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Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues - The New York Times
Kayla Delzer, a teacher in Mapleton, N.D., has created a flexible classroom where her third graders sit where they please and learn to post on Instagram. Tech companies are courting teachers like Ms. Delzer to help improve and promote their education tools.
education  ethics  teaching  teachers  social  siliconvalley  tech  nytimes  technology  socialmedia 
december 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The College Try — The California Sunday Magazine
Liz Waite and Kersheral Jessup couldn’t afford a higher education, let alone rent. But they worked and scrounged and slept on couches to put themselves through school. Will their degrees be worth it?
thecaliforniasundaymagazine  education  highereducation  college  economy  debt  studentloans 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost. - The New York Times
Free-market boosters, including Betsy DeVos, promised that a radical expansion of charter schools would fix the stark inequalities in the state’s education system. The results in the classrooms are far more complicated.
education  michigan  charterschools  betsydevos  nytimes  nytimesmag  inequality 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
‘The Way to Survive It Was to Make A’s’ - The New York Times
They were the first black boys to integrate the South’s elite prep schools. They drove themselves to excel in an unfamiliar environment. But at what cost?
education  nytimes  nytimesmag  segregation  race  privateschools  integration  racism 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Education by the Numbers - The New York Times
Statistics show just how profound the inequalities in America’s education system have become.
nytimes  nytimesmag  education  inequality  racism 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City - The New York Times
How one school became a battleground over which children benefit from a separate and unequal system.
nikolehannahjones  education  newyork  racism  race  poverty  schools  segregation  nytimes  nytimesmag 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Resegregation of Jefferson County - The New York Times
What one Alabama town’s attempt to secede from its school district tells us about the fragile progress of racial integration in America.
nytimes  nytimesmag  alabama  segregation  education  race  racism  class  nikolehannahjones 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Can a Tech Start-Up Successfully Educate Children in the Developing World? - The New York Times
Bridge International Academies — a chain of inexpensive private schools —
has ambitious plans to revolutionize education for poor children. But can its
for-profit model work in some of the most impoverished places on Earth?
bridgeinternationalacademies  education  thirdworld  developingworld  poverty  forprofitschools  schools  nytimes  nytimesmag 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost. - The New York Times
Free-market boosters, including Betsy DeVos, promised that a radical expansion of charter schools would fix the stark inequalities in the state’s education system. The results in the classrooms are far more complicated.
charterschools  education  michigan  nytimes 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Running Free in Germany’s Outdoor Preschools - The New York Times
Robin Hood Waldkindergarten, which opened in 2005, is one of more than 1,500 waldkitas, or “forest kindergartens,” in Germany; Berlin alone has about 20.
alicegregory  nytimes  tmagazine  education  preschools  waldkitas  forestkindergartens  outdoors 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
All the Greedy Young Abigail Fishers and Me - Jezebel
Years ago, I helped Abigail Fishers get into college in Texas. That was my job: I “tutored” entitled teenagers through the application process. Specifically, and ominously for my later life, I taught them to write a convincing personal essay—a task that generally requires identifying some insight, usually gained over some period of growth. And growth often depends on hardship, a thing that none of these 18-year-olds had experienced in a structural sense over the course of their white young lives. Because of the significant disconnect involved in this premise, I always ended up rewriting their essays in the end.
race  education  affirmativeaction  abigailfisher  jezebel  racism  structuralracism  jiatolentino 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of a USC med school dean - LA Times
In USC’s lecture halls, labs and executive offices, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito was a towering figure. The dean of the Keck School of Medicine was a renowned eye surgeon whose skill in the operating room was matched by a gift for attracting money and talent to the university.

There was another side to the Harvard-educated physician.

During his tenure as dean, Puliafito kept company with a circle of criminals and drug users who said he used methamphetamine and other drugs with them, a Los Angeles Times investigation found.
latimes  losangeles  usc  education  drugs  crime  scandal  highereducation 
july 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy | Moira Weigel | US news | The Guardian
For 25 years, invoking this vague and ever-shifting nemesis has been a favourite tactic of the right – and Donald Trump’s victory is its greatest triumph
pcculture  politicalcorrectness  conservatism  politics  highereducation  education  think  tanks  universities  theguardian  america  trump  donaldtrump 
may 2017 by brendanmcfadden
A Dream of Secular Utopia in ISIS’ Backyard
At a college in Kurdish Syria, Rojava tries to train its future leaders.
nytimes  isis  syria  middleast  terrorism  secularism  education  highereducation 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden
In Elite Schools' Vast Endowments, Malcolm Gladwell Sees 'Obscene' Inequity
In a sharp-elbowed opinion piece in The New York Times this week, Victor Fleischer, a law professor at the University of San Diego, took several big-name schools to task for the ways that they handle their endowments. Fleischer cited Harvard, the University of Texas, Stanford and Princeton — but he reserved his harshest criticism for Yale University, which he says pays private equity firms $480 million a year to handle its endowment. Meanwhile, he says the school spends only $170 million dollars on financial aid for students — while tuition often rises.
npr  malcomgladwell  tuition  highereducation  college  hedgefunds  privateequity  endowment  education 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Black Arts: The $800 Million Family Selling Art Degrees and False Hopes
Stephens has plenty to celebrate. Since taking over as president of the family-owned Academy of Art University more than two decades ago, she’s transformed the 86-year-old for-profit institution from a regional operation into America’s largest private art university. Under her watch enrollment has skyrocketed from 2,200 to 16,000, generating an estimated $300 million in annual revenues, heavily subsidized by federal student loans. The Stephens family has turned that pile of art-school tuition into one of the largest real estate empires in San Francisco, with more than 40 properties in prime areas, including a historic former cannery on Fisherman’s Wharf and a 138,000-square-foot office building steps from City Hall. In all, the real estate is worth an estimated $420 million, net of debt, and the family pulls in tens of millions of dollars each year leasing these buildings back to the Academy of Art for classrooms and dorms.
forbes  education  arts  sanfrancisco  academyofartuniversity  college  highereducation 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Tale of Two Schools
Fieldston and University Heights are in the same borough but worlds apart. How much understanding between their students can a well-told story bring?
newyork  city  education  schools  nytimes  nytimesmag  bronx 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden
South L.A. student finds a different world at UC Berkeley
COLUMN ONE South L.A. student finds a different world at Cal Kashawn Campbell grew up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in South Los Angeles. Yet he became a straight-A student at Jefferson High School. But at UC Berkeley, he found challenges far greater than he anticipated. More photos Kashawn Campbell overcame many obstacles to become a straight-A student. But his freshman year at UC Berkeley shook him to the core.
southcentral  ucberkeley  poverty  latimes  losangeles  education 
august 2013 by brendanmcfadden
Confessions of a Seventh-Grade Texas History Teacher
Bobby Jackson has taught students in the Aransas County school district about the Plains Indians, the Battle of San Jacinto, and Spindletop since the state celebrated its sesquicentennial. How he does it bears no resemblance to the class I took when I was stuck in middle school.
education  texasmonthly  school  middleschool  teachers 
september 2012 by brendanmcfadden
Everything You've Heard About Failing Schools Is Wrong
Attendance: up. Dropout rates: plummeting. College acceptance: through the roof. My mind-blowing year inside a "low-performing" school.
failingschools  education  schools  motherjones 
september 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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