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Education News

Anthropology Conference Drops a Panel Defending Sex as Binary

Published 10/02/2023 07:21 PM

Organizers said the session did not have scientific merit and was harmful to transgender members. Critics of the move say the discipline is unfriendly to dissenting views on the subject.

Private Security Guards Have Become a Last Resort for Public Safety

Published 10/01/2023 10:00 AM

In America’s overwhelmed downtowns, private security guards like Michael Bock have become the solution of last resort.

NYC Schools Began to Recover From the Pandemic. Now a New Crisis Looms

Published 10/02/2023 09:50 PM

The city faces billions in financial pressures in the coming years that threaten to worsen inequality across the nation’s largest school system.

Homecoming Mums, Part of a Texas Tradition, Are Bigger Than Ever

Published 09/30/2023 02:00 PM

The elaborate adornments have come a long way since the days of simple chrysanthemum corsages.

How a Yale Student’s Rape Accusation Exposed Her to a Defamation Lawsuit

Published 09/17/2023 08:00 AM

The woman’s allegation led to the expulsion of Saifullah Khan, who was acquitted in a criminal trial. His lawsuit is now challenging these disciplinary hearings.

U.S. News Revamped College Rankings, But Little Changed for Top Schools

Published 09/22/2023 06:41 PM

Responding to critics, the publication made its biggest changes to its method in four decades. But it’s unclear whether that is enough to quiet the naysayers.

Professor Who Was Banned from Campus Sues SUNY Fredonia

Published 09/13/2023 11:07 PM

Stephen Kershnar, who teaches philosophy, is suing for the right to return to SUNY at Fredonia. The university defends its ban as necessary for safety.

Why Colleges Can’t Quit the U.S. News Rankings

Published 09/17/2023 01:19 PM

Dozens of law and medical schools decided not to cooperate in the ratings juggernaut anymore. But few undergraduate schools followed.

Columbia to Dissolve Lucy Calkins’ Reading and Writing Project

Published 09/09/2023 01:26 AM

Lucy Calkins ran a beloved — and criticized — center at Teachers College for four decades. It is being dissolved.

D.E.I. Statements Spark Debate at UCalifornia and Other Universities

Published 09/12/2023 06:13 PM

Yoel Inbar, a psychology professor, thought he might be teaching at U.C.L.A., but his reservations about diversity statements got him in trouble.

We Used A.I. to Write Essays for Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Here’s How It Went.

Published 09/01/2023 03:08 PM

A.I. chatbots can do a passable job of generating short essays. Whether their use on college applications is ethical is the subject of fierce debate.

What to Know When Applying to Public School in New York City

Published 09/05/2023 10:34 PM

What matters when choosing a school? How should you compare options? And what’s the best strategy for getting your first choice?

At Yale, a Surge of Activism Forced Changes in Mental Health Policies

Published 09/07/2023 10:57 PM

For decades, the university required students seeking medical leaves to withdraw and reapply. A campus suicide set off a cascade of revisions.

Ban or Embrace? Colleges Wrestle With A.I.-Generated Admissions Essays.

Published 09/01/2023 07:23 PM

A.I. chatbots could facilitate plagiarism on college applications or democratize student access to writing help. Or maybe both.

Tulsa Schools, Under Threat of Takeover, Retain Control for Now

Published 08/24/2023 11:03 PM

The schools in left-leaning Tulsa have been at the center of a campaign by Ryan Walters, Oklahoma’s Republican superintendent.

Yale’s President Announces He Will Step Down

Published 09/02/2023 01:22 AM

Peter Salovey has increased the university’s endowment and its diversity. But the school faces the end of affirmative action and a push to end legacy admissions.

Republicans Ease Off ‘Woke’ Rhetoric on Education Issues

Published 08/28/2023 10:04 PM

Ron DeSantis rose to prominence in part on his “anti-woke” agenda, especially when it comes to education. In some settings, culture-war messaging seems to be receding.

UC Riverside Professor Who Claimed to Be Native American Resigns

Published 08/28/2023 09:45 AM

Andrea Smith, an ethnic studies professor, will leave the University of California, Riverside, in an unusual agreement that avoids an investigation.

Despite Cheating Fears, Schools Repeal ChatGPT Bans

Published 08/25/2023 01:12 AM

Some districts that once raced to block A.I. chatbots are now trying to embrace them.

How Schools Can Survive A.I.

Published 08/25/2023 12:13 AM

Step 1: Assume all students are going to use the technology.

Florida Considers Tough Consequences for College Staff Who Break Bathroom Law

Published 08/23/2023 08:33 PM

The state Board of Education on Wednesday enacted new disciplinary rules at state colleges for transgender employees — including dismissal.

Tulsa Superintendent to Step Down, in a Showdown With State Officials

Published 08/23/2023 12:38 AM

Deborah A. Gist hopes to stop a state takeover of the district, which is majority Black and Hispanic. Ryan Walters, the state superintendent, is a fiery conservative.

West Virginia University Slashes Its Budget, Plans to Drop Languages

Published 08/21/2023 07:03 PM

The state’s flagship school will no longer teach world languages or creative writing — a sign, its president says, of the future at many public universities.

The Shortage in School Bus Drivers Is Getting Worse

Published 08/17/2023 06:06 PM

Looking for an alternative, the school district in Louisville, Ky., turned to a software program — leading to chaos. It’s one of many districts struggling to get students to class.

Colleges Change the Essays on Applications After Affirmative Action Ban

Published 08/18/2023 06:34 PM

With affirmative action banned, application essays ask about “life experience,” the one place in admissions where discussing race is still explicitly legal.

Biden Administration Offers Guidance After Affirmative Action Decision

Published 08/15/2023 04:41 AM

In its first guidance since the Supreme Court decision, the administration says many recruitment programs are still allowed, but other questions are left unanswered.

$7,200 Per Student: Arizona’s School Voucher Experiment

Published 07/24/2023 10:00 AM

More states are making all students eligible for private school subsidies. In Arizona, it has often benefited wealthier families.

Arkansas Warns School Districts Not to Offer A.P. African American Studies

Published 08/15/2023 01:28 AM

Like Florida, which refused to approve the class, the Arkansas education department suggested that the course violates state law.

Florida Schools Try to Adapt to New Rules on Gender, Bathrooms and Pronouns

Published 08/11/2023 05:31 AM

As schools start, it’s been more paperwork, a culling of reading lists, as well as new regulations about bathrooms.

The Next Affirmative Action Battle May Be at West Point

Published 08/04/2023 04:00 AM

Students for Fair Admissions won its Supreme Court case against Harvard and the University of North Carolina. Now, it’s focusing on a possible new target: the military academies.

How a Sexual Assault in a School Bathroom Became a Political Weapon

Published 08/08/2023 11:11 PM

It was an explosive claim — that a Virginia school district covered up a crime in order to protect transgender rights. But was it true?

Texas A&M Agrees to $1 Million Settlement With Journalism Professor

Published 08/03/2023 11:58 PM

A university report found that fears of a conservative backlash botched the effort to hire a Black professor, Kathleen McElroy, to run its journalism program.

A.P. Psychology May Be Allowed in Florida Schools After All

Published 08/05/2023 03:50 AM

The College Board and the Florida Department of Education had been feuding over the inclusion of a section on gender and sexual orientation.

As States Confront a Reading Crisis in Schools, New York Lags Behind

Published 08/02/2023 02:55 PM

Across the nation, state leaders are taking steps to improve reading instruction for struggling students. But in New York, concern has grown: Is too little being done?

Stanford President Resigns After Report Finds Flaws in his Research

Published 07/19/2023 11:58 PM

Marc Tessier-Lavigne was cleared of accusations of scientific fraud and misconduct. But the review said his work had “multiple problems” and “fell below customary standards of scientific rigor.”

Harvard’s Admissions Is Challenged for Favoring Children of Alumni

Published 07/03/2023 08:11 PM

After the Supreme Court banned race-conscious affirmative action, activists filed a complaint, saying legacy admissions helped students who are overwhelmingly rich and white.

Without a College Degree, Life in America Is Staggeringly Shorter

Published 10/03/2023 02:29 PM

There are two Americas, and they are divided by a college degree.

Consider a Major in Landscape Architecture

Published 09/20/2023 01:00 PM

STEM is important in this degree field, which can lead to a variety of jobs in a range of employment sectors.

How Study Abroad Can Benefit College Students

Published 09/08/2023 03:22 PM

Doing some coursework outside the U.S. can help students learn power skills and may provide an employment edge.

Typical MBA Courses That Applicants Should Know About

Published 09/06/2023 02:58 PM

Programs usually require classes in key areas, such as finance, operations management, leadership and strategy.

Consider an MBA Concentration in Technology

Published 09/05/2023 04:53 PM

Many companies are looking for tech-savvy business leaders.

The Differences Between AP and IB

Published 08/23/2023 02:20 PM

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses offer similar educational benefits but in different ways.

Deciding Whether to Defer Enrollment or Deny Acceptance to Graduate School

Published 08/16/2023 06:33 PM

Understand the rules and the possible financial implications when turning down an acceptance or delaying enrollment.

What Is a J.D. Degree?

Published 08/01/2023 02:03 PM

If you’re looking to become a lawyer, enrolling in a Juris Doctor program is likely your first step.

What Type of Salary Can You Expect With a Law Degree?

Published 07/26/2023 09:02 PM

Paycheck sizes range for J.D. recipients straight out of school, but jobs in the private sector tend to pay more.

Prison Education Programs: What to Know

Published 07/20/2023 04:12 PM

Prison education programs help lower recidivism rates and increase employment opportunities post-release.

What You Can Do With a Health Science Degree

Published 07/05/2023 10:10 PM

There are numerous job options, including dietitian, mental health counselor and respiratory therapist.

How to Start a Career in Government With a Law Degree

Published 07/05/2023 02:50 PM

There's often a better work-life balance than in private practice, and increased potential for student loan forgiveness.

How and When to Transfer Law Schools

Published 06/15/2023 10:05 PM

Achieving a high GPA your first year of law school is the best way to prepare, experts say.

Q&A: Advice for Law Students Hoping to Work at a Major Law Firm

Published 06/13/2023 02:34 PM

Aspiring lawyers should show their unique skillset and avoid treating all big law firms alike, an insider says. 

Look for These Red Flags in a College's Finances

Published 06/09/2023 05:06 PM

Institutional debt is a common factor in a growing number of college closures and mergers.

A Day in the Life of a Medical Intern

Published 06/06/2023 09:39 PM

View your colleagues as a supportive team, ask questions and be eager to learn, experts advise.

One Culprit in Rising College Costs: Administrative Expenses

Published 06/01/2023 02:31 PM

Colleges and universities are spending more on administration and less on instruction. Here's what that means for students.

Transition to College: Tips for Students With ADHD

Published 05/31/2023 02:46 PM

Self-advocacy is key for neurodivergent college students.

Legal Clinics: What Law School Students Should Know

Published 05/19/2023 02:32 PM

Clinics are part of most law school programs and allow you to hone your legal skills while serving the public.

Should You Be a Generalist or Specialist in Business School?

Published 05/17/2023 02:15 PM

Some schools offer multiple specialties in which MBA students can enroll.

Changes to Best Law Schools: A Letter to Prospective Law Students

Published 05/11/2023 12:00 PM

The 2023-2024 Best Law Schools rankings focus on outcome measures.

2023-2024 U.S. News Best Law and Medical Schools Rankings

Published 05/10/2023 08:00 PM

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Graduate Programs in International Relations: What to Know

Published 05/03/2023 07:49 PM

Graduates tend to seek careers with the government, environmental groups, think tanks and global organizations.

What You Can Do With a Public Health Degree

Published 04/27/2023 06:11 PM

Graduates of public health programs can find a range of jobs in the private and public sectors.

Law vs. Public Policy: Which Degree Is Right for You?

Published 04/06/2023 07:14 PM

Those deciding between a master's in public policy program and law school should investigate both paths.

Advice for LGBTQ Law School Applicants

Published 03/29/2023 02:11 PM

Look into a prospective school's student groups, courses and staff.

What You Can Do With a Neuroscience Degree and How to Get One

Published 03/22/2023 04:30 PM

With just an undergraduate degree, career opportunities include research, pharmaceutical sales, public policy and health care.

Jobs You Can Do With a Science Ph.D., Beyond Academia

Published 03/13/2023 08:46 PM

Policy analyst and museum educator are among jobs outside higher education for people with a Ph.D. in a science field.

How to Choose an MBA Concentration

Published 03/02/2023 03:08 PM

From asset management to data analytics, a specialty can signal expertise to prospective employers.

Combined M.D.-J.D. Degrees: What to Know

Published 02/28/2023 05:18 PM

This grueling academic path takes six years, and experts say finishing is more about a committed work ethic than intelligence.

How to Find the Right Business School

Published 02/24/2023 06:48 PM

Beyond factors such as cost and degree program format, ask yourself critical questions about your professional goals.

M.D.-Ph.D. Programs Fuse Medicine and Research

Published 02/23/2023 04:20 PM

Students who earn these two degrees often find jobs as research scientists on medical school faculties.

Law School Students With Disabilities: What to Know

Published 02/17/2023 02:14 PM

Know your legal rights, identify who can help you advocate for yourself, and seek accommodations early, experts advise.

Finding Internships in Places Where Your Field Is Dominant

Published 02/01/2023 08:53 PM

College students can look for summer employment where jobs in their chosen career field are abundant.

Jacksonville Day School

Published 01/27/2023 03:03 PM

Consider Instructional Styles When Choosing an MBA Program

Published 01/26/2023 09:18 PM

Understanding how you will be taught is an important factor when deciding which business school to attend.

Taking a Gap Year Before Medical School: Pros and Cons

Published 01/05/2023 05:44 PM

Aspiring doctors should consider the possible benefits and drawbacks of delaying medical school.

Getting an LL.M. Degree: What to Know

Published 12/28/2022 08:18 PM

This legal education, typically one year, is popular among foreign lawyers who want to practice in the U.S.

Why Some College Writing Professors Are Ditching Traditional Grading

Published 12/22/2022 02:44 PM

Labor-based grading aims to reduce stress and increase equity, particularly for first-year students in writing courses.

How Employers View an Associate Degree

Published 10/27/2022 03:20 PM

Associate-degree holders, despite typically earning less than those with a bachelor's degree, can get good-paying jobs.

FERPA: What Parents of College Students Should Know

Published 10/24/2022 02:36 PM

Federal law gives your child in college control over who sees their educational information.

The COVID Student Loan Repayment Pause Is Ending: What Borrowers Should Do Now

Published 10/06/2022 06:09 PM

Federal student loan borrowers should prepare now to resume payments in January 2023, experts advise.

How Colleges Are Making Study Abroad Programs More Accessible

Published 10/03/2022 05:35 PM

Barriers to studying abroad in college range from cost and family concerns to limited course flexibility.

A Guide to Federal Student Loan Counseling

Published 09/07/2022 02:06 PM

Entrance and exit counseling are mandatory, and your school may have other requirements.

5 Helpful Proverbs to Guide SAT, ACT Prep

Published 09/01/2022 03:27 PM

These familiar, time-honored sayings can be applied to preparation for college admissions exams.

Grad PLUS Loans: Everything You Need to Know

Published 08/17/2022 08:32 PM

There are benefits and trade-offs to these federal student loans for graduate or professional school.

3 Ways to Succeed in AP Courses

Published 08/17/2022 02:39 PM

If you begin to struggle academically in an Advanced Placement class, there are ways to turn your grade around.

How Important Are SAT, ACT Scores in College Admissions?

Published 08/16/2022 05:20 PM

Many colleges' testing policies have changed. Here's what that means for you as an applicant.

Start Planning for 4+1 Master's Program Admissions in High School

Published 08/11/2022 03:41 PM

It's wise to research five-year accelerated degree programs before beginning college.

Living-Learning Communities: What to Know

Published 08/10/2022 09:39 PM

Students live and take classes with peers who share a similar academic interest, identity or hobby.

Tribal Colleges and Universities: What to Know

Published 08/08/2022 08:00 PM

TCUs offer a low-cost, culturally inclusive education predominantly for American Indian and Alaska Native students.

Where 12 Famous Journalists Went to Journalism School

Published 08/04/2022 04:17 PM

These noteworthy print and broadcast journalists have been honing their reporting skills since their college days.

Emailing Your College Professor: Do's and Don'ts

Published 07/26/2022 04:57 PM

Clarity and formality are key to effective messaging with college instructors, experts say.

How to Get Into the College Classes You Need

Published 07/22/2022 02:17 PM

Students can take proactive steps to increase their chances of getting into popular courses.

How to Master Needed College Writing Skills

Published 07/18/2022 02:07 PM

Students will likely find themselves writing more often when they start college. Here are some tips to prepare.

Time Management Tips for College-Bound High School Students

Published 07/14/2022 02:18 PM

Here are seven tips to help you learn how to skillfully budget your time before heading off to college.

What Students With Mental Health Challenges Should Consider in the College Search

Published 07/12/2022 02:27 PM

Know your mental health needs, what your prospective college offers and whether it's a good fit.

Tips for Starting the College Search

Published 07/08/2022 06:00 PM

From planning early to seeking out scholarships, these seven tips will help you find a good college fit.

7 Guidelines for College Student-Professor Interactions

Published 07/05/2022 02:48 PM

Office hours aren't just for students who are struggling.

How College Clubs Can Lead to Careers

Published 05/12/2022 02:15 PM

Extracurricular activities can have as much impact as your major on your post-college job.

Signs of Colleges on the Rise: What to Watch

Published 05/11/2022 03:26 PM

Diverse achievements, equity and focus on student success are key factors, experts say.

9 Steps to Take After Selecting a College

Published 05/04/2022 03:04 PM

Experts advise high school students to build connections with peers, practice life skills and finish out the school year strong.

College Enrollment Caps: What to Know

Published 04/27/2022 02:36 PM

Schools implement limits on enrollment to meet physical space requirements or uphold faculty-to-student ratios.

How to Decide if a 2-Year Law School Program Is a Good Fit

Published 04/21/2022 03:05 PM

There are advantages and drawbacks to accelerated degree programs that knock a year off your time in law school.

What Is a Good PSAT Score?

Published 04/11/2022 03:52 PM

High marks on the PSAT can open doors for college scholarships and Advanced Placement classes.

Resources for College Students Facing Housing Insecurity

Published 04/06/2022 09:58 PM

Colleges are establishing basic needs hubs, affordable housing options and safe parking programs.

How to Navigate College as a Neurodivergent Student

Published 04/05/2022 08:45 PM

Neurodivergent students can access academic, independent living, social and mental health resources at some schools.

How Colleges Are Addressing Food Insecurity

Published 03/16/2022 01:35 PM

Food pantries and meal swipe donations are some of the ways colleges are confronting food insecurity on campus.

Should Kids Get Homework?

Published 03/11/2022 02:34 PM

Homework gives elementary students a way to practice concepts, but too much can be harmful, experts say.

What to Know About 'Grow Your Own' Teacher Programs

Published 03/02/2022 08:08 PM

Recruiting teachers locally can ease staffing shortages and increase workforce diversity.

10 Job Search Tips for College Seniors

Published 02/16/2022 03:12 PM

Students can look to their college's career center for help with resumes, interviews and negotiations.

The SAT is Changing: Here's What to Know

Published 02/07/2022 02:52 PM

SAT changes include a new digital format, shorter test time and an embedded graphing calculator.

Support for Parents Attending College: What to Know

Published 01/24/2022 03:09 PM

Child care costs, time constraints and financial insecurity can hinder a parent's ability to finish college.

2022 U.S. News Best Online Programs Rankings

Published 01/12/2022 07:12 PM

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Hybrid Classes in College: What to Know

Published 12/13/2021 05:44 PM

As higher education adapts to fit students' needs during COVID-19, more schools offer hybrid learning options.

What You Need to Know About Google Career Certificates

Published 05/03/2021 10:12 PM

Google Career Certificates could help you prepare for a tech sector job.

Agile Scrum: What Scrum Is and How it Works

Published 04/20/2021 10:19 PM

Teams and organizations can thrive with an Agile Scrum approach.

What You Need to Know About Agile Methodologies

Published 03/22/2021 02:56 PM

Agile methods can transform the way you work.

Everything You Need to Know About Tableau Certification

Published 03/11/2021 07:46 PM

Certifications can demonstrate your knowledge of Tableau software and might help you land a job or a raise.

Everything You Need to Know About Cisco Certifications and Learning Paths

Published 02/26/2021 09:10 PM

A Cisco certification can help you become more skilled and marketable in your technical career.

How to Start Learning React: A U.S. News Guide

Published 02/23/2021 07:22 PM

If you’re considering learning React and JavaScript, this guide can help you get started.

Everything You Need to Know About Six Sigma Certifications: A U.S. News Guide

Published 02/12/2021 10:34 PM

Earning a Six Sigma certification can boost your problem-solving skills.

Free and Paid Online Resources to Start Learning HTML and CSS

Published 02/09/2021 02:54 PM

Learn HTML and CSS online for free, and use them to create webpages or move up in your career.

Everything You Need to Know About AWS Certifications: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/29/2020 08:18 PM

An AWS certification could help you advance, depending on your job.

What You Need to Know About CRM Software Training and Certification: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/29/2020 06:03 PM

CRM training and certification are increasingly in demand. Here’s why and how to become certified.

What You Need to Know About the Google IT Support Professional Certificate

Published 12/29/2020 05:35 PM

Learn how the Google IT Support certificate can launch your IT career.

PMP Certifications: What You Need to Know to Succeed – A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/23/2020 06:55 PM

The exam is tough, even for experienced project managers.

IBM Data Science Professional Certificate: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/21/2020 09:50 PM

An IBM Data Science Professional Certificate can put you on the path to working in data science.

How to Learn French: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/21/2020 07:55 PM

Learn French to improve your communication skills and cultural knowledge.

How to Start Learning Java: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/18/2020 07:56 PM

Learning Java can help aspiring developers understand the foundations of programming because of the language’s wide usage and functionality.

How to Learn Russian : A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/16/2020 08:42 PM

Russian ranks as a difficult language to learn for English speakers, but immersing yourself can be a big help.

What to Know About Pluralsight

Published 12/15/2020 08:35 PM

Pluralsight users can improve their tech skills and workflow through video courses, assessments and analytics.

Cybersecurity Certifications – What You Need to Know: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/15/2020 05:28 PM

Take a look at popular cybersecurity certifications and their requirements.

Scrum Master Certification: Everything You Need to Know

Published 12/11/2020 10:07 PM

Get a Scrum master certification to broaden your professional opportunities.

A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media Marketing: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/09/2020 09:25 PM

Learn social media marketing to build your online presence.

How I Learned R: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/09/2020 03:38 PM

Learn R by solving problems.

How to Learn to Code: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/09/2020 02:26 PM

Learn to code online using courses, practice lessons, community guidance and a lot of tinkering.

Learn Japanese: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/07/2020 06:09 PM

Start learning Japanese today with these tips.

How I Learned C#: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/04/2020 02:35 PM

You can build almost anything after you learn C#. But first, pick a manageable task and tackle it head-on.

How to Learn Python: A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/23/2020 07:04 PM

If you want to learn Python, a number of free or low-cost resources can help you get started.

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