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The First A.P. African-American Studies Class is Coming This Fall

NY Times education - Wed, 08/31/2022 - 16:10
The new course will undergo a pilot program in 60 schools, as the debate over how to teach history becomes ever more divisive.

The Parkland Students, Four Years Later

NY Times education - Wed, 08/31/2022 - 10:51
We look back at conversations with some of the survivors of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Nebraska School Shuts Down Student Newspaper After L.G.B.T.Q. Publication

NY Times education - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 13:52
In its final edition, the paper at a high school in Grand Island, Neb., published two opinion columns focused on L.G.B.T.Q. issues.

How Bad Is the Teacher Shortage? Depends Where You Live.

NY Times education - Mon, 08/29/2022 - 09:00
Urgently needed: teachers in struggling districts, certified in math or special education. Perks: maybe a pay raise, or how about a four-day week?

Biden Announces $10,000 in Student Loan Debt Relief

NY Times education - Wed, 08/24/2022 - 23:04
The debt forgiveness comes after months of deliberations in the White House over fairness and fears that the plan could make inflation worse ahead of the midterm elections.

New York City Can Reinstate School Budget Cuts, Court Rules

NY Times education - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 01:30
With the first day of school in New York less than a month away, the city is caught up in a contentious legal battle over whether to cut school funding.

After Uvalde, a Kindergarten Teacher Trains to Carry a Gun In School

NY Times education - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 12:46
More school employees are carrying guns to defend against school shootings. In Ohio, a contentious new law requires no more than 24 hours of training.

A Cyberattack Illuminates the Shaky State of Student Privacy

NY Times education - Sun, 07/31/2022 - 09:00
At a moment when education technology firms are stockpiling sensitive information on millions of school children, safeguards for student data have broken down.

Colleges Are Resisting Demands to Provide the Abortion Pill

NY Times education - Tue, 07/19/2022 - 19:02
Even in states that protect abortion rights, colleges are proceeding with caution.

Elite Colleges’ Quiet Fight to Favor Alumni Children

NY Times education - Thu, 07/14/2022 - 01:49
Colleges like Yale and Harvard give a boost to legacy applicants. But with affirmative action under attack, that tradition may become harder to defend.

Columbia Won’t Participate in the Next U.S. News Rankings

NY Times education - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 02:57
The university, which had climbed to No. 2 in the influential rankings, said it needed more time to address questions about its data, which were raised by a Columbia math professor.

What Lia Thomas Could Mean for Women’s Elite Sports

NY Times education - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 02:39
Although the number of top transgender athletes is small, the disagreements are profound, cutting to the core of the debate around gender identity and biological sex.

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