T/education

  1. Proposal Would Let Charter Schools Certify Their Own Teachers Metro, Today

    New rules would make it easier for some of the schools to hire teachers, but they are expected to be met with fierce opposition from many in education.

  2. Keith Baird, Linguist Who Fought the Use of ‘Negro,’ Dies at 94 Metro, Yesterday

    Mr. Baird, a native of Barbados who became a teacher and administrator in New York City schools and at various colleges, argued for the term Afro-American.

  3. ‘Born Poor, Die Poor’ Op Ed, Yesterday

    Nicholas Kristof met Abel when he was a 17-year-old orphan, and the effective head of a household. I caught up with him 7 years later.

  4. ‘Born Poor, Die Poor’ Kristof, Yesterday

    Nicholas Kristof met Abel when he was a 17-year-old orphan, and the effective head of a household. I caught up with him 7 years later.

  5. Let’s Talk About Suicide Op Ed, July 24

    Why don’t we speak openly about mental illness?...

  6. He Called the School Board Racist. Now, He’s Joined It. National, July 24

    As a high school student, Courtney Carson was at the heart of a racial debate that drew national attention. He’s now trying to improve his hometown.

  7. ‘No Jab, No Play’: How Australia Is Handling the Vaccination Debate Foreign, July 24

    States are moving to punish child care centers that enroll the unvaccinated, dismissing the objections of those who resist immunization without a valid medical reason.

  8. Bronx Science Coach Sentenced to 7 Years in Child Pornography Case Metro, July 20

    Jon Cruz admitted asking dozens of teenage boys to send him photographs of themselves, some explicit, but he pleaded guilty to only one count.

  9. New York Schools Faulted Again for Failing to Keep Track of Computers Metro, July 19

    In a follow-up to a 2014 audit, the comptroller’s office rebuked the city’s Education Department for its “ineptitude” in its record-keeping.

  10. A Loan Fright Letters, July 19

    A reader recalls a personal experience with student loans.

  11. How to Be Mindful While Reading Well, July 19

    Pick reading that will engage but not deplete you, something that requires a bit of mental energy, not another item on your to-do list.

  12. A Summer Project to Nourish Your Political Soul Op Ed, July 18

    Choose a vexing political issue and grapple with it.

  13. When Education Is Hijacked by War Lens, July 18

    After witnessing teachers, pupils and schools caught in the crossfire of war, Diego Ibarra Sánchez began working on “Hijacked Education,” which examines how constant conflict has upended education.

  14. When Education Is Hijacked by War Multimedia/Photos, July 18

    After witnessing teachers, pupils and schools caught in the crossfire of war, Diego Ibarra Sánchez began working on “Hijacked Education,” which examines how constant conflict has upended education.

  15. When Education Is Hijacked by War Slideshow, July 18

    After witnessing teachers, pupils and schools caught in the crossfire of war, Diego Ibarra Sánchez began working on “Hijacked Education,” which examines how constant conflict has upended education.

  16. Dropping Out of College Into Life Op Ed, July 17

    Leaving school after freshman year seemed like the ultimate failure. It ended up being the best thing to happen to my education.

  17. A Defender of the Constitution, With No Legal Right to Live Here National, July 17

    Leading a new wave of defiant activism, Lizbeth Mateo is one of a few undocumented immigrants working as a lawyer in immigration courts.

  18. The Trouble With Trade School Op Ed, July 17

    Vocational education is popular across the political spectrum — and can indeed lead to good blue-collar jobs. But it has problems too.

  19. New York Schools for Off-Track Students May Face Stricter Rules Metro, July 16

    Under proposed state rules, even schools for struggling students might have to meet a federally mandated graduation rate. That could put them in danger of closing.

  20. The Secrets to Saving for College Business, July 16

    The best way to offset high college costs is to save. But doing that is easier said than done. Here are some tips for making saving easier.

  21. A Solution When a Nation’s Schools Fail Op Ed, July 15

    Liberia and other poor countries are experimenting with private management of schools, and the result has been positive.

  22. A Solution When a Nation’s Schools Fail Opinion, July 15

    Liberia and other poor countries are experimenting with private management of schools, and the result has been positive.

  23. Transgender Students Turn to Courts as Government Support Erodes National, July 14

    A case in point is a Florida student who sued his school board last month after his mother said the federal authorities stopped investigating his complaint.

  24. ‘It’s Not the Fault of the Sandwich Shop’: Readers Debate David Brooks’s Column Op Ed, July 13

    The column struck a nerve among readers, who took on issues of class and mobility in the United States.

  25. Accusations and Rancor as Elite School’s Leader Departs Metro, July 12

    A longtime principal at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School abruptly retired after a battle with the head of the school involving its program dealing with race.

  26. Well Illustrated: The First Sex Talk Well, July 12

    Often, a young child asking about sex does not want or need to know about the mechanics.

  27. Saudi Arabia to Offer Physical Education Classes for Girls Foreign, July 11

    The education ministry is debating what activities will be allowed when girls in public schools are allowed to take fitness classes in the coming academic year.

  28. Some New York City Students Not Getting Therapy Services, Report Says Metro, July 11

    Vouchers are going unused, according to the city’s public advocate, because many parents cannot find providers.

  29. DeVos’s Hard Line on New Education Law Surprises States National, July 7

    The education secretary, Betsy DeVos, who made a career of promoting local control of education, is taking a tough line on enforcing new federal standards.

  30. Summer Reading Contest, Week 4 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week? Why? Learning, July 7

    To participate, just post a comment here by July 14 at 7 a.m. Eastern. This week’s winners will be announced on July 25.

  31. De Blasio’s Concessions on Charter Schools Are Disclosed Metro, July 6

    Bill de Blasio, to win a two-year extension of mayoral control of New York City schools, accepted an increase in charters and steps to make their operation easier.

  32. Summer Reading Books: The Ties That Bind Colleges National, July 1

    The Times collected information on dozens of college summer reading programs and examined an annual survey of hundreds of universities. A few trends emerged.

  33. De Blasio and Cuomo Establish Peace, for Now Metro, June 30

    This time, Mayor Bill de Blasio dispensed with publicly feuding with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo over a major issue — control of the city schools — and got what he wanted. But the calm might not last.

  34. DeVos Is Discarding College Policies That New Evidence Shows Are Effective Upshot, June 30

    A close analysis of more than 500 failing programs suggests current rules have been successful at reining in predatory for-profit colleges.

  35. Want to Raise Your Child to Love Reading? Read These Secrets Insider, June 29

    Our children’s books editor talks about our new guide for getting children hooked on books and celebrates how kid lit has become more diverse.

  36. New York Senate Joins Assembly on 2-Year Extension of Mayoral School Control Metro, June 29

    The State Legislature granted Mayor Bill de Blasio two years of additional control over New York City’s schools, ending uncertainty over leadership of the nation’s largest school system.

  37. Once a Model City, Hong Kong Is in Trouble Foreign, June 29

    When the British left 20 years ago, Hong Kong was seen as a rare blend of East and West that China might seek to emulate. Now, increasingly, it’s a cautionary tale.

  38. School Board Decisions Spur Onondaga Nation Protest Metro, June 28

    A decision not to appoint an Onondaga teacher as principal of the Onondaga Nation School has prompted most parents to keep their children out of class.

  39. Assembly Approves 2-Year Deal on Mayoral Control of New York City Schools Metro, June 28

    The agreement reached in a special legislative session also included deals on issues as diverse as flood relief and help for harness racing.

  40. 6 Years Old and Desegregating a School Video, June 29

    On Nov. 14, 1960, Ruby Bridges desegregated the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. Hear from Ruby’s teacher about that year and visit the school — in the past, present and in 360 video.

  41. Report Says Diversity Plan Is No Challenge for City Metro, June 28

    A study from the New School said that given current trends, no “heavy lifting” would be needed for New York education officials to meet their diversity goals.

  42. Another Sign of Retreat on Civil Rights Editorial, June 28

    The Education Department dilutes its own role as an investigator of discrimination in schools.

  43. A Sense of Duty to Teach Climate Change National, June 28

    The New York Times asked teachers how they are approaching the subject of climate change in their classrooms.

  44. The Muggle Problem Op Ed, June 28

    On the real political relevance of “Harry Potter.”...

  45. Cuomo Calls Special Session to Address de Blasio’s Expiring Control of City Schools Metro, June 27

    The special session, which the governor has the power to call under the state constitution, comes at the end of a fractious eight months.

  46. Found Poem Favorite | ‘Before the World Explodes’ Learning, June 28

    We are honoring the top winners of our Eighth Annual Found Poem Student Contest by publishing their work from June 13 to July 3. This one is by Emma Sheridan.

  47. Supreme Court Ruling Could Shape Future of School Choice National, June 27

    School choice advocates, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, see the decision in favor of a church in Missouri as a crucial development in the voucher debate.

  48. New York’s Top Court Narrows Suit Seeking More Money for Schools Metro, June 27

    The court said the plaintiffs could not rely on an earlier ruling or a 2007 formula, and must make their case district by district.

  49. ‘My Mom Said I Had to Keep Going’ Kristof, June 27

    Deprived of education, mothers in Liberia fight for their daughters’ schooling.

  50. ‘My Mom Said I Had to Keep Going’ Op Ed, June 27

    Deprived of education, mothers in Liberia fight for their daughters’ schooling.

  51. Andrew Cuomo to Call Special Session to Extend Mayoral Control of Schools Metro, June 26

    The governor wants lawmakers in Albany to give Bill de Blasio another year of control over New York City schools.

  52. Can a Tech Start-Up Successfully Educate Children in the Developing World? Magazine, June 27

    Bridge International Academies — a chain of inexpensive private schools — has ambitious plans to revolutionize education for poor children. But can its for-profit model work in some of the most impoverished places on Earth?...

  53. How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms Business, June 27

    Code.org, a tech-backed nonprofit, is pressing schools to teach computer science. But are tech firms swaying education to serve their own interests?...