N.Y. vs. Boston: The endgame
They’ve dwarfed us in size, eclipsed us in culture, and dominated us on the diamond. And now they’re coming for the one thing we have left: our smarts.
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OPINION | ADAM GRAY
Excellence in education
Last spring, Adam Gray was displaced from his school as a result of seniority-based, quality-blind staffing policies. A month later, he was named Teacher of the Year.
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To inspire students, principal goes a little gaga
Principal Justin Vernon made good on a pledge to channel Lady Gaga and milk a cow, if students at the Dorchester school read 10,000 books by the end of the term.
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Facebook executive talks careers to Harvard grads
- Sheryl Sandberg, the social network’s chief operating officer and a Harvard Business School alumna, delivered the school’s keynote address during its Class Day ceremonies.
Study suggests online courses as good as classroom
- The only difference between the two groups in the study was that the online students appeared to learn faster.
Why trophy wives are a thing of the past
- As women’s learning and earning powers have increased over the years, marital motivations have shifted and the idea of the so-called “trophy wife” is fading into history.
Harvard, MIT in $60m online partnership
- The universities will offer free online courses under the superbrand “edX,” making them major players in the burgeoning online education sector.
Degree of uncertainty
- For many college graduates, the bohemian phase is no longer optional.
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UMass students break new ground in sustainability
- Although most of the vegetables, herbs, and fruits harvested here will go directly to the dining hall’s kitchen, these students have more in mind than fresh spinach and butternut squash.