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Corner Office: Nancy L. Zimpher on Setting a Bold Vision

Corner Office: Nancy L. Zimpher on Setting a Bold Vision

Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor emeritus of the State University of New York system, says that setting an ambitious plan can be powerful for organizations.
How They Got There: Star Pupils Offer Advice on Making It in the Arts

How They Got There: Star Pupils Offer Advice on Making It in the Arts

From left, Alex Lacamoire, Cote de Pablo and Tarell Alvin McCraney, New World graduates.
Third School Report Finds Sexual Misconduct by Choate Teacher

Third School Report Finds Sexual Misconduct by Choate Teacher

Frederic Lyman in 1980, when he was a private school teacher.
Explosion at Minneapolis School Kills 2 Staff Members

Explosion at Minneapolis School Kills 2 Staff Members

An explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis killed two people on Wednesday. The blast happened after a construction crew at the school frantically warned of a gas leak.
Education Life: Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain

Education Life: Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain

Barbara Oakley, a professor at Oakland University in Michigan, in her basement studio where she and her husband created “Learning How to Learn,” the most popular course of all time on Coursera.
Britain Turns to Chinese Textbooks to Improve Its Math Scores

Britain Turns to Chinese Textbooks to Improve Its Math Scores

Students at a primary school in Shanghai last year. Under a government-backed initiative in Britain, more than half the primary schools in England will adopt a teaching approach to math that is used
Markdale Journal: An Ice Cream Maker’s Latest Recipe: Saving the Local School

Markdale Journal: An Ice Cream Maker’s Latest Recipe: Saving the Local School

School buses from Beavercrest Community School driving out of Markdale, Ontario. Parents feared that closing the school would mean busing students further away.
Mark White, Texas Governor Who Championed Public Education, Dies at 77

Mark White, Texas Governor Who Championed Public Education, Dies at 77

Mark White in 1982. As governor of Texas, he championed an overhaul of public education, including the “no pass, no play” rule for high school athletes.
Seeing Hope for Flagging Economy, West Virginia Revamps Vocational Track

Seeing Hope for Flagging Economy, West Virginia Revamps Vocational Track

Teachers troubleshooting a miniature steam engine during a training program at Marshall University. West Virginia is leading the way in transforming vocational education.
A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry

A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry

Students at Flushing International High School in Queens working on projects during a summer program.
Long Island Football Player Dies After Being Hit by 400-Pound Log

Long Island Football Player Dies After Being Hit by 400-Pound Log

Sachem East High School on Long Island, where the police say a log fell on Joshua A. Mileto, 16, during a football conditioning camp.
Long Island Football Player Dies After Being Hit by 400-Pound Log

Long Island Football Player Dies After Being Hit by 400-Pound Log

Sachem East High School on Long Island, where the police say a log fell on Joshua A. Mileto, 16, during a football conditioning camp.
Tucson’s Mexican Studies Program Was a Victim of ‘Racial Animus,’ Judge Says

Tucson’s Mexican Studies Program Was a Victim of ‘Racial Animus,’ Judge Says

Judge A. Wallace Tashima in 2012. He ruled on Tuesday that the decision to end a Mexican-American studies program in Tucson was “motivated by a desire to advance a political agenda by capitalizing on

Videos of Girls Forced to Do Splits at Cheer Camp Prompt Police Investigation

Five Denver public school officials, including the cheerleading coach seen in the video that was made public, were put on leave by the superintendent.