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  1. ‘It Has to Start Somewhere’: Grass-Roots Drive to Integrate New York Schools
    Despite some opposition to one district’s middle-school integration plan, there is a growing sense in the city that it is time to act on segregation.
  2. New Jersey Law Codifies School Segregation, Suit Says
    The plaintiffs are looking to force statewide desegregation in one of the most segregated states in the country.
  3. In New York High Schools, the Sound of Music Is Muted
    The city broke up big failing schools to improve academics, but at the small schools that replaced them, fielding a robust music program is a challenge.
  4. Kentucky Math Teacher, Riding Wave of Public Anger, Defeats State House Majority Leader
    Travis Brenda defeated Jonathan Shell, a powerful state legislator, in a Republican primary, amid anger over changes to the state pension system.
  5. Oxford Lifts the Veil on Race, Wealth and Privilege
    For the first time, the British university released data about its admissions, and the figures showed a continuing gap in prospects along racial and economic lines.
  6. On Campus: Why Being a Foster Child Made Me a Conservative
    My experiences forced me to reflect on what environments are best for children. Certainly not the ones I came from.
  7. Reader’s Notebook: ‘Assume the Worst’: This Isn’t Your Ordinary Graduation Speech
    In today’s commencement addresses, as evidenced by recent books, inspiration is sometimes superseded by skepticism.
  8. A State Attorney General Calls Out Betsy DeVos on For-Profit Colleges
    The New Jersey attorney general says federal education officials have stopped cooperating with the state on fraudulent activities at for-profits.
  9. Why the Teacher Walkout Movement Won’t Reach Every State
    State control of education helps explain why walkouts have happened in North Carolina and five other states, but not in others.
  10. 94 Percent of U.S. Teachers Spend Their Own Money on School Supplies, Survey Finds
    On average, teachers who reported using their own money for the classroom spent $479 each during the school year, according to a Department of Education survey.
  11. L.G.B.T. Students in Oregon Were Bullied and Forced to Read Bible, Report Says
    A state investigation found “substantial evidence” of discrimination in North Bend, a conservative area on Oregon’s southern coast.
  12. Assassin’s Creed Has a New Mission: Working in the Classroom
    The long-running historical video game franchise has debuted an educational mode for its latest release, set in Ptolemaic Egypt.
  13. Georgia State, Leading U.S. in Black Graduates, Is Engine of Social Mobility
    Georgia State, once seen as a night school for white businessmen, has reshaped itself amid a moral awakening and a raft of data-driven experimentation.
  14. Education Department Unwinds Unit Investigating Fraud at For-Profits
    A team of lawyers and investigators had looked into advertising at big colleges. Now it mostly processes student loan forgiveness applications.
  15. His College Knew of His Despair. His Parents Didn’t, Until It Was Too Late.
    Hamilton College knew that one of its students was in deep distress before he killed himself. His parents believe they should have been told.
  16. Your Money: 5 High Schoolers and Their College Application Essays About Work, Money and Social Class
    Each year, we ask students to send in college application essays that have something to do with money. Nearly 300 responded this year. Here are five that stood out.
  17. Why Australian College Graduates Feel Sorry for Their American Counterparts
    Readers point to a simpler way to pay back loans and avoid ‘soul-crushing debt.’
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