Education News from NY Times
Updated: 7 hours 51 min ago
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Times readers ask career development experts for guidance on returning to the workforce after a break to care for children or aging parents.
Adoptive families, and children who were adopted into them, often talk among ourselves about the “dumb things people say” to and about us. Those comments have a name — microaggressions — but there’s no consensus about the best way to handle them.
When is a question not as innocent as the questioner thought? What are the limits of tolerance and the boundaries of ignorance? Readers and students told us their stories and their perspectives.
What if the British won the Revolutionary War? What if the Cuban Missile Crisis started World War III? What if John Lennon had not died when he was shot? In this skills lesson, students write narratives imagining alternate histories for events of their choice.
Blogs, papers and other projects have prompted wider discussion of “microaggressions,” remarks with a basis in racial, gender or other stereotypes.
Racial minorities are more likely than white students to be suspended from school and be taught by lower-paid teachers with less experience, according data released by the Department of Education.
The Winston Show, which is an iPad-only program, is an example of the new content types that are possible when a TV is also a hand-held computer.
For this edition of Text to Text, we paired Times articles with two videos from the Makers series from AOL and PBS that we thought worked particularly well together to raise questions about how women’s lives and struggles have, and haven’t, changed over the last two generations.
EchoAge enables children to get one sizeable cash gift to use for a special birthday present while giving an equivalent amount of money to charity. The catch? You have to let your children ask their friends’ parents for money.
This Poetry Pairing features the poem “Mama Said…” by Mary Moore Easter and the article “Oldest Woman in New York Celebrates Birthday No. 114″ by Michaelle Bond.
The architects designing the new Sandy Hook elementary school have had to contend with the extra burden of the horrific crime that unfolded on Dec. 14, 2012, and they turned to the residents of Newtown, Conn., for feedback.
Why do this week’s events in Crimea “threaten to usher in a new, more dangerous era” in the relationship between the United States and Russia?