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Retiring: Student Loan Debt Burdens More Than Just Young People

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:15am
About two million Americans age 60 and older are in debt from unpaid student loans, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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Inequality on Campus: Making Top Colleges Less Aristocratic and More Meritocratic

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:55am
It’s not just the wealthiest colleges that can afford to be economically diverse. And government policies could also make a difference.
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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Recommendations From a Humanities Class at High Technology High School

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:24am
As our first post in the experimental feature NYTLNreads, we asked Sarah Gross, a teacher and Learning Network contributor, to tell us what articles her new ninth-grade class found most interesting in The Times this week.






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The Learning Network: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 5:00am
What do you eat for breakfast? How about the rest of your family?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama, in Speech on ISIS, Promises Sustained Effort to Rout Militants

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:30am
What is your reaction to the United States’ growing military action in Iraq and Syria?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Mystery and Familiarity of Stonehenge

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:46am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | vivacious

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 79 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Record donations to colleges in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:00pm

The University of Maryland plans to announce Friday that it has received the largest donation in its history, a $31 million gift from Brendan Iribe, a highly successful 35-year-old high-tech entrepreneur who dropped out of U-Md. during his freshman year in the late 1990s. He said the university was an inspiration to him, a place where he forged lifelong relationships, and he wanted to give back to students who are studying, and will study, computer science.

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Brendan Iribe, co-founder of Oculus VR, makes record $31 million donation to U-Md.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:00pm

Brendan Iribe dropped out of college during his freshman year at the University of Maryland to join a throng of young entrepreneurs hoping to shake up the world with high-tech start-ups.

Iribe’s brief tenure in College Park was followed by extraordinary successes in video-game technology, as he held key positions in companies that sold for millions or hundreds of millions of dollars. His latest venture, Oculus VR, which developed the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset, sold to Facebook for $2 billion this year.

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Economic Scene: A Simple Equation: More Education = More Income

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:54pm
The United States trails nearly all other industrialized nations when it comes to educational equality, and it shows in income inequality.






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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Legislature Is Held in Contempt Over School Funding

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:27pm
The State Supreme Court held the Legislature in contempt on Thursday for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education, but it withheld punishment until after the 2015 session.
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Your Money Adviser: That Selfie Is So Good, It Could Help You Pay for College

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:18pm
Websites like GoFundMe and Crowdrise are part of a new generation of personal crowdfunding services helping needy students raise money for college.
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At the Table: Yura on Madison: A Magnet for School Parents

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:11pm
It is back-to-school season, and for many on the Upper East Side, that means it is time to go back to Yura on Madison, which has seven schools within walking distance of its location, at East 92nd Street.
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Montgomery warns Gaithersburg parents about new whooping cough case

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:14pm

Health officials have confirmed another case of whooping cough among Montgomery County students, 16 of whom have become sick since an outbreak in the first week of school.

The newest case was confirmed Wednesday at Gaithersburg High School, the eighth county public school in less than three weeks with a whooping cough diagnosis. A letter was sent to parents notifying them of the highly contagious illness, officials said.

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The Texas Tribune: U.T. Is Poised to Collaborate With Mexico on Research Projects

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:46pm
University of Texas System officials signed a letter of intent to work with the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology on a space-related project in Brownsville.
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The Learning Network: Introducing a New Crowdsourced Feature: ‘NYTLNreads’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:17pm
We’re experimenting with an informal new way to hear from students about what they’re reading in The Times and why. We invite both students and teachers to use this feature, and we’ll choose favorites to publish on Friday mornings.






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Motherlode Blog: A Slower-Paced, but Still Easy, Wednesday Meal

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 5:28pm
Last night’s Sausage with Spinach and Bean Mash was easy and “therapeutic.” Tonight, pouring sauce on chicken.






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Strauss: Common Core: What’s true, false and fuzzy

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:00pm

Thomas Scarice, the superintendent of Madison Public Schools in Connecticut, has been a vocal critic of high-stakes test-based school reform. This year  he sent a letter to state legislators explaining why these “reforms will not result in improved conditions since they are not grounded in research” and he has spelled out what he sees as the worst effects of the test-based “accountability” movement. In the following post, he attempts to separate myth from truth about the Common Core State Standards. This appeared on the website of Scarice’s school district and in the Shoreline Times.

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