Education News from NY Times

Three Supreme Court Justices Return to Yale

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 8:31pm
Justices Thomas, Sotomayor and Alito attended reunion weekend at the law school and discussed affirmative action, salsa dancing and spittoons.

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2 Die, Including Gunman, in Shooting at Washington State High School

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:16pm
A gunman killed one student and wounded four others in the cafeteria at a school in Marysville, Wash., before turning the gun on himself.

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The Ad Campaign: Cuomo, With a Daughter’s Help, Tweaks His Education Image

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 8:16pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s “Education” television ad appears to be a response to criticism from his opponent, Rob Astorino, of his support for the Common Core standards.
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Remains Found in Virginia Identified as Missing Student Hannah Graham

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:54pm
The remains found in a wooded area were identified as Hannah Graham, who has been missing since Sept. 13.

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Motherlode Blog: Turn Your Princess-Obsessed Toddler Into a Feminist in Eight Easy Steps

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:52pm
Imposing a Women’s Studies Curriculum on your Disney Princess. Someday she’ll thank you!

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Motherlode Blog: Preparing a Child to Own a Mobile Phone — But Not Always Use It

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:12pm
Having a phone can create a compulsion to do something when doing nothing is so often the better choice.

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

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:58am
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: Eating Chinese Takeout and Dreaming of Brisket

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:16am
Last week, dinner did not go as planned. But having the plan still helped.

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

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 9:19am
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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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | What Are You Afraid Of?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:33am
Test your knowledge of Halloween by playing our crossword.

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The Learning Network: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal in Every State?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:13am
Do terminally ill people have a right to die on their own terms?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | From a Rwandan Dump to the Halls of Harvard

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:30am
How did Mr. Uwayesu come to live at a garbage dump on the outskirts of Kigali, Rwanda?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Emily Dickinson Onstage

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:25am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | asunder

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 23 New York Times articles in the past year.

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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Hazing Ends Team’s Season

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:55pm
The Central Bucks School District in suburban Philadelphia on Thursday canceled the football team’s season at West High School and suspended its coaches after reports of hazing.
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Motherlode Blog: Looking at Soccer’s Concussion Risk, and Asking It to Change

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:33pm
Talking to kids about personal safety is like talking about retirement planning. We can’t expect them not to play the game to win—so if heading the ball puts kids in danger, then soccer has to change the rules.

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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ and ‘The Case for Delayed Adulthood’

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:11pm
A passage from the novel paired with a recent Sunday Review article that might offer a new way to think about the line between adolescence and adulthood — and about whether, and how, “Catcher” still has something to say to teenagers.

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Motherlode Blog: Preparing to Lose My Mind After Giving Birth

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:14pm
Putting a plan in place does not guarantee that you will have a postpartum mood disorder, or that you won’t. It does guarantee you will know how to get help if you need it.

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Motherlode Blog: Motherlode in Your (e)Mailbox

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:14pm
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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Happy Birthday, iPod

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:55am
The iPod turns 13 today, and we mark the occasion with the 2001 Times article that reported its debut.

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