Education News from NY Times
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Mr. Sperling founded a multibillion-dollar enterprise in the University of Phoenix, and became “an unintentional entrepreneur and an accidental C.E.O.”
The idea: Learning to tell stories with data through creating infographics, after first observing effective examples from The New York Times and elsewhere.
Increasing college attendance and reducing defaults are worthy goals, and there are effective methods to do it.
Surveys of top colleges found virtually no change from the 1990s to 2012 in enrollment of students who are less well off despite a huge increase in the number of such students going to college.
It’s a constant quandary. A parent writes “I feel like my biggest parenting challenge is the battle against screens taking over my children’s lives.”
As teachers head back to school, we wonder whether, and how, you will be talking and teaching about the events in Ferguson with your students. Please tell us here and we may include your thoughts in our Sept. 2 lesson plan.
Take the quiz to see what you know about these news stories, and to find links to more information about each.
This Reader Idea uses Sunday Routine columns as writing models for students who write and revise their own versions.
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?
As classes begin after a delay, many teachers say that they must address the shooting death of Michael Brown and the turmoil that has followed.
The journalist Dana Goldstein’s “The Teacher Wars” serves up historical commentary instead of a searing philippic on one of the day’s hot-button issues: the role of teaching in America.
Across Syria, the remains of ancient cities are being looted and damaged by Islamic militants; academics and archeologists are trying to document the damage and raise awareness.
Japanese corporations are recruiting international students today to improve their ability to compete internationally.