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Bloomberg Took Secret Path to a New Schools Chief

11 Nov 2010 — The secrecy around Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s selection of Cathleen P. Black to run the city’s schools highlighted his faith in business leaders and dislike of public debate.

Mayor Takes Idea of Education Outsider to New Level

11 Nov 2010 — School administrators have arisen with one foot in business and one in education, but Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg passed them over.

As Donors Retrench, Challenges for Universities

11 Nov 2010 — Giving to 1,027 universities and colleges plummeted 11.9 percent in 2009, and indicators are that overall giving for fiscal 2010 may be flat.

London Tuition Hike Protests Turn Violent

11 Nov 2010 — Protesters upset about education cuts attempted to storm the building that houses the Conservative Party.

Italian Studies Regains Spot on the List of AP Courses

11 Nov 2010 — The program, which was suspended last year, will be reinstated at the start of the next school year, and its AP exam will again be offered in May 2012.

New York Schools Chancellor Ends 8-Year Run

10 Nov 2010 — Cathleen P. Black, the Hearst Magazines chairwoman, will be the New York City schools chancellor, as Joel I. Klein leaves to work for the News Corporation.

Schools Chief Has Much in Common With Boss

10 Nov 2010 — Like the mayor of New York, Cathleen P. Black is a tough-minded executive from the media industry.

Scrutiny Takes Toll on For-Profit College Company

10 Nov 2010 — Kaplan and other for-profit education companies have come under scrutiny amid concerns over student debt.

Teacher’s Death Exposes Tensions in Los Angeles

10 Nov 2010 — The suicide of a teacher whose poor evaluation was published has stirred all sides in the school reform debate.

32 New York Catholic Schools to Close

10 Nov 2010 — Catholic officials said the list was based not on what the Archdiocese spent on the schools, but on their enrollment record.

New Haven, Seeking to Get More Students Into College, Will Pay Tuition

10 Nov 2010 — A new program financed primarily by Yale University will be open to students who live in New Haven and have attended its public schools since at least ninth grade.

Application Inflation: When Is Enough Enough?

8 Nov 2010 — Do colleges really need 30,000 applications to find 1,500 great students?

Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to Be Far Lower Than Expected

9 Nov 2010 — A new report focusing on black males suggests that the picture of the achievement gap separating black from white students is even bleaker than generally known.

Justices Hear Case on Taxing of Students

9 Nov 2010 — Medical residency programs are seeking refunds of Social Security taxes.

Like a Monitor More Than a Tutor

8 Nov 2010 — Homework helpers are part of a growing a niche industry. But educators wonder if this is another facet of “helicopter parenting.”

The China Boom

8 Nov 2010 — A wave of Chinese undergraduates is choosing American colleges. Culture shock? Beer pong, anyone?

The Choice: Fill in the Blanks

7 Nov 2010 — College applications can include as many as a dozen spaces for work and extracurriculars. Get busy?

There’s More Than One Way to Apply to College

7 Nov 2010 — The Common Application isn’t the only game in town. Here’s a guide to the new apps. Hit ‘submit’ once.

Guidance Counselor | Classes: What Do You Mean I Can’t Take This Course?

7 Nov 2010 — Students find hurdles, even rejection, when trying to sign up for coveted electives.

Looking for Students Like Me!

7 Nov 2010 — As the search for the right college continued, the more muddled my mind became.

Strategy | Testing: Accommodations Angst

7 Nov 2010 — Advocates for the learning disabled say it has become harder to get extra testing time. What’s a student to do?

Continuing Ed | Health: 45, Male and Now a Nurse

7 Nov 2010 — Amid sea change, the profession moves to raise the educational bar.

Going Clubbing

7 Nov 2010 — Student groups for the 21st century.

In Efforts to End Bullying, Some See Agenda

8 Nov 2010 — Lessons to teach acceptance of homosexuality, which have gained urgency after suicides, are causing culture wars.

Briefly: Tour of India by Canadians Aims to Strengthen Ties

8 Nov 2010 — A delegation of 16 university presidents from across Canada is visiting India to promote academic collaboration.

Yonkers Journal: With New Resources, Urban Students Are Encouraged to Apply to College

6 Nov 2010 — A foundation formed by the Yonkers mayor and local businesses is giving the city’s high school students more opportunity to get a higher education.

Learning in Dorm, Because Class Is on the Web

8 Nov 2010 — Online education is finding its way into more colleges, many of them public institutions facing tight budgets.

The Texas Tribune: More High School Students Acquire Online Credits

8 Nov 2010 — More and more students are flocking to online programs to make up failed classes.

At English-Mandarin Public School, High Test Scores, but Also Strife

2 Nov 2010 — The Lower East Side public academy is being investigated after accusations of financial mismanagement and admissions irregularities.

National Briefing | Education: Smallest College Endowments Perform Best, Study Finds

3 Nov 2010 — Smaller endowments tend to be invested more than larger ones in traditional assets such as domestic equities and fixed income.

For Exposure, Universities Put Courses on the Web

3 Nov 2010 — Many universities now offer substantial portions of their courses online, a sign of the direction in which the “open education” movement is headed.

Fair Game: For-Profit Schools, Tested Again

31 Oct 2010 — The Securities and Exchange Commission has requested information about stock sales made by some top officials of the Apollo Group, which owns the University of Phoenix.

Briefly: L.S.E. Denies It Is Privatizing After U.K. Budget Cuts

3 Nov 2010 — A London university says reports that it is considering “going private” in response to the government’s announced plans to cut its contribution to university budgets is not true.

As College Fees Climb, Aid Does Too

29 Oct 2010 — College Board reports said that rising tuition had been accompanied by an increase in federal financial aid, which helped keep down the actual amount students pay.

New Federal Rules Set on Career Colleges

28 Oct 2010 — After receiving 90,000 public comments, the Department of Education will require program-integrity changes at for-profit colleges.

In Sharp Rise, 47 City Schools May Close Over Performance

29 Oct 2010 — Decisions on closings will be made by mid-December, and closings will be done by phasing out a grade each year.

Students Feel Peer Pressure to Donate

28 Oct 2010 — In the last school year, seniors at Dartmouth College and Cornell University have created a sort of dishonor roll of peers who failed to donate to the class gift.

For Some Youngsters, a Second Chance at an Exclusive School

1 Nov 2010 — In rare cases children who do poorly on a preschool test for admission to top private schools can get retested.

Sports Briefing | Colleges: Athletes Graduating at Record Rate

28 Oct 2010 — N.C.A.A. athletes are earning degrees at record rates, graduate at higher rates than other students and football players and black men’s basketball players are making gains in the classroom.

Needing Students, Maine School Hunts in China

27 Oct 2010 — A Maine high school hopes to solve its financial woes by persuading Chinese students to pay $27,000 a year there.

Difficulties in Defining Errors in Case Against Harvard Researcher

27 Oct 2010 — The scientific misconduct case against a Harvard researcher underscores the difficulty of defining error in a field like animal cognition where inconsistent results are common.

The Choice: Answers to Back-to-School Questions

20 Sep 2010 — Part 1 of the responses by an independent college counselor to reader questions about the fall admission season, for high school seniors and juniors.

The Choice: How Do You Advise Your Child to Slow Down, and Wait?

9 Nov 2010 — A mother, and daughter, navigate a period of limbo in the college admissions process: an early application is in, its fate uncertain, while another deadline, Jan. 1, looms.

The Choice: What's Gained, and Lost, In an Era of Virtual College Searches and Applications

8 Nov 2010 — A veteran counselor finds the application process smoothed by the latest advances in technology, but misses "the smell of musty college catalogs on my bookshelf.''

The Choice: Application Inflation, and Extra Time on the SAT and ACT for Students with Disabilities

5 Nov 2010 — The latest news for applicants and their families on how to seek extra time on the SAT and ACT, and on why colleges seek to recruit record-breaking numbers of applicants every year.

The Choice: Restraint on Listing Activities

4 Nov 2010 — When tackling the section of the Common Application on activities outside class, students should avoid the temptation to fatten their resumes with filler.

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | satiate

11 Nov 2010 — This word has appeared in five New York Times articles in the past year.

The Learning Network: What's Next: Updating Science Textbooks With New Discoveries

10 Nov 2010 — Lesson Plan | Examining the nature of scientific advancement and recent developments in science, and considering what types of discoveries merit inclusion in textbooks.

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Math, Nov. 10, 2010

10 Nov 2010 — Use the numbers in this article to calculate how many total vehicles in the U.S. were recalled by Toyota.

The Learning Network: To What Piece of Technology Would You Write a 'Love Letter'?

10 Nov 2010 — Student Opinion | Try your hand at writing a similar "love letter" to the piece of technology that means the most to you, whether it's an iPod you own or a computer, television, camera, or cellphone you covet.

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