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High Tech and High Design, Cornell’s Roosevelt Island Campus Opens

The technology-focused graduate school, in a set of environmentally conscious buildings, is supposed to spur the development of the local tech sector.

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Bannon Will Address Berkeley, a Hotbed of Conflict Over Free Speech

Stephen K. Bannon has agreed to speak this month at the invitation of a conservative student publication at the University of California, Berkeley.

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After More Than 20 Years, Newark to Regain Control of Its Schools

The State of New Jersey took over running the district because of low performance, but real educational progress has been slow in coming.

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The Education Issue: Education by the Numbers

Statistics show just how profound the inequalities in America’s education system have become.

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For Teachers Working Through DACA, a Bittersweet Start to the School Year

When the Trump Administration canceled the program allowing them to hold their jobs, immigrants with teaching licenses suddenly faced an uncertain future.

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Right and Left React to Betsy DeVos’s Changes to Campus Sex Assault Rules

Writers from across the political spectrum take on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed new rules for dealing with sexual assault on college campuses.

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Newsbook: 3 Books on the Importance of Early Education

As policy makers, teachers, and parents work to expand pre-K programs, here are three books on what children really need.

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Betsy DeVos Says She Will Rewrite Rules on Campus Sex Assault

The education secretary said in a speech that the Obama administration had gone too far and had forced colleges to deprive accused students of their rights.

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Regents Approve Plan to Evaluate and Improve New York Schools

A federal education law passed during the Obama administration requires states to create a plan for school improvement, which Washington must approve.

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As Coding Boot Camps Close, the Field Faces a Reality Check

Successful schools, analysts say, will increasingly be the ones that expand their programs to suit the changing needs of employers.

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On Campus: My University Is Named for Robert E. Lee. What Now?

We need to change how we honor this former college president.

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Struggling Schools Improve on Test Scores, but Not All Are Safe

Schools in the city’s Renewal program improved more on state standardized tests in reading and math than the rest of the city’s schools.

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Big City: Can Prep Schools Fight the Class War?

Trinity School’s headmaster sends shock waves through the city’s private-school world calling out insidious parental entitlement and self-interest.

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‘Lives Were Saved’ When Teacher Subdued Gunman at Illinois School

“It was the school employee who took this on,” the police said of Angela McQueen, who physically overwhelmed the suspect in a high school cafeteria.

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Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations

The Education Department said colleges may use a higher standard of evidence before finding an accused student responsible, which could make it harder to prove claims.

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Social Q’s: Should I Track Down the Girl I Bullied in Middle School?

And: offering to help a stepdaughter freeze her eggs, a hostess balks at accepting a gift, and a housekeeper helps herself to the makeup stash.

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Rochester Launches New Inquiry Into Harassment Accusations

The professor, Dr. T. Florian Jaeger, was placed on leave while Mary Jo White, the former U.S. attorney for Manhattan, leads the new investigation.

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South Carolina 5th Graders Are Asked to Explain K.K.K.’s Thinking

A teacher is on administrative leave after giving an assignment that said: “You are a member of the K.K.K. Why do you think your treatment of African-Americans is justified?”

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For Many Medical Students, the Caribbean Was Warm and Welcoming. Until Now.

Offshore schools have become an established part of the medical education system, but two deadly hurricanes have damaged some schools and led to evacuations.

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Harvard Endowment Reports ‘Disappointing’ 8.1 Percent Return

The endowment’s new chief, N.P. Narvekar, said the university’s $37.1 billion fund had problems that would “require time to overcome.”

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Cornell Fraternity Closes Indefinitely After Racially Charged Attack

The Psi Upsilon alumni board at Cornell plans to devote the fraternity’s building to organizations that promote inclusiveness.

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9 Back-to-School Tips for Parents and Students

Between the social-media-fueled pressure, college admissions madness and bullying culture, schools today can be a minefield. We collected some education-themed Op-Eds to help guide families as they settle into the new year.

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Rolling Stone Faces Revived Lawsuit Over Campus Rape Article

An appeals court ruled that a defamation lawsuit involving two members of a fraternity at the center of a discredited article should go back to district court.

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On Campus: When Community College Is Free

Chicago is experimenting with a K-14 model for educating some of its most successful students.

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Racially Charged Incidents Shake Cornell Campus

An assault of a black student was at least the second bias-related episode at the Ivy League university since the start of the school year.

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John W. Lewis, China Expert and Vietnam War Critic, Dies at 86

Professor Lewis opposed the war in Southeast Asia early on and later made unconventional peace overtures to Beijing and North Korea.

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On Campus: Who Gets to Define Campus Rape?

Betsy DeVos is rolling back the clock on university policies around sexual misconduct.

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Rape Accusations Against Italian Police Dismay Florence

Two Americans have accused officers of raping them, an unsettling allegation for a city that relies on money spent by foreign students and reveres its Carabinieri police force.

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With Chelsea Manning Invitation, Harvard Got a Discussion It Didn’t Want

After the university’s Kennedy School gave Manning a visiting fellowship, backlash led to a reversal and criticism from across the political spectrum.

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