Education News from NY Times

Essay | American Studies : Looking for America Beyond Its Borders

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 9:02pm
In a new globalist era, the United States is no longer the center of the universe — or of an academic field.






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Republicans See Political Wedge in Common Core

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 2:53pm
The health care law may be Republicans’ favorite weapon against Democrats, but the Common Core is also roiling the party.






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National Briefing | Plains: Kansas: First Lady’s Visit Draws Criticism

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:06pm
Some Topeka high school students and their parents said they would rather keep their graduation day just a family affair, and not include Michelle Obama.






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Go Forth and Conquer, but Postpone the Selfie

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:30pm
Bryant University in Rhode Island has told its graduating seniors not to take pictures of themselves with their cellphones when they come onstage for their diplomas next month.






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Motherlode Blog: Learning to Set a Goal for the Long Run

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:15pm
In a conversation they have had countless times since his reading disability was diagnosed in elementary school, a mother and her teenage son search for ways to set goals and “do something that really distinguishes me.”






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:00pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Libraries Seek High-Speed Broadband

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:52pm
As more people use their local libraries to connect to the Internet, libraries are requesting funding for better services.






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Motherlode Blog: My Daughter, Profoundly Disabled, Needs a School for Children Like Her

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:25pm
The consensus that children with disabilities are best educated in an inclusive classroom is in danger of hardening into dogma that risks re-stigmatizing children with severe or profound disabilities.






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Motherlode Blog: What to Do When Your Child Wants Marijuana Stocks

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:47pm
If we don’t want our kids consuming marijuana, does that mean that they shouldn’t try to make money from it either? Three things to think about when it comes to children’s investing decisions.






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Motherlode Blog: What to Do When Your Child Wants Marijuana Stocks

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:08pm
If we don’t want our kids consuming marijuana, does that mean that they shouldn’t try to make money from it either? Three things to think about when it comes to children’s investing decisions.






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Muslims in New York City Unite on Push to Add Holidays to School Calendar

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:20am
The city’s Muslims do not often work together politically, but they have found common ground in the fight to close public schools for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
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Motherlode Blog: Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:22am
People around me had accepted me and my identity as part of their lives. Me, pregnant, seemed to me likely to throw a wrench into my casual relationships.






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Fault Lines Appear at Northwestern Over Union Vote

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:35pm
Students, professors and athletes are split on whether a union should be formed by the football team.
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Competing Views of Teacher Tenure Are on Display in California Case

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:26pm
In a case that has drawn national attention, lawyers have been arguing over whether California’s laws on teacher tenure, firing and layoffs violate students’ constitutional right to an education.






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Motherlode Blog: Recipes for Kids: Bananas, Cold and Custardy

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:42am
Whip up plain frozen bananas and end up with a creamy, dreamy dessert.






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Motherlode Blog: The Decision: One Child, One School

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:39am
Parents are notoriously anxious yet clueless with their first child. With the preschool decision, I felt additional pressure because after a recent ectopic pregnancy, it looks as if Zee will be our only child.






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Auburn University Suspends Classes After Threat

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:31am
University officials said that they did not believe the threat, written in a campus restroom, was credible, but that they wanted to ease anxiety among students and parents.
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Revised SAT Won’t Include Obscure Vocabulary Words

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:01am
The College Board plans to release many details of its revised test on Wednesday, including sample questions and explanations of the research and goals behind them.






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A Star Quarterback Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation<i class="icon dot-logo-icon hidden"></i>

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:21pm
An accusation against Jameis Winston, a marquee player for Florida State, did not prompt an in-depth inquiry by either the university or the police. By the time prosecutors got the case, it was nearly a year old.

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A Star Quarterback Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation<i class="icon dot-logo-icon hidden"></i>

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:21pm
An accusation against Jameis Winston, a marquee player for Florida State, did not prompt an in-depth inquiry by either the university or the police. By the time prosecutors got the case it was nearly a year old.
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