El Espace: 500,000 Students Are Affected by the L.A. Teachers Strike. Most Are Latino.

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 16:17
This week in El Espace: “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico, changes in mental health guidelines for boys and more.
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Corner Office: Hadi Partovi Was Raised in a Revolution. Today He Teaches Kids to Code.

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 19:41
The founder and chief executive of Code.org, who was born in Iran, says computer science is a “foundational skill,” one that future doctors, lawyers and politicians should all possess.
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Michigan State Names Satish Udpa as New Interim President After John Engler Resigns

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 16:29
Mr. Udpa, a top university administrator, is replacing Mr. Engler, who remarked that some victims of Larry Nassar, the former gymnastics doctor, appeared to be enjoying “the spotlight.”
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New York Confronts Its Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 10:00
The disease spread within ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities where vaccination rates are low and some are suspicious of government health workers.
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Michigan State Could Oust John Engler, Interim President, After Nassar Remarks

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 23:35
University trustees plan to discuss “personnel action” on Thursday after Mr. Engler was quoted saying that some of Lawrence Nassar’s victims were enjoying “the spotlight.”
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Karen Pence Is Teaching at Christian School That Bars L.G.B.T. Students and Teachers

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 20:56
Mrs. Pence is teaching art at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Va., which requires employees to uphold conservative beliefs on sexual identity.
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John Engler, Michigan State’s Interim Leader, Says Some of Larry Nassar’s Victims Enjoy Spotlight

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 16:45
Survivors of Dr. Nassar’s abuse have accused Mr. Engler, the university’s interim president, of antagonizing them. “He blames, he shames and he attacks,” one said.
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U.N.C. Chancellor to Leave Early After Ordering Removal of ‘Silent Sam’ Statue’s Base

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 00:55
The chancellor authorized the overnight removal of the remnants of the Confederate monument. It was quickly announced that she would step down in two weeks.
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Los Angeles Teachers Strike, Disrupting Classes for 500,000 Students

Τρίτη, 15/01/2019 - 13:27
Teachers in the nation’s second-largest school district are asking for smaller classes and larger support staff. Officials say they cannot afford to say yes.
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The Gender Achievement Gap Starts Later for Asian-American Students

Τρίτη, 15/01/2019 - 12:00
A study gives educators insight into how to help American boys in general, pointing to the influence of social pressures.
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Elias M. Stein, Mathematician of Fluctuations, Is Dead at 87

Τρίτη, 15/01/2019 - 00:59
Arriving from Europe with diamonds in his shoes (hidden there), he found renown in his field with real-world applications, like charting a stock market.
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University of Michigan Fires Gymnastics Coach With Ties to Nassar Scandal

Δευτέρα, 14/01/2019 - 22:49
The school hired Rhonda Faehn, a former U.S.A. Gymnastics executive, to consult for its women’s team last week. After an outcry, it reversed course.
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Nicole Mitchell to Lead Jazz Program at University of Pittsburgh

Δευτέρα, 14/01/2019 - 18:26
Ms. Mitchell’s appointment, to a position once held by Geri Allen, suggests a new level of acceptance for avant-garde musicians in the academy.
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Students in Rural America Ask, ‘What Is a University Without a History Major?’

Sat, 12/01/2019 - 19:39
Financial and enrollment woes at schools like the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point have led to a scramble for fixes, such as dropping longstanding liberal arts degrees.
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Lamin Sanneh, Scholar of Islam and Christianity, Dies at 76

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 23:39
Born on a river island in West Africa and inspired by Helen Keller, he wound up teaching at Yale and writing about the spread of religions in Africa.
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From Our Archives: Revisiting Anne Frank’s Diary — ‘A Warm and Stirring Confession’

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 12:00
In 1952, Meyer Levin reviewed “The Diary of a Young Girl” for the Book Review. Here’s an excerpt.
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France Debates Where to Teach Arabic: Public School or Local Mosque?

Sat, 05/01/2019 - 21:56
Concerned that an increasing number of students are learning Arabic in mosques, the French state wants to take back control “to provide a secular curriculum.”
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Pegi Young, 66, Musician Who Started a School for Disabled, Dies

Sat, 05/01/2019 - 03:29
The mother of a child with cerebral palsy, she helped start the Bridge School, whose star-studded benefit concerts included her ex-husband, Neil Young.
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U.S. to Investigate Discrimination Against Native Students on Montana Reservation

Fri, 04/01/2019 - 12:00
After a New York Times-ProPublica investigation, the Education Department said it would examine whether the Wolf Point School District discriminates against Native students.
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