Education News from NY Times

Breaking Silence, Survivor Sets Out to Meet Holocaust Past

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 5:33pm
Tomi Reichental, who was sent to a concentration camp as a child, has mesmerized students in Ireland with his stories of wartime atrocities.

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Barred Fraternity’s Lawyer Seeks to Alter Punishment

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 8:24pm
Video of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma has helped draw attention to racially tinged incidents on other campuses.

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California: Teenagers Accused of Sexual Assaults

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 7:59pm
Fourteen teenagers are under investigation for a series of sexual assaults against two students at a Los Angeles high school, the police said Friday.

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Rand Paul Focuses on Criminal Justice in Talk to Black Students

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 5:06pm
The senator discussed inequities in the judicial system in remarks at Bowie State University, a historically black college in Maryland.
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The Learning Network: An Update on Our Second Annual Student Editorial Contest

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:37am
In which we answer some frequently asked questions — for example, “When will you announce the winners?”

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Motherlode Blog: Got College Admissions Frenzy? Read ‘Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be’

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 9:57am
Who our children are when they go to college matters a whole lot more than the name on the sweatshirt.

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

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 9:06am
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: A Stay-at-Home Parent Is Not a ‘Luxury’

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 8:49am
Why am I a luxury while the things we’ve chosen to do without are “necessities” that demand a second income?

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Op-Ed Columnist: How to Survive the College Admissions Madness

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 8:08am
The obsession with elite colleges distorts reality, hurts kids and perverts education.
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The Learning Network: How Much Should Fans Be Allowed to Distract Opposing Teams?

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 5:00am
Can spectator antics sometimes get in the way of the game? Or should everything and anything be allowed as long as it isn’t mean-spirited or offensive, or actual fan interference?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | One Last Dance at Johnson’s Barn

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:33am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 25 article, “Johnson’s Barn, a North Dakota Institution, Plans Its Last Dance.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘Ambush’ Seen in Shooting of 2 Police Officers in Ferguson

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:30am
How do you think Ferguson and the surrounding communities will heal from all this anger and violence?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | prolixity

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.

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National Briefing | Plains: Oklahoma: Fraternity Inquiry Extends to Campuses in Texas and Louisiana

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:33pm
Investigations into racism at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapters have extended to the University of Texas at Austin and Louisiana Tech in Ruston, though no new allegations had been substantiated.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Governor Takes Control of School Reform From Democrats

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:29pm
Gov. Rick Snyder issued an executive order transferring the functions of the office charged with turning around failing schools from the state Education Department to an agency he has control over.

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Once Unique, LeapFrog Has Rivals in the Educational Toy Market

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 6:48pm
LeapFrog, a dominant maker of educational toys and games, has watched its sales plummet because of cheaper alternatives.

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Motherlode Blog: In Switzerland, Parents Observe. In the U.S., Hovering Is Required.

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:21pm
Thanks to hovering American parent culture, the La Grange Library food fight wasn’t just between a 3-year-old and an 18-month-old. It was also between their mothers.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The Pi Day of the Century

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:28pm
What will you be doing on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53?

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The Learning Network: How Much Can an Artist Borrow From Earlier Musicians Before It Becomes Stealing?

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 5:00am
Do you think the jury made the right decision in ruling that “Blurred Lines” crossed the line into plagiarizing Marvin Gaye?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Disenchanted by Civilian Life, Veterans Volunteer to Fight ISIS

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:51am
Why does Patrick Maxwell say he was interested in fighting ISIS?

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