Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Lucasfilm and ‘Star Wars’ Fans

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:38am
Here are several paragraphs from an April 14 article, “For Lucasfilm, the Way of Its Force Lies in Its ‘Star Wars’ Fans.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Challenge to the Wright Brothers’ Legacy

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:31am
Why do some people believe Gustave Whitehead, not Wilbur and Orville Wright, was the first person to fly an aircraft?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | infantile

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 42 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | ‘Chemical Horses’ and the Racing Industry

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 6:08am
A piece by Erica K GHS, one of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest.






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Cornell’s Chocolate Milk Fills Refueling Gap

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 5:41pm
At Cornell, the benefits of having an on-campus dairy extend beyond a diverse dining hall menu to helping change workout recovery habits.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Schools Chief Takes Leave

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 9:49pm
Barbara Byrd-Bennett, chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools, will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation into a $20.5 million no-bid contract the district awarded.






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The Learning Network: NYTLNReads | Some of Our Favorite Student Comments on Comedy and Its Limits

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:08am
Here are some of our favorite student answers to the question “Are There Topics That Should Be Off-Limits to Comedy?”, as well as a look at how one teacher conducted a class discussion of the issue on Twitter.






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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Americans Should Defend Their Digital Privacy

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:30am
We are honoring each of the Top 10 winners of our Second Annual Student Editorial Contest by publishing an essay a day, in the order of submission. This piece is by Henry S.






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The Learning Network: What’s Your Favorite Sandwich?

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:00am
Do you have a simple go-to sandwich — something you put together quickly when you’re in a rush or have a craving?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Project to Turn Corpses Into Compost

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:30am
Do you think human composting will ever become a popular alternative to burial or cremation? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Following the New York Knicks

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:22am
Here are several paragraphs from an April 14 article, “Knicks Superfan Is Set to Be There to the Bitter End.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Op-Ed Contributor: Want Reform? Principals Matter, Too

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:21am
Teachers can’t do it all. The question of who leads a school is crucial.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | epic

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 1,453 New York Times articles in the past year.






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N.Y.U. Labor Guidelines Failed to Protect 10,000 Workers in Abu Dhabi, Report Says

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:08pm
The report, by an international investigative firm, said some subcontractors employed at the university’s Abu Dhabi campus were exempted from N.Y.U. guidelines based on decisions by local contractors.






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The Learning Network: Teaching the Armenian Genocide With Primary Sources From The New York Times

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:19pm
In this lesson, students assume the role of historians analyzing primary source material — investigating archival New York Times articles for evidence about the causes and consequences of the atrocities against Armenians. Then, we suggest opportunities for exploring contemporary issues related to the Armenian genocide.






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U.S. Investigates Possible Misconduct in Chicago Public Schools

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:01pm
Local news media reported that the inquiry related to a no-bid contract that was awarded to a former employer of the school system’s chief executive.
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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | The N.H.L. Should Do Away With Fighting

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:57pm
For the next 10 days we will be honoring each of the Top 10 winners of our Second Annual Student Editorial Contest by publishing an essay a day, in the order of submission. Up first, a piece by Adrian P.






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A Yale Graduate Leaves a Trail of Ventures and Debts

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:43pm
Joshua Bryce Newman seems to fit the part of the young, successful entrepreneur. But the lawsuits filed against him paint a different picture.
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Welcome to Your First Year as a Lawyer. Your Salary Is $160,000.

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:04pm
Salaries for first-year lawyers at big firms have been stuck at around $160,000 since 2007, according to the National Association for Law Placement.
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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:57am
Tuesday was the 150th anniversary of the night Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth. Here are some resources, from the past and the present, to help think about what his life and death meant.






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