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  1. College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There.
    For working-class students like Nate, Zac and TaTy, the road to college is unfamiliar and rocky, and even imagining oneself on campus can be an obstacle.
  2. Supreme Court Rejects Education Minimum Applied by Gorsuch
    The justices said schools should not be satisfied with minimal educational progress for disabled students, a standard Judge Neil M. Gorsuch has been criticized for using.
  3. Where Halls of Ivy Meet Silicon Dreams, a New City Rises
    Focusing mainly on advanced technology and the sciences, three of the city’s biggest academic building projects in years will soon open for business.
  4. Mary Maples Dunn, Advocate of Women’s Colleges, Dies at 85
    Ms. Dunn spent most of her career at women’s colleges, which had been established long before women were admitted to many universities throughout the United States.
  5. CUNY to Revamp Remedial Programs, Hoping to Lift Graduation Rates
    Administrators are trying to make necessary catch-up classes at community colleges less of a stumbling block toward earning a degree.
  6. Opinion: Will Dropping the LSAT Requirement Create More Miserable Lawyers?
    If applying gets easier, legal education as an uninspired default could become even more common.
  7. Vocations: Sending Students to the Corner (of Their Screens)
    At California Connections Academy, students see an instructor in real time while engaging in online learning activities.
  8. A Glimpse Into the Life of a Slave Sold to Save Georgetown
    Rare, century-old photographs help illustrate the story of 272 slaves sold by Jesuit priests to secure the future of Georgetown University.
  9. Your Money Adviser: Filing for Federal College Aid Without an I.R.S. Shortcut
    Financial aid forms for college just got a bit harder to complete, but it is worth the effort to get them done in a timely manner.
  10. China Bars Professor at Australian University From Leaving, Lawyer Says
    Feng Chongyi, an Australian permanent resident who has criticized Beijing’s clampdown on dissent, was being questioned in Guangzhou as a suspected national security threat, his lawyer said.
  11. Cornell Law to Start Program on Roosevelt Island
    Law students will be able to study issues like privacy and cybersecurity at the new New York campus.
  12. On Campus: How the Depressed Find Solace on Yik Yak, Believe It or Not
    A platform associated with the gutter of young humanity had blossomed with tenderness.
  13. Editorial: Predator Colleges May Thrive Again
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seems poised to undo rules protecting students from taking on excessive debt for useless degrees.
  14. Op-Ed Contributor: The Truth About New York City’s Elite High Schools
    Bad policy and a false narrative of inferiority are keeping black and Latino students out of some of the city’s best schools.
  15. Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to Join N.Y.U.’s Law School
    Mr. Bharara, who was abruptly dismissed by the Trump administration after refusing to resign, will be a distinguished scholar in residence.
  16. School Choice Fight in Iowa May Preview the One Facing Trump
    Iowa is one of 31 states where legislators have proposed creating or expanding school choice programs this year, but the push is meeting resistance.
  17. In an Era of Fake News, Teaching Students to Parse Fact From Fiction
    Even before the 2016 presidential campaign put fake news front and center, a Brooklyn middle school saw a need for news literacy.
  18. On Campus: How to Con Black Law Students: A Case Study
    For-profit schools prey on students with high aspirations but little knowledge about how the system really works.
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