Education News from NY Times
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Deep budget cuts have Philadelphia school officials worrying about how to make do without aides, secretaries, counselors, monitors, coaches or money for new books or paper.
Placing students in clusters according to ability, a tactic once rejected over concerns that it fostered inequality, has re-emerged in classrooms all over the country.
Chen Guangcheng, the legal advocate, said he was being forced to leave the university over concerns that his activism was harming its relationship with China.
Universities in Japan are pushing to increase female enrollment in science and technology, despite a culture that pushes most women toward the humanities.
The layoffs included about 550 teachers — from schools that are closing and struggling academically — along with teacher assistants, bus aides, custodians and others.
Two journalists from West Islip High School on Long Island set out to examine school security measures, but they were prosecuted for trespassing and their article was quashed.
Chancellor Matthew Goldstein will get his full salary during his first year off and for five months of unused sick time, and then he will have a $300,000 job at CUNY.
As developers try to outdo the amenities that their competitors offer in college towns, concern is growing about the academic and social consequences of upscale off-campus student housing.
The Times has discontinued The Choice blog, which was created in 2009 to help students demystify college admissions and financial aid.
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Across the country, states and districts are increasingly funneling public funds to religious schools, private nursery schools and a variety of nonprofit organizations that conduct classes.