Education

Rosalyn Koo, 94, Dies; Fund-Raising Powerhouse for Chinese Communities

It was a deeply intimate project for all the contributors, as Ms. Chung noted: They stayed with it for 15 or more years and attended all the girls’ graduations. The girls called Ms. Koo “Grandma Koo.” When Spring Bud began, thousands of girls in the region were not attending school, in part because the culture’s […]

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Opinion | Mr. President, Don’t Insult Neanderthals

To the Editor: You report in “Biden Denounces States for Lifting Orders on Masks” (front page, March 4) that the president likened the decisions to “Neanderthal thinking.” President Biden unfairly besmirches the Neanderthals, who were in the business of inventing tools for survival, not rejecting them. Doyle StevickColumbia, S.C. New York Needs Term Limits for […]

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A College President Worried About the Risks of Dorm Isolation. So He Moved In.

One thing that Dr. Anarumo could do from his dormitory room was hear them out: Complaints about residential life, about the food and uncollected trash, were already simmering on social media. “The pot was boiling,” Mr. Williams recalled. “People were angry, very angry around campus, very angry.” Mr. Williams had these thoughts on his mind […]

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Biden Administration Steps Up Push for School Reopenings

MERIDEN, Conn. — Having told educators that they would soon be vaccinated, the Biden administration began an aggressive push on Wednesday to drum up support for reopening schools, putting on a show of unity with the leaders of teachers unions and highlighting measures to keep students and staff safe from the coronavirus. A day after […]

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6 Feet or 3 Feet Apart? Why Reopening Schools Is Not So Easy.

While the agency states that all schools can open safely with sufficient mitigation measures, and that the risk of transmission in schools is low when precautions were taken, the bright-line rules — like the requirement of six-foot distancing — seem to be all that most local decision makers can process, she said. “When I was […]

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Texas and Other States Reopen as Covid Cases Fall

But on Wednesday, the state announced that bars could open Friday at 30 percent of their indoor capacity. With two days’ notice to reopen, he called old employees, who were eager to return to work, and restocked the inventory. Then on Friday, he opened his doors and welcomed back regular customers he had not seen […]

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Cornel West Is in a Fight With Harvard, Again

When Cornel West’s Harvard position came up for review recently, Dr. West said he believed his long career as a public intellectual and his past tenure at Princeton, Yale and Harvard itself qualified him for not just a renewal of his contract, but for tenure, the ultimate honor. He had been a prolific writer and […]

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Colleges That Require Virus-Screening Tech Struggle to Say Whether It Works

Before the University of Idaho welcomed students back to campus last fall, it made a big bet on new virus-screening technology. The university spent $90,000 installing temperature-scanning stations, which look like airport metal detectors, in front of its dining and athletic facilities in Moscow, Idaho. When the system clocks a student walking through with an […]

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Colleges That Require Coronavirus Screening Tech Struggle to Say Whether It Works

Before the University of Idaho welcomed students back to campus last fall, it made a big bet on new virus-screening technology. The university spent $90,000 installing temperature-scanning stations, which look like airport metal detectors, in front of its dining and athletic facilities in Moscow, Idaho. When the system clocks a student walking through with an […]

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Biden’s Education Secretary Confirmed – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday easily confirmed Miguel A. Cardona, a career educator who rose through Connecticut’s education system to become a leader in the effort to reopen pandemic-shuttered schools, as the next education secretary. His nomination was approved by a vote of 64 to 33. Dr. Cardona, who was tapped by President Biden […]