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Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Results
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 23:28:54 GMT
Crayola crayons tested negative for dangerous chemicals in a study by a consumer group, the United States Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. A green Playskool crayon tested positive for trace amounts of tremolite, a form of asbestos.
How to Write a Good College Application Essay
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:00:12 GMT
An essay should explain why a student wants to attend a particular college and not others.
The iGen Shift: Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generation
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:00:12 GMT
Colleges and Universities Woo Once-Overlooked Transfer Students
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 18:32:17 GMT
Ida Vasili, 34, a transfer student at Adelphi University on Long Island, meets with Michael Cartusciello, a senior assistant director of university admissions. The university has instant decision and registration days, where students can apply, be admitted and registered in one day.
Half of Yeshivas Under Investigation Denied Entry to Education Officials, City Says
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:54:21 GMT
Children walking to school in Borough Park, Brooklyn. The city has been investigating whether the ultra-Orthodox schools provide an adequate secular education to students, but after three years it has made slow progress.
Nonfiction: A Critic Who Worships Literature, and Defends His Faith Accordingly
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:00:05 GMT
William Giraldi
Transgender Girl, 12, Is Violently Threatened After Facebook Post by Classmate’s Parent
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:22:32 GMT
Brandy Rose obtained an order of protection against a man after she said he “verbally assaulted” her about her transgender daughter, Maddie. Maddie was the target of an inflammatory social media post after she used the girls’ bathroom.
Wordplay: First Day of China Sudoku Championship Devoted to Children
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:05:04 GMT
The second China Sudoku Championship took place this past weekend in Grand Epoch City, outside Beijing.
America’s Education ‘Deserts’ Show Limits of Relaxing Regulations on Colleges
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:24:09 GMT
A graduation ceremony at Virginia Tech. Only 36 percent of students in Virginia can use earnings data to meaningfully shop for their preferred academic program, a study showed.
Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, Feminist, Activist and Author, Dies at 72
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:17:48 GMT
Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz in an undated photograph. Her life of activism began during the civil rights movement, when she was a teenager.
How Civil Must America Be?
Sat, 11 Aug 2018 14:02:26 GMT
A billboard advertising Brownells Retail Store sits on the side of Interstate 80 in Grinnell, Iowa.
Gender Letter: Rebel Women Are Coming to a Public Monument Near You
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:54:43 GMT
Japanese Medical School Accused of Rigging Admissions to Keep Women Out
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:11:31 GMT
Tokyo Medical University reduced the test scores of women, according to a Japanese newspaper.
‘All I Did Was Be Black’: Police Are Called on College Student Eating Lunch
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 19:47:23 GMT
Oumou Kanoute, a student at Smith College, posted images on Facebook describing her encounter with a campus police officer.
Bulletin Board
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 18:54:47 GMT
Jackie Brenner, 18, practicing yoga in the yard of a family friend’s home in Bryn Mawr, Pa., in July. Through her nonprofit, Piece of Peace, she teaches others how to live healthy lives.
Teachers and Students Speak Out When School Gets Real
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 14:24:22 GMT
Battle Over Immigration Rattles Community Colleges
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:00:11 GMT
The Dream Center at Skyline College in San Bruno, Calif., is one of about 40 such centers in California that assist students without legal status.
Considering College? Maybe You Should Invest in a Coach
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:00:10 GMT
Beth Gelles, left, and Nancy Stuzin of the college coaching company Acceptance Ahead. “There’s definitely growing demand; people are coming to us earlier and earlier,” Ms. Stuzin said.
Some College Students Choose a School Where They Don’t Fit, on Purpose
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:00:10 GMT
John DiGravio at the Capitol in Austin, Tex., his home state. He started a club where conservative ideas are talked about at Williams College in Massachusetts and considers his outsider status a kind of calling.
The Information on School Websites Is Not as Safe as You Think
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 17:23:34 GMT
Jillian Prystupa, of Massapequa, N.Y., who is studying to be a history teacher, says she thinks websites should warn visitors if their information is going to be stored or bought and sold.