Education

Harvard Death Threat Email Does Not Appear Credible

October 4, 2014

Harvard University police are stepping up their presence on campus after hundreds of students and those affiliated with the university received an emailed death threat on Friday.

41 Seek Boston Schools Superintendent Job

October 3, 2014

The search committee charged with finding a new Boston school superintendent says 41 individuals have either completed or initiated an application for the job.

Retired Milton High Guidance Counselor Faces Larceny Charges

October 3, 2014

A retired Milton High School guidance counselor has been charged with stealing about $30,000 in fees paid by students for advanced placement tests.

Biden To Deliver Speech On American Leadership At Harvard

October 2, 2014

The speech is being billed as a chance for Biden to discuss “the opportunities and challenges posed by the rapidly changing international environment and discuss the administration’s strategy for ensuring effective American leadership in the 21st century.”

Bridgewater State Kept Rape Reports Secret

October 1, 2014

University officials defended their decision not to inform students about two recent alleged rapes on campus, saying suspects were quickly apprehended and there was no danger to the campus.

UMass Amherst Suspends Informant Program After Overdose Death

October 1, 2014

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is suspending the use of students as confidential informants against drug dealers on campus.

UMass Amherst To Review Campus Police Informant Policy After Overdose Death

September 29, 2014

The university said it will look into whether its policy should be revised to “require informants in a drug case to also receive a mandatory referral to an addiction specialist.”

Report: Fewer Mass. Public Schools Earn Top Rating

September 29, 2014

The number of Massachusetts public schools securing the top ranking under the state’s rating system has dropped significantly.

For-Profit Schools Sue State Over New Regulations

September 27, 2014

An association representing for-profit schools is suing Attorney General Martha Coakley over new regulations they say are unconstitutional. Coakley says the regulations will help protect students by requiring schools to disclose in ads information about tuition and fees, placement statistics and graduation rates.

Brandeis Case Reveals Complexity Of Disciplining Students For Sexual Assault

September 26, 2014
Brandeis University, seen here in a 2010 file photo, is one of dozens of schools under investigation for its handling of a sexual assault case. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

A federal investigation of Brandeis University for its handling of a sexual assault case reveals how hard it is for universities to handle claims.

Coakley Pledges $225M In New Student Aid

September 25, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley campaigned Thursday with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren around the idea of making college more affordable, shifting her focus on the trail from early education to higher education.

At Wesleyan, A Mixed Reaction To Move To Co-Ed Frats

September 25, 2014
The Psi Upsilon house at Wesleyan is seen this week. A student who says she was raped at a party at the house is suing the fraternity. (Fred Thys/WBUR)

As Wesleyan University moves to end its all-male fraternities and make residential fraternities co-ed, reactions on campus to the changes are mixed.

Wesleyan Orders Fraternities To Go Co-Ed

September 22, 2014

Wesleyan University announced Monday it will require its all-male residential fraternities to begin accepting women within three years because residential fraternities “must change to continue to benefit their members and the larger community.”

TEC Connections Academy: The State’s Newest Virtual Public School

September 22, 2014

Dr. Tyler Page, the lead administrator at the new TEC Connections Academy based in East Walpole, joined WBUR’s Morning Edition.

How’d Your District Do On The 2014 MCAS?

September 19, 2014

Find how your district scored with our sortable table.

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