Education News from NY Times

Osteopathic Schools Turn Out Nearly a Third of All Med School Grads

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:51pm
With a looming shortage of M.D.s, osteopathic medicine is shedding its second-tier image. And yes, D.O.s are real doctors.






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New York Educators Fight Back on Attacks to Tenure

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:31pm
The United Federation of Teachers sent out a memo defending tenure laws after two parents groups in New York filed lawsuits to challenge it.






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North Carolina Budget Deal Includes a Raise for Teachers

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:22pm
Legislators have announced a tentative budget agreement that includes a pay raise for public schoolteachers, but analysts expect that the proposed changes will mean more cuts elsewhere.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 5 | ‘I Changed My Definition of the Word “Lucky” ’

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:42pm
This week’s winner is Kiran, and our Penguin Young Readers Group judge was the author Alex London. There are still three weeks of the contest left.






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Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:33pm
The City of New York pays for about 12,000 special-needs students per year to receive private school educations. Parents contend that the city fights too many of these requests, delaying important services to students in the process.






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Degrees of Education: When the College Admissions Battle Starts at Age 3

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:19pm
In New York City, some parents are hoping that elite prekindergarten will give their children an edge at getting into Harvard. But will it?






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N.C.A.A. Deal Revamps Head-Injury Care

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:43pm
The settlement brings a significant change in the care and safety of current and former college athletes, including a $70 million medical monitoring fund and a new national protocol for head injuries.






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Motherlode Blog: The Cuckoo Bird and the Baby

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:39am
The cuckoo bird lays its eggs in another bird’s nest, then flies off, never to return. Is a sperm donor like the cuckoo bird?






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Everyday Economics: How the Government Exaggerates the Cost of College

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:30am
The inflation index for college tuition has become notorious. But it reflects sticker prices over the past 20 years, not what families actually pay.






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Gene I. Maeroff, Education Reporter and Author, Dies at 75

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:28pm
A former education reporter for The Times, Mr. Maeroff found a second career working as an author, a researcher and an adviser on education issues.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Emotional and Practical Advice for Sending a Child to College

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:26pm
Parents, what advice do you have for someone sending a child to college for the first time?






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Discarded Museum is Resurrected at Brown

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:47pm
The work of the naturalist John Whipple Potter Jenks was thrown out and forgotten until a group of graduate students revived it, with an artist’s help, for a new exhibition.
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Motherlode Blog: Sticks and Stones, and a Diagnosis in Words That Can’t Hurt Us

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:43am
A diagnosis, of autism or anything else, won’t make me mourn my daughter, who is different, not dying.






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The Learning Network: A Midsummer Hiatus, July 28-Aug. 1

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:11am
We’re taking a break this week to get some work done behind the scenes, but we’ve left you with a summer-fun classic for your teaching and learning pleasure.






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Degrees of Education: Building a Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:10am
Money magazine released a new list of best colleges focused on what is on the minds of many parents and students: money. Babson ranked No. 1.
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Briefly: International Education: BBC Offering Archives for World War I Courses

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:02pm
The broadcaster will collaborate with four British universities to offer free Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, beginning in October.






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International Education: U.S. Moves to Align Student Exchanges With Policy Goals

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:02pm
The new strategy, reflecting a shift in thinking about how foreign exchange programs should operate in a more volatile world, would add funds for short-term fellowships but cut support for the Fulbright program.






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International Education: Learning Personal Finance as a Life Skill

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:01pm
A global comparative study on the financial literacy of 15-year-olds has placed a spotlight on the growing importance of economic competency training in secondary schools.






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Plagiarism Scandal Tests a Senator Still Forming a Rapport With Montanans

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:32pm
Many voters in Montana seem to be taking a wait-and-see attitude as they assess Senator John Walsh, a Democrat accused of plagiarizing an Army War College paper.






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Shootings Redefine Beat of School Police Officers

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:18pm
Radical shifts in tactics have swept the field — even calling on officers to rush toward shooters without backup.






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