Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | welter

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 79 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Yale Report Clears Police Officer in Encounter With Student

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:13am
The officer had approached the student, who was leaving a library, with his gun drawn and briefly detained him after reports of an intruder.

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A Charter School Rally Duels With Teachers’ Unions in Albany

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:02pm
Charter schools and teachers’ unions from New York City gathered for competing events and to press their causes in Albany.

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New York City Adds 2 Muslim Holy Days to Public School Calendar

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 8:20pm
The addition of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha to the calendar fulfills a campaign pledge from Mayor Bill de Blasio and represents the increasing influence of the city’s Muslim community.

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Motherlode Blog: Shelf, iPad, Bed Table: Reading, February 2015

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 5:53pm
What I bought, what I read, what I thought I’d read and what I put down and never picked back up this February.

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More Children Eat Fruit in School, Study Shows

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:41pm
The study found that from the time new nutritional guidelines went into effect in 2012 through last year, the percentage of students choosing fruits increased to 66 percent from 54 percent.
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The Learning Network: Atomic Dilemma: Debating How to Prevent Iran From Developing Nuclear Weapons

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:30pm
In this lesson students debate whether negotiations are an effective way to stop Iran from getting nuclear arms, and then write their own op-ed detailing their position.

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Back to School, Though Not Back to Normal, in a Liberia Still Fearful of Ebola

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:33pm
Ebola cases have receded into the single digits in Liberia, but fear of the virus and a depressed economy have dampened a back-to-school campaign.
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Motherlode Blog: When Letting Children Take Risks Is Risky for Families

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:38am
A group of strangers in a suburban Maryland car repair place come together to condemn a verdict against being a free-range parent.

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The Learning Network: How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 9:00am
Do you play an instrument? Draw? Take photos? Write poetry? Dance? Or do express your creativity in less traditional ways? How do you express your creativity?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Games on a Reservation Go by in a Blur

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 6:11am
Why, according to several people quoted in the article, is basketball so popular on the reservation?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | whimsical

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:06am
This word has appeared in 444 New York Times articles in the past year.

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National Briefing | South: Virginia: Women’s College Will Close Over Finances

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:53pm
Sweet Briar College, a century-old women’s liberal-arts college near Lynchburg, announced Tuesday that it will close in August.

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Columbia Graduate Students Push for a Labor Union

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:49pm
Over half of the university’s graduate teaching and research assistants have signed forms saying they want to unionize, but the university says that treating students as employees could hurt their education.

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World Briefing: Michelle Obama to Visit Japan and Cambodia

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:23pm
The American first lady, Michelle Obama, will travel to Japan and Cambodia this month as part of an effort to support education for girls, the White House said Tuesday.

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Members of Newtown Shootings Panel Recall Toll Their Work Took

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:59pm
Some of the 16 commissioners appointed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut said that studying the December 2012 killings changed their lives.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Feb. 24-March 2, 2015

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:18pm
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.

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Motherlode Blog: An Improved Vaccination Against a Virus — and Some Cancers

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:40pm
“A possible side effect of not getting the vaccine is cancer, and it’s far more common than any side effects of the shots.”

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School Agenda Bedevils Chicago Mayor in Race

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:48pm
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago faces an unexpected runoff election, it is his education agenda that threatens his political future.
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Motherlode Blog: Developing Baby, Developing Dad

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:00pm
I’m fascinated with babies, especially mine. And I’m fascinated by how much my life had to change before I could appreciate them.

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