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  1. ‘Access to Literacy’ Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Rules
    Students in failing schools said they were denied an adequate education. A judge agreed conditions were “devastating,” but not unconstitutional.
  2. Colleges and State Laws Are Clamping Down on Fraternities
    A new law in Louisiana makes some hazing actions a felony, and other states are looking to adopt similar measures.
  3. In the Age of Trump, Civics Courses Make a Comeback
    Schools that traded history and government for more science and technology are rethinking the calculation, hoping to create a new generation of activists.
  4. Colleges Grapple With Where — or Whether — to Draw the Line on Free Speech
    Higher education is struggling to balance the demand by some students to be protected from offensive speech while guaranteeing freedom of speech to others.
  5. There Is Life After Campus Infamy
    How five people recovered — or vanished — after intense scrutiny at an early age.
  6. Patricia Schiller, a Sex-Education Pioneer, Dies at 104
    Switching from a law career, she founded a professional association for sex counselors and therapists.
  7. The New Toll of American Student Debt in 3 Charts
    The average debt load is flattening out, a new analysis of federal loan data shows, but college isn’t getting cheaper. Many students are hitting their borrowing cap, and parents are filling the gap.
  8. 1 Neighborhood. 24 Kindergarten Classes. 40 Languages. (Some Miming Helps.)
    There are so many children in one Toronto neighborhood that the school board built an entire school just for kindergartners — 24 classes.
  9. Kids Don’t Just See Art at This Show. They Work With the Artists, Too.
    The Children’s Museum of Manhattan has opened “Art, Artists & You,” an exhibition that gives four adult artists residencies and opportunities to mentor visitors.
  10. Beijing Dispatch: Mao 101: Inside a Chinese Classroom Training the Communists of Tomorrow
    Ideological classes have long been a part of the college curriculum in China. But they are more important than ever to the Communist Party, even if many students say they are numbing propaganda.
  11. Educators Turn to Programs for Top Students to Narrow the ‘Excellence Gap’
    Instead of just helping disadvantaged students to catch up with peers, educators are looking for ways to give them more chances to shine in advanced classes and selective schools.
  12. Diana King, a Leading Teacher in Overcoming Dyslexia, Dies at 90
    An author of 15 books, Ms. King founded a summer camp and school to help children with learning disabilities that had often gone undiagnosed.
  13. Rider Reaches Deal to Sell Westminster Choir College to Chinese Firm
    Under the agreement, Beijing Kaiwen Education Technology would buy the renowned but struggling music school for $40 million. The deal, however, faces legal challenges.
  14. What Is the SHSAT Exam? And Why Does It Matter?
    The test to get into New York’s elite public schools has led to debate over school segregation. So how much weight does the test have and what are the proposed changes?
  15. A.P. World History Tries to Trim Thousands of Years, and Educators Revolt
    Teachers criticized the College Board for encouraging a Eurocentric worldview after it announced the exam material would only cover the period after 1450.
  16. Stanley Cavell, Prominent Harvard Philosopher, Dies at 91
    Professor Cavell, an expert in so-called ordinary language philosophy, found deep thoughts in popular areas like movies and plays.
  17. For First Time, New York City Teachers Will Get Paid Parental Leave
    Though they care for other people’s children, members of the United Federation of Teachers had not been given paid time off to care for babies. Now that will change.
  18. New York’s Elite Girls’ Schools Are Starting to Admit Transgender Students
    The Brearley School in Manhattan announced that all applicants who consider themselves female were welcome to apply, following a similar decision by the Spence School.
  19. A Clarinetist’s Girlfriend Didn’t Want Him to Leave. So She Crushed His Dreams.
    He had a chance to study with a renowned professor. But his (now ex-) girlfriend intercepted a scholarship offer and turned it down.
  20. Harvard Rated Asian-American Applicants Lower on Personality Traits, Suit Says
    Personal ratings brought down Asian-American applicants’ chances of being admitted, according to an analysis filed by a group suing the school for bias.
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