Is Education No Longer the ‘Great Equalizer’?

It lifts all boats, but not by equal amounts.

#autor-david, #chetty-raj, #children-and-childhood, #claudia-goldin, #democratic-party, #doepke-matthias, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #education-k-12, #equal-educational-opportunities, #fryer-roland-g-jr, #income-inequality, #katz-lawrence-f, #parenting, #united-states-economy

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Why the Hollywood Elite Are Giving to Los Angeles Schools

Tuesday: A group including George Clooney is set to start a film and television school in the city’s public school district.

#beutner-austin, #clooney-george, #education-k-12, #los-angeles-calif, #philanthropy

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Emily Oster Fought to Reopen Schools, Becoming a Hero and a Villain

The economist Emily Oster offers loads of data-driven advice about children and Covid-19. Many parents live by her words. Others say she’s dangerous.

#brown-university, #child-care, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #emily-oster, #parenting

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George Clooney’s New Cause: A Public High School in Los Angeles

The actor and other stars will start a school to train teenagers for jobs in Hollywood, the latest in a series of entertainment industry donations to city schools.

#black-people, #careers-and-professions, #clooney-george, #creative-artists-agency, #darling-hammond-linda, #education-k-12, #kaling-mindy, #longoria-eva, #los-angeles-calif, #magnet-schools, #nicole-avant, #philanthropy, #washington-kerry

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No Witchcraft, but Specter of Covid Shaped a Classroom in Salem, Mass.

A third-grade class in a historic town navigated a school year of loss and resilience shadowed by the pandemic.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #salem-mass

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Inside the ‘Deadly Serious’ World of E-Sports in South Korea

Each year, thousands of young South Koreans compete to join pro e-sports teams, but only a few make the cut​. An American company in Seoul wants to help more young gamers find jobs.

#asian-games, #colleges-and-universities, #computer-and-video-games, #content-type-personal-profile, #e-sports, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #seoul-south-korea, #south-korea

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A School District Got Rid of Columbus Day. It Didn’t Stop There.

A New Jersey school district, criticized for renaming the day for Indigenous people, eliminated the names of all holidays. It might undo that, too.

#columbus-day, #education-k-12, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #indigenous-people, #italian-americans, #native-americans, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #randolph-nj

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Scholarly Groups Condemn Laws Limiting Teaching on Race

More than 20 states have introduced legislation restricting lessons on racism and other so-called “divisive concepts.”

#colleges-and-universities, #critical-race-theory, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #history-academic-subject, #law-and-legislation, #pen-american-center, #race-and-ethnicity, #states-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Two Team Photos, One Difference: The Cheerleader With Down Syndrome

A junior high cheerleading team took nearly identical photos with and without Morgyn Arnold. The school called the publication of the photo without her a mistake that is under investigation.

#arnold-morgyn, #cheerleaders, #down-syndrome, #education-k-12, #layton-utah, #shoreline-junior-high-school, #utah, #yearbooks

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Title IX Protections Extend to Transgender Students, Education Dept. Says

Using a Supreme Court ruling as its guide, the department will issue guidance that says discrimination against gay and transgender students is prohibited under the 1972 law.

#athletics-and-sports, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cardona-miguel-a-1975, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #federal-aid-us, #gender, #states-us, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Why Remote Learning Is a Failure

Remote learning needs to end with the pandemic.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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NATO, Crime, Jupiter: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #democratic-party, #disabilities, #education-k-12, #international-relations, #juno-spacecraft, #justice-department, #lordstown-motors-corp, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #novavax-inc, #politics-and-government, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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If You Ignore Pornography, You Aren’t Teaching Sex Ed

Refusing to discuss sexually explicit media won’t make it go away.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #dating-and-relationships, #education-k-12, #men-and-boys, #parenting, #pornography, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

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A Fading Coal County Bets on Schools, but There’s One Big Hitch

Hard hit by the decline of mining, a rural area in West Virginia is trying to attract teachers in a comeback effort. What’s lacking are jobs for the graduates.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #education-k-12, #labor-and-jobs, #mcdowell-county-w-va, #population, #rural-areas, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Verda Tetteh Won a $40,000 Scholarship Then Asked That it Go To Someone With More Need

Verda Tetteh, 17, was awarded the scholarship during the graduation ceremony at her Massachusetts high school. Moments later, she returned it and said it should go to a student who needed it more.

#colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #harvard-university, #immigration-and-emigration, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #verda-tetteh

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Tom Hanks and the History We Need to Learn

Reacting to an essay by Mr. Hanks, readers discuss the Tulsa race massacre and other parts of our history, both shameful and inspiring, that are often not taught.

#black-people, #education-k-12, #hanks-tom, #history-academic-subject, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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How to Think Outside Your Brain

The days when we could do it all in our heads are over.

#brain, #education, #education-k-12, #intelligence-and-intelligence-tests-iq, #memory, #philosophy, #psychology-and-psychologists

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Two Black Students Won School Honors. Then Came the Calls for a Recount.

After two white families claimed a grade calculation error, a Mississippi school added their children as co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian, reviving questions about race and equity.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #black-people, #cleveland-miss, #education-k-12, #grading-of-students, #mississippi, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #race-and-ethnicity

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Sexual Harassment and Online Abuse Pervasive in British Schools, Review Finds

The investigation, which relied on accounts from 900 students, found that sexual harassment — from sexist name-calling to requests for explicit photos — was endemic.

#education-k-12, #great-britain, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #youth

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Rich Schools, Poor Schools and a Biden Plan

The way U.S. education is funded can widen disparities. A proposed $20 billion program seeks to even things out.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #education-k-12, #federal-aid-us, #income-inequality

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We Must Fully Reopen Schools This Fall. Here’s How.

A blueprint for the C.D.C. to bring children back to classrooms safely.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #education-k-12

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Richard Robinson Dies at 84; Turned Scholastic Into an Empire

With help from Harry Potter, the Magic School Bus and the Baby-Sitters Club, he created the largest publisher and distributor of children’s books.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #education-k-12, #harry-potter-book, #robinson-richard-1937, #scholastic-corporation, #the-baby-sitters-club-book

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Sexual Abuse Survivors from Syracuse Seek to Change A Law

A proposed law in New York would clear the way for people who were abused after turning 18 to sue for damages.

#albany-ny, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #colleges-and-universities, #education-k-12, #new-york-child-victims-act-2019, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #syracuse-ny, #syracuse-university

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New York Turns to Smart Thermometers for Disease Detection in Schools

The technology company Kinsa will distribute as many as 100,000 internet-connected thermometers through the city’s elementary schools.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #fever, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #influenza, #kinsa-inc, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #thermometers, #varma-jay-k, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Will You Go to Prom With Us?

Monday: The Times attended four pandemic-influenced proms across California. They were colorful, poignant and joyful.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #proms

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Don’t Kill Remote Learning. Black and Brown Families Need It.

Eliminating remote learning exacerbates already-existing educational and health care inequities.

#black-people, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Student Is Denied High School Diploma for Wearing Mexican Flag

Ever Lopez said he wanted to represent his Mexican roots as he graduated from high school in Asheboro, N.C. The school said the flag violated the ceremony’s dress code.

#asheboro-n-c, #dress-codes, #education-k-12, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #mexican-americans, #north-carolina, #tiktok-bytedance

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School District Agrees to Pay $3 Million After a Bullied Boy, 8, Killed Himself

Cincinnati Public Schools reached the settlement on Friday, more than three years after Gabriel Taye died by suicide.

#bullies, #carson-elementary-school-cincinnati-ohio, #cincinnati-ohio, #education-k-12, #parenting, #reynolds-cornelia-1989, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #taye-benyam, #taye-gabriel-d-2017

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Turning Child Care Into a New Cold War

Republicans talk a good game about families. And then stiff them.

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What It’s Like to Be a Teenage Mom During the Pandemic

As new parents and high school students, they were determined to build a better future in the midst of unprecedented hardship.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #teenage-pregnancy

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Football Coach Is Replaced After He Forced Student to Eat Pork, Lawyer Says

An Ohio city school board voted not to renew the contract of a high school head coach after he and others forced a student to eat pepperoni despite his religious beliefs, a lawyer for the boy’s family said.

#canton-ohio, #coaches-and-managers, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #school-discipline-students

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High School Football Coaches Suspended After Teen Is Forced to Eat Pork, Lawyer Says

A 17-year-old in Canton, Ohio, was forced to eat a pepperoni pizza even though the coaches were aware he does not eat pork because he is a Hebrew Israelite, a lawyer for the boy’s family said. The Police Department is investigating.

#canton-ohio, #education-k-12, #football, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #ohio

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They Kept Schools Running as Covid Raged: ‘We Had to Be Here’

Last year, one million students and their teachers emptied out of New York City’s school buildings as the pandemic took hold of the city. These are the staff members who stayed.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses, #star-academy-brooklyn-ny

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The Luckiest Workers in America? Teenagers.

Teens are picking up jobs — and higher wages — as companies scramble to hire. But that trend could have a downside.

#education-k-12, #employee-fringe-benefits, #foreign-workers, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries, #youth

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In a Post-Covid World, Let’s Pay Teachers Six Figures

The pandemic gave us a newfound appreciation for educators. Now let’s compensate them accordingly.

#education-k-12, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Mount Sinai Seeks to Expand School Virus Testing Program

The health system, which is preparing to open a new laboratory that could process 100,000 tests a day, wants to take its program to public schools this fall.

#ackman-william-a, #charter-schools, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #knowledge-is-power-program, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #paniz-mondolfi-alberto, #philanthropy, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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The End of Online Classes

Masks will still be required, and schools will follow social-distancing guidelines, but vaccinations are not yet mandatory.

#de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #elections-mayors, #fumudoh-ziwe, #new-york-city, #yang-andrew-1975

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Yearbook Photos of Girls Were Altered to Hide More of Their Chests

Parents and students said they were outraged that photos of at least 80 female students at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns County, Fla., had been digitally edited.

#bartram-trail-high-school, #body-shaming, #education-k-12, #fashion-and-apparel, #nancy-tray, #photography, #riley-okeefe, #school-discipline-students, #st-johns-county-fla, #women-and-girls, #yearbooks

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529 Plans for College: Shop Around and Save Fees

There was big growth in account balances during the pandemic, but some states are offering promotions to attract even more savers.

#529-savings-plans, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #education, #education-k-12, #morningstar-inc, #personal-finances, #savings, #states-us, #tuition, #vanguard-group-inc

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Ventilation and Testing Can Help Keep U.S. Schools Open in Fall, Studies Suggest

The studies follow recent federal guidance that all schools teaching students from kindergarten through grade 12 should continue to implement mask-wearing policies through the end of the current school year.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #internal-essential, #research, #tests-medical

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How Texas Republicans Want to Recast History

We spoke with our reporter Simon Romero about legislative proposals that could shape the way future Texans see the world.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas

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How Andrew Yang Won Over Orthodox Brooklyn

A slew of influential ultra-Orthodox Jewish leaders endorsed Mr. Yang, motivated by one overriding issue: “Yeshivas, yeshivas, yeshivas.”

#borough-park-brooklyn-ny, #education-k-12, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #new-york-city, #orthodox-judaism, #primaries-and-caucuses, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #yang-andrew-1975

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Why Your Kid Likes Comparing Neptune to a Dust Mite

Bigger than a planet? Smaller than an atom? Size comparison videos are all the rage and may scratch a very old itch.

#3-d-devices-and-effects, #documentary-films-and-programs, #education-k-12, #psychology-and-psychologists, #school-discipline-students, #space-and-astronomy, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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Alabama Lifts Its Ban on Yoga in Schools

For the first time in three decades, yoga can be taught, but the law will still bar teachers from using Sanskrit names for poses.

#alabama, #children-and-childhood, #conservatism-us-politics, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-religion, #gray-jeremy-1985, #ivey-kay, #language-and-languages, #law-and-legislation, #religion-state-relations, #state-legislatures, #yoga

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Critical Race Theory and Wokeness

Some states are trying to ban curriculums that acknowledge this country’s history of racism. It’s creating a new culture war over a school of thought called critical race theory.

#bell-derrick-a-jr, #critical-race-theory, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #goldberg-michelle-1975, #republican-party

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Join The Daily to Celebrate Graduation

After a year like no other for schools across the country, Michael Barbaro and “The Daily” team celebrate commencement with the students and faculty of “Odessa.”

#barbaro-michael, #education-k-12, #the-daily-radio-program

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In Taliban-Controlled Areas, Girls Are Fleeing for One Thing: an Education

Two districts in Afghanistan’s northwest offer a glimpse into life under the Taliban, who have completely cut off education for teenage girls.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #dostum-abdul-rashid, #education-k-12, #jowzjan-province-afghanistan, #taliban, #women-and-girls

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What It Would Take for N.Y.C. Schools to Fully Reopen This Fall

Mayor Bill de Blasio must soon make crucial decisions about medical waivers for teachers, remote schooling and social distancing for September.

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees

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What We Can Learn From Fearless Girls

Afghanistan shows that change comes through teachers as well as troops.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #education-k-12, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #women-and-girls

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What I Learned From Students About Their Pandemic Struggles

Reporting on the impact of the pandemic, I had hoped to gain a deeper understanding of teenagers’ pain. But I received much more than that.

#columbia-mo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #missouri, #new-york-city, #new-york-times, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #school-discipline-students, #youth

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