Education

  • NYT > Education 4 days 7 hours ago
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    • Jaeger, Dr.
    • In a July 2016 memo obtained by The Times, two deans urged departmental faculty to refrain from “gossip that appears to have undermined the confidentiality of the process and fractured the department.” Dr.
    • On Wednesday afternoon before the university library, about 300 students and alumni joined a rally that began as a protest of Dr.
    • Jaeger to a nowretracted story in Rolling Stone magazine about a gang rape at the University of Virginia.
  • Education : NPR 4 days 8 hours ago
    • Harvard Withdraws Chelsea Manning's Fellowship After CIA Director Backlash Harvard's Kennedy School granted a visiting fellowship to Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks.
    • CIA Director Mike Pompeo, scheduled to speak at Harvard Thursday night, canceled his appearance and sent a scathing letter condemning Harvard for embracing a "traitor."
    • On Friday morning, Harvard withdrew Manning's fellowship.
  • Education : NPR 4 days 8 hours ago
    • Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English.
    • And, on the extreme end, Spanish speakers were almost half as likely as Chinese speakers to cross the proficiency threshold.
    • Earlier this year, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published a 415page report on English learners.
    • The report cited 12 studies — dating back to 2004 — that found this gap between Spanishspeaking English learners and other groups.
    • Right now, it's hard to isolate the cause of this gulf between Philadelphia's Spanishlanguage English learners and everyone else.
  • NYT > Education 4 days 10 hours ago
    • Michael J. Morell, a deputy director at the intelligence agency under President Barack Obama, called the invitation from the Harvard Kennedy School to Ms.
    • Pompeo wrote in a letter to a Kennedy School official, adding that he commended Mr.
    • Morell did not respond to an email Thursday night, and the Kennedy School did not respond to a request for comment.
    • Manning was among a group of people, including Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, named on Wednesday as visiting fellows at the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School.
    • They will travel to Harvard during the 201718 academic year to meet with students and discuss politics and other topics.
  • Education : NPR 4 days 17 hours ago
    • The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals NPR Ed published the firstever database of the most popular high school plays and musicals in the U.S. in July 2015.
    • It's appealing to high schools because it's adaptable, says Rebecca Skrypeck, the theater director who oversaw a production of the play at Springfield High School in Springfield, Vt.
    • All of this got me wondering: What are the most popular high school plays and musicals?
    • It's been publishing an annual ranking of the most popular high school plays and musicals since 1938.
    • Looking at the nearly 80 years of data, another trend stands out: More often than not, popular plays stayed popular over time.
  • Education : NPR 4 days 20 hours ago
    • Broussard's a student at Houston Community College.
    • It's estimated that nearly a third of all Texas college students, or half a million, were affected in some way by Harvey.
    • Houston Community College alone has about 70,000 students.
    • A national survey released last year showed that onethird of community college students sometimes go hungry and 14 percent are homeless.
    • Frances VillagranGlover, an associate vice chancellor at Houston Community College, says their numbers are similar.
  • Education : NPR 4 days 20 hours ago
    • The Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School announced Wednesday that Chelsea Manning would be one of its visiting fellows, but less than two days later, the school's dean withdrew the invitation.
    • Manning, a 29yearold transgender woman, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was convicted of leaking classified information.
    • Early Thursday, Mike Morell, former deputy director and acting director of the CIA, resigned his senior fellowship post at Harvard over the school's decision to include Manning as a visiting fellow.
    • "We will try to reschedule it as soon as we can, but the CIA director, is obviously, in charge of his schedule," Elmendorf said.
    • "Several hours later, the CIA released a letter that Pompeo wrote to a Harvard official.
  • NYT > Education 5 days 3 hours ago
    • The authorities at Louisiana State University are investigating whether fraternity hazing led to the death of a freshman on Thursday, the university said.
    • The student, Maxwell Raymond Gruver, 18, was taken from the Phi Delta Theta fraternity on Thursday morning to a hospital because of a “medical emergency” and was later pounced dead, the university said in a statement.
    • Gruver but said its Police Department was investigating the episode as a “potential hazing incident.” “The death of Maxwell Gruver was tragic and untimely,” F. King Alexander, the university’s president, said in the statement. “There are allegations that Maxwell’s death was related to hazing, but I want to emphasize that this is an evolving situation.” Mr.
    • Alexander said that all fraternity and sorority activities at the school were suspended indefinitely.
    • Recruitment at fraternities and sororities there ended last month.
  • Education : NPR 5 days 8 hours ago
    • After More Than 20 Years, Newark, N.J., Regains Control Of Public Schools The public school system in Newark, N.J., will be returned to local control for the first time in more than 20 years.
    • NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, who attended and taught in Newark Public Schools for years.
  • NYT > Education 6 days 8 hours ago
    • In February, Berkeley canceled a speech by Mr.
    • Coulter, the event sponsors, audience and bystanders.” Both speakers had been invited by the Berkeley College Republicans.
    • Coulter, have accused the university of suppressing free speech.
    • In August, Mayor Jesse Arreguin of Berkeley asked the university to cancel Mr.
    • Yiannopoulos’s speech, and the university declined, saying it would not reject student groups’ invited speakers based on their political beliefs.