Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: At This House, Only the Kids in Good Costumes Get Good Candy

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:49pm
Should you reward those who obey the unwritten rules of Halloween — dress up, be a child, say “trick-or-treat” — with better sweets?






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Motherlode Blog: Sororities: Sisterhood, With More Than One Price Tag

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:32pm
Sorority life is expensive, and not all the costs are financial.






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Motherlode Blog: Why Teenagers Cut, and How to Help

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:02pm
In the mind of a teenager who self-injures, cutting helps regulate emotions, and strategies that might help most teens can backfire.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Historic Hauntings

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:17am
We took a deep dive into The Times’s archives to find as many 19th-century articles about hauntings as we could. Where they were reported, we provide the street addresses as well.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Bumgarner, a Three-Ring Master, Leads San Francisco to Its Third Title in Five Seasons

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:26am
How many times have the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in the last five years?






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The Learning Network: What Events Have Brought You Closer to Your Family?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:08am
Your family has likely suffered a loss, celebrated a triumph or participated in a regular activity or event that has brought some of you closer in some way. We invite you to tell us about it.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Thousands of Pumpkins Light the Night

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:14am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | deadlock

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 175 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Federal Rule Would Cut Funding to Some Career-Training Programs

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:00am
Career-training programs with more than 800,000 students may be threatened under a new federal rule measuring whether graduates earn enough to pay off student loans.






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Motherlode Blog: What to Do When Your Daughter Gets Her Period, Too Young or Right on Time

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:35pm
If you’re the parent of a girl, inevitably at some point, she will emerge from the bathroom or come home from school and inform you (not in these words) that her menstrual cycle has begun. Be ready.






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SAT Cheating Inquiry Delays Scores for South Korea and China

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:52pm
The Educational Testing Service said it had reliable information that tests had been compromised for thousands of South Korean and Chinese students applying to American colleges and universities.






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Motherlode Blog: Pregnant? Working? A New Resource for Knowing Your Rights.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:52pm
An easy-to-use, state-by-state resource for pregnancy and parenting laws.






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The Learning Network: Teaching About Children’s Rights Through the Work of Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:33pm
In this lesson, we explore the issue of children’s rights around the world. Teachers can begin with an overview that introduces Ms. Yousafzai and Mr. Satyarthi, and their work. Then students can do further research into global education, child labor, modern-day slavery and related topics.






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Motherlode Blog: One Boy, 17 Official Incident Reports and a Better Kind of Discipline

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:42pm
Everyone wants kids to be safe in school — even us parents of the “bad” kids. But punitive approaches have high costs: Instead of being helped, misbehaving kids are pushed out. Schools need to try something else.
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App Smart: Duolingo, Busuu and Other Apps Teach Languages on Phones

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:31pm
Plenty of smartphone apps offer worthwhile and entertaining lessons.
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The Ad Campaign: Cuomo, With a Daughter’s Help, Tweaks His Education Image

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:55am
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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Trial Begins for First Band Member in Hazing Death of Florida A&M Drum Major

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:06am
The death of Robert Champion, 26, brought heightened focus to college hazing and prompted a flurry of strict antihazing laws across the country.






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Just Say No, Yes or Maybe

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00am
Parents’ perspectives on marijuana use are as disparate as the nation’s mandates. Here, how five parents talk to their children about smoking pot.
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Legally High at a Colorado Campus

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00am
Smoking pot, some say, is now just part of everyday life at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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This Is Your Brain on Drugs

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00am
New studies show that the effects of marijuana on young people may be greater than we thought. One has found brain differences even in casual smokers.
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