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New York Times Education News

  1. Facing Segregated Schools, Parents Took Integration Into Their Own Hands. It’s Working.
    Changes to middle school enrollment in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan could force City Hall to take action on school segregation.
  2. Students Receive ‘Target Letters’ in College Admissions Scandal, Lawyer Says
    At least some children of the parents who were charged in the college admissions scandal have reportedly received letters that notify people that they could be targets of a criminal probe.
  3. Morehouse College, a Traditionally Black All-Male School, Says It Will Accept Transgender Men
    The policy, which was announced on Saturday, will continue to ban from enrollment women anyone who identifies as a woman.
  4. Student Dies After Possible Hazing Episode at SUNY Buffalo
    The school suspended fraternity and sorority activities after Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, 18, went into cardiac arrest.
  5. Cursive Seemed to Go the Way of Quills and Parchment. Now It’s Coming Back.
    Defenders of the writing style have lobbied to revive it in schools, igniting a debate about American values and exposing intergenerational fault lines.
  6. Brigham Young Students Value Their Strict Honor Code. But Not the Harsh Punishments.
    The voices of young people with different views of social justice are pushing the Mormon Church to modernize.
  7. LeBron James Opened a School That Was Considered an Experiment. It’s Showing Promise.
    The inaugural class of third and fourth graders at the school has posted extraordinary results on its first set of test scores.
  8. A Few More Black Students Are Offered Spots at Stuyvesant, Fanning Fresh Uproar
    A once-obscure program named Discovery has become an unexpected flash point in a local debate about specialized school admissions and the national fight over affirmative action.
  9. Can a Playroom Makeover Make My Kids Over?
    Simone Davies, a teacher and author, helped make over my kids’ playroom using Montessori educational principles like creating a sense of peace and instilling autonomy in children.
  10. Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion.
    Public schools in Kansas rolled out a web-based learning platform backed by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Now students have staged walkouts and sit-ins. Their parents have organized.
  11. 20 Years After Columbine, Schools Have Gotten Safer. But Fears Have Only Grown.
    The panic of mass shootings has ramped up efforts to secure schools. But anxieties remain high, even as federal data shows that schools are less violent.
  12. Donald Stewart, 80, Dies; Took Over the College Board at a Crucial Time
    He favored high standards for college applicants and programs to help minority students meet those standards. Earlier he had helped revive Spelman College.
  13. Lorraine Branham, Journalism Dean and Mentor, Dies at 66
    As the first woman and first person of color to lead the Newhouse School at Syracuse, she helped students and faculty embrace the future — and diversity.
  14. Japan Is Among the Hardest Countries for Working Mothers. These Families Want to Change That.
    Men in Japan do fewer hours of domestic work than in any other wealthy nation. Mothers and fathers there told us how they’ve managed to buck the norm.
  15. The American Curriculum: Is the U.S. a Democracy? A Social Studies Battle Turns on the Nation’s Values
    Michigan spent five years debating how to teach American history. One of the biggest questions was how to describe the nation’s government.
  16. Harvard Is Investigating Fencing Coach for Sale of Home to Prospective Student’s Father
    The inquiry comes as universities around the country are embroiled in a sweeping admissions scandal.
  17. TImes Insider: A Reporter Walks Into a Bar … and Meets a Jazz Musician Who Can Riff on Affirmative Action
    While researching a project on college admissions during the early years of affirmative action, I visited a bar called Paris Blues in Harlem. Turns out, I had come to the right place, and found the right person.
  18. What’s Life Like as a Student at U.S.C.? Depends on the Size of the Bank Account
    As U.S.C. has fought to attract low-income students, the campus has become a vivid microcosm of the economic disparities in Los Angeles.
  19. Humanities Endowment Announces New Grants Amid Old Threats
    The National Endowment for the Humanities announced grants supporting 233 projects around the country, two weeks after the latest effort to close the agency.
  20. The Ethicist: Should My Daughter Speak Up About a Classmate’s Plagiarized Poem?
    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to handle a cheating peer and whether to alert officials that a nanny is ill-treated.

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