Education News from NY Times
Updated: 6 hours 14 min ago
Can you calculate how many decisions a computer calculated per second if you know the number of hours it took to make 10 billion decisions?
According to the annual pay report by The Chronicle of Higher Education, four public university presidents had compensation packages topping $1 million.
A growing number of teenagers from wealthy families in China are attending schools in New York City, seeking an advantage in admission to American universities.
British and American institutions dominate a new QS report that allows prospective students to search a list of top 200 universities based on specific fields of study.
Having been on a continual retreat from the Continent, a broad-based humanistic education is now making a comeback at some British universities.
Raise Your Hand Texas has become a seasoned lobbying force on education issues, and its No. 1 legislative priority is fighting private-school vouchers.
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.