US education news
From The New York Times
In a public political fight, the top education official, an elected Democrat, has accused the Republican governor of undermining her office.
Agnes Heller has become a leading figure speaking out against the policies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his party, Fidesz.
Western countries should not comfort themselves with the myth that Asian students perform well because of systems that favor memorization over creativity, the organization’s education chief said.
It’s time to overhaul the way math and science are taught.
E. Gordon Gee, who resigned as president of Ohio State University in July after a series of embarrassing gaffes, will serve as interim president of West Virginia University.
Luxury fashion brands stirred the conversation among graduate business students at Stanford.
This week, find a quiet place and investigate a feature of The Times that is totally auditory. You’ll hit on components from one of the four Common Core literacy anchor standards for college and career readiness — speaking and listening.
According to this video, for what will Mr. Mandela be remembered first and foremost?
Do you think New York and other cities can bring down crime without aggressively using stop-and-frisk? Do you think the police can use the tactic without violating constitutional rights?
The latest monthly collection of stories about young people published in The New York Times.
Can you choose between the words “alumni” and “alumnus” to correctly complete a sentence from the article?
This word has appeared in 52 New York Times articles in the past year.
A university softball player told authorities she had been assaulted at an off-campus party, and the police said they believe the episode was filmed using a cellphone.
School districts around the country are rethinking their responses to minor offenses by students amid mounting evidence of the downside of get-tough policies.
Students at Princeton and the University of California, Santa Barbara, have contracted a dangerous type of the bacterial infection, but officials say the episodes are probably unrelated.
This Poetry Pairing presents an untitled poem from T. Zachary Cotler’s “Supplice” and the article “My Favorite Place: Little Compton, R.I.” by Dominique Browning.
Back by popular demand for a third year, our Year in Rap contest invites students to write a rap about some aspect of the news of 2013. With our partners, Flocabulary, we invite anyone 13 to 19 years old to post by Jan. 7, 2014.
How much do you think tests like PISA and NAEP tell us about American students and what they know and are able to do? How much weight do you think we should give them as a nation? Why? How much time do you spend prepping for and taking standardized tests yourself?
Why does Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell sometimes hurl wooden pencils from the tower of his castle to the stone courtyard below?
Can you choose the word that best completes the sentence from the article?
The project, at Davidson College in North Carolina, will offer high school students lessons in calculus, physics and macroeconomics.
This word has appeared in 34 New York Times articles in the past year.
In this Text to Text, we pair an article from the Times archives about the then-cutting edge technology that allowed astronomers to photograph Halley’s comet in 1910 with a recent Times article highlighting what astronomers hope to learn about the origins of the solar system from space-based observations of Comet ISON.
The picture is far from uniform, with students at some colleges borrowing ten times as much as their counterparts elsewhere, a new report says.
The Learning Network Blog: What Are the Best Things You’ve Read, Watched, Heard or Played This Year?
Which Times culture category interests you most? What movies, books, music, television shows, art, dance, video games or theatrical productions did you love this year? Why?