Education News from NY Times
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Looking at where students who gain admission to numerous colleges choose to go reveals some surprises.
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.
Apps can put a dictionary, graphing calculator, organizer and more in the palms of students’ hands.
Many students do not learn critical-thinking skills in college, and they’re suffering in the job market, a new study finds.
Panorama Education, aided by prominent tech investors, is refining student feedback through innovative data collection. School systems are embracing the concept.
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?
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.
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?
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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What responsibility does the state of North Carolina have to Henry McCollum and Leon Brown now that they have been declared innocent?
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.
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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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.
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.
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.