Education News from NY Times

Well: The Joy of Becoming a Veterinarian

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 6:11pm
A literary society aims to inspire students and remind vets why they went into the profession.






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Safety at School: Campus Sexual Assault Bill Relies on Public Shaming of Colleges

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 5:07pm
A lack of funding for investigators means the real power of the legislation would be the anonymous survey data from students published online.






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Motherlode Blog: The Kids Who Don’t Beat Autism

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 2:08pm
Applied behavioral analysis therapy holds the possibility of “beating” autism. Some families will achieve an optimal outcome; they say, some children will become indistinguishable. Our son did not, but there’s a lot besides autism that distinguishes him.






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

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:38pm
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: What to Expect When You Shouldn’t Expect Lunch: A Dad’s Guide to Delivery Day

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 9:10am
Fathers are vital components of delivery day — except not vital enough that anyone cares if they get hungry or need something.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 8 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:01am
Comment here by 7 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 8 to enter this week’s contest. Our guest Penguin Young Adult author will be K.A. Harrington, and winners will be announced on Aug. 19.






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Socrates Takes a Back Seat to Business and Tech

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:00am
Looking to the future of a challenging profession, law schools want their students to be able to advise entrepreneurs in coming fields. That means learning quantitative skills, business and tech.
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Evaluating That Third — Boring — Year

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:00am
Is three years in law school one too many?
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School Shelters Offer Limited Safety, and Even Less Comfort

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:29pm
Life for about 200,000 people packed into more than 80 schools serving as shelters in Gaza is full of deprivation and discomfort.






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North Carolina Budget May Raise Teacher Pay

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:17pm
The North Carolina Senate moved toward sealing a long-sought budget accord on Thursday, voting in favor of a $21 billion plan that would raise the salaries of public schoolteachers but impose cuts elsewhere in state government.






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Motherlode Blog: And the Moral of the Story Is: Keep It Positive

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:27am
Do morality tales change children’s behavior? Research suggests that emphasizing the positive effects of honesty may, while tales of dire consequences fall on deaf ears.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 5 | ‘I Changed My Definition of the Word “Lucky” ’

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:05am
This week’s winner is Kiran, and our Penguin Young Readers Group judge was the author Alex London. There are still three weeks of the contest left.






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Second-Chance Med School

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:00am
In the Caribbean, students who have long been told they weren’t good enough find out they are.






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First Lady Praises Leaders for Progress of Girls in Africa

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:30pm
Michelle Obama stresses that women still have a long way to go, in Africa and around the globe.






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Motherlode Blog: I Say ‘Gross.’ They Say ‘Cool.’

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:45pm
If you have to take two cats and a bag full of wormy pet vomit to the veterinarian, you couldn’t find anyone who would enjoy it more than my young companions.






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Motherlode Blog: Teaching a Child to Wrangle, Not Reject, Rage

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:11pm
Children can’t understand how anger works, or manage it later in life, unless we encourage them to wrestle it with safe people.






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Senators Offer Bill to Curb Campus Sexual Assault

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:59pm
The measure, backed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, would impose financial penalties on colleges that do not comply with the law’s requirements.
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New York Educators Fight Back on Attacks to Tenure

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:31pm
The United Federation of Teachers sent out a memo defending tenure laws after two parents groups in New York filed lawsuits to challenge it.






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North Carolina Budget Deal Includes a Raise for Teachers

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:22pm
Legislators have announced a tentative budget agreement that includes a pay raise for public schoolteachers, but analysts expect that the proposed changes will mean more cuts elsewhere.






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Degrees of Education: When the College Admissions Battle Starts at Age 3

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:19pm
In New York City, some parents are hoping that elite prekindergarten will give their children an edge at getting into Harvard. But will it?






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