Education News from NY Times

Bits Blog: Pearson Under Fire for Monitoring Students’ Twitter Posts

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:31pm
Pearson, the education publishing giant, describes its practice of monitoring social media posts as a test-security measure, but some parents say the practice is unfair and invasive for students.






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Motherlode Blog: Sometimes a Cardboard Sled Is All You Need

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:09pm
Defeating the late-winter-blues with duct tape.






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The Learning Network: How Often Do You Engage in ‘Fat Talk’?

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 5:08am
How often do you complain about your body or overhear others doing so? Have you been known to say, “I’m so fat” to friends? What effect do you think public body self-disparagement like this has on the person complaining? On those who are part of the conversation?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Alcohol or Marijuana? A Pediatrician Faces the Question

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:57am
What question comes up “again and again” for this pediatrician, and what does he say is “the easy answer”?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | bawdy

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 123 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Charter School in Miami Fails, but Proves Useful on Jeb Bush’s Résumé

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 9:17pm
The Liberty City Charter School, the first of its kind in Florida and a pioneer in what became a national movement, is now defunct.






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Penn State Fraternity’s Secret Facebook Photos May Lead to Criminal Charges

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 8:46pm
A clandestine website — with images of drugs, hazing and nude, unconscious women — was the subject of a police inquiry that led to the suspension of a fraternity’s chapter at Penn State.






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Motherlode Blog: After I.V.F.: Pregnant, but Still Stuck in the Past

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:08pm
Every time I tell someone I’m pregnant, I think, “What if I have to tell them I’m not?”






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | March 10-16, 2015

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:15pm
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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Motherlode Blog: Beauty Tips for Girls, From Lego

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:02pm
The new “Lego Club Magazine” features a page of “Beauty Tips” for its 5-12 year old audience.
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Motherlode Blog: A Wireless Baby and a Father, Getting Wired In

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:18am
We took Evy off of her apnea monitor this week, and out in public for the first time.






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The Learning Network: Are Manners Important?

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 5:00am
What role do manners play in your family? Do you have good manners?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Kendrick Lamar on His New Album and the Weight of Clarity

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:30am
What does Joe Coscarelli mean when he writes, “Mr. Lamar is working to purify hip-hop”?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Basketball Team Helped by Math

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:54am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 14 article, “Davidson Math Students Lend a Hand to Basketball Team.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | regicide

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.






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Obama Plans to Use Week to Press Economic Case

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 9:35pm
President Obama will lay out an approach that would increase spending on education, health care and energy.






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Michelle Obama Going to Asia to Push Education

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:52pm
The first lady will leave Wednesday for a five-day trip to Japan and Cambodia to promote Let Girls Learn, an effort to expand access to education for millions of girls in developing countries.






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N.Y.U. Professor Is Barred by United Arab Emirates

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:02pm
Andrew Ross, who teaches at the New York campus and specializes in labor issues, has been an open critic of the poor treatment of migrant laborers in the monarchy.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Kansas: School Funding Approved as Questions Persist

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 7:58pm
Gov. Sam Brownback’s $4.1 billion plan to overhaul public school funding passed the Senate on Monday, but a District Court order last week signaled that the plan may be blocked before it gets off the ground.






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Closing Arguments Begin in Test Cheating Trial of 12 Atlanta Educators

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 7:51pm
A case centers on whether improvement on standardized testing was the result of teachers and principals changing answers.






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