One of the nation’s most divided urban districts is a leader in trying to draw white and college-educated families back to public schools.
By DANA GOLDSTEIN
The University of Saskatchewan is leading the way in a national charge to make amends for treatment of aboriginal children.
By CATHERINE PORTER
After a professor objected to a racial-awareness event, the protests against him were widely shared online, prompting threats against him and the college.
By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
The department will not consider civil rights investigations mandatory, loosening rules that spurred broad looks at issues from sexual assault to disciplinary actions.
By ERICA L. GREEN
On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus
A Smith College initiative called “Failing Well” is one of a crop of university programs that aim to help high achievers cope with basic setbacks.
By JESSICA BENNETT
Does It Matter Who Runs New York City’s Schools?
Mayoral control of education in New York City is in limbo. Experts say school boards can also be effective, but may be less accountable in a city challenged by poverty.
By KATE TAYLOR
Preaching the Value of Social Studies, in a Second Career
As a principal, Anna Switzer believed children learned best by diving deep into topics like the Brooklyn Bridge. Now she is taking her method to other schools.
By KATE TAYLOR
Turkey Drops Evolution From Curriculum, Angering Secularists
A chapter on evolution will no longer appear in ninth graders’ textbooks because it is considered too “controversial” an idea, an education official said.
By PATRICK KINGSLEY
Consumer Agency Condemns Abuses in Loan Forgiveness Program
A program meant to reward people who take public service jobs for 10 years by erasing their student debts is riddled with problems, a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau concludes.
By STACY COWLEY
An Intergenerational Graduación
My parents sacrificed everything for my safety and education. It was only fitting they share the stage with me at graduation.
By ILEANA NAJARRO
Father-Daughter Dance Gets a Makeover in ‘Modern Family’ Era
With the rise of same-sex couples and single parents, many schools are declaring a tradition antiquated. But others cling (and pose for gauzy photos).
By ELIZABETH HOLMES
The Media Brought the Alt-Right to My Campus
The misrepresentation of Evergreen State “snowflakes” resulted in serious threats and the harassment of students.
By JACQUELINE LITTLETON
Connecticut Bill Would Force Fee Disclosures for Teacher Retirement Plans
Providers of 403(b) plans would have to tell customers annually about how much they were paying for their retirement investments.
By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD
Harvard President Says She Will Step Down Next Year
Drew Gilpin Faust, the first woman to lead Harvard, has overseen increases in diversity and an $8 billion fund-raising campaign since taking the job a decade ago.
By STEPHANIE SAUL
U.S. Halts New Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges
The Education Department vowed to protect student borrowers victimized by fraud but said regulations drafted by the Obama administration were flawed.
By STACY COWLEY and PATRICIA COHEN
Rolling Stone to Pay $1.65 Million to Fraternity Over Discredited Rape Story
The magazine has agreed to settle a lawsuit with the fraternity at the center of a discredited article in which a woman claimed she had been gang raped.
By SYDNEY EMBER
‘How Far Can They Go?’ Police Search of Hundreds of Students Stokes Lawsuit and Constitutional Questions
A sheriff’s department is accused of patting down 900 students with “zero cause.” But what happens to fourth amendment rights when students are in school?
By JACEY FORTIN
Penn State Student’s Dying Hours Play Out in Courtroom Video
Surveillance cameras at a fraternity house recorded 19-year-old Timothy Piazza in distress, and now 18 students are facing charges in his death.
By CAITLIN DICKERSON
A Night of Terror, a Year of Racism
After the Pulse nightclub shooting, there was an outpouring of support for L.G.B.T. and Latino communities. But Muslim-Americans became even more vilified.
By ADAM MANNO
Reviving a Lost Language of Canada Through Film
The first Haida-language feature film is being shot on Canada’s west coast. The biggest challenge? Fewer than 20 people worldwide speak Haida fluently.
By CATHERINE PORTER
CONTRIBUTING OP-ED WRITER
Ending the Curse of Remedial Math
A better way to teach students who think they’re ‘not cut out’ for college.
By DAVID L. KIRP
Success Academy Wins Round in Fight Over Preschool Oversight
An appellate court handed the charter network its first victory over Mayor de Blasio in a battle over authority for prekindergarten classes.
By KATE TAYLOR
Samuel D. Cook, Educator Who Pierced Campus Color Barriers, Dies at 88
The first black professor to hold a tenure-track appointment at a mostly white Southern university, and a childhood friend of Martin Luther King Jr.
By SAM ROBERTS
Stand Up for Your Identity, Hillary Clinton Tells Graduates in Brooklyn
Speaking at a ceremony for Medgar Evers College graduates in Brooklyn, Mrs. Clinton was pointedly political but avoided explicit mention of President Trump.
By ANNIE CORREAL
De Blasio Won’t Call New York Schools ‘Segregated’ but Defends His Diversity Plan
At an event to promote advanced placement classes, Mayor Bill de Blasio was asked about his proposals to improve integration in the city’s public schools.
By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS
City University of New York Moves to Rein In Foundations
Under investigation for the improper use of money from a City College research fund, CUNY proposes stricter controls on funds raised for its schools.
By DAVID W. CHEN
Holberton, a Two-Year Tech School, Emphasizes Diversity
The specialty school, started by two tech entrepreneurs, has no upfront tuition and provides job opportunities in Silicon Valley industries looking for talent.
By KATIE BENNER
Texas Teacher Who Gave Student ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ Award Is Out of a Job
The teacher, who also issued a “most likely to blend in with white people” certificate, gave the mock awards to seventh graders at a ceremony celebrating the end of the school year.
By CHRISTINE HAUSER
The Secret Social Media Lives of Teenagers
‘Private’ groups — like the one used by students whose Harvard acceptances were recently rescinded — may offer a false sense of confidence.
By ANA HOMAYOUN
How to Keep Your College Admission Offer: Start With Digital Literacy
What students do and post online has real-life consequences. It’s on us to teach them that.
By LUVVIE AJAYI
ONE STUDENT’S STORY
A Climb Out of Depression, Doubt and Academic Failure
For a high-performing student from Silicon Valley, college in Boston led to collapse. But with counseling, she is slowly regaining her stride.
By ALINA TUGEND
CLOSING THE GAP
With Innovation, Colleges Fill the Skills Gap
Many employers say college graduates often do not have the skills required for a job. Some colleges are working to solve that problem.
By JOHN HANC
AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE
Higher Education Seeks Answers to Leaner Years
Fewer students and less tuition are eroding the finances of colleges and universities.
By JON MARCUS
Colleges Get Proactive in Addressing Depression on Campus
The number of students suffering from depression, anxiety or suicidal ideas has been rising. Colleges are trying to find out what type of help works best.
By ALINA TUGEND