Is it cruel to use wild animals, such as elephants, tigers and bears, as traveling entertainers? Or would the circus just not be the circus without its animal stars?
Here are several paragraphs from a March 3 article, “Starve a Landfill.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
a collaboration with KQED Art School to explore one of the seven elements of visual art — shape — and suggest ways to apply the ideas to images and articles found in The New York Times.
Small adjustments aimed at making the popular accounts more flexible have either been enacted or are proposed.
Five percent of the students offered placement in eight specialized high schools were black and 7 percent were Hispanic, according to statistics released on Thursday.
If your child can tell you’re unhappy during the game, you’re doing it wrong.
Join me and “The Sweet Spot” author Christine Carter for a live chat about finding your groove at home and work on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 Eastern.
Elinor Wylie’s poem “Wild Peaches” and the article “Their Own Museum” by Penelope Green appear in this Poetry Pairing.
Do you consider yourself a feminist? How would you define the word? Here are a few selected pieces from the 1897 to today showing how The New York Times has reported on feminism over the years.
Andres Rodriguez Jr., now 63 years old, moved to New York City from Puerto Rico when he was a child, in 1960. He didn’t speak a word of English. The kindness of a single teacher at the first school in which he was enrolled changed his life, and all these years later he remains grateful. He tells his story in the following post, which first appeared on the Badass Teachers Association blog, and I am republishing it, with permission, because I like stories about acts of kindness and dedication. Rodriguez went on to graduate from Harvard University and was an administrator at medical centers. Here is his story.Read full article >>
When the president of Sweet Briar College announced that the school would close forever this summer, many women burst into tears.But then a common refrain began to echo through the small Virginia school’s close-knit alumnae: Not if I can help it.Read full article >>
The first reactions were of shock: Tears, disbelief, silence.But within hours of Sweet Briar College’s president announcing that the more-than-a-century-old women’s college in Virginia would abruptly close this summer, the response for many had changed. It was not just sorrow but determination.Read full article >>
Fairfax County schools superintendent Karen Garza held an open meeting for parents in Chantilly on Tuesday and at the end of the session she addressed an issue looming in the room: snow days.“Okay, let’s talk about the snow,” Garza said. “I was hoping I wouldn’t have to.”Read full article >>