Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Dec. 22, 2014

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 8:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: What Does Santa Claus Mean to You?

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 6:01am
Beyond the promise of receiving presents, why might it be worth believing in Santa Claus?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Two New York City Police Officers Ambushed

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 5:33am
Who were the police officers killed in an ambush in Brooklyn?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | ‘Christmas Icetastrophe’ on Syfy

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 5:25am
In this quiz you’ll find all four paragraphs of a Dec. 19 TV review, “Making Icicles of Everyone.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | ravine

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 41 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Accusers and the Accused, Crossing Paths at Columbia University

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 11:54pm
Paul Nungesser was cleared of responsibility by Columbia University after being accused of rape by a fellow student, who turned her outrage into a performance piece. He is now speaking out.






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International Education: UMass-Lowell and Raytheon Unite on Kuwait Degree Project

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 1:01pm
The American military contractor will provide $50 million to help cover the cost of the first seven years of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell’s venture.






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Motherlode Blog: This Holiday, Don’t Hide the Piercings From Grandma

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 9:10am
Rather than a one-way transfer of my beliefs to them, my kids, now 19 and 16, are teaching me to see the world—and my in-laws—with new eyes.






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Motherlode Blog: Why We Don’t Do the Naughty List

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 6:07pm
I understand why the naughty list helps some parents. But for my anxious daughter, it’s the opposite of Christmas magic. Bless the mall Santa who understood that.






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Stuyvesant High Student Admits He Didn't Make $72 Million on Stock Trades

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:00pm
After widespread publicity that Mohammed Islam had earned $72 million in the stock market, the story of a 17-year-old Stuyvesant High School senior started to unravel on Monday.






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University of Virginia Officials Criticize Media Coverage

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:08pm
A month after Rolling Stone magazine published a now-discredited account of a gang rape at a fraternity house, University of Virginia officials pushed back against damage done to the college’s reputation.






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Degrees of Education: Sizing Up the College Rating System

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:33pm
The Department of Education’s main elements of institutional quality are affordability, access and outcomes. How it defines those elements is crucial.






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

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:11pm
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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International Education: Why Colleges Haven't Stopped Binge Drinking

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:18am
More than 1,800 students die every year of alcohol-related causes. But attention to the issue over decades has not made much difference in the United States.






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Winter Weather

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:28am
Test your knowledge of winter weather by playing our crossword.






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Rating Plan Would Put Colleges Into One of Three Categories

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:09am
A report offers the first glimpse into the Obama administration’s plan to grade colleges, placing them into three categories of performance.






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The Learning Network: Was Sony Right to Cancel ‘The Interview’ After Receiving a Threat Against Theaters?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:00am
Many in Hollywood expressed dismay that hackers could force a studio to cancel a movie. Does Sony’s decision threaten First Amendment freedoms?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Makeover for Archie and the Gang

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:32am
Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 14 article, “As Archie Nears 75, Riverdale Gets a Youthful Infusion.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Riches to Rags for New York Teenager Who Now Says His Story Is Hoax

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:30am
What lessons should be learned from this incident?






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Degrees and Difficulty: Raising Ambitions: The Challenge in Teaching at Community Colleges

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:24am
Two-year colleges enroll nearly half of all undergraduates in the United States. How to better educate them is critical to increasing economic mobility.
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