Education News from NY Times

New York City Council to Look at School Segregation

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:33pm
Though the Council has very limited power over public schools, the bill’s sponsors say they do have the ability to increase the volume of the conversation.

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Nation’s Wealthy Places Pour Private Money Into Public Schools, Study Finds

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:56pm
With funding formulas that cap or redirect local property tax revenues to state coffers, some places are looking for other ways to capture local money.

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Ebola Prompts Universities to Tighten Travel Rules

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:14pm
Several schools have allowed humanitarian exceptions to restrictions on trips to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the countries most affected by the virus.

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New York Schools Chancellor Replaces 8 Superintendents

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:05pm
The major personnel reshuffling was the first since Chancellor Carmen Fariña took over in January.

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Motherlode Blog: This Is Not Your Mother’s Marijuana Talk. So What Should We Say?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:05pm
Marijuana is legal in some states and under some circumstances, and can now be munched and drunk as well as smoked. How does that change the way we talk about it with our kids?

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Motherlode Blog: The ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figure Outrage-O-Rama

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:34pm
“Breaking Bad” action figures probably don’t belong in your 6-year-old’s toy box. But you knew that, right?

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Motherlode Blog: A Week of Waiting in Nebraska, for a Baby and a Change

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:29am
My first appointment at the midwives’ office in Omaha was awash in comfort, even so close to delivery.

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Requirements Keep Young Immigrants Out of Long Island Classrooms

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:57am
Despite guidelines, schools districts are requiring documents that are often difficult for parents to obtain, forcing children to stay at home.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Oct. 14-20, 2014

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:00am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.

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The Learning Network: Will Humans Live on Mars Someday?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:00am
Do you think ordinary people will ever make interplanetary space trips, the way people take intercontinental plane rides today?

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Essay: Hooking Up at an Affirmative-Consent Campus? It’s Complicated

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:58am
“Yes means yes” means checking in with your partner during sex, but many young men say they don’t know how to have that conversation.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:30am
Can you imagine yourself moving to a city when you get older, if you don’t live there already? Why?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Extreme Fitness Craze

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:06am
Here are the first several paragraphs of the Oct. 14 article “Why Are Americans So Fascinated With Extreme Fitness?” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | prattle

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 16 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:44pm
Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”

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Motherlode Blog: For Some Children With Autism, Even a Toothbrush Is a Challenge

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:24pm
Dental cleanings happen only twice a year. Twice-daily brushing matters as much for dental health. To establish that routine for a child on the spectrum, start small.

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Vocational Skills Could Count Toward Diploma in New York

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:49pm
The new graduation rules would offer a variety of alternative subjects, including language, accounting, humanities or one of 13 vocational assessments.

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Motherlode Blog: Quandary: Books for Readers Whose Skills Lag Behind Their Age

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:57pm
Looking for books and strategies to help a behind-the-curve reader find books that interest her, and encourage her to read and improve.

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Motherlode Blog: There Are More Important Things Than Saving for College

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:28am
There is no shame in having more kids than average. Or in working hard to support them without having money to fund individual college savings accounts, or telling them, “You are your ticket to college. Work hard.”

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Motherlode Blog: For Girl Scouts, Debates Over New Badges and Classic Pursuits Continue

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:15am
At a convention, the Girl Scouts promised to reinvigorate the role of the outdoors in the organization, but some have questioned whether new badges mean real change.

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