Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Helping Kids Take Criticism Constructively (Even When It Isn’t Constructive)

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:07am
In an attempt to make feedback palatable for children, we construct feedback sandwiches of critical meat between slices of fluffy and comforting praise.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The 1952 World Series

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:08am
On Oct. 1, 1952, the Brooklyn Dodgers faced the New York Yankees at Ebbets Field in the first game of the World Series. Although the Yankees went on to win, the Dodgers got off to a blazing start.






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The Learning Network: Is Amazon Becoming Too Powerful?

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:00am
Is it a problem that Amazon sells half the books in America? Is there anything lost when brick-and-mortar bookstores close?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | An Ever-Expanding List of Unwelcome Visitors to the White House

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:44am
What White House security breaches happened during the presidencies of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover and Ronald Reagan?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Art of the Bro Hug

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:09am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | aspirant

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 68 New York Times articles in the past year.






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At Berkeley, Free (Though Subdued) Speech, 50 Years Later

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:40pm
The arrest of a man for giving out information about civil rights on Oct. 1, 1964, at the University of California, Berkeley, led to a student activism movement that spread to other campuses.






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Brooklyn Tech Teacher Was Known as Cool Friend, Until His Arrest

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:45pm
Brooklyn Technical High School students said Sean Shaynak was unusually close with some of them, often in ways that might alarm parents.






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Columbia University Reports 17.5% Return on Endowment

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 5:48pm
The result, which brings the endowment’s value to $9.2 billion, compares with the 20.2 percent return for the Ivy League leader so far, Yale.
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The Learning Network: Learning From Disaster: Exploring the Ebola Epidemic

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:26pm
In this lesson, we provide a lesson plan for teaching about the Ebola outbreak in one or two class periods. We also offer ideas for longer-term projects or further class exploration.






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Inequality on Campus: The University of Chicago Tries to Catch Up on Economic Diversity

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:45pm
Among wealthy colleges, Chicago enrolls relatively few lower-income students. But a new program may change the situation.
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Motherlode Blog: Would a Different Job Make You a Different Parent?

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:31pm
As parents we spend a great deal of time talking about the effects of work on our home life and how family life impacts our careers. There’s a third variable worth considering: how our choice of career affects our family.






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The Learning Network: Should You Go to Jail for Kicking a Cat?

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:28am
The front page of The Times this week featured an article about a man who posted a video of himself kicking a stray cat, and the animal-rights activists who want him jailed for it. What do you think? Read about the case, then tell us here.






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Motherlode Blog: Surviving Shots: 12 Tips for Parents and Kids

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:09am
Rare is the child who looks forward to the appearance of the needle, but there are things parents can do to make the experience of getting a shot easier.






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New Federal Guidelines Aim to Rid Schools of Racial Inequality

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 9:21am
The Obama administration will urge public schools to ensure that all students have equal access to good teachers, advanced courses and quality facilities.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A ‘Lord of the Rings’ Video Game

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:57am
Below are the first six paragraphs of the Sept. 29 video game review, “A Vengeful Ranger Full of Attitude and on a Mission.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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University of Chicago Acts to Improve Access for Lower-Income Students

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:56am
A package of measures includes eliminating the expectation that certain students take jobs during the school year, guaranteeing paid internships and providing career counseling.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | malodorous

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.






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In a First for Cornell, a Woman Is Appointed as Its Next President

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:21pm
Elizabeth Garrett, the provost of the University of Southern California, will become the president of Cornell University as of July 1.






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The Learning Network: What Objects Tell the Story of Your Life?

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:51pm
Can you identify five or 10 objects that you would include in an exhibit or book about your life? Why did you select each of those objects?






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