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‘It’s Like Reliving My Past’: Harvard Lawsuit Echoes Previous Fight Over Race and Admissions

In March 1990, L. Ling-chi Wang got on a plane to Washington, where he felt that his words were being twisted.The

John Maguire, 86, Early Promoter of Diversity in Education, Dies

Long before John D. Maguire was a civil rights activist, and long before he developed some of the most inclusive college

‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ and the History in Historical Fiction

MELBOURNE, Australia — “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” a novel published in the United States by HarperCollins in September, tells the extraordinary

The Mysteries of Animal Movement

David Hu was changing his infant son’s diaper when he got the idea for a study that eventually won him the

Video Games Are a Waste of Time? Not for Those With E-sports Scholarships

Behind a glass partition at the Microsoft store at the Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island, 10 teenage boys settled into

Young Makers Take Action and Tackle Problems

Jennifer Herchenroeder, 35, prototype engineer and racerMs. Herchenroeder’s miniature pink Camaro won a sprint race (a race based on lap time

More Colleges Are Playing the Long Game

Online platforms like Handshake are transforming the way students and employers are communicating and connecting. The San Francisco-based company, begun in

Board Chairman Resigns in Fallout Over a Maryland Football Player’s Death

The chairman of the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents announced his resignation Thursday, a stunning turnabout barely 48 hours

As the Country Grapples With the Shootings at a Pittsburgh Synagogue, Here Are 3 Books on Modern Anti-Semitism

After 11 people were killed in a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, there has been rising concern about anti-Semitic

How ‘Makers’ Make the Classroom More Inclusive

When Jean Kaneko started volunteering at her son’s kindergarten class in Santa Monica, Calif., she was surprised by how hesitant the

A High School Education and College Degree All in One

Chigozie Okorie likes to say that he’s the “high school student who never left high school.” He’s kidding, sort of: Not

‘America to Me’: What Did the Students Think?

On Sunday night, Steve James’s docu-series “America to Me,” a 10-part examination of racial inequities at Oak Park and River Forest

After Teacher Walkouts, Arizona Republicans Jostle Onto Education Platform

PHOENIX — Campaign signs are clustered on street corners and highway ramps across this low-slung, sun-baked city, proclaiming “#YesforEd” and “Protect

The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

The parents in Overland Park, Kan., were fed up. They wanted their children off screens, but they needed strength in numbers.

New York Knew Some Schools in Its $773 Million Plan Were Doomed. They Kept Children in Them Anyway.

Ms. Raiford had not heard about the Renewal program when she enrolled her three grandchildren and one of her sons in

‘Well-Read Black Girl’ Is Bigger Than Glory Edim

This September, outside a boutique store in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, members of the Well-Read Black Girl book club sat

What Would Happen if Harvard Stopped Considering Race in Admissions?

Harvard fosters the ability to “see the world from somebody else’s perspective,” Mr. Khurana said.He said that as a residential dean

Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. Is It the Best Role Model?

The tech giant is positioning itself in schools as a trusted authority on digital citizenship at a moment when the company’s

The Library of Congress Lets You Stream Hundreds of Free Films

Cinephiles, rejoice.The Library of Congress has unveiled its new National Screening Room, a free collection of digitized historical films, commercials, newsreels

Italy’s Tough Line on Immigrants Reaches a School Cafeteria

LODI, Italy — At the beginning of the school year, as most of the elementary students chatted over warm plates of

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: College Athletics and Its Corporate Sponsors

To tune into major college sporting events is to see a parade of advertisements, many of them on the athletes’ uniforms,

Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, Leaves ‘Sesame Street’ After Nearly 50 Years

WOODSTOCK, Conn. — The friendly, bearded face of Caroll Spinney may not be one you recognize immediately. But if you have

Astrology Is Hard, Even if It’s Fake

Getting certified, Ms. Stapleton said, “would give me the professional confidence moving forward that I’d been evaluated by the elders in

Thousands of Theodore Roosevelt’s Papers Are Now Online

Before he took on the “bully pulpit” as the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt lost his first wife

‘You Are Still Black’: Charlottesville’s Racial Divide Hinders Students

The debate over the city’s statue of Robert E. Lee and the white supremacist march last year set Charlottesville apart, and

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