SchoolBook: School Admissions? Even the Experts Are Overwhelmed
Feeling overwhelmed by the search for a school for your young child? An expert in test preparation shares your pain.
The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | 'Let the Light Enter'
This week's Poetry Pairing matches Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's poem "Let the Light Enter" with the Feb. 11 obituary of Whitney Houston by Jon Pareles and Adam Nagourney.
SchoolBook: Gates Defends Teachers, Denounces Public 'Shaming'
In an opinion article in Thursday's New York Times, Bill Gates -- famous for Microsoft and his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a deep-pocketed supporter of causes related to school reform, including more accountability for teachers -- comes out strongly against the release of teacher data reports, calling it a public shaming of teachers.
Room for Debate: Beyond Race in Affirmative Action
Should colleges and universities continue to take race into account for the sake of diversity on campus?
The Learning Network Blog: Student Opinion | What Are Your Favorite Young Adult Novels?
Do you ever choose reading novels over other leisure activities, like playing video games or watching TV?
The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q's About the News | The Violence in Syria
How many Syrian people have been killed, gone missing and been displaced in the past few months?
The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Feb. 23, 2012
Can you choose the sentence that uses the correct form of the irregular verb "steal"?
N.Y.U. Coach Embraces Winning on Smaller Stage
Joe Nesci has 421 career victories as men’s basketball coach at New York University, which began competing in Division III the season before he joined the staff as an assistant.
Op-Ed Contributor: For Teachers, Shame Is No Solution
Publicly ranking teachers by name will not help them get better at their jobs or improve student learning.
Arts | Long Island: ‘The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion’ at the Long Island Children’s Museum
An exhibition called “The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion” at the Long Island Children’s Museum drew students into an adventure involving hieroglyphics, spiders and skeletal remains.
Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal in ‘Parent-Trigger’ Film
As new “parent-trigger” laws seem poised to allow parents to take over failing schools, they’re already the stuff of Hollywood drama.
SchoolBook: Five Students Arrested a Day, Police Data Show
New figures on police activity in city schools show that in the fall, safety agents and officers arrested about five students a day. On Wednesday, advocates used this statistic to criticize the city for giving the Police Department too much control over discipline in schools.
Character Study: At This School, the Tutor Speaks Cabby
A J Gogia, the taxi guru of Little India, prepares students from all over the world for the strenuous test given by the city for a yellow cab driver’s license.
Supreme Court to Hear Affirmative Action Case
The court’s decision in a new case has the potential to undo an accommodation on affirmative action in higher education reached by the court in 2003.
Colleges Worry That Court Could Make Diversity More Elusive
The Supreme Court’s reconsideration of race as a factor in college admissions comes only nine years after a case that upheld the practice.
It’s the Economy: Why Are Harvard Graduates in the Mailroom?
More industries are following Hollywood’s lottery system, offering potential wealth in exchange for terrible hours and low pay.
Venezuelans Criticize Hugo Chávez’s Support of El Sistema
President Hugo Chávez’s embrace of the musical education program El Sistema has angered some of its supporters and provoked rare criticism of two of Venezuela’s most celebrated figures.
Walcott Vows Dismissal of Anyone Sexually Abusing Students
Dennis M. Walcott, New York City’s schools chancellor, promised a review of all substantiated misconduct charges in the school system going back to 2000.
Santorum Defends Remarks on Obama and Public Schools
After accusing President Obama of “a phony theology” and likening public schools to “factories” on Saturday, Rick Santorum sought to clarify his remarks but did not back down from them.
On Education: Scarred by Cheating Scandal, Atlanta Schools Are on the Mend
Less than a year after a state report found that 178 principals and teachers had cheated on test scores, a new school superintendent, Erroll B. Davis Jr., is restoring the system.