Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | escapade

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 65 New York Times articles in the past year.

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University of California to Raise Tuition Despite Protests

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:10pm
Over the objections of students and the governor, the Board of Regents of the University of California adopted increases of up to 5 percent in each of the next five years.

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About New York: Set Back by Hardship, a Student Athlete Runs Up Against an Age Restriction

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:58pm
Lawyers for Jason Puello, who, at 19, is too old to play for the basketball team, say that basing eligibility on when students’ birthdays fall means that the Education Department treats winter and spring sports differently.
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International Education: M.I.T. Settles In for Long Haul in Singapore

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:56pm
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a long-term relationship in Singapore that involves managing five labs with dozens of Ph.D. and post-doc researchers.

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Motherlode Blog: H Is for Helicopter, G Is For Guilt — What’s Your Modern Parent Letter?

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:47pm
If Q is for Quinoa, E is for Equipped (for Everything) and M is for Meltdown, what’s your nominee for the modern parent’s alphabet?

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The Learning Network: Ideas for E.L.L.s | Teaching About Food

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:40pm
The topic of food has the potential to fulfill all the prerequisites necessary for creating an engaging and effective language-development lesson. Here are many ideas and resources for teaching the topic.

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Motherlode Blog: ‘Why Is This Happening in Your Life?’ Parents in the Child Welfare System Need to Be Heard

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 1:32pm
The news tends to dwell on the tragedies, but most children who enter foster care go home to parents—like me—who repair their families and refuse to give up hope.

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Degrees of Education: Student Debt: A Calculator Focused on College Majors

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:30pm
Most college graduates earn enough to repay their student loans. The bigger problem is that they’re asked to do so when they are earning the least.
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Motherlode Blog: Conversation Starters for Beyond the Thanksgiving Table

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:54am
Talking about gratitude and giving around the Thanksgiving table is a great time to start a new family tradition: jump starting better conversations every night.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Thanksgiving at Times of National Turmoil

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:17am
Times archival articles about Americans celebrating Thanksgiving even as they coped with Great Depression, World Wars I and II, the wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Bits Blog: ClassDojo Adopts Deletion Policy for Student Data

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:46am
The maker of ClassDojo, a popular classroom app, said that starting in January it plans to keep students’ behavioral records for only one school year.

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The Learning Network: What Are You Thankful For?

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:04am
As Thanksgiving approaches, what are you grateful for? Why?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘Extreme’ Snowstorm Pummels Western New York

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:42am
Where has a powerful snowstorm swept, creating snowdrifts as high as houses, trapping people in their homes and forcing hundreds of motorists to abandon their cars on roads that were quickly buried in blizzard-like conditions?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | No More Ms. Nice Gal

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:30am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | impenitent

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past two years.

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Passing Rate Declines by 20% as State Uses New Certification Exams for Teachers

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:43pm
The fall in certifications resembles, in some respects, the state’s experience with the Common Core, a set of more rigorous learning standards for students that has been adopted by New York and most other states.

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University of California Is Set to Raise Tuition

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:27pm
Despite protests and a last-ditch effort by Gov. Jerry Brown to block an increase in costs, the University of California Board of Regents approved a plan to raise tuition 27.6 percent over five years.

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The Learning Network: Food Fight: Researching and Debating the Future of G.M.O.’s

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:19pm
In this lesson, students will learn about the science behind G.M.O.’s, and they will explore questions about the consequences, both intended and unintended, related to their use.

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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight to Court

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:03pm
Seven law students and undergraduates filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the president and fellows of Harvard College for what they call “mismanagement of charitable funds.”
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Obama Makes Pitch to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to Schools

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:50pm
The president, in a respite from the gridlock and sniping in Washington, also signed a bill that changes the child care rules for low-income families.
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