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New York Times Education News

  1. U.S. Orders Duke and U.N.C. to Recast Tone in Mideast Studies
    The Education Department is investigating a Middle East studies program run by Duke and the University of North Carolina, citing, among other issues, how Judaism is discussed.
  2. Iranian Students Set to Start at U.S. Universities Are Barred From Country
    The students, who were mostly headed to schools in the University of California system, had visas in hand when they were blocked from their flights this month.
  3. New Mexico Announces Plan for Free College for State Residents
    Under the plan, tuition to all state colleges would be free for students regardless of family income.
  4. Cornell’s Medical School Offers Full Rides in Battle Over Student Debt
    All costs — tuition, books, housing and food — will be covered for those who qualify for aid, adding Cornell to a growing list of institutions trying to ease the way for doctors-to-be.
  5. Poor Schools Keep Getting Crushed in Football. Is It Time to Level the Playing Field?
    A growing number of states are considering whether economic status should help determine which opponents schools play.
  6. M.I.T. Media Lab, Already Rattled by the Epstein Scandal, Has a New Worry
    Former researchers for a “food computer” initiative at the lab say the project’s leader misled outsiders about how it was going.
  7. Annette Kolodny, Feminist Critic and Scholar, Dies at 78
    She was a pioneer in the field of ecofeminism, in which she drew parallels between the ravaging of the environment and the ravaging of women.
  8. Graduate Students, After Gains in Union Efforts, Face a Federal Setback
    The National Labor Relations Board has moved to reverse a 2016 ruling that eased the way for organizing at private universities.
  9. Syrian Children Saved a German Village. And a Village Saved Itself.
    Four years after Germany took in over one million migrants, integration is quietly working, one village at a time.
  10. In First, California Would Require Public Universities to Provide Abortion Pills
    The bill, if signed by the governor, would mark a new way of giving women access to abortion as conservative states tighten restrictions.
  11. The Seminary Flourished on Slave Labor. Now It’s Planning to Pay Reparations.
    The Virginia Theological Seminary is setting aside $1.7 million to atone for its role in American slavery.
  12. At Colleges, What’s Old Is New: Retirees Living on Campus
    Universities and colleges are sponsoring retirement communities on their grounds, hoping that young and old can enrich each other’s lives while filling the school’s coffers.
  13. Spelling Their Way to Success
    Four past champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on what the competition taught them about hard work, grit and luck.
  14. Brown University Puts Official Tied to Jeffrey Epstein’s M.I.T. Gifts on Leave
    Internal M.I.T. emails suggest that the official, Peter Cohen, was deeply involved in efforts to conceal donations coordinated by the disgraced financier.
  15. A School for Scandal Is a Haven for Student Journalists
    As part of an investigative journalism program at the University of Southern California, a student found dozens of new sexual abuse allegations against a former campus doctor.
  16. Before 1st Day of School, a Quiz on How to Use Your Giant Schoolbag
    As students all over the world begin new school terms, German pupils’ experiences are rooted in special rites and a philosophy that teaches independence.
  17. Cheating, Inc.: How Writing Papers for American College Students Has Become a Lucrative Profession Overseas
    Amid the college admissions scandal, another type of cheating was overlooked: Students already in college who pay others to write their papers.
  18. Taking Out a Student Loan Is Better Than Dropping Out
    New research shows that students who borrowed more defaulted less, probably because the additional credits they were able to complete led to more stable careers.
  19. No New School at Fort Campbell: The Money Went to Trump’s Border Wall
    The Pentagon is diverting $62.6 million from the construction of a new middle school at Fort Campbell, meaning that 552 students will continue to cram themselves in at an aging school.
  20. Lock-Ins and Walkouts: The Students Changing City Schools From the Inside
    Teenagers are helping to lead integration efforts, protesting against discrimination and demanding more inclusive curriculums.

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