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New York Times Education News

  1. On Campus: Campus Hate Lives on the Internet. Administrators Need to Catch Up.
    The problems that play out over social media aren’t any less real.
  2. Which Classroom Setting Suits You?
    We visited three third-grade math classes to see different environments at work: Montessori, Waldorf and public education.
  3. Your Money: A Game to Help Students Pay the Right Price for College
    Payback walks students through picking a college and paying for it, from choosing majors to finding work. Will it help them or scare them?
  4. Yale Endowment, Often a Pacesetter, Is a Laggard This Time
    At a time when many large university funds are reporting gains in the midteens, Yale said it generated an 11.3 percent return for the fiscal year.
  5. Veterans Agency Seeks to Scrap Ethics Law on For-Profit Colleges
    The department says the conflict-of-interest statute, passed after scandals in for-profit education, is outdated, but others call it a safeguard.
  6. After Stabbing, Teachers Will Get Training on Defusing Behavior Issues
    The schools chancellor and the mayor met with parent leaders to address questions about violence and bullying.
  7. Labor Force: Trump’s Apprentice Plan Seems to Need a Mentor
    President Trump is seeking to increase the number of apprenticeships, which seems like a great idea — unless doing so leads to watered-down standards.
  8. On Campus: Get the Keg Out of the Frat House
    Fraternities are growing in popularity, and are in desperate need of reform.
  9. On Campus: What Stunts Like Milo Yiannopoulos’s ‘Free Speech Week’ Cost
    Despite budget cuts, Berkeley has already spent almost $1.5 million on security this year.
  10. Berkeley Students Speak Out About Free Speech
    We asked students what free speech means to them, and about the mood on campus ahead of a series of speeches planned for next week.
  11. Students Look to Vending Machines for Better Access to Morning-After Pill
    Stanford is the latest university to install a vending machine that sells emergency contraception after students spoke of difficulty obtaining the pill.
  12. Big City: Can Prep Schools Fight the Class War?
    Trinity School’s headmaster sends shock waves through the city’s private-school world calling out insidious parental entitlement and self-interest.
  13. On Campus: The Misguided Student Crusade Against ‘Fascism’
    Protesters who shut down speech mimic the actions of those they say they oppose.
  14. ‘Willing to Do Everything,’ Mothers Defend Sons Accused of Sexual Assault
    Some of the mothers met with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos before she changed the rules on how colleges should handle accusations.
  15. High School Students Explain Why They Protest Anthems and Pledges
    Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit or take a knee during the national anthem exploded into a national conversation about race. Here, high school students tell us why they sit or kneel during the national anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance — or why they stand and participate.
  16. New Mexico Wavered on Evolution and Climate Change in Science Education
    The state’s Education Department unveiled a proposal that used soft language on evolution and climate change. Then came the public outcry.
  17. Harlem School of the Arts, Once Shuttered and in Debt, Now Dreams Big
    The school has not only recovered from financial woes, but is pivoting from a place that primarily provides arts education to a full-fledged performing arts center.
  18. In Italian Schools, Reading, Writing and Recognizing Fake News
    A new program, aided by companies like Facebook, will aim to teach students how to recognize and stop the sharing of fake news and conspiracy theories.
  19. On Campus: College Advice I Wish I’d Taken
    I’m a teacher, but as an undergraduate, I was the type of mediocre student I now disdain.
  20. ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Removed From School in Mississippi
    “There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable,” the vice president of the Biloxi School Board said.

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