Education News from NY Times
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This week, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer criticized the city’s rollout of prekindergarten expansion, eliciting an unusually strong response from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Universities and colleges in the United States also admit that they have limited ability to track students’ travels or their health.
A lawyer for dozens of men who say they were sexually abused by rabbis argued that a judge had misconstrued the statute of limitations because the school’s complicity had only recently come to light.
The Learning Network: Reader Idea | From Article to Infographic: Translating Information About ‘Sneakerheads’
Brett Vogelsinger’s students worked with an article about the subculture of teenage “sneakerheads,” to think about how to take written information and transform it into an infographic that communicates main ideas visually.
The 20-something mastermind behind my son’s outdoor survival program presented parents with no medical forms or really any assurances for our children’s safety. Yet my son has never been hurt any worse than he has playing with friends in our finished basement, and it has transformed him.
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For Tenille Warren, the burden of growing up poor was too heavy for even the offer of a free ride to college to counter. But, about to turn 38, she is back on track at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Mr. Rosand, who began teaching at Columbia in the mid-’60s, specialized in Venetian painting but had wide art knowledge beyond his immediate field.
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?
For the first time, parents and administrators can assess the effectiveness of teachers at the county, district and, in some cases, the school level.
On weekends, Ms. Fariña, chancellor of the New York City Education Department, is first and foremost an active and engaged grandmother.
The move comes as a result of the state’s retreat from Common Core, a set of reading and math standards adopted by more than 40 states.
I’ve talked to my children long and hard about guns and gun safety. I’ve made them practice what to say and do. And this summer, three of the four of them learned to shoot.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that 50,407 children had been enrolled in prekindergarten for this fall, and many pieces will have to fall into place by Sept. 4 for the program to go smoothly.
Motherlode Blog: How Nicole Zeitzer Johnson, Communications Director and Special Needs Parent, Does It
I have a 7-year-old and a 2-year-old whose seizures mean someone’s eyes have to be on her at every moment. Fortunately I have a great support system and a flexible work arrangement.
A motivational scale for the chores problem: nothing if it’s all reminding and whining; more if you do an adequate job; and a substantial bonus for performance.