Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Ancient Egypt

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 4:54am
Test your knowledge of ancient Egypt by playing our crossword, then exploring related Times and Learning Network resources.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Unrest in Iraq

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 4:34am
How has the escalating violence in Iraq provoked reactions from world leaders like President Obama?

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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘Wind and dust, not flame and steel’

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 3:56am
This poem, by Ibante S., is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | irretrievable

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 12 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Success Academy Charter Schools Force Mayor Bill de Blasio to Confront New Law

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 10:21pm
The Success Academy Charters Schools group’s aim to double in size by 2016 forces Mayor Bill de Blasio to choose between two troublesome options.

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Starbucks to Provide Free College Education to Thousands of Workers

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 7:53pm
Through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company will pay for its workers to earn college degrees.

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International Education: Iran Eases Constraints on Academic Contacts With West

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 12:02pm
The government of President Hassan Rouhani has allowed something of an academic spring in the country after almost a decade of harsh limits.

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International Education: Public Schools in Indonesia Feel Islamic Pressure

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 12:02pm
Islamic influences in public schools have become a worry for some parents and teachers in Indonesia.

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Common Core, in 9-Year-Old Eyes

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 10:31pm
Chrispin Alcindor, a Brooklyn fourth grader, was once a top student. But rigorous new academic standards — and the exams that accompany them — have frayed his confidence.

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At Commencement, Obama Mocks Lawmakers Who Deny Climate Change

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 5:47pm
Speaking at the University of California, Irvine, President Obama likened those who deny climate change to people who would have told John F. Kennedy, at the dawn of the space program, that the moon “was made of cheese.”
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Commencement Speakers: Graduates Cautioned: Don’t Shut Out Opposing Views

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 4:14pm
Several commencement speakers this spring advocated tolerance in the wake of protests that drummed away others who had been invited.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Oversharing in Admissions Essays

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 2:30pm
The raw and revelatory admissions essay reflects the blinding competition to get into elite schools.
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Economic View: Finding Shock Absorbers for Student Debt

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 9:35am
How to insure against the risks of investing in a college education? Allow student loan payments to rise and fall with the borrower’s income.
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Walking in a Graduation Procession, 50 Years Late

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:12pm
Richard Zirpolo, 67, joined the class of 2014 at Xavier High School in Manhattan, so that his mother could finally watch him be handed a diploma.

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New Chairman of Board at N.Y.U. Is Announced

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 8:47pm
William R. Berkley will have the title of chair-designate until October 2015, when he will officially succeed Martin Lipton.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Battle Over Dress Codes

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 8:38pm
Why are we focusing so much on what girls are wearing?

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

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:08pm
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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Motherlode Blog: A Lost Father, and a Daughter Who’s Not Ready to Let Him Go

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 9:56am
The Friday before Father’s Day last year, my dad, an Alzheimer’s patient, wandered off from my mother at the grocery store. I’d been saying goodbye to him for almost a decade, but I wasn’t ready to lose him.

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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 1 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 9:50am
Our Summer Reading Contest begins. Post here by 7 a.m. Eastern on June 20. Winners will be announced on July 1.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Sneaker Comes of Age

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:30am
Who started the latest trend in sneaker culture?

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