Education

UMass President Leaving For Post In Maryland

December 17, 2014
Robert Caret during his installation as the president of the University of Massachusetts in 2011. (Matt Bennett/Governor's Office)

Robert Caret is leaving to become the chancellor of the University System of Maryland.

Judge: Rape Lawsuit Against Harvard Can Proceed

December 13, 2014

A Massachusetts judge has reinstated a lawsuit against Harvard University over child rape allegations against a now-dead swim coach that date back four decades.

In One California Town, Police Want Kids To Lay Down Their Nerf Guns

December 12, 2014
Police in Livermore, Calif. want high school students to end their yearly mock battle with Nerf guns. Pictured are boys with Nerf guns in Michigan. (lisbokt/Flickr)

High school students in Livermore have taken up arms in their yearly game of “Assassin” — a mock battle with Nerf guns.

7 Things You Didn’t Know Were In The ‘Cromnibus’

December 12, 2014
The Capitol Dome and the Capitol Christmas Tree are illuminated late Thursday evening as Congress works to pass a $1.1 trillion U.S. government-wide spending bill and avoid a government shutdown, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

We take a look at what’s inside the spending bill, including a huge change to campaign finance rules and budget cuts for the EPA.

Report: UMass Amherst Will Spend $8M On Football Team This Year

December 12, 2014
Northern Illinois running back Cameron Stingily scores a touchdown in the team's win over UMass in November of last year at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. (Stew Milne/AP)

A report projects that the UMass Amherst football program will lose more than $8 million this fiscal year.

Survey: 20 Percent Of Female College Student Victims Report Sexual Assault To Police

December 11, 2014
Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females, 1995–2013

That compares to 32 percent of nonstudent female victims who report the assault to police.

Massachusetts Gets $15M For Pre-School Expansion

December 10, 2014

Gov. Patrick says the federal funds will help expand pre-school programming for about 750 four-year-olds in the participating cities.

Harvard Law Students, Others Want Exam Delays Amid Brown, Garner Cases

December 10, 2014

Student groups at Harvard Law School, Georgetown University Law Center and Columbia Law School say protests over the cases have prevented many students from preparing for exams.

Fallout Continues After Rolling Stone Backtracks On UVA Rape Story

December 8, 2014
University of Virginia students walk to campus past the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.  The university has suspended activities at all campus fraternal organizations amid an investigation into a published report in which a student described being sexually assaulted by seven men in 2012 at the Phi Kappa Psi house.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Fraternities on campus are asking to be reinstated after being suspended due to an alleged gang rape of a student named Jackie at a frat house.

Recess — It’s Not Just For Grade Schoolers Anymore

December 3, 2014
High school senior and Youth Radio reporter Eli Arbreton makes the case that recess belongs on high schoolers’ schedules, right alongside AP chemistry and English (Stuart Herbert/Flickr)

Youth Radio’s Eli Arbreton makes the case that recess belongs on high schoolers’ schedules, right alongside AP chemistry and English.

The Future Of 3-D Printing

December 3, 2014
Mechanical engineering professor Christopher Williams (right) works with a student in the DREAMS Lab at Virginia Tech. (Jim Stroup/Virginia Tech)

It’s been a hot year for the technology, yet 3-D printers still seem a ways away from truly going mainstream.

How The Media Covered Rape Allegations At UVA

December 3, 2014
University of Virginia students walk to campus past the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. The university has suspended activities at all campus fraternal organizations amid an investigation into a published report in which a student described being sexually assaulted by seven men in 2012 at the Phi Kappa Psi house. (Steve Helber/AP)

Questions are being raised about a Rolling Stone reporter’s approach to investigating and telling the story of an alleged gang rape.

The New Science Of Adolescence

December 1, 2014
Larry Steinberg's latest book is "Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence." (rromer/Flickr)

Larry Steinberg says new brain science is starting to reveal why teenagers seem to stay teenage through their mid-twenties.

3 Months After Student Walkout, Madison Park Administrators See Progress

December 1, 2014
Madison Park High School in Roxbury (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

But bringing new leadership and direction to Boston’s only vocational school remains a work in progress.

BU Asks Judge To Quash Council Subpoena Issued To School’s President

November 28, 2014

Boston University has asked a judge to quash or change a subpoena the Boston City Council issued to the school’s president, demanding that he appear at a hearing on diversity.

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