Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Thirteen in Years, but 10 or 15 in Thoughts and Action

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 8:55pm
Some 13-year-olds are deep into teen culture, others little changed from the kids they were at a younger age. Subjective age varies, and that variation can raise a red flag for some young teens.






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Motherlode Blog: How Do You Take the Measure of a School Year?

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 9:55am
Was the 2013-14 school year, with its Common Core, its policy debates and its snow days, a success for education, for schools, or for students?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Fairy Tales

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 7:11am
Test your knowledge of fairy tales by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Fight Over the New Common Core Standards

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:30am
Are you familiar with the new Common Core standards? Have you noticed any shift in teaching at your school aligned with the new standards? Do you have an opinion about the Common Core? Explain.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | rampart

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 33 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Governor Plans to Cut Ties to Common Core in Louisiana

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 8:43pm
Louisiana’s governor said on Wednesday that his state would end its enactment of the educational guidelines, but other officials immediately said that he had overstepped his authority.






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Op-Ed Contributors: Simplifying Fafsa Will Get More Kids Into College

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 7:45pm
Fafsa’s complicated application form discourages many from going to college. Our bill proposes replacing it with just two simple questions.
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National Briefing | Education: College to No Longer Consider Test Scores in Its Decisions

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 7:36pm
Hampshire College, in Amherst, Mass., said Wednesday it would no longer consider SAT or ACT scores in admissions or financial aid decisions.






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Motherlode Blog: No ‘Fat Talk’ and No Skinny Talk, Either, at Some Camps

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 5:15pm
Some camps, in an effort to end not just the “fat talk,” but the mindset that leads to it, have put in place rules banning all body talk: positive, negative or in between.






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Motherlode Blog: Vegetarian Meals Are a Success, But the Real Win Is Learning to Plan Ahead

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:21pm
The meat-loving Ruder family loved the lasagna, the Big Bowl with Greens, and the beans. The family’s primary cooked loved planning ahead for leftovers.






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Motherlode Blog: Ask Martha Rose Shulman

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:52am
Have a question for Martha? With the Ruder family traveling next week, she’ll be taking questions from readers instead. Ask Martha here, and look for answers to the most common or interesting dilemmas next Wednesday, June 25.






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Meteorology

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 7:03am
Test your knowledge of meteorology by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | U.S. Says It Captured Top Suspect in Benghazi Attack

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:30am
Why did the Obama administration hold back on attempting to capture Ahmed Abu Khattala earlier, according to the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | penury

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 15 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Schools Chief Vows to Preserve Number of Gifted Programs and Their Exams

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 9:29pm
Some advocates had hoped Chancellor Carmen Fariña would overhaul the gifted programs, which they see as a critical front in the effort to reduce inequality in the school system.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Schools Seek More Money

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 7:59pm
The Philadelphia superintendent of schools made a last-minute plea for funding saying he needs at least an additional $96 million.
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Economic Scene: Udacity-AT&T ‘NanoDegree’ Offers an Entry-Level Approach to College

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:51pm
The “NanoDegree,” an online collaboration of AT&T and Udacity, may offer a reasonable shot at using the web to democratize higher education.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘You’ve Done Everything You Can’

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:26pm
In the past, I’d never understood people who said they were done, who gave up on their dream of having their own genetic children. But as I thought of the future, I could not imagine going on.






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Motherlode Blog: At the Cutting Edge of Gay Family Law

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:06am
In the past, second-parent adoptions have been standard in the gay community. But a court recently ruled that such adoptions were neither “necessary nor available” for gay married couples since a “presumption of parenthood” exists.






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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘Dotted Splashes of Paint’

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 7:38am
This poem, by Aya Zaky, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest.






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