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College Made Them Feel Equal. The Virus Exposed How Unequal Their Lives Are.

By late January, as the coronavirus was moving beyond China, Ms. Canning saw a message from Ms. Lathion saying she planned to be a teaching assistant that coming semester. The two teammates discovered they had both been recruited by Ms. Isaacs to assist with her seminar on forced migration from Latin America. They were joined […]

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DeVos Weighs Waiving Special Education. Parents Are Worried.

WASHINGTON — Tucked away in the $2 trillion coronavirus stabilization bill is a provision that allows Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to seek congressional approval to waive parts of the federal special education law while schools combat the coronavirus pandemic. How she might use that authority scares parents like Jennifer Gratzer, who lives in Seattle. It […]

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The Rev. Joseph O’Hare, Resourceful President of Fordham, Dies at 89

In a meeting with Vatican officials, Father O’Hare said, Catholic educators stated “loud and clear that universities all around the world were concerned about not having universal prescriptions from Rome.” Father O’Hare melded amiability with common sense. “Joe combined Jesuit humanism with Bronx street smarts,” the author Peter Quinn, a Fordham graduate, said in an […]

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Home Schooling, Simplified – The New York Times

Like many people’s homes at the moment, mine now resembles a juvenile corporate office. My 6-year-old logs into Zoom for morning meetings and singalongs, my 8-year-old uses Google Docs to pitch fairy-tale adaptations to his teacher, and both use new email accounts to compare schedules with classmates and dole out emojis. When New York closed […]

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Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus, Too

LYNCHBURG, Va. — As Liberty University’s spring break was drawing to a close this month, Jerry Falwell Jr., its president, spoke with the physician who runs Liberty’s student health service about the rampaging coronavirus. “We’ve lost the ability to corral this thing,” Dr. Thomas W. Eppes Jr. said he told Mr. Falwell. But he did […]

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With Coronavirus Disrupting College, Should Every Student Pass?

Carlos Polanco was living in a dormitory just two weeks ago, taking classes and thinking mostly about getting good grades and life after graduation. Now he is back in Clifton, N.J., home schooling his 12-year-old sister, doing household chores and worrying about the health of his relatives in the Dominican Republic. “It would be amazing […]

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Early Graduation Could Send Medical Students to Virus Front Lines

The battle to treat an ever-growing number of patients infected with the new coronavirus just gained its newest recruits: soon-to-be medical graduates. Several medical schools in Massachusetts and New York announced this week that they intended to offer early graduation to their fourth-year students, fast-tracking them into front-line hospital care as the need for medical […]

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Education Dept. Hits Penn State Again for Sexual Misconduct Procedures

WASHINGTON — The Education Department announced Thursday that it had ordered Pennsylvania State University to make significant changes to the way it investigates complaints of sexual misconduct after a recent investigation found the school continued to mishandle cases years after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The agreement requires the university to review and […]

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Colleges Get Billions in Coronavirus Relief, but Say Deal Falls Short of Needs

Already, schools are refunding tens of millions of dollars in costs for housing and food plans, struggling to pay salaries for faculty and staff members and incurring new costs associated with digital classrooms. And with the college admissions season this spring in flux, they cannot predict tuition revenue in the fall. “Campuses are losing staggering […]

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San Francisco’s Top Art School Plans Closing After Almost 150 Years

The San Francisco Art Institute will not accept students for the fall semester after almost 150 years in operation, ending the legacy of a once-storied school that produced famous artists like Annie Leibovitz, Kehinde Wiley and Catherine Opie. The institute announced Monday in a schoolwide letter that it plans to suspend classes after the spring […]