Week Links in Education: Jan. 28

Stories and essays, particularly related to education in the United States, that caught my attention this week.

In New Delhi, officials at Jawaharlal Nehru University ordered students to cancel the “unauthorized” screening of a documentary criticizing the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi.

In Iowa, a state representative appeared to blame the murder of a high school Spanish teacher, allegedly by two students, on the school district’s COVID-19 mask mandate.

In Florida, state Senator Shevrin Jones warned that the education department’s ban on AP African American Studies, together with other educational gag laws, could create “an entire generation of Black children who will not be able to see themselves represented in their own state or in education.”

In New Jersey, a 29-year-old woman enrolled in high school and attended for four days.

After the conservative activist Christopher Rufo targeted an Appalachian nonprofit called Sexy Sex Ed, harassment forced it to suspend its work.

Lloyd Morrisett, who co-created Sesame Street, died at the age of 93.

The Wharton-educated founder of a startup promising to get college students more financial aid was sued for fraud by JPMorgan, which bought her firm for $175 million in 2021.

In the new book Outsmart Your Brain, the psychologist Daniel Willingham explains to students why their intuitions about learning may be misleading.