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  1. Help for Needy Football Retirees Opinion, December 12

    The sociologist Harry Edwards says the N.F.L. and the players union are well positioned to act. Also: The climate bill in Congress; Katie Hills’s legacy; the failure of public schools.

  2. Takeover at Princeton’s Quadrangle Style, December 12

    First-generation, low-income students are commandeering one of the college’s historically elitist eating clubs.

  3. Takeover at Princeton’s Quadrangle Style, December 12

    First-generation, low-income students are commandeering one of the college’s historically elitist eating clubs.

  4. A School Empowers a Single Mother of a Girl With Autism Neediest Cases, December 11

    For years, Angela Terrero was anxious about raising her daughter, Astrid. Then she found a children’s center that supported them both.

  5. Screens in the Classroom: Tool or Temptation? Education, December 11

    Smartphones and other devices have long been maligned as distractions in university classrooms. But when employed strategically, many educators find them useful.

  6. University of California Is Sued Over Use of SAT and ACT in Admissions U.S., December 10

    A group of students and advocacy groups says the standardized testing requirement is biased and unconstitutional.

  7. Pete Buttigieg’s Stint at McKinsey: So What? Opinion, December 9

    A reader who is also a McKinsey alum explains that the young Pete Buttigieg would have had little choice in what he worked on. Also: Ending a life full of pain; the art of managing one’s time.

  8. 日本の最高峰の大学 女子学生は5人に1人だけ World, December 8

    東京大学の女子学生の数は、この20年間、全体の20%ほどで推移している。男女の不均衡は多くのトップレベルの大学に共通している。

  9. 日本の最高峰の大学 女子学生は5人に1人だけ World, December 8

    東京大学の女子学生の数は、この20年間、全体の20%ほどで推移している。男女の不均衡は多くのトップレベルの大学に共通している。

  10. 日本の最高峰の大学 女子学生は5人に1人だけ World, December 8

    東京大学の女子学生の数は、この20年間、全体の20%ほどで推移している。男女の不均衡は多くのトップレベルの大学に共通している。

  11. At Japan’s Most Elite University, Just 1 in 5 Students Is a Woman World, December 8

    Enrollment of women at the University of Tokyo has remained about 20 percent for years, an imbalance that extends across many top Japanese colleges.

  12. My So-Karen Life Style, December 7

    I know Karens are hard. As a member of Gen X, I grew up surrounded by them.

  13. Kindergartner Invites His Entire Class to His Adoption Hearing U.S., December 7

    Nearly two dozen kindergartners gave testimonials in a Michigan courtroom about how much they loved the soon-to-be-adopted boy.

  14. Can Biology Class Reduce Racism? U.S., December 7

    When it comes to race, “It’s always like ‘O.K., but now we’re going to start the lesson on peas,’’’ a biology teacher said. A study will test a new approach.

  15. After 10 Years of Hopes and Setbacks, What Happened to the Common Core? U.S., December 6

    It was one of the most ambitious education efforts in United States history. Did it fail? Or does it just need more time to succeed?

  16. Around the World in 5 Kids’ Games Interactive, December 6

    Hand-clapping games are played in schoolyards everywhere, in every language. Eventually they find their way to New York City.

  17. 114,000 N.Y.C. Students Are Homeless. Meet 2 of Them. New York, December 6

    Darnell, 8, lives in a shelter in Queens. Sandivel, 10, shares a bedroom with her mother and four brothers in Brooklyn.

  18. There Is a Right Way to Teach Reading, and Mississippi Knows It Opinion, December 5

    The state’s reliance on cognitive science explains why.

  19. Writing Unit 3: Analyzing to Make Connections The Learning Network, December 5

    Learning how to put issues, texts and ideas into larger contexts by exploring the links between them.

  20. America’s Education Problem Podcasts, December 5

    How have decades of attempted reform, and billions of dollars, failed to improve students’ performance across the country?

  21. Should College Be Free? Opinion, December 5

    And why are birthrates dropping?

  22. DeVos Proposes New Agency, Run by Someone Else, for Student Loans Business, December 3

    Federal student loan financing has become an “untamed beast,” the education secretary said.

  23. Teachers and Other Readers Sound Off on International Exam Results U.S., December 3

    After the Program for International Student Assessment results revealed that American students weren’t progressing in reading and math, readers highlighted what they thought were issues in the education system.

  24. ‘It Just Isn’t Working’: PISA Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Efforts U.S., December 3

    An international exam shows that American 15-year-olds are stagnant in reading and math even though the country has spent billions to close gaps with the rest of the world.

  25. Beacon High School Is Half White. That’s Why Students Walked Out. New York, December 2

    More than 300 students at the selective public high school, one of New York City’s most prestigious, protested its admissions policies.

  26. En las escuelas de Venezuela los estudiantes se desmayan de hambre en Español, December 2

    Cada mañana, antes de decidir si van a cruzar la puerta de una primaria, los chicos preguntan a los profesores si ese día habrá comida.

  27. Student With Gun Is Shot by Officer in Wisconsin High School, Police Say U.S., December 2

    The student, who was in stable condition, had pointed the gun at officers at Waukesha South High School, officials said.

  28. Teaching Resilience in the Face of Climate Change Well, December 2

    Federally funded programs use games, gardens and rain barrels to empower adults and kids facing threats like sea-level rise, drought and flooding.

  29. He Gave Thanks for His 2 Dads. His Teacher Condemned Gay Couples. U.S., December 2

    The substitute teacher was fired from a Utah public school. One of the boy’s parents, Louis van Amstel of “Dancing With the Stars,” wondered how she had become a teacher in the first place.

  30. The Class of 2000 ‘Could Have Been Anything.’ Until Opioids Hit. Interactive, December 2

    The high school yearbook is a staple of American teenage life. But for some, it also is a reminder of failed dreams, lost opportunities and the sheer toll of the opioid crisis.

  31. Students Fainting From Hunger in Venezuela’s Failing School System World, November 30

    Children ask teachers at the entrance of one struggling primary school if there is food before deciding whether to come in.

  32. Teacher Fired After Asking Trump to ‘Remove’ Immigrants Wins Her Appeal U.S., November 29

    A Texas state agency ruled in favor of the teacher after an independent examiner said tweets she sent to the president were free speech.

  33. When a Disappointment Helped Lead to a Nobel Prize Business, November 29

    The winners of this year’s Nobel in economics did pioneering field experiments that sometimes didn’t work as expected.

  34. Broken Promises and Debt Pile Up as Loan Forgiveness Goes Astray U.S., November 28

    A federal loan forgiveness program made a promise to students: Stick with your vital but low-wage professions and your debts will be wiped clean. Then they weren’t.

  35. How to Break the Poverty Cycle Opinion, November 27

    How much good does a preschool experience offer children born in poverty? Enough to make their later lives much better, and they pass a heritage of opportunity on to their own children.

  36. Texas Is Taking Over Houston’s Schools, Prompting Charges of Racism U.S., November 27

    A takeover of the state’s largest school district has led to lawsuits and accusations that minority voters are being ignored. At the center of it are a majority-black high school and a member of the Class of 1961.

  37. Fighting Racism in Schools Opinion, November 27

    The journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault discusses a “worrisome development” in our democracy. Also: Child labor and chocolate; the suffering in Venezuela; Virginia’s energy policy.

  38. 7 Great Shorter Stories for the Elementary School Years Books, November 27

    When you need a book that’s high in quality but low in page count, try these standouts.

  39. 8 Great (and Short) Books for Brand-New Readers Books, November 27

    Once children start reading independently, the right short books will help them practice reading while keeping them entertained.

  40. 7 Great Books for (and About) Babies Books, November 27

    Babies love books — like these — that show them their own world.

  41. A Teacher, an Artist, a Scientist and More. They’re All Visionaries. World, November 26

    The New York Times selected people from all over the world who are pushing the boundaries in their fields, from business and technology to culture and sports.

  42. Minority Voters Chafe as Democratic Candidates Abandon Charter Schools New York, November 26

    The front-runners for the presidential nomination are moving away from the charter school movement, and black and Latino families ask why their concerns are lost.

  43. 3 Afghan Schools, 165 Accounts of Students Being Raped World, November 25

    An advocacy group says it has documented systematic sexual abuse by teachers, principals and other authorities of dozens of boys in one rural area.

  44. She Wants to Row to Get From N.Y.C. Into College Sports, November 25

    That goal, Sebastiana Lopez says, is worth the grind of six days a week leading her crew team. “I know this will help me get there.”

  45. Teacher Threw Away Students’ Black Lives Matter Posters, A.C.L.U. Says U.S., November 24

    A California school district said it was investigating and apologized if students felt “discomfort” about what happened.

  46. Nazi Symbols and Racist Memes: Combating School Intolerance U.S., November 23

    Many educators feel ill-equipped for the urgent and difficult task of identifying students exposed to extremist material online.

  47. Virus Outbreak Closes Colorado Schools for More Than 20,000 Students U.S., November 21

    The “extremely contagious” virus forced a school district to close all of its schools for the first time, officials said.

  48. William Loren Katz, Historian of African-Americans, Dies at 92 Books, November 21

    He documented the often overlooked contributions of black people in books for young adults, helping to refashion social studies curriculums across the country.

  49. He Wanted to Be a Pro Basketball Player. He Became a Teacher Instead. Education, November 21

    Jeff Duncan-Andrade, an associate professor at San Francisco State University, is driving a public conversation challenging traditional assumptions about how to reform schools.

  50. Is Racial and Economic Diversity in Schools Important? The Learning Network, November 21

    School districts and communities across the country are wrestling with this question. What do you think should happen?

  51. From Sunrise to Sunset: The Long School Days of Homeless Students Reader Center, November 19

    Following Darnell and Sandivel, we were yawning by lunchtime. But they’re in elementary school, and they do it every day.

  52. The Brain Benefits of Reading and Writing Well, November 19

    People who never learned to read and write may be at increased risk for dementia.

  53. Republicans Can Win Back the Suburbs. Here’s How. Opinion, November 19

    They can start by engaging on the issue of education.

  54. 114,000 Students in N.Y.C. Are Homeless. These Two Let Us Into Their Lives. Interactive, November 19

    The number of homeless students has swelled by 70 percent over the past decade. For Darnell and Sandy, school is the only stable place they know.

  55. Our Poets Need Pythagoras! Opinion, November 18

    Even though STEM job prospects are slim in the 2050s, science education shouldn’t be reduced to an elective.

  56. Cory Booker: Stop Being Dogmatic About Public Charter Schools Opinion, November 18

    We can’t dismiss good ideas because they don’t fit into neat ideological boxes or don’t personally affect some of the louder, more privileged voices in the party.

  57. White Parents, Privilege and School Tours New York, November 18

    For those who can afford it, a $200 newsletter has tips that can help them get literally at the front of the line for the city's elite public schools.

  58. Ohio High School Plans to Drug-Test All Students at Least Once a Year U.S., November 16

    Research has shown that more than 37 percent of school districts have adopted drug-testing policies, but whether they lead to reduced rates of substance abuse is unclear, one expert said.

  59. FAFSA Says How Much You Can Pay for College. It’s Often Wrong. Your Money, November 15

    The form opens the door to student aid. But it’s “a terrible measure of what people can actually afford,” one expert said. And many families will be asked to pay more, anyway.

  60. Average Start for 529 College Savings (Age 7) Is Costly, Study Finds Your Money, November 15

    Many families wait too long to open accounts and lose out on a chance to let their money grow more, Morningstar reported.

  61. Why White Parents Were at the Front of the Line for the School Tour New York, November 15

    The high stakes of high school admissions in New York — and the lengths some go to get any small advantage.

  62. Why White Parents Were at the Front of the Line for the School Tour New York, November 15

    The high stakes of high school admissions in New York — and the lengths some go to get any small advantage.

  63. Here’s a List of School Shootings in 2019 U.S., November 14

    The attack at Saugus High School in California on Thursday is at least the 11th this year on a high school or college campus, which have resulted in at least six deaths.

  64. Our Schools Can’t Solve the Problems of Our Rigid Workweek Opinion, November 14

    Parents need better options for after-school care, but longer school days may not be the answer.