Harvard University named historian Drew Gilpin Faust as its first female president Sunday. The announcement ended the search for a successor to Lawrence Summers, whose remarks on genetic differences between the sexes sparked controversy. Faust discusses her new role. Continue reading
President Bush, facing historically low support in opinion polls, focused largely on domestic issues, urging Congress to renew education reforms and expand health insurance coverage. The president also called for patience in Iraq and a continued effort to combat terrorism. The following is the text of the president’s address. Continue reading
Bill and Melinda Gates, whose foundation seeks to address worldwide needs in areas including health and education, describe their initiatives and decision-making process.
Harvard and Princeton are among the institutions that have abandoned the use of early admissions, saying the process is unfair to lower-income students. Other universities argue against this and have instead redoubled their commitment to early decision. Continue reading
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday about whether schools in Seattle, Wash., and Louisville, Ky., can consider race when placing students in public elementary and secondary schools. The National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle explains the cases that could affect millions of students nationwide. Continue reading
Microsoft has helped build a high-tech high school in a Philadelphia community that serves low-income families. Students at this state-of-the art facility incorporate the latest technologies throughout their curriculum. Continue reading
Thousands of would-be nurses are waitlisted at community colleges — the main affordable choice for them. At the same time, the United States is facing a nursing shortage and importing nurses from abroad because of the high demand. Continue reading
Linda Ellerbee hosts a current events news magazine program on Nickelodeon for kids. She has used this outlet to inform children about campaign news and this year’s midterm election. Continue reading