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Majority of Florida Public Schools Cancel Classes Ahead of Hurricane Ian

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

White House Student Loan Forgiveness Could Cost About $400 Billion

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Solar Energy Is Helping Schools Make Ends Meet

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 14:46
Public schools are increasingly using savings from solar energy to upgrade facilities, help their communities, and give teachers raises — often with no cost to taxpayers.

Congress Told Colleges to Return Native Remains. What’s Taking So Long?

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 09:00
The University of North Dakota, the latest U.S. college to acknowledge keeping Indigenous bones and artifacts, pledged to work with tribal leaders on returning them.

Despite Years of Criticism, the US News College Rankings Live On

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 09:00
Columbia University skidded to No. 18, suggesting that the ratings may be flawed and easily manipulated. But for many families, the list is a marker of prestige.