New York Times Education
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.
School administrators have arisen with one foot in business and one in education, but Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg passed them over.
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.
Protesters upset about education cuts attempted to storm the building that houses the Conservative Party.
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.
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.
Like the mayor of New York, Cathleen P. Black is a tough-minded executive from the media industry.
Kaplan and other for-profit education companies have come under scrutiny amid concerns over student debt.
The suicide of a teacher whose poor evaluation was published has stirred all sides in the school reform debate.
Catholic officials said the list was based not on what the Archdiocese spent on the schools, but on their enrollment record.
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.
Do colleges really need 30,000 applications to find 1,500 great students?
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.
Medical residency programs are seeking refunds of Social Security taxes.
Homework helpers are part of a growing a niche industry. But educators wonder if this is another facet of “helicopter parenting.”
A wave of Chinese undergraduates is choosing American colleges. Culture shock? Beer pong, anyone?
College applications can include as many as a dozen spaces for work and extracurriculars. Get busy?
The Common Application isn’t the only game in town. Here’s a guide to the new apps. Hit ‘submit’ once.
Students find hurdles, even rejection, when trying to sign up for coveted electives.
As the search for the right college continued, the more muddled my mind became.
Advocates for the learning disabled say it has become harder to get extra testing time. What’s a student to do?
Amid sea change, the profession moves to raise the educational bar.
Student groups for the 21st century.
Lessons to teach acceptance of homosexuality, which have gained urgency after suicides, are causing culture wars.
A delegation of 16 university presidents from across Canada is visiting India to promote academic collaboration.
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.
Online education is finding its way into more colleges, many of them public institutions facing tight budgets.
More and more students are flocking to online programs to make up failed classes.
The Lower East Side public academy is being investigated after accusations of financial mismanagement and admissions irregularities.
Smaller endowments tend to be invested more than larger ones in traditional assets such as domestic equities and fixed income.
Many universities now offer substantial portions of their courses online, a sign of the direction in which the “open education” movement is headed.
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.
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.
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.
After receiving 90,000 public comments, the Department of Education will require program-integrity changes at for-profit colleges.
Decisions on closings will be made by mid-December, and closings will be done by phasing out a grade each year.
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.
In rare cases children who do poorly on a preschool test for admission to top private schools can get retested.
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.
A Maine high school hopes to solve its financial woes by persuading Chinese students to pay $27,000 a year there.
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.
Part 1 of the responses by an independent college counselor to reader questions about the fall admission season, for high school seniors and juniors.
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.
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 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.
When tackling the section of the Common Application on activities outside class, students should avoid the temptation to fatten their resumes with filler.
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