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  1. When Everybody Speaks English Opinion, Today

    Readers says the world is a poorer place when monolingualism prevails.

  2. The Surprising Path That Some Kids Take to the Ivy League Opinion, Yesterday

    Meet the resilient strivers who prove that brilliance has no borders.

  3. Desegregating N.Y. Schools Was His Top Priority. What Happened? New York, August 23

    Entrenched inequality, attacks by conservatives, student protests: Richard A. Carranza’s first year as schools chancellor.

  4. Unit 1: Teach Narrative Writing With The New York Times The Learning Network, August 22

    This teaching guide, the first installment in our seven-unit writing curriculum, includes daily writing prompts, lessons based on selected mentor texts, and the announcement of a new personal narrative essay contest.

  5. City School Test Scores Inch Up, but Less Than Half of Students Pass New York, August 22

    Gaps between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian-American peers remain fixed, raising questions about school segregation.

  6. La educación bilingüe se expande en EE. UU. y Luisiana dice ‘oui’ en Español, August 22

    Esta temporada escolar, más estudiantes que nunca tendrán clases en algún idioma distinto al inglés en Estados Unidos. Luisiana busca rescatar sus raíces francesas.

  7. How to Help Your Child Study Well, August 22

    Regardless of a child’s age or challenges, parents can encourage sound homework routines for a successful start to the school year.

  8. Alice Walker Defends George Washington Murals Arts, August 21

    “Why try to hide the reality of our history?” she said of the objectionable images that confronted San Francisco students every day.

  9. Louisiana Says ‘Oui’ to French, Amid Explosion in Dual-Language Schools U.S., August 21

    This fall, more American students than ever will start their first day of school learning in a language other than English.

  10. The Right Answer? 8,186,699,633,530,061 (An Abacus Makes It Look Almost Easy) World, August 21

    The abacus is still taught in Japanese schools, although not as intensively as it once was. But the centuries-old tool is still popular, and national tournaments attract elite competitors.

  11. The Debate About Ethnic Studies for California Students U.S., August 19

    Monday: The new curriculum could devolve into a political scrum, while still being great for engaging students. Also: Kamala Harris’s fund-raising turning point.

  12. When It Comes to College, What Do You Wish You Had Known? Education, August 19

    Did you have enough AP credits? What about those math classes? Here’s your chance to give some advice to the next group of college students.

  13. Smartphones in Classrooms: A Blessing or a Curse? Education, August 19

    Let us know how cellphones have enhanced or detracted from your education.

  14. We Have Ruined Childhood Opinion, August 17

    For youngsters these days, an hour of free play is like a drop of water in the desert. Of course they’re miserable.

  15. It Takes One to Know One: A German TV Star Takes On Bullies World, August 16

    Carsten Stahl was once a feared gang leader in Berlin. Now, as a television action hero, he is using his fame and the power of his personal story to combat bullying.

  16. Push for Ethnic Studies in Schools Faces a Dilemma: Whose Stories to Tell U.S., August 15

    A struggle in California, one of three states creating K-12 ethnic studies materials, highlights some of the fraught questions around the discipline.

  17. No Need to Deport Me. This Dreamer’s Dream Is Dead. Opinion, August 13

    I love the United States. But I will leave my country with no hope of returning.

  18. Advice to My College Freshman Well, August 13

    Don’t take other people’s Adderall. Granola bars have a lot of sugar. The stamp goes in the upper right-hand corner of the envelope.

  19. Parlez-Vous Anglais? Yes, of Course. Opinion, August 10

    Europeans speaking perfect English sounds like good news for native speakers, but it may also be a threat.

  20. How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country U.S., August 10

    Driven by a tech-industry vision of rural economic revival, Wyoming is requiring all of its K-12 public schools to offer computer science.

  21. Virginia Schools’ Bathroom Rule Violates Transgender Rights, U.S. Judge Says U.S., August 9

    The ruling is an important victory for transgender rights advocates as legal battles over school bathroom policies continue to play out across the country.

  22. ‘Separate Programs for Separate Communities’: California School District Agrees to Desegregate U.S., August 9

    The Sausalito Marin City School District knowingly maintained segregation, according to court papers, and even established a segregated school.

  23. To Graduate, File a Fafsa, More High School Seniors Are Told Your Money, August 9

    More states are requiring it, and students who complete the form are more likely to attend college — especially low-income pupils, says a group that promotes college education.

  24. Helping Students With Disabilities Opinion, August 8

    Readers argue that the issue is not abuse of the system to get special accommodations, but rather underdiagnosis.

  25. The Best Cities for First-Time Buyers Real Estate, August 8

    If you’re thinking of buying your first home, you might want to consider one of these places.

  26. Pick Up a Book and Learn to Read Better in 7 Days Well, August 6

    Our “Be a Better Reader Challenge” will help you find the right book and read it deeply and critically this week.

  27. Georgia Elementary School Is Accused of Racial Insensitivity Over Hairstyle Guidelines Display U.S., August 3

    The display at Narvie J. Harris Theme School in Decatur, Ga., was removed on Thursday, the same day it was put up.

  28. The Math Equation That Tried to Stump the Internet Science, August 2

    Sometimes BODMAS is just PEMDAS by another name. And no, the answer is not 100.

  29. Reporting on a Very Bad Year for the College Admissions Industry U.S., August 2

    Following the trail left by the Varsity Blues investigation, reporters are uncovering everyday educational inequality, and also cases of outright fraud.

  30. A First at a Century-Old Seminary: A Black Woman Takes Charge New York, August 2

    LaKeesha Walrond, president of the New York Theological Seminary, wants to revitalize the institution by connecting with the community.

  31. Vivian Paley, Educator Who Promoted Storytelling, Dies at 90 Education, August 1

    Her methods helped children “join a complex and diverse social world,” a colleague said, but they met resistance from advocates of standardized testing.

  32. A Future Without the Front Page U.S., August 1

    What happens when the presses stop rolling? Who will tell the stories of touchdowns scored, heroes honored and neighbors lost? We asked news industry innovators to share their visions for what comes next, and what fills the void.

  33. What Kamala Harris Doesn’t Want to Be Asked at the Debate U.S., July 31

    In an extended interview, the California senator explains why she thinks litmus-test questions aren’t helpful and how she is approaching this campaign.

  34. 500,000 Children Could Lose Free School Meals Under Trump Administration Proposal U.S., July 30

    A rule to tighten access to food stamps would also cut more than a half-million children from automatic eligibility for free school meals, a Virginia representative said.

  35. Americans Finally Consider Women as Competent as Men U.S., July 30

    Or more competent, a new study finds.

  36. Hackers’ Latest Target: School Districts U.S., July 28

    Schools handle a lot of personal data and may not have strong technology teams, leaving them vulnerable to attacks, experts say.

  37. Busing Worked in Louisville. So Why Are Its Schools Becoming More Segregated? U.S., July 28

    Some desegregation plans faltered in the face of white resistance. Louisville’s plan has proved remarkably resilient, surviving riots and court rulings.

  38. School Busing: Success or Failure? Opinion, July 27

    Readers include their personal experiences with busing as they debate its impact on race relations and equity.