Education

Some Campuses Hostile To Victims, U.S. Education Official Says

June 26, 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)

Some colleges and universities are still failing students by inadequately responding to campus sexual assault, a senior Education Department official testified Thursday. Out of the 55 schools under a federal sexual assault probe, six are in Massachusetts.

Boston’s 7th And 8th Graders To Ride MBTA To School Under New City Budget

June 25, 2014

The cost-cutting measure was part of Mayor Martin Walsh’s first schools budget, which the City Council passed Wednesday on a 7-6 vote.

Defendant In Case That Brought Boston Busing Reflects On Decision

June 20, 2014

James Hennigan, Jr., a former state senator and former state representative from Jamaica Plain, reflects on arguably one of the most important legal education cases in Boston’s history — Morgan v. Hennigan.

How The Boston Busing Decision Still Affects City Schools 40 Years Later

June 20, 2014
Demonstrators carrying signs gather the night of Oct. 5, 1974 outside the home of U.S. District Judge W. Arthur Garrity protesting the forced busing of Boston's schoolchildren. (AP)

Forty years ago Saturday, Judge W. Arthur Garrity ordered that Boston students be bused to desegregate schools — a decision that ignited a firestorm of controversy and violence. But some say busing wasn’t enough help a broken school system.

UMass Freezes Tuition, Fees For Undergrads

June 18, 2014

Officials said it was the first time in UMass history that tuition and fees have not gone up for two consecutive academmic years.

Are Higher Education Humanities Majors Really Declining?

June 17, 2014
(AP Photo/Mark Hall)

Is the crisis in the humanities actually a self-fulfilling prophecy? One writer argues that the problem is our preoccupation with quantifiable economic factors.

Chemistry Teacher By Day, Rock Star By Night

June 12, 2014
Sasha Alcott and Chris Viner of the New Hampshire rock duo "When Particles Collide." (Photo courtesy of Covington Portraits)

New Hampshire husband-wife rock duo “When Particles Collide” discuss their new album and the challenges of touring on a high school schedule.

College Alumni Push Back On Campus Sexual Assault Policies

June 12, 2014
Male students at Ramapo College walk in women's shoes for a march against violence against women in 2008.  (Mike Derer/AP)

A network of alumni across the country is calling on colleges and universities to strengthen their efforts to prevent and address sex assault allegations.

Ex-Times Editor Jill Abramson To Teach At Harvard

June 12, 2014

Recently ousted New York Times’ editor Jill Abramson will join Harvard University next academic year to teach undergraduate courses on narrative nonfiction.

Obama Delivers Commencement Address At Worcester Tech

June 12, 2014

The president praised the high school as a model for the rest of the country.

Video: President Obama Addresses Worcester Tech Grads

June 11, 2014

President Obama gave Worcester Technical High School’s commencement address on Wednesday.

Obama Delivers Commencement Address At Worcester Tech

June 11, 2014
President Barack Obama waves before boarding Air Force One on Wednesday, June 11 before traveling to Worcester, Mass. to deliver a commencement address. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Worcester Tech was one of the lowest performing schools in the state but has made an impressive turnaround.

Autistic Young Adults Train In The Movie Business

June 11, 2014
Director John Martin works with autistic adults on set. (Rebecca Wilbanks)

As a “great wave” of children with autism grows up, a new program in Michigan is aimed at giving them the skills they need to get a job.

UMass Panel Backs Freeze On Tuition, Fees

June 11, 2014

The unanimous vote likely paves the way for a second consecutive year without tuition increases for most undergrads at the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses.

Senate Republicans Block Sen. Warren’s Student Loan Bill

June 11, 2014

The bill would have let millions of borrowers, some with years-old debt and interest rates topping 7 percent or more, refinance at today’s lower rates.

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