Education News from NY Times

App City: Shuffle, Deal and Learn

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:10pm
Brainscape has many flashcard decks for free or for purchase, lets you assemble your own, and shuffles as you rate your knowledge of the cards.






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Pre-K Clash May Hint at the Start of a Rivalry Between de Blasio and Stringer

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:33pm
This week, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer criticized the city’s rollout of prekindergarten expansion, eliciting an unusually strong response from Mayor Bill de Blasio.






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U.S. Colleges See Little Risk From Ebola, but Depend on Students to Speak Up

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:06pm
Universities and colleges in the United States also admit that they have limited ability to track students’ travels or their health.






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Lawyer Seeks to Reinstate Suit Over Alleged Abuse Cover-Up at Yeshiva High

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:10pm
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.






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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | From Article to Infographic: Translating Information About ‘Sneakerheads’

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:53pm
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.






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Motherlode Blog: 13, and Surviving in the Woods on Squirrel Pizza

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:57pm
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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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:40pm
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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Picking Up an Elusive College Dream

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:23pm
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.
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David Rosand, an Art History Scholar Whose Heart Was in Venice, Dies at 75

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:27am
Mr. Rosand, who began teaching at Columbia in the mid-’60s, specialized in Venetian painting but had wide art knowledge beyond his immediate field.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Designing New Airships to Carry Science Into the Stratosphere

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:30am
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘Stealth Invasion’ of Ukraine by Russian Troops

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:30am
Why does Russia deny Ukraine’s allegations of an invasion by Russian troops?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Saying ‘Thank You’ Around the World

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:26am
Test your knowledge of ways to say “thank you” around the world by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | reciprocal

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 74 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Critics Question High Ratings on New York State Teacher Evaluations Amid Poor Test Scores

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:54pm
For the first time, parents and administrators can assess the effectiveness of teachers at the county, district and, in some cases, the school level.






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Sunday Routine: Carmen Fariña: An Old-School Abuela

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:40pm
On weekends, Ms. Fariña, chancellor of the New York City Education Department, is first and foremost an active and engaged grandmother.
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Oklahoma Loses Waiver From No Child Left Behind Provisions

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:17pm
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.






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Motherlode Blog: American Kids, Learning to Aim and Fire

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:20pm
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.






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In First Year of Pre-K Expansion, a Rush to Beat the School Bell

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:04pm
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.
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Motherlode Blog: How Nicole Zeitzer Johnson, Communications Director and Special Needs Parent, Does It

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:52am
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.






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Motherlode Blog: Don’t Just Pay for Chores. Pay for Performance.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:10am
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.






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