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Solar Energy Is Helping Schools Make Ends Meet

NY Times education - 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?

NY Times education - 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

NY Times education - 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.

Supreme Court Says Yeshiva University Must Allow L.G.B.T. Group as Case Proceeds

NY Times education - Wed, 09/14/2022 - 22:57
By a 5-to-4 vote, the court refused to block a trial judge’s ruling that required the university to recognize the group under New York City’s anti-discrimination law.

Why U.S. News may have to rethink how it creates college rankings

Washington Post - Wed, 09/14/2022 - 11:00
The Carnegie Classifications — a key tool the magazine uses to assemble its famous rankings is going under major revision.

Why Soaring College Prices Are So Hard to Fix

NY Times education - Wed, 09/14/2022 - 10:00
In the wake of student debt relief, an exploration of how higher education costs became such a complex issue.

Package Explodes at Northeastern U. in Boston, Injuring an Employee

NY Times education - Wed, 09/14/2022 - 03:42
A second package was rendered safe by the bomb squad, and the 45-year-old victim was taken to an area hospital with a minor hand injury, the authorities said.

New NY Rules Offer Road Map for Regulating Private Hasidic Schools

NY Times education - Tue, 09/13/2022 - 19:26
The State Board of Regents on Tuesday enacted regulations aimed at holding New York private schools to minimum academic standards.

Why Talking About Student Loan Debt Is No Longer Taboo

NY Times education - Tue, 09/13/2022 - 13:09
A topic that was once steeped in shame and stigma has become normalized, for better or for worse.

Columbia Loses A-Plus Status in U.S. News Rankings

NY Times education - Tue, 09/13/2022 - 05:10
The university plunged from No. 2 to No. 18 in the popular list, which many experts call into question.

New York Lawmakers Call for More Oversight of Hasidic Schools

NY Times education - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 23:32
After a New York Times investigation found that many of the private religious schools denied students a basic education, top officials voiced serious concerns.

Columbia University Drops From No. 2 to No. 18 in U.S. News Rankings

NY Times education - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 17:41
The change comes about eight months after a Columbia math professor accused the university of fudging some statistics used in the rankings.

As Harvard Makes Amends for Its Ties to Slavery, Descendants Ask, What Is Owed?

NY Times education - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 16:11
A woman who lived in the shadows of Harvard discovers, at 80, that her enslaved ancestors had links to the university.

How the Brooklyn Library Helped Fight Book Bans in Oklahoma

NY Times education - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 05:13
An Oklahoma teacher left her job after she told her students how to access the library’s banned books program.

חסידישע מוסדות געבן נישט קיין עדיוקעשאן, אבער באקומען א שפע פון רעגירונגס געלטער

NY Times education - Sun, 09/11/2022 - 10:22
די חסידישע מוסדות אין ניו יארק האבן גענאסן פון 1 ביליאן דאלאר אין רעגירונגס געלטער דורכאויס די לעצטע פיר יאר אבער מוזן קיינעם נישט אפגעבן קיין דין וחשבון וואס מען לערנט ביי זיי

In Hasidic Enclaves, Failing Yeshivas Flush with Public Money

NY Times education - Sun, 09/11/2022 - 07:00
New York’s Hasidic Jewish religious schools have benefited from $1 billion in government funding in the last four years but are unaccountable to outside oversight.

How the CUNY Chancellor Spends His Sundays

NY Times education - Sat, 09/10/2022 - 09:00
An avid city cyclist, Félix V. Matos Rodríguez also manages to fit in some work, a lunch outing, a movie and a call to his mother.

For Florida A&M, Getting on the Field Is Just One of Many Problems

NY Times education - Sat, 09/10/2022 - 04:01
The university’s football players nearly skipped their opening game in protest of their mismanaged athletic department. Recent history shows far more dysfunction within the university’s sports program.

Yeshiva University Can Bar L.G.B.T. Club for Now, Sotomayor Rules

NY Times education - Sat, 09/10/2022 - 00:38
Sonia Sotomayor’s ruling will be in place pending a decision by the Supreme Court to take up the case.

B.Y.U. Says It Found No Evidence of Racial Slurs at Volleyball Match

NY Times education - Fri, 09/09/2022 - 21:46
The school apologized to a spectator it had banned from its sporting events and said it could not corroborate a Duke player’s accusations of racial heckling. Duke said it stood by its players, “especially when their character is called into question.”


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