Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 16-22, 2014)

Monday, June 23rd, 2014



D.C. officials seek stronger oversight of charter schools after recent fraud allegations.” By Emma Brown. Washington Post. June 16, 2014.

Success Academy’s Expansion Plans Put de Blasio in a Tough Spot; Success Academy Charter Schools Force Mayor Bill de Blasio to Confront New Law.” By Al Baker. New York Times. June 16, 2014.

Charter school moving after paperwork snafu with L.A. Unified.” By Stephen Ceasar. Los Angeles Times. June 16, 2014.

Pastor Stands By Charter School Manager: Rev. Eldren Morrison, who’s about to open a new charter school in New Haven, came out Friday in support of the embattled charter management organization he has hired to help him.” By Melissa Bailey. New Haven Independent. June 20, 2014.


Corinthian Colleges Warns of Possible Shutdown; Restrictions on Federal Funding Leave For-Profit Educator in Cash Crisis.” By Stephanie Gleason and Josh Mitchell. Wall Street Journal. June 19, 2014.


University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall Jr. Becomes a Lightning Rod; Texas Lawmakers Move to Impeach Board Member Over Push for Documents.” By Nathan Koppel. Wall Street Journal. June 16, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 9-15, 2014)

Monday, June 16th, 2014


A Half-Century of Guiding Young Scholars in Harlem.” By David Gonzalez. New York Times. June 9, 2014.


NY Schools: Success Academy Wants 14 New Charter Schools; Eva Moskowitz, the Leader of the School Network, Sparred With Mayor de Blasio in February Over School Space.” By Leslie Brody. Wall Street Journal. June 11, 2014.


Education: D.C. releases new boundaries proposal with emphasis on neighborhood schools.” By Emma Brown. Washington Post. June 12, 2014.


Sports: Face of the N.C.A.A., Battered Early and Often.” By Ben Strauss and Steve Eder. New York Times. June 9, 2014.

Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy.” By Michael Paulson. New York Times. June 10, 2014.

The Extra-Curriculum: Undergrads are increasingly looking outside of the classroom for a different kind of education.” By Madeline R. Conway and Steven S. Lee. Harvard Crimson. June 10, 2014.

Capital Campaign: Has HMC Lost Its Edge?” By Christine Y. Cahill and Matthew Q. Clarida. Harvard Crimson. June 11, 2014.

Harvard Management Co. CEO To Step Down: As Harvard’s Chief Money Manager, Mendillo Led Endowment Through Financial Crisis.” By Matthew Q. Clarida. Harvard Crimson. June 11, 2014.
Related story:
Harvard endowment chief Jane Mendillo to leave post.” By Beth Healy. Boston Globe. June 11, 2014.

New Chairman of Board at N.Y.U. Is Announced.” By Ariel Kaminer. New York Times. June 14, 2014.


Catholic Prep School Helps Detroit’s Minority Students Succeed In College.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. June 11, 2014.

NY Schools: Private School Tests in Flux in New York City, Causing Fuss; New Assessment Emerges After Announcement of No Consistent Testing Component.” By Sophia Hollander. Wall Street Journal. June 13, 2014.


Time for Congress to Investigate Bill Gates’ Coup.” By Diane Ravitch. Huffington Post. June 9, 2014.

Firms boost long-term education investing.” By Lonnie Shekhtman. Boston Globe. June 11, 2014.

Boston schools look outside for money: Private donors targeted to offset budget cuts.” By Meghan E. Irons and James Vaznis. Boston Globe. June 15, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 2-8, 2014)

Monday, June 9th, 2014



D.C. officials allege improper diversion of charter funds.” By Emma Brown. Washington Post. June 3, 2014.


Potential Sale of Law School Raises Debate Over Who Should Profit.” By Steven M. Davidoff. New York Times. June 4, 2014


How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution: Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates is taking heat from education groups, which say the Gates Foundation’s philanthropic support comes with strings attached. Here, he responds to his critics in an interview with The Washington Post’s Lyndsey Layton.” By Lyndsey Layton. Washington Post. June 7, 2014.


University completes fundraising for colleges.” By Matthew Lloyd-Thomas. Yale Daily News. June 3, 2014.

Kochs donate $25m to United Negro College Fund: Said Michael Lomax, United Negro College Fund president: “Criticism is a small price for helping young people get the chance to realize their dream.” By Kimberly Hefling. Boston Globe/Associated Press. June 7, 2014.

New Rutgers institute focuses on safety, security.” By Keith Sargeant. USA Today/East Brunswick Tribune. June 7, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 26-June 2, 2014)

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014



New York City Charter Move Proves Pricey; City Budgets $5.4 Million for Rent for Schools Ousted From District Buildings.” By Leslie Brody. Wall Street Journal. May 28, 2014.

What the VA could learn from charter schools.” By Ramin Oskoui. Washington Post. May 31, 2014.


Unlikely Allies Uniting to Fight School Changes.” By Motoko Rich. New York Times. May 27, 2014.

The Newark School Reform Wars: The city has a new mayor with a progressive mandate, but its schools are reeling from the market-based reforms Cory Booker introduced.” By Owen Davis. Nation. May 28, 2014.

Akili Academy first-grader Kyron Bourgeois, 6, raises his hand in the class of Hannah Bunis on May 27, 2014 in New Orleans. Akili Academy in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans will be absorbing some students from the city’s closing public schools.” By Lyndsey Layton. Washington Post. May 30, 2014.


Colleges Rattled as Obama Seeks Rating System.” By Michael D. Shear. New York Times. May 26, 2014.

N.Y.U. Crisis in Abu Dhabi Stretches to Wall Street.” By Andrew Ross Sorkin. New York Times. May 27, 2014.

Losses soar at acclaimed Olin College; Needham engineering school relies on a large but hard-hit endowment; Olin College spent nearly $100 million more than it took in from 2008 to 2011, records show.” By Jon Marcus. Boston Globe. May 27, 2014.

Lawsuit Filed Over Cooper Union Tuition; Plaintiffs Say Trustees Mismanaged School Finances.” By Mike Vilensky. Wall Street Journal. May 28, 2014.

Job Search Meets Fundraising: Some Colleges Fold Career Centers Into Their Development Offices.” By Melissa Korn. Wall Street Journal. May 28, 2014.

After Raising $1 Billion in Seven Months, Harvard Campaign on Record-Shattering Pace.” By Matthew Q. Clarida. Harvard Crimson. May 29, 2014.

Alums Fund Poets, Libraries and More: New York Donors Give Back to Yale and University of Vermont.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. May 30, 2014.

To Young Minds of Today, Harvard Is the Stanford of the East; Riding Technology Wave, Stanford Rises to Top of Some Measures.” By Richard Perez-Pena. New York Times. May 30, 2014.
Related story:
Stanford tops Harvard as America’s ‘it’ school.” New York Times. May 30, 2014.

“$5 Million to Endow Yale Poetry Chair.” By Allan Kozinn. New York Times. May 31, 2014.


Billionaires Boost Schools In Jersey City; David Tepper, Alan Fournier Set Up Institution to Help Train Principals.” By Leslie Brody. Wall Street Journal. May 27, 2014.

Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to Calif. schools.” USA Today. May 30, 2014.
Related stories:
Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to CA schools.” San Francisco Chronicle. May 30, 2014.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledges $120 million to help struggling Bay Area schools.” San Jose Mercury-News. May 30, 2014.

“Mark Zuckerberg, wife to donate $120 million to Bay Area schools.” Los Angeles Times. May 31, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June_23-29, 2014)

Friday, May 30th, 2014



Panel’s vote reaffirms charter school formula.” By James Vaznis. Boston Globe. June 24, 2014.

This week in the war on workers: Big profits and little transparency in Michigan’s charter industry.” By Laura Clawson. Daily Kos ( June 28, 2014.

Rocketship Education changes course, slows expansion.” By Sharon Noguchi. San Jose Mercury-News. June 287, 2014.


California lawmakers setting new regulator over for-profit career colleges.” By Katy Murphy. San Jose Mercury-News. June 23, 2014.

College Group Run for Profit Reaches Deal for U.S. Cash.” By Tamar Lewin. New York Times. June 24, 2014.
Related story:
Corinthian Colleges Faltering as Flow of Federal Money Slows.” New York Times. June 27, 2014.


Making the Pitch: Making Harvard’s case in a crowded philanthropy market.” By Amna H. Hashmi and Tyler S. Olkowski. Harvard Crimson. May 29, 2014.

“Labor Conditions at N.Y.U.’s Abu Dhabi Campus to Be Investigated by U.S. Firm.’ By Ariel Kaminer. New York Tmes. June 27, 2014.


Brearley School Considers a Move; Independent School for Girls Reviews Sites for Its 700 Students.” By Josh Barbanel. Wall Street Journal. June 27, 2014.


Shift in Law on Disability and Students Shows Lapses.” By Motoko Rich. New York Times. June 25, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 12-18, 2014)

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014



Charters, Public Schools and a Chasm Between.” By Javier C. Fernandez. New York Times. May 12, 2014.

New Haven Cutting Ties With Charter Co.” By Melissa Bailey. New Haven Independent. May 14, 2014.

Rebuke of Charter Schools Is Seen in Newark Election.” By Kate Zernike. New York Times. May 15, 2014.


An Ivy League education won’t make you happier at work. Here’s why. Graduates of public schools report thriving in all areas of their life as much as Ivy League grads do.” By Abby Phillip. Washington Post. May 12, 2014.

Can MOOCs and Universities Co-Exist? Massive Open Online Courses Make College Degrees More Affordable. Does That Make Them a Threat to Campus Life?” By Douglas Belkin. Wall Street Journal. May 12, 2014.

On Intrepid, Faust Renews Campaign Pitch to New York Alumni, Donors.” By Matthew Q. Clarida and Theodore R. Delwiche, Harvard Crimson. May 16, 2014.

Kennedy School Transitions into Public Phase of $500 Million Campaign.” By Forrest K. Lewis and Tyler S. Olkowski, Harvard Crimson. May 16, 2014.

Harvard president’s 2012 earnings surpassed $1 million.” By Todd Wallack. Boston Globe/Associated Press. May 17, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 5-11, 2014)

Monday, May 12th, 2014



Maine virtual charter school organization seeks reconsideration of failed application.” By Christopher Cousins. Bangor Daily News. May 6, 2014.

New York City Council Seeks More Scrutiny of Charter Schools; Bill Would Require Reports About Demographics, Academic Performance of Co-Located Schools.” By Mara Gay and Leslie Brody. Wall Street Journal. May 7, 2014.

Union: Keep Charter Reps Off School Board.” By Melissa Bailey. New Haven Independent. May 9, 2014.

Despite Shocking Reports of Fraud at Charter Schools, Lawmakers Miss Opportunity to Increase Oversight.” By Zoë Carpenter. Nation. May 10, 2014.


After Decades, A University By And For Latinos Will Shut Its Doors.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. May 6, 2014.

Why I’m Skipping My Harvard Reunion (A Call to Action).” By Evan Mandery. Huffington Post. May 7, 2014.

University Presses Under Fire: How the Internet and slashed budgets have endangered one of higher education’s most important institutions.” By Scott Sherman. Nation. May 9, 2014.

At Evangelical Colleges, Leadership Is Often the Family Business.” By Mark Oppenheimer. New York Times. May 10, 2014.

An Unusual College Captures China’s Online Imagination; A Chinese student is dubbed ‘Deep Springs Brother’ for getting into an elite, all-male school in the California desert.” By Te-Ping Chen. Wall Street Journal. May 10, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 28-May 4, 2014)

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014



New school ratings bring criticism from charter backers; Change is called limit on growth; Low-income areas may be affected.” By James Vaznis. Boston Globe. April 30, 2014


Tightening rules on for-profit colleges.” Editorial Board. Washington Post. April 28, 2014.


Business School Aims To Raise $1 Billion in Campaign; School Ambition Represents About 15 Percent of the University-Wide Goal.” By Alexander H. Patel. Harvard Crimson. April 28, 2014.

UCLA Rejects $3 Million Gift From Donald Sterling.” No By-line. Huffington Post. April 30, 2014.

Yale to open center in China.” By Matthew Lloyd-Thomas and Lavinia Borzi. Yale Daily News. May 1, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 21-27, 2014)

Monday, April 28th, 2014



Maine’s first virtual charter school needs 200 applications to open next year.” By Nell Gluckman. Bangor Daily News. April 22, 2014.

A Walmart Fortune, Spreading Charter Schools.” By Motoko Rich. New York Times. April 26, 2014.

New York Finds Space for 3 Charter Schools.” By Daniel E. Slotnik. New York Times. April 27, 2014.


A Catholic High School Abruptly Loses Its Fight to Stay Open; After 52 years, Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School in Brooklyn will close in June.” By Kyle Spencer. New York Times. April 21, 2014.


UP CLOSE: Faculty governance: a power within; This academic year, the addition of a Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the faculty vote to create an elected senate will likely change the University’s governance structures.” By Adrian Rodrigues. Yale Daily News. April 22, 2014.

New Christian ministry center to open.” By Larry Milstein. Yale Daily News. April 22, 2014.

Grad students take $25,000 venture prize.” By Vivian Wang. Yale Daily News. April 22, 2014.

Younger Crop of Donors Fueling Capital Campaign, Supporters Say.” By Matthew Q. Clarida and Amna H. Hashmi. Harvard Crimson. April 25, 2014.

Getting Into the Ivies.” By David Leonhardt. New York Times. April 27, 2014.


Parental Opposition Fells inBloom Education-Software Firm; Privacy Concerns Over Use of Student Data Lead Company to Close.” By Elizabeth Dwoskin and Lisa Fleisher. Wall Street Journal. April 22, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 19-25, 2014)

Saturday, April 26th, 2014



Calling the Bluff on Charter Schools.” By Scott Leigh. Boston Globe. May 23, 2014.


Cory Booker, Chris Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg had a plan to reform Newark’s schools. They got an education.” By Dale Russakoff. New Yorker. May 19, 2014.


Do Better on Predatory Colleges.” Editorial. New York Times. May 19, 2014.


Workers at N.Y.U.’s Abu Dhabi Site Faced Harsh Conditions.” By Ariel Kaminer and Sean O’Driscoll. New York Times. May 19, 2014.
Related story:
N.Y.U. Apologizes to Any Workers Mistreated on Its Abu Dhabi Campus.” By Ariel Kaminer. New York Times. May 20, 2014.
Campus-oriented news, first-person reports from student activists and journalists about their campus; Reports of Worker Abuse Continue at NYU’s Newly Completed Abu Dhabi Campus.” Nation. May 21, 2014.

Vigilance Urged for N.Y.U. After Abuses in Abu Dhabi.” By Ariel Kaminer. New York Times. May 22, 2014.

Faust’s Total Compensation Rose to Over $1 Million in 2012; As in previous years, administrator salaries dwarfed by Harvard’s investors.” By Matthew Q. Clarida. Harvard Crimson. May 16, 2014.

Bryan College Is Torn: Can Darwin and Eden Coexist?” By Alan Blinder. New York Times. May 21, 2014.

Who Are Women’s Colleges For?” By Kiera Feldman. New York Times. May 25, 2014.

Exploring the world of work, from the border to the barricades: Colleges Are Buying Stuff They Can’t Afford and Making Students Pay For It.” By Michelle Chen. Nation. May 25, 2014.

“New mission for National Hispanic University in San Jose.” By Joe Rodriguez. San Jose Mercury-News. May 25, 2014.