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Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Results

Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Results

Crayola crayons tested negative for dangerous chemicals in a study by a consumer group, the United States Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. A green Playskool crayon tested positive for trace amounts of tremolite, a form of asbestos.

Excerpts From the Higher Ed Leaders Forum

Excerpts From the Higher Ed Leaders Forum

From left: Frank Bruni, Allan Golston, Ruth Simmons and Margaret Spellings at The New York Times’s Higher Ed Leaders Forum.

Battle Over Immigration Rattles Community Colleges

Battle Over Immigration Rattles Community Colleges

The Dream Center at Skyline College in San Bruno, Calif., is one of about 40 such centers in California that assist students without legal status.

With Changing Students and Times, Colleges Are Going Back to School

With Changing Students and Times, Colleges Are Going Back to School

At Edinboro University, clockwise from top left: Amanda Espin, a 20-year-old sophomore, uses sign language during a therapy program for preschool children with hearing loss; senior nursing students Rachel Ackman and Jennifer Butlin practice on a mannequin; freshmen Cierah Jackson works on a project during chemistry class; Professor Karen Ernst helps Jed Micek, a 21-year-old junior during an upper level woodworking and furniture design class.

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Jackie Brenner, 18, practicing yoga in the yard of a family friend’s home in Bryn Mawr, Pa., in July. Through her nonprofit, Piece of Peace, she teaches others how to live healthy lives.

‘Access to Literacy’ Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Rules

‘Access to Literacy’ Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Rules

Students in Detroit sued state officials, claiming that dismal conditions in their public schools violate their constitutional rights. On Friday, a federal judge dismissed the suit.


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