Education News from NY Times

Central Figure in the Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal Dies

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:30pm
Beverly Hall, the former superintendent who was awaiting trial for her alleged participation in a conspiracy to alter test results, died Monday after a battle with breast cancer, her legal team said.
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The Learning Network: Does Punctuation in Text Messages Matter?

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:34pm
What are your personal “rules” for using punctuation and acronyms and abbreviations in text messages?






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Motherlode Blog: ‘My Friend Has a Son Who Is Autistic’

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:37pm
At first, I didn’t get that the clumsy idle talk was an attempt at showing compassion.






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Motherlode Blog: My Dad: Strict. My Daughter’s ‘Papa’? Not So Much.

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:31am
My mom tells me that my dad has always been great with children. But that’s not what I remember.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 2, 2015

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Common Core Testing and Its Opponents

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 5:32am
Why are some students refusing to take new standardized tests?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | When Noises Drive You Crazy

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:35am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 23 article, “Please Stop Making That Noise.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | effete

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 17 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Colorado Yogis Balk at State Regulation of Teacher Training

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 9:21pm
A debate that has roiled Colorado’s growing yoga world pits studio owners against a state agency that says programs to train yoga teachers must be certified.






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As Common Core Testing Is Ushered In, Parents and Students Opt Out

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 8:29am
On Monday, many public school students in New Jersey will begin to take standardized tests that are opposed by an unusually diverse coalition of enemies.






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Opinion: Make School a Democracy

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 5:27pm
Children will learn better. Look at rural Colombia.






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New York City Teachers’ Union Is Closing Portion of Its Brooklyn Charter School

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:41am
Low student tests scores are forcing the United Federation of Teachers to shut down the kindergarten-to-eighth-grade portion of a charter school it started in 2005.






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Op-Ed Contributor: A Strike Against Student Debt

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:02pm
Student debtors should turn the vast sums they owe into leverage to demand a better system.
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Not the Usual College Party (This One’s Sober)

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:04pm
Some 135 campuses across the country have founded Collegiate Recovery community support groups in an effort to keep students sober.






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University of North Carolina Board Closes 3 Centers

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:10pm
The closing of the centers, including one run by an outspoken critic of the state’s Republican leadership, set off allegations of partisanship and academic censorship.
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Motherlode Blog: Trust Your Matchmaking Mother. She Only Wants What’s Best.

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:39pm
Our children have found their colleges and careers. Isn’t it time they found their soul mates? Trust us, we can help.






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Motherlode Blog: Among College Students, the Frenzied Competition to Work for No Pay

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:33pm
My college freshman’s summer plans are keeping her up nights. If she fails to earn a spot supplying free labor, she might have to resort to a paid job.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:00am
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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Motherlode Blog: Small, Successful Steps Toward Finding Your Groove

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 9:29am
Readers road-test Christine Carter’s simple strategies for settling into a happy and functional routine, both at home and work.






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The Learning Network: 10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:01am
We pair 10 photos from The Times that we’ve used in our weekly “What’s Going On in This Picture?” with ideas from students and teachers for how you can use them, or images like them, to teach close reading and visual thinking skills.






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