Education News from NY Times

Admissions: For Accomplished Students, Reaching a Good College Isn’t as Hard as It Seems

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 2:36pm
Admission rates are misleading: It’s not that fewer students are accepted; it’s that applications have run riot.
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University of Virginia’s Image Suffers After Campus Rape Report

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:42pm
The governing board will meet Tuesday to discuss complaints that the university has for years mishandled reports of sexual assaults.

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A Conundrum for Saudis: Women at Work

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 9:31pm
A group of academics is joining the Saudi government in a project to lower the hurdles keeping women from becoming employed.
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Economic View: Even Among Harvard Graduates, Women Fall Short of Their Work Expectations

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:06pm
Both sexes have ambitious goals for their career and family life, a study finds, but entrenched factors seem to hold many women back.

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Amid Tumult, Michigan Football Aims to Reclaim Its Footing

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 12:37pm
Michigan must beat its biggest rival, Ohio State, on Saturday to become eligible to play in a bowl game, but the troubled program faces bigger challenges as the university’s sports culture is questioned.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:14am
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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In Arizona, a Textbook Fuels a Broader Dispute Over Sex Education

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:47pm
The board in Gilbert, Ariz., said two pages in a biology textbook that discuss sexually transmitted diseases and contraception violated a state law passed in 2012.

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M.I.T. Is 10-0 and Finding Success in the N.C.A.A. Division III Playoffs

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 1:23pm
M.I.T.’s football team, which has long been an afterthought at a university known for its academics, is 10-0 and in the second round of the N.C.A.A. Division III playoffs.
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After Closing Schools, a Principal Fights to Save a Bronx High School

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:10pm
Santiago Taveras, once the public face for many school closings during the Bloomberg years, is now working on turning around the troubled DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx.

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Motherlode Blog: This Thanksgiving, Setting My Family Free

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 7:34pm
This year, I understand that my grown children are trying too hard to be with everyone in some fashion over a period of very few days allotted to that purpose.

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Motherlode Blog: Intensive Thanksgiving

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:27pm
Before he lost his ability to speak, one of my son’s favorite questions was, “Mommy, what are you thankful for?” Over the Thanksgiving we spent in the intensive care unit, I continued to answer the question he could no longer ask.

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New York Schools Lose Millions Amid an Inquiry, Comptroller Says

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:34am
The comptroller, Scott M. Stringer, said New York City had so far missed out on receiving as much as $120 million from the federal government because of an investigation into the Education Department.
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The Learning Network: Happy Thanksgiving

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:48am
Happy Thanksgiving, and don’t forget to stop back on Monday, Dec. 1, for our next “What’s Going On in This Picture?”

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Motherlode Blog: The Giving Tree: ‘Take What You Want, Leave What You Can’

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 7:35am
Stocking the branches of the Giving Tree with candy, gloves and small gifts kept us busy, and grateful, all season long.

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The Learning Network: What Is Your Reaction to the Sexual Assault Allegations Against Bill Cosby?

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:00am
Do the allegations change how you feel about “The Cosby Show”? Would you still want to watch it?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | An Amazing One-Handed Catch

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 5:55am
Here are the first six paragraphs from the Nov. 24 article, “Even Under Microscope, Catch by Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. Earns Applause.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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U.S. Wants Teacher Training Programs to Track How Graduates’ Students Perform

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:29pm
The Department of Education is seeking to require states to develop rating systems for teacher preparation programs that could affect who receives federal grants.

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Motherlode Blog: Talking About Racism With White Kids

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:24pm
Having an “uncomfortable” talk with your white children about privilege, bias and racism? Good.

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University of Virginia Officials Vow to Combat Campus Rape Problem

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:04pm
The board that oversees the University of Virginia said it would come up with recommendations in response to allegations in Rolling Stone magazine of a gang rape.
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Motherlode Blog: Covering the Ferguson Verdict Protests, With Kids in the Minivan

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:27pm
My 5-year-old has become a veteran of the protests I often cover as a journalist, so much so that she has her own explanations. “Did they shoot someone again, Mama?” she asked. “His parents must be very, very sad. It’s like that boy in the pictures in Times Square, remember?”

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