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  1. Kentucky Math Teacher, Riding Wave of Public Anger, Defeats State House Majority Leader Express, Today

    Travis Brenda defeated Jonathan Shell, a powerful state legislator, in a G.O.P. primary, amid anger over changes to the state pension system.

  2. What’s Behind the Declining Fertility Rate? Letters, Today

    Readers discuss reasons for the trend, and how it may be reversed.

  3. Skipping School for Cheap Flights? You Could Be Fined in Germany Foreign, Today

    Officers in Germany recently caught 21 families trying to travel a few days before official vacations, when tickets often cost less. The fine is up to $1,200.

  4. Transgender Student in Bathroom Dispute Wins Court Ruling National, Yesterday

    Gavin Grimm was barred from using the boys’ restrooms at his Virginia high school. He sued in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court.

  5. Why Campus Shootings Are So Shocking: School Is the ‘Safest Place’ for a Child National, Yesterday

    While homicide is among the leading causes of death for young people generally, killings at school are rare, compared with the home or the neighborhood.

  6. ‘It Has to Start Somewhere’: Grass-Roots Drive to Integrate New York Schools Metro, May 17

    Despite some opposition to one district’s middle-school integration plan, there is a growing sense in the city that it is time to act on segregation.

  7. In New York High Schools, the Sound of Music Is Muted Metro, May 13

    The city broke up big failing schools to improve academics, but at the small schools that replaced them, fielding a robust music program is a challenge.

  8. ‘Almost No One Agrees With Us’: For Rural Students, Gun Control Can Be a Lonely Cause National, Yesterday

    Speaking out in a community like Marshall County, Ky., has come at a social cost, including frayed friendships and fights with parents.

  9. The Doctor Is Cooking Well, Yesterday

    Here we were, 80 eager physicians from across North America in a large teaching kitchen in northern California.

  10. He’s ‘Old School’ — and Has the Dunce Chair to Prove It Metro, May 20

    A retired teacher turned his Manhattan apartment into a shrine to his school years. Now he’s expanding his collection citywide, to showcase his love for all things vintage public schools.

  11. New Reality for High School Students: Calculating the Risk of Getting Shot National, May 20

    Students in an age of school shootings routinely consider the safety of their classrooms, running scenarios about how likely they are to get shot.

  12. Public School Students Deprived of Music and Art Letters, May 20

    Readers stress the importance of music and the arts in public schools.

  13. On a Spring Texan Morning, a Sound Heard Too Often at Schools Across America: Bang. Bang. Bang. National, May 19

    Investigators say the Santa Fe shooting suspect, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, left some students alive in order to “have his story told.”

  14. ‘Please Pray’: Santa Fe Is a Town That Has Long Found Comfort in Faith National, May 18

    For many in Santa Fe, the past year has drawn on all the reserves of faith they have. First, Hurricane Harvey. And then Friday’s mass shooting.

  15. After Deadly New Jersey Crash, Scrutinizing the Safety of School Buses Metro, May 18

    Officials stressed that buses are the safest way to carry students, though seatbelts are still not required in most states.

  16. In Texas School Shooting, 10 Dead, 10 Hurt and Many Unsurprised National, May 18

    “I’ve always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here, too,” one student said after the massacre at Santa Fe High School.

  17. Protect Students, Not Predatory Colleges Op Ed, May 18

    Under Betsy DeVos, the Education Department has virtually given up investigating abuses by pro-profit schools.

  18. What Would You Say at Your Graduation? Interactive, May 18

    If you were giving a commencement speech, what would you say? What do you wish you had known when you were a 20-something?

  19. Student Loan Rates Are Rising. Here’s What You Need to Know. Business, May 18

    A stronger economy makes it more likely that graduates will be able to find jobs and meet their loan payments, but there are reasons to be cautious.

  20. New Jersey School Bus Collides With Truck, Killing Student and Teacher Metro, May 17

    The bus, from a Paramus middle school, wound up on the median of I-80, and the authorities were investigating if the driver missed an exit and tried to make an illegal U-turn.

  21. Sweet Briar College Almost Closed. What Will It Take to Thrive? Op Ed, May 17

    “Women’s colleges are an American phenomenon”: An interview with Meredith Woo, president of Sweet Briar.

  22. Teaching With: ‘Pass It On’ Learning, May 17

    A resourceful Congolese man turns scraps into a soccer ball for village children, so they can play the sport they love.

  23. Should All Schools Offer Music Programs? Learning, May 17

    In your opinion, is music a valuable part of the education experience? Why do you think the way you do?

  24. Teaching Activities for: ‘Chris Paul: Point Guard, Activist, Union Boss’ Learning, May 17

    When you consider all of Chris Paul’s accomplishments and achievements, which is the most impressive, in your opinion, and why?

  25. Trans Fats Learning, May 17

    Should trans fats be banned around the world?

  26. Why the Teacher Walkout Movement Won’t Reach Every State National, May 16

    State control of education helps explain why walkouts have happened in North Carolina and five other states, but not in others.

  27. Word + Quiz: unadulterated Learning, May 17

    This word has appeared in 25 articles on nytimes.com in the past year.

  28. DeVos Visits New York Schools, but Not Ones Run by the City Metro, May 16

    In visits to two Orthodox schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos offered her strongest comments to date in support of public funding for religious schools.

  29. 94 Percent of U.S. Teachers Spend Their Own Money on School Supplies, Survey Finds National, May 16

    On average, teachers who reported using their own money for the classroom spent $479 each during the school year, according to a Department of Education survey.

  30. Harold Guskin, Acting Coach Who Nurtured Stars, Is Dead at 76 Obits, May 16

    Find the character in the words on the page, he instructed Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, James Gandolfini, Rachel Weisz and others.

  31. L.G.B.T. Students in Oregon Were Bullied and Forced to Read Bible, Report Says National, May 16

    A state investigation found “substantial evidence” of discrimination in North Bend, a conservative area on Oregon’s southern coast.

  32. Assassin’s Creed Has a New Mission: Working in the Classroom Culture, May 16

    The long-running historical video game franchise has debuted an educational mode for its latest release, set in Ptolemaic Egypt.

  33. Can I Make My Company Take a Stand on Guns? Magazine, May 16

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on encouraging an employer to come out against gun violence, false bravado in school-shooter training and more.

  34. Parkland Parents Run for School Board, Saying District Let Gunman ‘Slip Through the Cracks’ National, May 15

    The parents of two students who were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School say they want a voice on matters of school safety.

  35. We Became Fragments Video, May 15

    Ibraheem was just a regular kid — until he lost everything.

  36. Queens Principal Reassigned After Harassment and Discrimination Lawsuits Totaling $600,000 Metro, May 12

    After the new schools chancellor reviewed the suits, Howard Kwait was transferred to an office position where he won’t be “permitted to manage other employees.”

  37. Colleges Hire Consultants to Help Manipulate Student Loan Default Rates Washington, May 11

    The congressional watchdog found that the consultants pressured student borrowers to put their loans on ice, which allows borrowers to avoid default and schools to avoid losing federal funding.

  38. Why Australian College Graduates Feel Sorry for Their American Counterparts Upshot, May 11

    Readers point to a simpler way to pay back loans and avoid ‘soul-crushing debt.’

  39. From Naked Museum Tours to A.I. Brains: 17 Times Articles Teenagers Recommend Right Now Learning, May 10

    Invite your students to practice for our Summer Reading Contest by choosing a piece and writing one sentence about why. We’ll publish their picks next week.

  40. Texas Teacher Showed a Photo of Her Wife, and Was Barred From the Classroom Express, May 10

    Stacy Bailey, an elementary school art teacher who was twice voted teacher of the year, is suing the school district and two officials for discrimination.

  41. DeVos Moves to Loosen Restrictions on Federal Aid to Religious Colleges Washington, May 9

    The measure is part of a sweeping deregulatory agenda that includes several rules and regulations for the department to scrap or amend.

  42. Making Teachers’ Strikes Illegal Won’t Stop Them Op Ed, May 9

    Walkouts in Arizona and other states echo a long history of illegal strikes.

  43. House Republicans, Defying Leaders, Move to Force Immigration Votes Washington, May 9

    More than a dozen House Republicans created a petition to force votes on immigration legislation, hoping to settle the uncertain futures of the so-called Dreamers.

  44. A Teacher’s Job Letters, May 8

    A public school teacher dispels a myth.

  45. An Orchestra Adopts a City, One Kid at a Time Culture, May 8

    When the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra started an after-school music program 10 years ago, it had 30 students. Now it has 1,300 — and counting.

  46. Parents Are Divided Over a Book in a Popular Student Reading Program in Oregon Book Review, May 8

    Some worry the themes in “George” are too advanced for elementary school children. Others love it for its message of inclusion.

  47. Ronald Wolk, Innovator in Covering Education News, Dies at 86 Obits, May 7

    He helped found both The Chronicle of Higher Education and Education Week, two national publications that helped set an agenda academic agenda.

  48. For Sale: Small Music College, Beloved by Some, Future Uncertain Metro, May 7

    Rider University’s plan to sell Westminster Choir College to a for-profit Chinese company, puts a spotlight on the struggle of smaller, regional colleges to stay afloat.

  49. The New Era of Abstinence Editorial, May 5

    The Trump administration has made a priority of abstinence-only education — a practice that’s ineffective and spreads misinformation.

  50. Can Weak Unions Get Teachers More Money? Op Ed, May 5

    What walkouts show about the real power of organized labor.

  51. Thousands of German Students Protest ‘Unfair’ English Exam Foreign, May 5

    A petition saying a key secondary-school test in the state of Baden-Württemberg used unfairly obscure vocabulary has gathered nearly 36,000 signatures.

  52. What’s Pulling Cuomo Left? Could It Be ‘the Cynthia Effect’? Metropolitan, May 4

    Since Cynthia Nixon decided to challenge the governor for the Democratic nomination, he has shifted increasingly to the left. Let us count the ways.

  53. Public Servants Do Get Student Loan Forgiveness. Meet One of the First. Business, May 4

    Borrowers in the federal public-service loan forgiveness program have run into many problems. But one social worker managed to wipe out $170,000 in debt.

  54. A Student Debt Payment Plan That Saves Now, Yet Costs More Later Business, May 4

    A study found that some colleges were hiring consultants to promote short-term fixes for borrowers that can mire them in more debt down the road.

  55. Arizona Teachers End Walkout as Governor Signs Bill Approving Raises National, May 3

    State legislators refused protesters’ requests to raise income taxes on the wealthy, and instead turned to revenue sources that are likely to hit typical voters.

  56. How a Times Education Reporter Discovered a Pipeline of Foreign Teachers Insider, May 3

    Through reporting on foreign teacher recruitment, Dana Goldstein came to understand hidden costs of our underfunded education systems.

  57. Parents Do What the Mayor Hasn’t — Integrate Schools Editorial, May 3

    New Yorkers are mounting encouraging local efforts to integrate intensely segregated public schools despite Mr. de Blasio’s reluctance.

  58. Self-expression, Procrastination, Breakdancing and Childhood Bedrooms: Our Favorite Student Comments of the Week Learning, May 3

    The best teenage comments from last week’s writing prompts, and an invitation to join the conversation this week.

  59. Teacher Pay Is So Low in Some U.S. School Districts That They’re Recruiting Overseas National, May 2

    Citing a dearth of qualified local candidates, schools are increasingly turning to foreign educators in the Philippines to fill core teaching jobs.

  60. Why Are New York’s Schools Segregated? It’s Not as Simple as Housing Interactive, May 2

    New data shows that 40 percent of the city’s children don’t attend their neighborhood school, undermining the idea that residential patterns cause racial isolation.

  61. The Ninth Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest Learning, May 2

    Our June 15-Aug. 24 contest will be judged by Times journalists, and winners will be published on The Learning Network each week. Join us!

  62. First Test for New York Chancellor: A Middle School Desegregation Plan Metro, May 1

    Just four weeks into his tenure, Richard Carranza marched into the issue of segregation in New York City’s schools with a tweet.

  63. Success Academy Chairman, Daniel Loeb, Is Stepping Down Metro, May 1

    Mr. Loeb will exit at the end of his five-year term as chairman of the charter network’s board on July 1 and be replaced by Steven M. Galbraith.

  64. In Devastated Puerto Rico, Universities Get Just a Fraction of Storm Aid Washington, May 1

    The island’s share was roughly in line with other areas affected by last year’s hurricanes, but the damage is not comparable, leading to questions about the Education Department’s awards process.

  65. Worried About Risky Teenage Behavior? Make School Tougher Upshot, April 30

    Research shows a correlation between greater academic demands and a reduction in drinking, smoking and drug use.

  66. Did I Choose the Wrong College? Op Ed, April 28

    It didn’t make sense to sign up for debt. I did it anyway.

  67. The Teachers’ Revolt Spreads to Arizona Op Ed, April 27

    Thanks to right-wing policies, red state educators have nothing left to lose.

  68. Brooklyn School Grapples With Teacher’s Arrest on Sex Abuse Charges Metro, April 26

    Parents and students at Lenox Academy in Brooklyn said they were shocked by the arrest of Andre Braddy, a math teacher charged with sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy.

  69. Judge’s Ruling on DACA Letters, April 26

    A reader objects to the 90-day stay that gives the Trump administration another chance to defend its plan to end DACA.

  70. Teachers in Arizona and Colorado Walk Out Over Education Funding National, April 26

    The walkouts are the latest surge of a protest movement that has already swept through West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky.

  71. We Are Republican Teachers Striking in Arizona. It’s Time to Raise Taxes. Op Ed, April 26

    We’re angry: Our classrooms are falling apart. We work multiple jobs. Our party must stop its war on public education.

  72. For Thousands of ‘Dreamers,’ It Has Been a Wild Ride. And It’s Not Over Yet. National, April 25

    The young undocumented immigrants have seen their hopes alternately elevated and dashed, sometimes in a single week.

  73. We Are Republican Teachers Striking in Arizona. It’s Time to Raise Taxes. Video, April 26

    We’re angry: Our classrooms are falling apart. We work multiple jobs. Our party must stop its war on public education.

  74. Announcing $125 Million for Schools, de Blasio Stumbles Over #MeToo Metro, April 25

    Swiping at Albany, the mayor increased education funds, then seemed to blame sexual harassment claims at schools on a “hyper complaint dynamic.”

  75. Math Teacher Sexually Abused Brooklyn Student, 15, Police Say Metro, April 25

    Andre Braddy, 34, is accused of having had a sexual relationship with a boy at the Canarsie middle school where he worked.

  76. College’s First Test: How to Pay for It Well, April 24

    Colleges may emphasize the amount of aid awarded, rather than the actual cost of attending a school, financial aid experts say.

  77. We Don’t Need No Education Op Ed, April 23

    Why Republicans ended up at war with America’s schoolteachers.