Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: For Trick or Treaters, Skip the Candy and Give Cash

6 hours 47 min ago
A few houses hand out cash directly to kids. More often, families and dentists buy back the candy for cash. Some parents even haggle for the best stuff.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Happy Birthday, iPod

7 hours 59 min ago
The iPod turns 13 today, and we mark the occasion with the 2001 Times article that reported its debut.






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The Learning Network: What Are Your Fears and Phobias?

11 hours 24 min ago
It’s almost Halloween, so we thought we would ask you to write about something scary: your fears and phobias.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Canadian Soldier Dead After Attack Near Parliament in Ottawa

12 hours 3 min ago
Why did Canadians have heightened concerns about terrorist attacks even before the shooting spree occurred?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Honoring 30 Years of Def Jam

12 hours 19 min ago
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | Stygian

16 hours 30 min ago
This word has appeared in eight New York Times articles in the past year.






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Immigrants’ School Cases Spur Enrollment Review in New York

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:00pm
Officials will determine whether districts have discouraged undocumented immigrant children through rigid enrollment requirements.






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U.N.C. Investigation Reveals Athletes Took Fake Classes

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:03pm
A report found that classes requiring no attendance and little work were common knowledge among academic counselors and football coaches.






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From a Rwandan Dump to the Halls of Harvard

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:00pm
Justus Uwayesu’s life was changed by a chance encounter in Rwanda with an American charity worker.
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Advertising: Helping Parents Deal With Learning and Attention Issues

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:30pm
Fifteen nonprofit groups conducted research that led to a new website to help parents better understand these issues and a campaign to promote the site.
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Motherlode Blog: Pregnant, With ‘No Plans to Have Another Baby’ and No Ready Options

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33pm
“I am a long time poster, but am here now under a different identity as it is much easier to ask for OB/GYN recommendations for having babies rather than terminating a pregnancy.”






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The Learning Network: Text to Text: Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and ‘In the Cave: Philosophy and Addiction’

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:17pm
In this lesson, we pair Peg O’Connor’s essay “In the Cave: Philosophy and Addiction” with Plato’s well-known allegory of the cave from “The Republic.” Further down, we offer additional teaching ideas for exploring Plato’s allegory in more detail.






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Motherlode Blog: Diwali, Once Hidden, Now Lit Large

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:20pm
When my family and I immigrated in 1977, to be an Indian-American meant replacing curry with bologna and saris with sweaters, and celebrating Diwali invisibly. My daughter’s life is very different.






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Motherlode Blog: Where Are the American Boy Dolls?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:58am
At the American Girl store, my 8-year-old son was enraptured by the historical dolls. Surely, there were boys in those times, boys who would have saved the day by using their wits or shown great courage in hard times. Where were they?






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The Learning Network: Do You Believe That Everything Happens for a Reason?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:12am
Do you look back at your life and think that the important things that have happened to you, both good and bad, happened for some bigger reason?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Hoverboard? Still in the Future

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:05am
Who are trying to create hoverboards?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E-Sports in South Korea

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:13am
Here are the first five paragraphs of the Oct. 19 article “For South Korea, E-Sports Is National Pastime.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | exchequer

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 93 New York Times articles in the past year.






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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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