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  1. To Address School Shootings, U.S. Wants Students to Learn Bleeding-Control Techniques Express, Yesterday

    The Department of Homeland Security is offering a $1.8 million grant to create a program called School-Age Trauma Training for high school students.

  2. Texts Offer No Hint Schools Chief Would Back Out of New York Job Metro, August 12

    There was talk of money and power in messages between the mayor’s office and the would-be schools chancellor, but no indication that Alberto M. Carvalho would change his mind.

  3. In Learning Math, Calculating the Value of Practice and Passion Letters, August 12

    Readers respond to an Op-Ed essay urging parents to insist that their daughters practice math.

  4. Back-to-School Shopping for Districts: Armed Guards, Cameras and Metal Detectors National, August 11

    The shooting in Parkland, Fla., spurred school districts into reinforcing buildings, hiring armed guards and training staff to handle mass casualty events.

  5. Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Results Express, August 8

    A public interest group tested 27 back-to-school products and found dangerous chemicals in four of them.

  6. Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She’ll Thank You Later. Op Ed, August 7

    The way we teach math in America hurts all students, but it may be hurting girls the most.

  7. Raised on Rugby Sports, August 5

    In New Zealand, creating the next generation of All Blacks involves the crucial step of having elite scholastic teams, like the boys of Gisborne Boys’ High School.

  8. South Africa Vows to End Corruption. Are Its New Leaders Part of the Problem? Foreign, August 4

    The spectacular climb of David Mabuza, the country’s new deputy president, included siphoning off money from schools and other public services to amass enormous power, officials say.

  9. Parkland Shooting Suspect Lost Special-Needs Help at School When He Needed It Most National, August 4

    A report commissioned by the school district in Parkland, Fla., said Nikolas Cruz generally received the help he needed but lost access to it by mistake.

  10. SHSAT Predicts Whether Students Will Succeed in School, Study Finds Metro, August 3

    The city commissioned, but did not release, an SHSAT study in 2013, which found a strong relationship between test scores and high school achievement.

  11. India’s Higher Education Troubles Op Ed, August 3

    India’s public universities need better funding and greater autonomy.

  12. How to Write a Good College Application Essay Special Sections, August 2

    A strong essay might mean the difference between getting accepted — or rejected — by the school of your choice.

  13. The iGen Shift: Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generation Special Sections, August 2

    The newest students are transforming the way schools serve and educate them, including sending presidents and deans to Instagram and Twitter.

  14. Bulletin Board Special Sections, August 2

    A collection of views, news and more from the Learning section.

  15. Battle Over Immigration Rattles Community Colleges Special Sections, August 2

    Many programs to support undocumented students have existed for years, but there are new concerns amid the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.

  16. Some College Students Choose a School Where They Don’t Fit, on Purpose Special Sections, August 2

    Being an outsider can cause culture shock. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

  17. The Information on School Websites Is Not as Safe as You Think Special Sections, August 2

    Some tracking scripts may be harmless. But others are designed to recognize I.P. addresses and embed cookies that collect information prized by advertisers.

  18. Choosing the Best Online Program for You Special Sections, August 2

    Sifting through a wide range of courses and degree programs can be puzzling. Here are some steps to help figure out which options might work.

  19. Teachers and Students Speak Out When School Gets Real Special Sections, August 2

    Voices from the classroom talk about connecting education with what’s going on in the world outside of school.

  20. Considering College? Maybe You Should Invest in a Coach Special Sections, August 2

    College coaching is on the rise, typically starting in the sophomore or junior year of high school but some parents are going to extremes.

  21. Colleges and Universities Woo Once-Overlooked Transfer Students Special Sections, August 2

    Transfer students offer racial and ethnic diversity that higher education is seeking and help make up for the decline in high school graduates who might apply.

  22. LeBron James Opens Public School in Hometown Akron Sports, July 30

    James, who left Cleveland for the Los Angeles Lakers, called the school’s opening “one of the greatest moments of my life.”

  23. Where American Renewal Begins Op Ed, July 26

    A Baltimore-based community program provides the architecture for kids’ success.

  24. One Elite High School Was Diverse. Then It Got Discovered. Metro, July 26

    Five years ago, 40 percent of Brooklyn Latin’s students were black or Latino. Today, less than a quarter are, and Latin struggles to maintain its identity.

  25. Oregon Judge Rules in Favor of Transgender Students in Bathroom Case Express, July 26

    A federal judge said in an opinion that barring transgender students from using bathrooms for the gender they identify with would violate civil rights law.

  26. How to Help a Teenager Be College-Ready Well, July 26

    Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. Parents can encourage kids to step up their levels of personal responsibility while still in high school.

  27. Together, Parents Boost Their Children’s Early Learning Op Ed, July 24

    In Boston, where nearly 40 percent of children enter kindergarten not ready in literacy, a parent-led movement to bolster readiness is growing.

  28. A Law Tailored for Orthodox Jewish Schools Is Unconstitutional, Lawsuit Says Metro, July 23

    The suit seeks to block a carve out that exempts Orthodox religious schools from some state oversight of whether they adequately teach secular subjects.

  29. Years of Education Influenced by Genetic Makeup, Enormous Study Finds Science, July 23

    More than a thousand variations in DNA were involved in how long people stayed in school, but the effect of each gene was weak, and the data did not predict educational attainment for individuals.

  30. A Plea for a Fact-Based Debate About Charter Schools Op Ed, July 22

    Many have made substantial academic progress. They also have downsides. It’s worth talking about both.

  31. Why The Times Crowdsources Reporting Insider, July 19

    Technology allows reporters to collect the experiences of thousands of sources — something that is difficult with traditional reporting techniques.

  32. Twisting Toward Possibilities Games, July 19

    Solving a puzzle together leaves an indelible mark on two young people.

  33. Getting ‘Consent’ for Sex Is Too Low a Bar Well, July 18

    What if we advised young people to check for nothing less than enthusiastic agreement from their sexual partners?

  34. Can a Pro-Coal Democrat in West Virginia Carve a Path for His Party? National, July 17

    Richard Ojeda, a populist Democrat riding a wave of labor activism, is making a deep-red House district look flippable, and may show his party a way to win in Trump country.

  35. How New Orleans Is Helping Its Students Succeed Op Ed, July 15

    The New Orleans turnaround shows the power of giving more freedom to teachers and principals — and then holding them accountable for their performance.