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California Tells Schools to Start Later, Giving Teenagers More Sleep

A new law pushed back start times at most public middle and high schools, citing research that says attendance and performance will improve if teenagers get more sleep.

ACT Change Will Allow Students to Retake Individual Sections

Starting next September, high schoolers won’t need to repeat the entire ACT exam to improve their score.

Do Works by Men Implicated by #MeToo Belong in the Classroom?

Two years after the rise of the #MeToo movement, educators continue to grapple with how to deal with writers and artists accused of abuse.

Harvard Won a Key Affirmative Action Battle. But the War’s Not Over.

More than 40 years after the Supreme Court first weighed in on race-conscious admissions, the fight remains as fractious as ever.

A Teenager Killed Himself After Being Outed as Bisexual. His Family Wants Justice.

The family and classmates of Channing Smith, a high school junior, said his death was a result of “social media bullying” and called for a thorough investigation.

Caltech Gets a Windfall for Climate Research: $750 Million

The gift from Stewart and Lynda Resnick, the billionaire owners of bottled water and agriculture companies, comes amid growing urgency over climate change.

A School Put an Autistic Boy’s Desk in a Bathroom, Setting Off a Debate on Stigmas

The 11-year-old student was given a desk over a toilet as a quiet place to do schoolwork. The school’s superintendent said the “idea was well-intentioned.”

College Admissions Scandal: Parent Gets 4 Months in Brazen Scheme

Devin Sloane, who is accused of paying $250,000 to get his son into college, was the second parent sentenced in the sweeping case, after the actress Felicity Huffman.

Poor Schools Keep Getting Crushed in Football. Is It Time to Level the Playing Field?

A growing number of states are considering whether economic status should help determine which opponents schools play.

M.I.T. Media Lab, Already Rattled by the Epstein Scandal, Has a New Worry

Former researchers for a “food computer” initiative at the lab say the project’s leader misled outsiders about how it was going.

Iranian Students Set to Start at U.S. Universities Are Barred From Country

The students, who were mostly headed to schools in the University of California system, had visas in hand when they were blocked from their flights this month.

Annette Kolodny, Feminist Critic and Scholar, Dies at 78

She was a pioneer in the field of ecofeminism, in which she drew parallels between the ravaging of the environment and the ravaging of women.

Graduate Students, After Gains in Union Efforts, Face a Federal Setback

The National Labor Relations Board has moved to reverse a 2016 ruling that eased the way for organizing at private universities.

Syrian Children Saved a German Village. And a Village Saved Itself.

Four years after Germany took in over one million migrants, integration is quietly working, one village at a time.
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