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Concussions are drawing more attention, but some advocates are debating how to reduce preventable deaths from sudden cardiac arrest and heat stroke.
Students are bombarding their dream schools with baked goods, craft projects and dossiers of testimonials in an effort to get an edge — and get off the waiting list.
The Times’s Ariel Kaminer on how far high school seniors (and their parents) will go to get themselves off a college waiting list and into the school of their dreams.
Anjelica Gonzalez says lessons from her mother, a Las Vegas blackjack dealer, helped her succeed as a scientist.
In an introductory course, a professor found that requiring students to ask everyday questions was an effective way to teach economics concepts.
At a forum on Saturday, several candidates said they would scrap signature policies of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, including his A-through-F grading system for schools.
David A. Patterson, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, has firsthand knowledge of the substance abuse and other problems facing American Indian communities.
Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, is a senior on Vanderbilt’s baseball team and is expected to play professionally.
A task force on Friday unanimously recommended tearing down Sandy Hook Elementary School and building a new one on the site where a gunman killed 26 children and adults on Dec. 14.
The vote this week of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development was 117 to 45 against the president, John Sexton.
Michael Mulgrew, president of the teachers’ union, has been dangling a wish list of ideas to candidates who are hoping to win the backing of the powerful union.
The Education Department said Friday that roughly 300 additional students had been wrongly excluded from eligibility in public school gifted programs because of another mistake by the testing company.
In a question-and-answer exchange, the author of a new report on financial aid describes problems in making college affordable for low-income students, and potential solutions.
The anemic economy has left millions struggling to get ahead. Student debt is making it even harder for many of them, as they delay purchases of things like homes and cars.
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