Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 24, 2014

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 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: Do Fans Put Too Much Pressure on Their Favorite Professional Athletes?

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 6:00am
What are the standards to which fans hold professional athletes and are those standards ever unrealistic?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Imagining a Glacier National Park Without Glaciers

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 5:32am
How quickly is the landscape and ecosystem at Glacier National Park changing, and why?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | ecclesiastic

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past year.

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International Education: Bringing Education to African Girls

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 1:01pm
The World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar, has awarded its 2014 prize to a British educator for helping millions of young girls in sub-Saharan Africa remain in school.

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Motherlode Blog: Our Marriage Ended. Our Family Did Not.

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:53am
Of course we tried staying together for the sake of our son. Until one night, during one of our fine-tuned feuds, our shouting woke up the baby.

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Alexander Grothendieck, Math Enigma, Dies at 86

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:37pm
His gift for abstraction excavated new ground in algebraic geometry and supplied a theoretical foundation for the solving of some of the most vexing conundrums of modern mathematics.

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News Analysis: Studying for the Test by Taking It

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:30pm
The process of testing can deepen learning.
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Texas Approves Disputed History Texts for Schools

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:17pm
Texas’ State Board of Education has approved new history textbooks, capping months of outcry over lessons that some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses and negatively portray Muslims.
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Beliefs: Inquiry Focuses on Leaked Documents at Starr King School for the Ministry

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:34pm
Two students at the Unitarian Universalist seminary in Berkeley, Calif., have been given conditional graduation after they were ensnared in a flubbed presidential search.

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New York Chancellor Is Criticized for Remarks on Charter Schools

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:26pm
Carmen Fariña said at a conference that some charter schools push students out before they take state tests and later replace them with high-scoring children.
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Your Money: Comparing College Costs the Easy Way

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:49pm
College Abacus aggregates cost calculations from up to three colleges at a time on its own website, but is blocked by some institutions.

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Motherlode Blog: Soaking Cranberries, and Heading Into Thanksgiving Week

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:30pm
Isn’t the rule that no one has to cook anything over Thanksgiving week that isn’t for Thanksgiving?

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A Yeshiva Graduate Fights for Secular Studies in Hasidic Education

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:09pm
Naftuli Moster is calling attention to shortcomings in secular education at Hasidic Jews’ schools in New York.
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Motherlode Blog: Why This Troop Leader Quit the Girl Scouts

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:49pm
As a former Girl Scout troop leader, I have a theory about why membership is dropping. It’s not the badges. It’s not the cookies. It’s the endless, endless forms.

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

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:13pm
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: Student Crossword | Thanksgiving

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:01am
Test your knowledge of Thansgiving by playing our crossword.

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The Learning Network: Should Millions of Undocumented Immigrants Be Allowed to Live in the U.S. Without Fear of Getting Deported?

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:00am
Should unauthorized immigrants in the United States be allowed to apply for citizenship eventually? Or, do you believe that undocumented immigrants should be required to leave?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Middle School Debate

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:33am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Sponsor Steps Away From the Edge

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:30am
Do you think companies should sponsor high-risk sports, such as free soloing and highlining?

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