Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Women at the Box Office

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:14am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 13 article, “At the Box Office, It’s No Longer a Man’s World.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | extenuate

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past five years.

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Cuomo Fights Rating System in Which Few Teachers Are Bad

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 9:08pm
Less than 1 percent of teachers in New York State were rated ineffective over all, and principals’ evaluations are often responsible for the high scores.

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Anger and Activism Greet Plan to Shut Sweet Briar College

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 8:46pm
The decision to shutter the college, a women’s liberal arts school in Virginia, has stunned students, teachers and alumnae, some of whom are rallying to try to save it.

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Bill Would Limit Use of Student Data

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 8:22pm
The Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act would place constraints on how education technology companies use or disclose students’ personal information.

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Kansas Schools Fight Plays Out Against Backdrop of Debate on Judiciary

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 7:34pm
A state appellate court has suggested that it might block a school financing plan that lawmakers passed; Republican leaders say the court is overstepping its bounds.

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Medical Students From Britain Are Sought in Syria

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 6:04pm
A Turkish politician who met with the families told The Observer that he believed the six students and three recent graduates were in a Syrian town under ISIS control.
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Rolling Stone to Publish Review of Disputed Rape Article

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 5:04pm
The magazine’s managing editor said the review of an article they published in November would be made public “in the next couple of weeks.”

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Review: In ‘Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be,’ Frank Bruni Examines College Admissions Mania

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 4:21pm
This book reminds young people, and their parents, that what students get from a college has almost nothing to do with where it stands in the pecking order of prestige.
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Motherlode Blog: My Daughter Is Now Sister Mary Joseph, and No Longer Mine

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 8:12am
My daughter is becoming a nun, and I am grieving.

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14 Students Are Accused in Los Angeles Sexual Assaults

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 1:12am
Fourteen students at Venice High School are under investigation in a series of assaults involving two underage schoolmates that investigators believe started in December 2013.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 2:30pm
Universities, rather than being forums for free expression, are encouraging “safe spaces” to protect delicate sensibilities.

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Inside Wealth: A High School Where a Student Might Letter in Polo

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 1:06pm
Officials at the elite, private Oxbridge Academy say its polo team will serve as a democratizer, uniting children of different economic backgrounds.

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Bar Exam, the Standard to Become a Lawyer, Comes Under Fire

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:25pm
Many law school deans have begun to openly question the mechanics of the test, and some states are even exploring other options.

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North Carolina: Alcohol Banned at Fraternity Events

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:44pm
North Carolina State University said Friday that it was temporarily banning alcohol at social events for most fraternities after two chapters were suspended, one of them amid drug and sexual assault allegations.
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World Briefing: India: 600 Expelled for Test Cheating

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:38pm
About 600 high school students in eastern India were expelled this week for cheating on pressure-packed 10th-grade examinations, education authorities said Friday.
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Motherlode Blog: Rules for Teen and Tween Cellphone Use: Unspoken, or Printed and Signed?

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 5:25pm
Are your family’s rules about children’s mobile phone use set “rules,” or just general guidelines?

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Economic View: We’re Frighteningly in the Dark About Student Debt

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:51pm
A $1 trillion portfolio threatens taxpayers because the Education Department can’t properly analyze its loans and doesn’t let other agencies do so.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:07am
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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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Being 12

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:21am
Some of our favorite responses to our recent Student Opinion question, “What Do You Remember Best About Being 12?”

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