Education News from NY Times

National Briefing : Trade Schools Sued for Lending Practices

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:12pm
A federal agency sued Corinthian Colleges, a major for-profit trade school chain, on Tuesday, charging that it lured students with lies about job placement and used illegal tactics to collect on student loans.






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Motherlode Blog: To Aid Children’s Cancer Care, Mothers Go Bald

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:03pm
To raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research, mothers shave their heads in solidarity with their cancer-affected children.






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Motherlode Blog: When the Honeymoon Is Over: Settling Into Real Life After a Move

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:51am
After a few months of treating life in our new town like one big vacation, the reality of everyday life is catching up with us, and everyone — especially the kids — is a little testy.






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DealBook: Pressure for High Marks at Harvard Extends to Its Investment Chief

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:17am
Though university officials defended her record, Jane Mendillo drew scrutiny from alumni and others over relatively high pay and lackluster investment results.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Sept. 9-15, 2014

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:45am
Have you followed the news this week? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more — and look for another edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:00am
When you get home after school, how much homework will you do? Will it keep you up late? Will it cause stress in your family? Or do you have homework under control?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Porpoise Is Ensnared by Criminals and Nets

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:30am
When will the vaquita, the world’s smallest marine mammal, go extinct in the wild unless drastic steps are taken to save it, according to scientists?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | $50 Nail Polish

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:45am
Below are six paragraphs from the Sept. 10 article “What Makes a Nail Polish Worth $50?” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Inequality on Campus: ‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:30am
QuestBridge has quietly become a force in college admissions. On some elite campuses, 1 in 10 students come from the program.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | lope

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past year.






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New Rochelle Struggles Amid Rice’s Unraveling

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:42pm
Now that Ray Rice, a hometown football hero, has been dismissed from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely from the National Football League, the New Rochelle High School community is struggling to determine how to react.






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Capitoline Museums in Rome to Join With University of Missouri to Catalog Artifacts

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:30pm
The university will research and analyze 249 pieces of black-glazed pottery, performing tests that the Roman institution can not afford on its own.






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Grading Universities: For Inspiration in Creating College Ratings, Look to Health Care

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:59am
A cautionary tale as the Obama administration prepares a system that it hopes will improve college quality and hold down tuition costs.






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Motherlode Blog: Quandary Update: Yes to the Dog, Not Yet to the Baby

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:19am
“Without some of the comments, I’m not sure we’d have Buddy now, and he’s brought us so much happiness.”






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 15, 2014

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:08am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: Should Parents Limit How Much Time Children Spend on Tech Devices?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:01am
Do your parents limit how much time you spend on technology? Do they set limits on the types of things you are allowed to do with screens?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Brain Trauma to Affect One in Three Players, N.F.L. Agrees

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:30am
Why did 5,000 former players sue the N.F.L.?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Minecraft and Microsoft

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:27am
Below are six paragraphs from the Sept. 10 article “Microsoft Sees More Than Fun in a Game Like Minecraft.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | dissection

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 77 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Penn State Faithful Rejoice After Penalties Are Lifted

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:27pm
The news that bowl eligibility and scholarship figures were to be restored was deeply felt on a campus.






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