Supreme Court Allows Elite High School’s New Admissions Rules

A group including parents of Asian American students challenged the new criteria at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #race-and-ethnicity, #supreme-court-us, #tests-and-examinations, #thomas-jefferson-high-school-for-science-and-technology-fairfax-va, #virginia

Coach’s Prayers Prompt Supreme Court Test of Religious Freedom

Joseph Kennedy, a football coach at a public high school in Washington State, lost his job after praying on the 50-yard line after games.

#americans-united-for-separation-of-church-and-state, #bremerton-wash, #coaches-and-managers, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #football, #freedom-of-religion, #interscholastic-athletics, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #religion-state-relations, #school-boards, #supreme-court-us

Attention, High Schoolers

We’d like to hear your opinions. Send us a letter about a recent article that caught your eye in The Times.

#education-k-12, #education-secondary, #letters, #new-york-times

Should More Students Skip College?

Readers discuss John McWhorter’s suggestion that ending high school after 10th grade and skipping college are better options for some students.

#colleges-and-universities, #education-secondary, #graduate-schools-and-students

Shooting Outside Iowa School Leaves 1 Teen Dead and 2 Critically Wounded

Potential suspects were in custody after the shooting at East High School in Des Moines, the authorities said.

#des-moines-iowa, #east-side-high-school, #education-secondary, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

Recall in San Francisco

Does the Bay Area school board vote represent fury at Covid closures or something else?

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #collins-alison-m, #education-secondary, #internal-sub-only-nl, #lowell-high-school-san-francisco-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #recall, #san-francisco-calif, #school-boards

How It Feels to Be an Asian Student in an Elite Public School

Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech and other schools across the country are under pressure to end entrance exams. Students have complicated feelings about that.

#admissions-standards, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-technical-high-school, #carranza-richard-a, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #race-and-ethnicity, #stuyvesant-high-school, #tests-and-examinations

A School Won 92-4 in Basketball. Then the Coach Was Suspended.

Sacred Heart Academy, a Catholic high school for girls in Hamden, Conn., said that running up the score against Lyman Hall High School did not mesh with its values.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #coaches-and-managers, #connecticut, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #hamden-conn, #interscholastic-athletics, #new-haven-conn, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #wallingford-conn

High Schoolers Barred From Hockey Games After Crudely Taunting a Goalie

After students at a Pennsylvania high school yelled sexually explicit chants at a visiting team’s only female player, the entire student body was barred from games for the rest of the season.

#discrimination, #education-secondary, #hockey-ice, #interscholastic-athletics, #kittanning-pa, #pennsylvania, #school-discipline-students, #women-and-girls

N.Y. Charter School Prepares Students for Basketball Careers

The Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School opened its doors in September in the Bronx with an unusual focus for a charter school: career paths related to the game.

#basketball, #bronx-nyc, #charter-schools, #earl-monroe-new-renaissance-basketball-school, #education-secondary, #klores-dan, #monroe-earl, #national-basketball-assn

Schools Reopen: Stories From Across Pandemic America

Across the country, students are returning to classes. We connected with hundreds of them to see how they — along with teachers, administrators and parents — are coping.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #principals-school, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees

Students in Philippines Enter Second Year of Remote Schooling

The closure is spawning a backlash in a country where many people do not have access to a computer or the internet at home. Most schools in the United States and Britain have resumed in-person instruction.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #philippines, #viruses

The Girls of Clearview High Are Back on the Field

For the defending New Jersey field-hockey state champions, last year was a season of frustration and loss — and this year’s tryouts are a chance to rebuild

#2021-education-issue, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-secondary, #hockey-field, #interscholastic-athletics, #new-jersey

Thacher, a California Prep School, Apologizes for Past Sex Abuse

In a 91-page report, the private coed boarding school in Ojai detailed sexual assaults and harassment against students dating back to the 1980s.

#california, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #education-secondary, #ojai-calif, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #teachers-and-school-employees, #thacher-school-ojai-calif, #women-and-girls

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

Trappes est-elle, un ‘territoire perdu de la République’?

À Trappes, un âpre combat oppose le maire à un enseignant qui affirme que la ville est aux mains des islamistes. Leur conflit attise le débat national sur l’identité française.

#content-type-personal-profile, #education-secondary, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #lemaire-didier, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #rabeh-ali, #race-and-ethnicity, #religion-state-relations, #terrorism, #trappes-france

The Mayor, the Teacher and a Fight over a ‘Lost Territory’ of France

A battle erupted after a high-school teacher said that Islamists had taken over the city of Trappes, a view vigorously countered by the mayor, sharpening a national debate over French identity.

#content-type-personal-profile, #education-secondary, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #lemaire-didier, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #rabeh-ali, #race-and-ethnicity, #religion-state-relations, #terrorism, #trappes-france

Her High School Said She Ranked Third in Her Class. So She Went to Court.

A recent graduate in Alpine, Texas, who could not find an affordable lawyer represented herself in court, arguing that school officials made errors in tabulating grade-point averages.

#alpine-tex, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #decisions-and-verdicts, #education-secondary, #grading-of-students, #sullivan-dalee

High Schools Are Posting Their College Lists. Don’t Be Misled.

The rosters showing where seniors are headed say little about the role that money and value played in their decisions.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #education-secondary, #parenting, #private-and-sectarian-schools

What the Pandemic Can’t Touch

In Texas oil country, a photographer captures one high school’s struggle to reopen during the pandemic — and witnesses the region’s resilience.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-secondary, #odessa-tex, #odessa-high-school-odessa-tex, #permian-basin-north-america, #photography

The New Teenage Milestones

As Sweet Sixteens, proms and graduation ceremonies were disrupted or canceled, kids turned their losses into opportunities for new traditions with friends.

#colleges-and-universities, #education-secondary, #parties-social, #proms, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Only 8 Black Students Are Admitted to Stuyvesant High School

Once again, tiny numbers of Black and Latino students received offers to attend New York City’s elite public high schools.

#admissions-standards, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #education, #education-secondary, #new-york-city, #segregation-and-desegregation, #stuyvesant-high-school

Italy’s Problem With School Dropouts Goes From Bad to Worse in Pandemic

Even before the coronavirus hit, Italy had among the worst dropout rates in Europe. But closed schools and online classes have pushed students out in ever higher numbers.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dropouts, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #italy, #naples-italy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

Tennessee Student Killed by Police Did Not Fire Bullet That Hit Officer, Officials Say

Anthony J. Thompson Jr., 17, a student at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tenn., was fatally shot during a struggle, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

#attacks-on-police, #education-secondary, #knoxville-tenn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #tennessee

High School Football Coach Is Fired After Players’ Use of Anti-Semitic Language

School officials in Duxbury, Mass., denounced what they called the “horrifying and disappointing” language and said they had hired a private lawyer to conduct an investigation.

#anti-semitism, #coaches-and-managers, #duxbury-mass, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #interscholastic-athletics, #teachers-and-school-employees

‘When Normal Life Stopped’: College Essays Reflect a Turbulent Year

This year’s admissions essays became a platform for high school seniors to reflect on the pandemic, race and loss.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Missing Hours: 7 Students on Losing a Year of After-School Activities

No football, no dance, no Y.M.C.A.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-secondary, #new-york-city, #organizations-societies-and-clubs

Slowly, More Students Return to Classrooms

A year into the pandemic, a growing number of districts — including Los Angeles — plan to open for in-person learning.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #interscholastic-athletics, #los-angeles-calif, #reading-and-writing-skills-education

New York City High Schools Will Reopen in Pandemic Milestone

The 488 public schools will reopen on March 22. In other large school districts, high school students may not regain access to their classrooms for months.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #education-secondary, #new-york-city

Interest Surges in Top Colleges, While Struggling Ones Scrape for Applicants

Waiving standardized test requirements during the pandemic brought more hopefuls to the Ivy League and large state schools, while less-selective colleges face an alarming drop.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #california-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #common-application-the, #cornell-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-secondary, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sat-college-admission-test

A College Program for Disadvantaged Teens Could Shake Up Elite Admissions

An education program is immersing underprivileged students in Ivy League classes, and the students’ success has raised questions about how elite university gatekeepers determine college prospects.

#admissions-standards, #arizona-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #cornell-university, #cornfeld-leslie, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #ivy-league, #national-education-equity-lab, #new-elisa, #tests-and-examinations, #yale-university

Amid One Pandemic, Students Train for the Next

Researchers have banded together to find safe, virtual ways to teach the principles of microbiology and epidemiology.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #microbiology, #sarasota-fla, #science-and-technology, #tucson-ariz, #van-cortlandt-park-bronx-ny, #viruses, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Reopening Schools Before a Children’s Vaccine

Experts say we may not need to wait.

#children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education, #education-secondary, #grading-of-students, #teachers-and-school-employees, #tests-and-examinations, #vaccination-and-immunization

How China Brought Nearly 200 Million Students Back to School

China says the reopening of classrooms proves that its top-down system is superior. To overwhelmed teachers and students stuck on campuses, its restrictions can feel like overkill.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #politics-and-government

After Virtual Graduation, Protesting for Their Lives

Graduates from around the nation, some in their caps and gowns, have gone to protests after their online ceremonies to make a statement.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

How to Normalize the College Search Process for Juniors

The class of 2021 is missing spring grades, ACT and SAT scores and the chance to take campus tours. Here’s expert advice on what to do.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #sat-college-admission-test

Inclusion of Transgender Student Athletes Violates Title IX, Trump Administration Says

Three female high school students in Connecticut had challenged a scholastic sports policy that allows transgender athletes to compete against them in track.

#alliance-defending-freedom, #athletics-and-sports, #bloomfield-conn, #boughton-mark-d, #canton-conn, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #connecticut, #danbury-conn, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #education-department-us, #glastonbury-conn, #hartford-conn, #interscholastic-athletics, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #track-and-field, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trevor-project, #women-and-girls

Falling Into the Gap Year

With next semester a question mark, more graduating high school seniors are considering deferring college. But what will they do instead?

#colleges-and-universities, #e-learning, #education-secondary, #quarantine-life-and-culture

University of California Considers Phasing Out Standardized Tests

Regents are voting on a proposal to make the SAT and ACT optional for in-state applicants until 2024, and then eliminate them, a decision that would have major implications for college admissions.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #california, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-secondary, #napolitano-janet, #sat-college-admission-test

Michelle Obama and MTV to Host Virtual Prom Celebrations for High School Seniors

The event on May 22 would be the latest high school ritual that students were celebrating online because of social-distancing rules.

#education-secondary, #mtv-networks, #nbc-news, #obama-barack, #obama-michelle, #proms, #voter-registration-and-requirements

With Two 2020 Graduates, Finding New Ways to Graduate Together

Families who are missing the pomp and circumstance for both high school and college are finding new ways to mark their milestones and fend off double disappointment.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

As Europe Reopens Schools, Relief Combines With Risk

Restarting classes is central to reviving economies. But one question haunts the efforts: Just how contagious are children, and could they be the next super spreaders?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #epidemics, #europe, #germany, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical

This Brooklyn High School Found a Way to Honor Its Graduating Seniors

With almost all Class of 2020 ceremonies canceled, high schools like James Madison have devised creative methods to celebrate their departing students.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #madison-james-high-school-brooklyn-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines

A Gap Year During the Coronavirus? Do It Here

Taking a gap year at home can be as meaningful as doing one abroad.

#americorps, #colleges-and-universities, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #middlebury-college, #newton-mass, #obama-malia, #portland-ore, #rural-areas, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #volunteers-and-community-service, #youth

The Coronavirus Ended the War Between Middle Schoolers and Their Parents

The coronavirus lockdown is an opportunity for a reset.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #parenting