Education News from NY Times

The Multimillion-Dollar Minds of 5 Mathematical Masters

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:00am
The Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, financed by Yuri Milner, a Russian investor, and Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, comes with a $3 million award.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | swarthy

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 17 New York Times articles in the past two years.






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Judge Upholds Policy Barring Unvaccinated Students During Illnesses

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:05pm
A federal judge supported a New York City policy that prevents unimmunized children from attending public school when another student has a vaccine-preventable disease. Three families had sued, arguing their religious rights were violated.






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At School, Turning Good Food Into Perfectly Good Compost

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:57pm
A New York City school composting program aims to help the environment, instill a sense of conservation in schoolchildren, and, critically, save some money.
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Op-Ed Contributor: New York City’s Top Public Schools Need Diversity

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:45pm
New York City’s top public schools must become more diverse.
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The Working Life: Flatiron School Program Expands New York’s Web Developer Ranks

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:06pm
A program created by New York City, which contracted with the Flatiron School in Manhattan, helps people break into the city’s growing technology sector.
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International Education: World War I Conference in Sarajevo Divides Scholars

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:02pm
Controversy over the meeting’s purpose speaks to how the interpretation of a turning point like World War I remains entangled in present-day politics.






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Motherlode Blog: Mother in the Dark

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:13am
Retinitis pigmentosa has gradually chomped away at my vision like Pac Man. Right now, I’m partially sighted and night-blind, and a glow-in-the-dark bouncy playspace is a nightmare.






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Opinion: Helping Kids With Homework

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 3:40pm
Helping my son was about my ego. In the end, all this help does nothing but hurt.






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De Blasio’s Vow to Ease Reimbursement for Special Education Halts a Bill in Albany

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 9:39pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to improve the process for some parents of special-needs children to get New York City to pay for private school tuition, holding off an effort by state legislators to make him do so by law.






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When Complexity Is the Enemy: There Is a Simpler Way for Students to Apply for Financial Aid

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:37pm
The complicated college financing process is discouraging people from applying for aid and going to college.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:24pm
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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Motherlode Blog: Surprisingly Good at Talking About Sex

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:32am
When my son first asked me a question about sex, I was surprised by how fundamentally unembarrassed I was, because it didn’t occur to him that it was something to be embarrassed about.






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Degrees of Education: A College Major Matters Even More in a Recession

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 7:02am
Those who major in subjects like engineering and finance increase their pay advantage over those in other fields.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 2 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 7:01am
Our Summer Reading Contest enters its second week. Post here by 7 a.m. Eastern on June 27. Winners will be announced on July 8.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Dubai, Once a Humble Refueling Stop, Is Crossroad to the Globe

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:30am
Why is an international airport the key to Dubai’s success?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Cooking

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:23am
Test your knowledge of cooking by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | conformity

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 115 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Signs of Trouble Preceded Fatal Stabbing at Bronx School

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:45pm
The lawyer for a 14-year-old boy charged with killing another student said the boy suffered months of antagonism and bullying before the deadly fight.






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New Contract for Teachers Is Altering Schools’ Hours

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:34pm
Because of changes in the new teachers’ contract, a number of schools are moving up the start of the school day, and more than a few parents are not happy about it.
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