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  1. From Instability at Home to Study Overseas
    These students “have a level of grit that students who have not been through similar experiences probably don’t have.”
  2. Taking the Future of Manufacturing Into High Schools
    A number of secondary schools around the world offer robotics programs to prepare students for industries being transformed by automation.
  3. Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism
    New ventures hope to fill a need as the number of African high school graduates grows, along with demand for a more highly skilled work force.
  4. Biggest Offender in Outsize Debt: Graduate Schools
    The market for master’s degrees behaves in strange and erratic ways, new data reveals.
  5. Jane Sanders and the Messy Demise of a Vermont College
    The wife of Bernie Sanders had a bold plan to save Burlington College. Within six years, it was defunct, and federal prosecutors were on the case.
  6. Anthony Bourdain’s Alma Mater Will Remember Him With a Scholarship
    The Culinary Institute of America plans to promote study abroad as friends and fans mark the month of his birth and death.
  7. Surviving a Mass Shooting, and Writing About It: We Want to Hear From You
    We’re interested in hearing from students who have written college admission essays about surviving a mass shooting.
  8. How Middle Schoolers Built ‘Pizza Sail’ (Hint: Without Their Phones)
    An after-school program invites students to build small sailboats from scratch, then test them out on the water.
  9. Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Eliminates Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations
    New York, where measles has spread in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, joins California and a handful of other states in revoking religious exemptions.
  10. Bastion of Anti-Vaccine Fervor: Progressive Waldorf Schools
    Opposition to vaccines on the left is increasingly worrying the authorities. At one progressive school, 60 percent of the 300 students were not vaccinated against measles and other diseases.
  11. Jury Finds Oberlin College Libeled a Bakery and Awards $11 Million in Damages
    The verdict raised questions about the responsibility of colleges to police students’ speech and behavior, as well as broader First Amendment issues.
  12. Bulletin Board
    Graduation guidance, e-learning around the globe, a scholarship program for refugees — and more. A collection of views and news from a special report on Learning.
  13. The New School’s Leader on Global Goals and What Lies Ahead
    David Van Zandt. the university’s president, on the importance of reaching students outside the United States.
  14. Short-Term Programs for Long-Term Success
    A growing number of intensive programs offered online, or on campuses around the world, can help workers at all stages become more globally minded.
  15. From Albania to Singapore, U.S. Students Look for Tailored Experiences Abroad
    More students in the United States are studying overseas, and colleges now offer a variety of experiences that let students choose what they want.
  16. Patricia Battin, Lightning Rod in a Library War, Dies at 89
    A leading librarian who championed high tech, she dueled with preservationists like Nicholson Baker over how best to protect the written word for posterity.
  17. Juliann Bluitt Foster, Trailblazer in Dentistry, Is Dead at 80
    Just 2 percent of dentists were women when she joined their ranks, and “maybe 2 percent of that 2 percent” were black. She made it her goal to change that.
  18. An Editor’s Yearbook Tells a Tale of Race in New York’s Elite Public Schools
    When I attended Bronx Science, the student body was 23 percent black and Hispanic. Its ethnic makeup is very different today.
  19. Does Your Education Level Affect Your Health?
    Some clever studies have teased out causal effects by taking advantage of natural experiments.
  20. F.B.I. Is Said to Be Investigating College Admissions Practices at T.M. Landry
    The private school in Louisiana, once celebrated for helping underprivileged and minority students attend elite colleges, is now under federal investigation over its college applications.
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