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  1. Video Games Are a Waste of Time? Not for Those With E-sports Scholarships
    ‘The games that are competitively viable in the collegiate sphere have real depth, have deep levels of strategy, and require strategic teamwork.’
  2. How ‘Makers’ Make the Classroom More Inclusive
    The maker movement started out flashy, bringing 3-D printers into classrooms around the world. Now, it’s about meeting student and community needs.
  3. Training the Next Generation of Doctors and Nurses
    Bed-bound mannequins that can bleed, blink and give birth (there’s even a realistic placenta); VR goggles to see what a polyp actually looks like.
  4. Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Results
    A public interest group tested 27 back-to-school products and found dangerous chemicals in four of them.
  5. ‘It’s Like Reliving My Past’: Harvard Lawsuit Echoes Previous Fight Over Race and Admissions
    A lawsuit against Harvard has spurred a national discussion over affirmative action. To one former professor and one congressman, the debate reminds them of another 30 years ago.
  6. John Maguire, 86, Early Promoter of Diversity in Education, Dies
    As a Southern youth he was “a white oppressor,” he said. But he had an awakening, and became a pioneer in making a racial mix a college admissions goal.
  7. Reader’s Notebook: ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ and the History in Historical Fiction
    Most readers haven’t noticed or been worried by omitted details or factual mistakes in the book. But is there a greater imperative for novels about the Holocaust to get basic facts correct?
  8. The Mysteries of Animal Movement
    A scientist’s unfettered curiosity leads him to investigate the physics at work in some very odd corners of the natural world.
  9. Colleges Grapple With Teaching the Technology and Ethics of A.I.
    The rapidly growing demand for skills in artificial intelligence is so high that it is upending educational programs across the country.
  10. More Colleges Are Playing the Long Game
    Finding ways to get students to connect early with career services support has become a goal at many colleges and universities around the country.
  11. Programmed for Success
    Community colleges are relying more and more on technology to help their students succeed.
  12. Board Chairman Resigns in Fallout Over a Maryland Football Player’s Death
    James T. Brady stepped down after widespread criticism over the board’s recommendation that Maryland’s football coach keep his job.
  13. Newsbook: As the Country Grapples With the Shootings at a Pittsburgh Synagogue, Here Are 3 Books on Modern Anti-Semitism
    These writers chronicle discrimination against Jews in the decades since the Holocaust, including under Trump’s presidency.
  14. Young Makers Take Action and Tackle Problems
    From saving soap to erasing the darkness, their projects bring solutions throughout the world.
  15. Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps
    More than 6.3 million students took at least one distance education course in the fall of 2016, 31.6 percent of all higher education enrollments.
  16. A High School Education and College Degree All in One
    P-Tech schools team up with business to provide lower-income students with much-needed STEM skills and even a job at IBM if they want one.
  17. Bulletin Board
    A collection of views, news and more from the Learning section.
  18. Teachers’ Voices
    We asked educators, “Is this generation misunderstood?” Here is what they told us. The entries have been edited and condensed.
  19. Inside Gen Z
    Winners of a Learning Network contest share their take on what previous generations should know about them.
  20. ‘America to Me’: What Did the Students Think?
    As Steve James’s 10-part docu-series concludes, three of the students profiled reflect on watching themselves and what the filming meant to them.

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