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  1. Graduating? Here’s What to Know About Your Student Loans Business, May 26

    Keep in touch with your servicer, the company that manages your loans, and life will be much easier....

  2. The New Math of Parking Placards Metro, May 26

    With 10,000 spots for cars at schools, Mayor de Blasio gave 50,000 new permits to teachers and others. Critics say that will equal abuse of the privilege....

  3. DeVos on School Vouchers Letters, May 26

    An education professor is “sickened” that the education secretary refused to rule out funding for schools that discriminate....

  4. A Note for Memorial Day and the End of the School Year Learning, May 26

    A few things to read or view that express the meaning of this holiday — and information about what will publish when on our site in June....

  5. Editorial Contest Winner | ‘In Nothing We Trust’ Learning, May 26

    We are honoring each of the Top 10 winners of our Fourth Annual Student Editorial Contest by publishing an essay a day. Here, an essay by Francesca Kelley, age 18....

  6. Trump Administration Considers Moving Student Loans from Education Department to Treasury Business, May 25

    A program that handles more than $1 trillion in debt for 43 million students is in play, and the head of it has resigned in protest....

  7. What Is Your Favorite Sports Movie? Learning, May 26

    If you could create a new sports movie of your own, what would it be about, and who would star in the leading roles?...

  8. Questions for: ‘African-American Museum’s Sports Gallery Wins a Following: Athletes’ Learning, May 26

    How has the museum, and the history it exhibits, become a galvanizing force for all athletes, and African-American athletes in particular?...

  9. A Mother’s Help Learning, May 26

    Though this mother’s role in her son’s life may be more newsworthy than most, what have your parents or guardians done for you that is particularly memorable?...

  10. Word + Quiz: contumacious Learning, May 26

    This word has appeared in four articles on nytimes.com in the past seven years....

  11. ‘Love, Rick’: Teacher’s Letters Track an Attempted Seduction Metro, May 25

    A teacher named in the Choate sex abuse report had earlier corresponded with a Phillips Academy student — using flattery, romance and threats....

  12. Student Brought Loaded Gun to Brooklyn School, Police Say Metro, May 25

    A teacher confronted the student, Daniel Barrow, on Thursday after seeing him in an online video with a gun, the police said. Mr. Barrow was arrested....

  13. Betsy DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate National, May 24

    The education secretary defended plans to divert money to a school choice agenda, including funds for vouchers to private school, which she said states should regulate....

  14. Trump’s Budget Takes Aim at My Sweet Son Op Ed, May 24

    Who will get hurt if Medicaid gets slashed? Add my family to the list....

  15. Editorial Contest Winner | ‘Leave the Citizens to Their TV Shows’ Learning, May 24

    We are honoring each of the Top 10 winners of our Fourth Annual Student Editorial Contest by publishing an essay a day. Here, an essay by Yijia Hu, age 17....

  16. Should Yearbooks Include Political News? Learning, May 24

    How should student yearbook editors handle political news, especially like the past year’s tumultuous election?...

  17. Questions for: ‘Salman Abedi, 22, Is Identified as Manchester Arena Bomber’ Learning, May 24

    What are the circumstances and rationale behind the bomb attack at the Ariana Grande concert in England?...

  18. When Colleges Dangle Money to Lure Students Who Ignored Them Business, May 24

    There is a May 1 deadline for students to choose a college and place a deposit, but increasingly, the negotiations continue well beyond that....

  19. Body Image Learning, May 24

    How accepting are you of your own body and looks?...

  20. Word + Quiz: intellect Learning, May 24

    This word has appeared in 178 articles on nytimes.com in the past year....

  21. Misogyny in a Yearbook Letters, May 23

    A reader writes that a comment by a high school student about not wanting “a girl president” shows the failure of an education....

  22. Editorial Contest Winner | ‘Stopping Bullets With Locked Doors and Silence Is Already Pulling the Trigger’ Learning, May 23

    We are honoring each of the Top 10 winners of our Fourth Annual Student Editorial Contest by publishing an essay a day. Here, an essay by Daina Kalnina, age 15....

  23. Is the Internet Broken? Learning, May 23

    What changes would you like to see on the internet, and why?...

  24. Questions for: ‘Looming Floods, Threatened Cities’ Learning, May 23

    Why, and how, are scientists racing to collect data on Antarctica and its unstable ice shelves?...

  25. Word + Quiz: duplicity Learning, May 23

    This word has appeared in 43 articles on nytimes.com in the past year....

  26. It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks National, May 21

    A look at how students in the Kansas City region commemorated the campaign in keepsakes meant to be enjoyed by all classmates, no matter their leanings....

  27. Bringing the Dream of an Elite College to Rural Students National, May 21

    By placing college advisers in public schools, an organization is trying to break down the social, economic and psychological barriers that keep low-income rural students from dreaming big....

  28. ‘To Whom It Should Concern’ National, May 21

    Students speak out on equality in education....

  29. Technology as a Teaching Tool Letters, May 20

    Chromebooks and Google apps are in classrooms everywhere. Are they an educational boon — or a marketing bonanza?...

  30. You Still Need Your Brain Op Ed, May 19

    Outsourcing knowledge to Google keeps you from learning things the right way....

  31. The Little-Known Statistician Who Taught Us to Measure Teachers Upshot, May 19

    William Sanders’s data-driven method of evaluating the effectiveness of teachers was a once-revolutionary idea that has gained wide acceptance....

  32. Questions for: ‘Amid Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Ruins, a New Push for Statehood’ Learning, May 19

    Will the struggling Caribbean commonwealth convince Washington that it is ready to become the 51st American state?...

  33. What Is Your Reaction to the Recent Flood of Breaking Political News? Learning, May 19

    Is is possible to strike a balance between breaking news overload and being fully informed?...

  34. Help! It’s Wear Your Teacher’s Favorite Color Day Op Ed, May 18

    Theme days at school and summer camp are out of control....

  35. Word + Quiz: dispirited Learning, May 19

    This word has appeared in 31 articles on nytimes.com in the past year....

  36. A Call to Action: Winners From Our Fourth Annual Student Editorial Contest Learning, May 18

    It’s no easy task being selected as a winner out of 7,895 entries, a record....

  37. Running Free in Germany’s Outdoor Preschools T Style, May 18

    Without toys and largely unsupervised, children climb and cook and howl like wolves in the wilderness....

  38. Robin Hood Forest Kindergarten Video, May 18

    The Berlin-based preschool is one of 1,500 so-called waldkitas in Germany, most of which have opened in the last 15 years....

  39. Guest Post | Ideas for Student Civic Action in a Time of Social Uncertainty Learning, May 18

    A five-step process for giving students agency in taking on issues they care about....

  40. What Have You Learned From Animals? Learning, May 18

    What can our interactions and experiences with animals — tame or wild — teach us about ourselves?...

  41. Moving and Sitting Learning, May 18

    What do you think this image is saying? How does it relate to and comment on our world...

  42. Word + Quiz: astronomical Learning, May 18

    This word has appeared in 120 articles on nytimes.com in the past year....

  43. How Colleges Know What You Can Afford (and the Limits of That Tactic) Upshot, May 17

    It’s called price discrimination, but its overuse points to the financial weakness of many private colleges....

  44. In Some States, Donating to Private Schools Can Earn You a Profit National, May 17

    A study by a superintendents’ organization critical of school vouchers found that in many states, affluent donors use contributions as tax shelters....

  45. City Hall Stirs ICE Fears First, Gets Facts Later Metro, May 16

    A Twitter post by the mayor’s press secretary set off a firestorm over what many believed was an ICE action at P.S. 58 — except ICE agents were not involved....

  46. Questions for: ‘An Everyman Museum to Celebrate American Writers’ Learning, May 17

    What is the purpose and the mission of the new museum?...

  47. Can Creativity Be Scheduled? Learning, May 17

    Can creativity be turned on through discipline?...

  48. Water Escapes Learning, May 17

    What is your favorite escape on or near water, whether an ocean, lake, river, creek, pool or anywhere else?...

  49. Word + Quiz: piquant Learning, May 17

    This word has appeared in 35 articles on nytimes.com in the past year....

  50. East Harlem Elementary Principal Is Out After a Yearlong Fight Metro, May 15

    On Friday, New York City’s Education Department gave Monika Garg, the leader of Central Park East I, a supervisor. On Monday, it said she was stepping down....

  51. Does Geography Skill Make You a Better Citizen? Learning, May 16

    Does spatial illiteracy leave citizens without a framework to think deeply about foreign policy questions?...

  52. Should Students Get ‘Grades 13 and 14’ Free of Charge? Magazine, May 16

    Four years of free public college might be unrealistic, but two years could help students find better jobs, and keep the country’s economy competitive....

  53. Questions for: ‘How Google Took Over the Classroom’ Learning, May 16

    Is Google exploiting public school teachers and students, or adding great value instead?...

  54. Math Problem Learning, May 16

    How long will it take you to figure out a problem that it took this boy less than a second to solve?...

  55. Word + Quiz: permeable Learning, May 16

    This word has appeared in 21 articles on nytimes.com in the past year....

  56. Trump’s Youngest Son to Attend Maryland Prep School National, May 15

    Barron Trump will enroll at St. Andrew’s Episcopal, affirming the first family’s plans to reunite in Washington after living apart since January....

  57. Confronting Segregation in New York City Schools Editorial, May 15

    Major changes to the system are unlikely with a mayor who is running for office....

  58. No Such Thing as a Math Person Well, May 15

    Going to an all-girls school isn’t necessarily what makes a girl good at math, research finds....

  59. Free Tuition? Tennessee Could Tutor New York Metro, May 14

    Enrollment is up by a third and federal student loan debt is down in the first state to offer free tuition at its community colleges....

  60. 500 Students in a One-Room School: Fallout of New Jersey’s Funding Woes Metro, May 14

    Critics say the state has underfunded many school districts, leading to layoffs, overcrowding and even schools that use bookshelves and whiteboards in lieu of walls for classrooms....

  61. Kids Take Over The Times Summary, May 13

    The editors behind a print-only edition of The Times focused on kids wanted to feature the children’s voices also....

  62. How Google Took Over the Classroom Business, May 13

    The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting....

  63. At School With Google Slideshow, May 13

    Classes at Brooklyn College Academy, a public high school in New York City, are on the front lines of a national trend: the Googlification of America’s classrooms....

  64. At School With Google Slideshow, May 13

    Classes at Brooklyn College Academy, a public high school in New York City, are on the front lines of a national trend: the Googlification of America’s classrooms.

  65. After Protests, Harlem Elementary School Principal Gets New Supervisor Metro, May 12

    For more than a year, a group of parents has demanded the removal of the principal of Central Park East 1. A new official will oversee the school, but the principal is keeping her job....

  66. 4 Standout College Application Essays on Work, Money and Class Business, May 12

    Each year, we issue a call to high school seniors who dare to address money, work or social class in their college application essays. Here are the standouts....

  67. Lifesaving Lessons for Driving While Black Editorial, May 12

    It is absurd, but sadly worthwhile, that states need to teach drivers how not to be killed by public servants....

  68. Questions for: ‘Stay In or Leave the Paris Climate Deal? Lessons From Kyoto’ Learning, May 12

    What are the benefits of the United States sticking with the Paris climate agreement?...

  69. Should Girls and Boys Sports Teams Compete in the Same League? Learning, May 12

    Does age make a difference when boys and girls compete against each other in sports?...

  70. On the Billboard Chart Learning, May 12

    What are you listening to these days?...

  71. Word + Quiz: bestial Learning, May 12

    This word has appeared in 11 articles on nytimes.com in the past year....

  72. De Blasio, Expanding an Education Program, Dismisses Past Approaches Metro, May 11

    The mayor said that for generations, New York City had not made “a serious effort to create equity in our school system.”...

  73. What’s Your Favorite Mood Booster? Learning, May 11

    What makes certain activities great for increasing positivity and happiness?

  74. Social Media Learning, May 11

    What do you think this image is saying? How does it relate to and comment on life in 2017?

  75. Word + Quiz: amenities Learning, May 11

    This word has appeared in 374 articles on nytimes.com in the past year.

  76. Is ‘3-K for All’ Good for All? De Blasio’s Preschool Plan Troubles Some Metro, May 10

    The initiative has drawn criticism from early childhood providers, legislators and those who say the mayor has no realistic plan to achieve such a politically popular goal....

  77. 7 Years After Arrest and Outcry, Young Woman Again Faces Deportation National, May 10

    A woman who became a symbol of the immigration debate after a 2010 traffic stop at her Georgia college is now at risk of being sent back to Mexico....

  78. Tool to Aid Student Loan Borrowers Will Come Back Online Soon Business, May 10

    Borrowers seeking flexible repayment plans have been cut off from the I.R.S.’s Data Retrieval Tool since early March because of a security breach....

  79. Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis Claims Another Casualty: Its Schools National, May 10

    The secretary of education in Puerto Rico has pushed for closings and consolidations to save money. Teachers fear the cuts will cost them their jobs....

  80. Owning Your Own Future Op Ed, May 10

    Stop learning and you could find yourself without a job....

  81. Text to Text | Henry David Thoreau’s ‘Walking’ and ‘Time to Write? Go Outside.’ Learning, May 10

    How does nature help make us better students, and better human beings?...

  82. How Easy — or Hard — Is It for You to Say No When You Want To? Learning, May 10

    What are the best strategies for saying no convincingly and effortlessly?...

  83. Questions for: ‘Prosecutors Taking Tougher Stance in Fraternity Hazing Deaths’ Learning, May 10

    What should be done to eliminate hazing deaths of college and university students?...

  84. ‘A Man Needs His Nuggs’ Learning, May 10

    What do you think of Carter Wilkerson’s quest, and its results?...

  85. Word + Quiz: obsidian Learning, May 10

    This word has appeared in 12 articles on nytimes.com in the past year....

  86. Punishing Kids for Unpaid Lunch Bills Letters, May 9

    Students who receive free or reduced-priced lunches are sometimes humiliated; free lunch for all would end the stigma, one writer suggests....

  87. Are You the Same Person on Social Media as You Are in Real Life? Learning, May 9

    Does your online persona prevent you from expressing yourself in a real way, and if so, are you interested in changing it?...

  88. Questions for: ‘America’s Tap Water: Too Much Contamination, Not Enough Reporting, Study Finds’ Learning, May 9

    Could more be done to protect America’s drinking water and the Americans who drink it?...

  89. Fidget Spinners Learning, May 9

    Are you a fan?...

  90. Word + Quiz: hirsute Learning, May 9

    This word has appeared in 12 articles on nytimes.com in the past year....

  91. What’s Going On in This Picture? | May 8, 2017 Learning, May 8

    Look closely at this image, stripped of its caption, and join the moderated conversation about what you and other students see....

  92. How Successful Are Charter Schools? Letters, May 6

    Readers discuss David Leonhardt’s column arguing that school choice works but vouchers don’t....

  93. The Wrong Way to Fix Student Debt Sunday Business, May 6

    Americans owe more than a trillion dollars in student debt. Regulatory changes by the Trump administration are taking us in the wrong direction....

  94. The Broken Promises of Choice in New York City Schools Metro, May 5

    The city’s high school admissions process was supposed to give every student a real chance to attend a good school. But 14 years in, it has not delivered....

  95. Teaching With: ‘The Forger’ Learning, May 5

    As a teenager, Adolfo Kaminsky saved thousands of lives by forging passports to help children flee the Nazis. He spent his life helping others escape atrocities around the world....

  96. Is Your Phone Love Hurting Your Relationships? Learning, May 5

    How to detox from your phone, step by step....

  97. Questions for: ‘House Passes Measure to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act’ Learning, May 5

    If the American Health Care Act were to become law, how might it affect you and your family?...

  98. Basketball Dreams Learning, May 5

    What can you learn from this very short video? What questions does it raise?...

  99. Shaming Children Over School Lunch Bills Editorial, May 5

    Schools should be embarrassed when they stigmatize students whose parents owe money for meals....

  100. Word + Quiz: warrant Learning, May 5

    This word has appeared in 1,222 articles on nytimes.com in the past year....

  101. A Principal Is Accused of Being a Communist, Rattling a Brooklyn School Metro, May 4

    The principal at Park Slope Collegiate, Jill Bloomberg, says allegations of Communist organizing are retaliation for her outspokenness about race and segregation in New York City schools....

  102. Investigating the Heroin and Prescription Opioid Epidemic: A Lesson Plan Learning, May 4

    In this lesson, students learn about the causes, effects and possible solutions to this national crisis....

  103. What Childhood Classic Would You Like to See Turned Into a Movie or TV Show? Learning, May 4

    Are memories of your favorite children’s books enriched or eroded with a Hollywood remake?...

  104. Questions for: ‘Ivanka Trump Has the President’s Ear. Here’s Her Agenda.’ Learning, May 4

    How does Ms. Trump’s role as daughter to the president affect her position as the president’s adviser?...

  105. Dresses at the Met Gala Learning, May 4

    Would you enjoy going to a party like this that demanded “Avant-Garde” clothing? What would you wear?...

  106. Word + Quiz: docket Learning, May 4

    This word has appeared in 88 articles on nytimes.com in the past year....

  107. A Common Word, but Not a Common Name Metro, May 3

    An explanation for why a student did not respond when attendance was being taken at a Brooklyn high school in the 1940s....

  108. A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill: Special Education National, May 3

    A provision of the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would sharply cut Medicaid funds for special education programs across the country....

  109. How to Prepare for an Automated Future Upshot, May 3

    A third of respondents who work in education and technology said new schooling would not emerge in time to train workers for jobs of the future....

  110. Chancellor Praises de Blasio’s Education Gains as Debate to Control Schools Nears N.Y. / Region, May 2

    The New York City schools chancellor made the case in Albany for the de Blasio administration’s record on education.

  111. Is ‘13 Reasons Why’ Raising Awareness About Teenage Suicide, or Glamorizing It? The Learning Network, May 3

    How would you help a friend who had suicidal thoughts?

  112. Questions for: ‘Shaming Children So Parents Will Pay the School Lunch Bill’ The Learning Network, May 3

    Should school meals be offered free to all children, regardless of income?

  113. Exhibits for a Museum of Failure The Learning Network, May 3

    If you were to curate your own museum to showcase some of the things you have failed at, but learned from, over the years, what might one of the exhibits be?

  114. Word + Quiz: bicameral The Learning Network, May 3

    This word has appeared in 12 articles on nytimes.com in the past year.

  115. Microsoft Looks to Regain Lost Ground in the Classroom Technology, May 2

    Google, with its low-cost and easily maintained Chromebooks, has steadily taken school customers away from Microsoft.

  116. Confess Your Political Uncertainty Opinion, May 2

    A column on school reform led me to question my own pre-existing beliefs. What are yours?

  117. School Vouchers Aren’t Working, but Choice Is Opinion, May 2

    Charters and vouchers, often lumped together, are very different.

  118. Sometimes the Birds and the Bees Get Short Shrift in School N.Y. / Region, May 1

    A bill before the City Council, backed by reproductive health groups, would create a task force to study sex education and to suggest improvements.

  119. What Do You Gain From Pursuing Something You Do Really, Really Badly? The Learning Network, May 2

    What are the hidden benefits of spending time doing something you will never do well?

  120. Questions for: ‘Young, Idealistic but Determined, Slovaks Lead Anticorruption Crusade’ The Learning Network, May 2

    How did two Slovakian high schoolers start a movement against political corruption?

  121. 100 Days The Learning Network, May 2

    What do you think this image is saying? How does it relate to and comment on what is happening in the news right now? What is your opinion of its message?

  122. Word + Quiz: purveyor The Learning Network, May 2

    This word has appeared in 97 articles on nytimes.com in the past year.

  123. Shaming Children So Parents Will Pay the School Lunch Bill Well, April 30

    As school districts struggle under the burden of unpaid lunch debt, many of them resort to tactics that stigmatize children.

  124. Keep For-Profit Schools on a Short Leash Opinion, May 1

    Even minor regulatory changes can lead to abuses that hurt both students and taxpayers.

  125. Free Tuition in New York Adds Powerful Pull at Decision Deadline N.Y. / Region, April 30

    The new Excelsior Scholarship, for use at the state’s public campuses, is “huge” for qualifying in-state families when weighed against the costs of private colleges.

  126. The Man Behind the Metal Detector Opinion, April 29

    I’m part of a system that makes students feel like criminals.