Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 7 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 7:01am
Tell us what caught your eye and why, by 7 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 1. This week, our guest judge is Andrew Smith, and winners will be published on Aug. 12.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Weird Al Yankovic Soars to the Top of the Charts

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:41am
What role has Weird Al Yankovic played in pop culture since the late 1970s?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Explorers

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:26am
Test your knowledge of explorers by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | potion

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in 94 New York Times articles in the past year.






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For New Post at Yeshiva, Lieberman Is a Natural

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:17pm
In the search for someone to fill Yeshiva University’s new Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service, one candidate stood out from all the rest.






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Ohio State Fires Marching Band Director After Finding Tradition of Sexual Hazing

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:08pm
A report said that the university’s band members had been told to mimic sex acts and were given vulgar nicknames, and that the director did not do enough to stop harassment.






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Housing Dispute Puts Quaker University at Front of Fight Over Transgender Issues

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:52pm
George Fox University near Portland, Ore., has become the latest front in the fight over what defines a person’s gender, and who gets to decide.
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Army War College Starts Plagiarism Inquiry of Senator John Walsh’s Thesis

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:25pm
The United States Army War College determined in a preliminary review on Thursday that Mr. Walsh appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master’s degree from the institution.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Teenager on Vacation — and on Social Media

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:43pm
Some parents want their teenagers to put their phones down on vacation and connect with their families. But their teenagers might have a different, and valid, sense of what it means to be connected.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Happy Birthday, Amelia Earhart

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:54am
August 24 would have been the 117th birthday of Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937 as she attempted to become the first woman to fly around the world.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Upheavals Around the World Challenge Obama and U.S. Foreign Policy

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:45am
How is U.S. foreign policy being challenged as crises escalate in countries around the world?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Endangered Species

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:28am
Test your knowledge of endangered species by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | obsessive

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in 376 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: A Dietitian Who Won’t Oversell Nutrition to Her Kids

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:18pm
I learned long ago that nutrition information alone doesn’t motivate people to eat healthy, and I know telling my children that “broccoli will make them big and strong” could backfire.






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John Walsh, Democrat, Confronts Questions of Plagiarism

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:20pm
An examination of the final paper required for Senator John Walsh of Montana’s master’s degree from the Army War College indicates that at least a quarter of it was appropriated without attribution.






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Motherlode Blog: 5 Ways To Help Your Kid Not Stink At Math

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:51pm
The “new math” curriculum is great — and nearly guaranteed to drive children and their parents understandably insane, because teachers don’t know how to teach it yet. Here’s what to do to help your child while they learn.






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At Manhattan Preschool, Accounts of Sex Abuse Case Differ

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:39am
At least three families have hired lawyers to investigate after a popular intern was accused by a teacher of inappropriately touching children and arrested.
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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:00am
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | National Youth Orchestra Prepares for Concerts

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:43am
Why do you think virtually everyone involved in this project seems to have a strong sense of the orchestra as a family or community?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The Study Of …

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:26am
Test your knowledge of areas of study by playing our crossword.






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