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Majority of Florida Public Schools Cancel Classes Ahead of Hurricane Ian

NY Times education - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 19:06
About 50 K-12 school districts announced that they would close, along with about 30 colleges and universities.

Audit of charter school program finds big problems

Washington Post - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 17:19
Around half of all charter schools that grantees promised to open never did. There are other findings, as well.

White House Student Loan Forgiveness Could Cost About $400 Billion

NY Times education - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 19:51
The estimate by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office renewed the debate between supporters of debt forgiveness and those who say the initiative amounts to reckless spending.

Review: ‘Teaching White Supremacy,’ by Donald Yacovone

NY Times education - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 09:00
A new history by Donald Yacovone examines the racist ideas that endured for generations in educational materials.

A deep dive into HBCUs, college rankings and exclusion

Washington Post - Sun, 09/25/2022 - 16:36
A new look at why historically Black colleges and universities don't do well on college rankings.

Detecting impostor content on social media and other news literacy lessons

Washington Post - Sun, 09/25/2022 - 15:00
Here is an autumn installment of a weekly feature that has been running for several years.

The School Shooting Is Fake. Can It Prepare an Officer for a Real One?

NY Times education - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 20:50
A $50 million facility in upstate New York is trying to teach officers the thing they’ll need most during the next mass shooting: bravery.

The Discount Data That Some Colleges Won’t Publish

NY Times education - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 07:00
Want to know how few students pay full price, or the odds of getting merit aid? The so-called Common Data Set can help, but some schools don’t post it.

Zeldin Has a Path to Becoming Governor. It Runs Through Brooklyn.

NY Times education - Fri, 09/23/2022 - 09:00
Representative Lee Zeldin, a Republican candidate for governor, is hoping for a realignment of political loyalties in parts of the borough, including those of Hasidic Jews.

In Mississippi, Welfare for the Well-Connected as a Scandal Spreads

NY Times education - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 15:27
Millions earmarked for the needy in the nation’s poorest state instead went to projects that benefited the well-to-do, the state alleges, including a volleyball stadium at Brett Favre’s alma mater.

L.G.B.T.Q. Club Proposes a Compromise to Yeshiva University

NY Times education - Wed, 09/21/2022 - 13:51
The Modern Orthodox Jewish university in Manhattan had said it would halt the activities of all undergraduate clubs rather than sanction the gay student organization. The students say they will delay seeking recognition if the other clubs can resume.

A Virginia University Will Pay Hazing Victim’s Family Nearly $1 Million

NY Times education - Tue, 09/20/2022 - 13:43
Adam Oakes, a 19-year-old freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University, died last year after being told to drink a bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey.

The Subprime Loans for College Hiding in Plain Sight

NY Times education - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 14:58
Many families can borrow most of the cost of college using a Parent PLUS loan. This will not end well.

Virginia Reverses School Protections for Transgender Students

NY Times education - Sun, 09/18/2022 - 21:28
The state’s Department of Education issued guidelines that would require students to file legal documents to be called by different pronouns.

Privilege Is in Crisis. Look at Our Elite Private Schools.

NY Times education - Sun, 09/18/2022 - 02:33
The past few years have witnessed a lot of upheaval in the name of political reckoning. Is the pendulum swinging back to tradition?

Yeshiva University Halts All Student Clubs to Block L.G.B.T.Q. Group

NY Times education - Sat, 09/17/2022 - 01:12
Earlier in the week, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a ruling to stand for now that required the university to recognize the group.

New York Has an Obligation to Secure the Education of Hasidic Children

NY Times education - Sat, 09/17/2022 - 00:46
Politicians have known for years about the crisis facing New York’s Hasidic schools but failed to act in any meaningful way.

Attempts to Ban Books Are Accelerating and Becoming More Divisive

NY Times education - Fri, 09/16/2022 - 13:30
To mark Banned Books Week, the American Library Association released a report on the rise in censorship efforts: In 2022, there have been attempts to restrict access to 1,651 titles.

New Trial Is Ordered for Water Polo Coach Convicted in U.S.C. Scandal

NY Times education - Fri, 09/16/2022 - 01:13
Jovan Vavic, who was convicted on bribery and fraud, won a striking victory after a string of guilty verdicts and guilty pleas by parents, coaches and others embroiled in the scandal.

A Helmet Shortage Is Hitting High School Football Across the Country

NY Times education - Thu, 09/15/2022 - 14:53
Supply chain problems have slowed manufacturing, leaving coaches around the country scrambling to find protective gear for their teams.

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