 GMT

Topeka High School in Kansas last year. The state Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that state spending on public education was unconstitutionally low.Gov. Sam Brownback faces a rebellion even among fellow Republicans over his tax-cutting philosophy, and the new ruling compounds the state’s fiscal woes.


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How a ‘Second Chance’ College Produced the Team to Beat

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 03:48:09 GMT

The Berkeley College men’s basketball team warming up in a hallway under the bleachers at the Borough of Manhattan Community College last month. The team has won 50 games in a row.After just over a decade in conference basketball, Manhattan’s Berkeley College is taking a 26-0 record to the U.S.C.A.A. Division II national tournament.


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Harvard Law, Moving to Diversify Applicant Pool, Will Accept GRE Scores

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:07:07 GMT

The elite law school, following the University of Arizona law school, seeks to widen its pool of potential students by not requiring the LSAT.



Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:27:23 GMT

Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, initially resisted signing off on the order and told President Trump that she was uncomfortable with it.The administration reversed a policy that allowed students to use the bathrooms of their choice at school, an order that caused an internal rift.


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On Campus: How the Depressed Find Solace on Yik Yak, Believe It or Not

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:26:17 GMT

A platform associated with the gutter of young humanity had blossomed with tenderness.


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Editorial: Predator Colleges May Thrive Again

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:21:19 GMT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seems poised to undo rules protecting students from taking on excessive debt for useless degrees.


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Op-Ed Contributor: The Truth About New York City’s Elite High Schools

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:11:46 GMT

The Bronx High School of Science, one of the “specialized high schools” in New York where admission is determined solely by an exam.Bad policy and a false narrative of inferiority are keeping black and Latino students out of some of the city’s best schools.


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Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to Join N.Y.U.’s Law School

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:49:51 GMT

Preet Bharara, who served as the United States attorney in Manhattan for more than seven years, was dismissed this month by the Trump administration.Mr. Bharara, who was abruptly dismissed by the Trump administration after refusing to resign, will be a distinguished scholar in residence.


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School Choice Fight in Iowa May Preview the One Facing Trump

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:24 GMT

Pella Christian Grade School in Pella, Iowa. About 40 percent of its students receive tax credit scholarships to help pay their $5,211 tuition. Proposals to significantly expand school choice programs in Iowa are stalled, at least for now.Iowa is one of 31 states where legislators have proposed creating or expanding school choice programs this year, but the push is meeting resistance.


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In an Era of Fake News, Teaching Students to Parse Fact From Fiction

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:14:05 GMT

The discussions in Marisol Solano’s sixth-grade news literacy class at a Brooklyn middle school include how to tell a real news story from an ad disguised as news.Even before the 2016 presidential campaign put fake news front and center, a Brooklyn middle school saw a need for news literacy.


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On Campus: How to Con Black Law Students: A Case Study

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:21:03 GMT

White Hall on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University.For-profit schools prey on students with high aspirations but little knowledge about how the system really works.


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Betsy DeVos’s Hiring of For-Profit College Official Raises Impartiality Issues

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:23:35 GMT

The Ashford University campus in Clinton, Iowa, which closed last year. The university is operated by Bridgepoint Education Inc., which has faced scrutiny by federal and state watchdogs. A lawyer for Bridgepoint, Robert S. Eitel, is now an aide to the new education secretary, Betsy DeVos.Robert S. Eitel, a lawyer for a for-profit college operator under repeated scrutiny, has taken an Education Department post while on unpaid leave.


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Wealth Matters: An Unorthodox Gift to Notre Dame from Muslim Philanthropists

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:44:04 GMT

Rafat and Zoreen Ansari at home in Granger, Ind.A family of prosperous immigrants from Pakistan is giving $15 million to set up an institute for the study of religions.


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