Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | ‘The Simpsons’ Marathon Draws Large Audience

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:53am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Do You Like Watching Other People Play Video Games?

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:00am
Would you pay money to watch an e-sports tournament live? What’s the appeal?






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Behind Ivy Walls: Why Colleges With a Distinct Focus Have a Hidden Advantage

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:29am
Looking at where students who gain admission to numerous colleges choose to go reveals some surprises.
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | skinflint

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.






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Final Touches Range From Flowery to Frantic as Expanded Pre-K Awaits Start

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:50pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign promised free prekindergarten for every 4-year-old, and his administration has invested mightily in quickly bringing that plan to life.






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Take Note of These Back-to-School Aids

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 6:12pm
Apps can put a dictionary, graphing calculator, organizer and more in the palms of students’ hands.
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Degrees of Education: The Economic Price of Colleges’ Failures

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:55pm
Many students do not learn critical-thinking skills in college, and they’re suffering in the job market, a new study finds.






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State of the Art: Grading Teachers, With Data From Class

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:10pm
Panorama Education, aided by prominent tech investors, is refining student feedback through innovative data collection. School systems are embracing the concept.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Should You Push a Child to Play a Sport?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:25pm
Have you pushed a child into a sport or onto a team, and was it a success? Or are there other ways of making friends and staying active?






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Letter From India: India’s Education Act Aims to Lift the Poor

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:02pm
The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act requires schools to set aside places for the poor but has created dilemmas no one knows how to resolve.
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The Learning Network: Will What Happened in Ferguson Change Anything?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:56am
Did you follow the news about the death of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson, Mo.? If so, what reactions did you have? Do you think anything will change — either in St. Louis or nationally — as a result of the protests? Why or why not?






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Motherlode Blog: Creating a Homework Habit

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:38am
The real point of homework doesn’t lie in the completion of the homework. It lies in learning how to sit yourself down and get it done.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Teenagers Favor Tech Over Clothes

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:45am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Brothers Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Freed After DNA Tests

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:30am
What responsibility does the state of North Carolina have to Henry McCollum and Leon Brown now that they have been declared innocent?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | comprehensive

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 9,810 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York Cancels or Postpones Opening of 45 Pre-K Programs

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:49pm
Nine sites that would have served 265 students will not open because of safety concerns or other issues, officials announced two days before the first day of school.






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U.S. Colleges Advised to Tighten Ebola Precautions

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 7:50pm
The new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came as thousands of foreign students and workers, and Americans who have been traveling abroad, began arriving on campuses to start a new school year.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 10 | A High School Journalist on the Execution of James Foley

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:34pm
5,680 entries ago, we began our Summer Reading Contest. Today, reluctantly, we announce our final winner — congratulations DB_TZ! — and our usual long list of runners-up and honorable mentions.






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The Learning Network: How to Use Our Blog This School Year

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:11pm
Happy academic year 2014-15! Here’s what we’ve got on our blog and how you can use it, whether you’re a teacher, a student (of any age) or a parent.






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Active Role in Class Helps Black and First-Generation College Students, Study Says

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:15pm
A study of college students found that the trend toward more class participation, and away from a traditional lecture-based approach, raised average test scores, with bigger gains for some.






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