Education

Harvard Under Fire For Secretly Photographing Classes

November 6, 2014

Faculty and students are criticizing Harvard University for secretly photographing about 2,000 students in 10 lecture halls last spring as part of a study on classroom attendance.

Man Who Talked About Bombing Harvard Gets 2 Years In Jail

October 29, 2014

A Moroccan man living in Connecticut who told people he wanted to fly bombs on remote-controlled planes into a federal building in Hartford and Harvard University was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by deportation.

State Predicts Shortage Of College Grads, Calls For More Funding

October 28, 2014

The report predicts that by 2025 public campuses will graduate roughly 55,000 to 65,000 fewer students than employers will need.

Tufts Adjuncts Get Raise In New Deal

October 27, 2014

Part-time professors at Tufts University in Medford have signed off on a new contract with the school, giving them a significant pay raise as well as stronger job security.

MIT Survey Details Sexual Assault On Campus

October 27, 2014

The online survey went into more detail about the nature of possible sexual assaults and sexual harassment than surveys at other schools.

Many School Districts Choose PARCC Over MCAS Test

October 25, 2014

54 percent of school districts have opted to administer the English and mathematics PARCC exams to students in grades 3-8 next year, instead of the MCAS exams. This was the first time school systems were given the choice of which test to administer in grades 3-8.

Judge: UMass Rape Defendants Can Be Tried Together

October 24, 2014

A judge has ruled that four men charged with raping a University of Massachusetts student in her Amherst dorm room two years ago can be tried together, but with one major restriction.

Dorchester’s Mather School Celebrates Its 375th Anniversary

October 22, 2014
A sculpture of a cake in honor of the Mather School's 375th anniversary. (Delores Handy/WBUR)

Founded in 1639, the Mather was the first public elementary school in the U.S.

N.H. College: Arrests, Injuries During Pumpkin Fest

October 19, 2014

Huge crowds including Keene State College students and visitors to an annual pumpkin festival in New Hampshire became unruly Saturday, leading to injuries and arrests.

Brockton, Fitchburg Charter School Applicants Seek State Waiver

October 17, 2014

The proposed schools initially were cleared to submit final applications but were later told they could not because of a state law that required the school districts they are applying in to be in the lowest 10 percentile of MCAS scores statewide.

Harvard Law Professors Say School’s Sex Assault Policies Are Unfairly Weighted Against Accused

October 15, 2014
Harvard and its law school are among the six Massachusetts schools undergoing a federal sexual assault probe. Amherst College, Boston University, Emerson College and UMass Amherst made the list of 55 colleges and universities currently under scrutiny. (Chitose Suzuki/AP/File)

A group of Harvard law school professors say the school’s new policies for handling sexual assault are out of balance badly and are calling for changes.

Coakley, Baker Criticize Charter School Decision

October 14, 2014

Both Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker called on the state Board of Education to reverse a ruling that all but eliminated Commonwealth charter school applicants in Brockton and Fitchburg.

Mass., R.I. Get No Child Left Behind Extensions

October 10, 2014

Massachusetts and Rhode Island are among six states that have been granted a one-year extension for certain provisions of the No Child Left behind Act because the states have already implemented education reforms that go beyond the law’s requirements.

UMass President Caret Launches Statewide Bus Tour

October 7, 2014

President Robert Caret is highlighting the impact and contributions of the five-campus system on the state.

Sex Crime Reports Up 40 Percent At New England Colleges

October 6, 2014

Experts attribute the increase to heightened awareness of the problem and more victims coming forward.

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