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  1. Democrats Are United on Teacher Strikes. But They’re in a ‘Gladiator Fight’ Over Education.
    Unified support for picketing educators in Los Angeles belies deep rifts in the Democratic Party on one of the strike’s causes: the rise of charter schools.
  2. U.N.C. Admissions Lawsuit Brings Another Attack on Affirmative Action
    The lawsuit, brought by a group that is suing Harvard over similar issues, accuses the university of using race at every stage of the admissions process.
  3. Michigan State Names New Interim President After Backlash Forces Engler to Resign
    Mr. Udpa, a top university administrator, is replacing Mr. Engler, who remarked that some victims of Larry Nassar, the former gymnastics doctor, appeared to be enjoying “the spotlight.”
  4. ‘It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way.’ Why Some Boys Can Keep Up With Girls in School.
    A study shows the Asian-American gender academic gap starts later, giving educators insight into how to help boys of all races and pointing to the influence of social pressures.
  5. Karen Pence Is Teaching at Christian School That Bars L.G.B.T. Students and Teachers
    Mrs. Pence is teaching art at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Va., which requires employees to uphold conservative beliefs on sexual identity.
  6. Los Angeles Teachers Strike, Disrupting Classes for 500,000 Students
    Teachers in the nation’s second-largest school district are asking for smaller classes and larger support staff. Officials say they cannot afford to say yes.
  7. U.N.C. Chancellor to Leave Early After Ordering Removal of ‘Silent Sam’ Statue’s Base
    The chancellor authorized the overnight removal of the remnants of the Confederate monument. It was quickly announced that she would step down in two weeks.
  8. Students in Rural America Ask, ‘What Is a University Without a History Major?’
    Financial and enrollment woes at schools like the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point have led to a scramble for fixes, such as dropping longstanding liberal arts degrees.
  9. The Fight to Keep Teachers in Tech Hubs From Being Priced Out
    Educators in expensive cities are turning to radical solutions, from subsidized, district-owned apartments to mortgage assistance funded by charity.
  10. El Espace: 500,000 Students Are Affected by the L.A. Teachers Strike. Most Are Latino.
    This week in El Espace: “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico, changes in mental health guidelines for boys and more.
  11. Corner Office: Hadi Partovi Was Raised in a Revolution. Today He Teaches Kids to Code.
    The founder and chief executive of, who was born in Iran, says computer science is a “foundational skill,” one that future doctors, lawyers and politicians should all possess.
  12. New York Confronts Its Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades
    The disease spread within ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities where vaccination rates are low and some are suspicious of government health workers.
  13. Newsbook: As Los Angeles Teachers Strike, 3 Books Chronicle Educators’ Years-Long Fight for Better Working Conditions
    Their claims and demands are not new.
  14. Elias M. Stein, Mathematician of Fluctuations, Is Dead at 87
    Arriving from Europe with diamonds in his shoes (hidden there), he found renown in his field with real-world applications, like charting a stock market.
  15. Nicole Mitchell to Lead Jazz Program at University of Pittsburgh
    Ms. Mitchell’s appointment, to a position once held by Geri Allen, suggests a new level of acceptance for avant-garde musicians in the academy.
  16. Lamin Sanneh, Scholar of Islam and Christianity, Dies at 76
    Born on a river island in West Africa and inspired by Helen Keller, he wound up teaching at Yale and writing about the spread of religions in Africa.
  17. From Our Archives: Revisiting Anne Frank’s Diary — ‘A Warm and Stirring Confession’
    In 1952, Meyer Levin reviewed “The Diary of a Young Girl” for the Book Review. Here’s an excerpt.
  18. France Debates Where to Teach Arabic: Public School or Local Mosque?
    Concerned that an increasing number of students are learning Arabic in mosques, the French state wants to take back control “to provide a secular curriculum.”
  19. Pegi Young, 66, Musician Who Started a School for Disabled, Dies
    The mother of a child with cerebral palsy, she helped start the Bridge School, whose star-studded benefit concerts included her ex-husband, Neil Young.
  20. Social Q’s: Our Daughter’s Rich Friends Are Driving Me Nuts
    We let her go to an expensive private college. Now we’re not only paying tuition, but we’re also hearing about all her classmates’ luxuries.


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