Education News from NY Times

New Factor in Campus Sexual Assault Cases: Counsel for the Accused

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:24am
Lawyers have appropriated the tools often used to fight misconduct and turned them against the prosecution, confronting higher education’s approach to the issue.






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Should You Feel Guilty About Killing Spiders, Ants or Other Bugs?

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:12am
When you see a bug in your home, what do you do? Do you leave it alone? Do you kill it, or ask someone else to? Or do you try to catch it and set it free outside?






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | For the Monarch Butterfly, a Long Road Back

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:30am
What efforts should government, scientists or ordinary citizens take to save the monarch butterfly and its annual migration?






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Beards at Brigham Young

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:03am
Here are the first eight paragraphs of the Nov. 17 article “At Brigham Young, Students Push to Lift Ban on Beards.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | epilogue

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:05am
This word has appeared in 45 New York Times articles in the past year.






Categories: Education News

Motherlode Blog: ‘He’s Gone.’ A Daddy, Deployed

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:40pm
In this moment, just after their father has been deployed, I can’t safeguard their hearts; I am unable to spare these tears. It’s a powerless feeling, before the sun is up.






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Nov. 11-17, 2014

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:50am
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.






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: What Are the Best Teaching Methods for Getting Students to Behave Well in Class?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:00am
Do you think a system of extrinsic rewards and punishments, with points being given for good behavior or taken away for bad, is an effective way to motivate students?






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Quitting His Job to Hit the Road With the Knicks

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 5:32am
Here are the first 10 paragraphs of the Nov. 15 article “Living Out Knicks Dream, Complete With Nightmares.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | amalgamate

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in seven New York Times articles in the past two years.






Categories: Education News

New York Debate League Involves Middle School Students of All Backgrounds

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:39am
The New York Debate League stands out for pitting middle school students from elite private institutions against those who might be the first in their family to attend college.






Categories: Education News

East Ramapo School Board Is Criticized by New York State Monitor

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:54pm
Henry M. Greenberg, the state-appointed monitor, stopped short of calling for a state takeover of the Rockland County district, but he did recommend appointing a fiscal overseer who could overrule the school board’s decisions.






Categories: Education News

Motherlode Blog: Even the Democratic Caucus Can Fail to Accommodate Pregnancy

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 9:32pm
Although it is primarily Democrats and President Obama who continue to push for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a Democratic representative who is pregnant cannot get an exception on Democratic Caucus voting rules.






Categories: Education News

At Brigham Young, Students Push to Lift Ban on Beards

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:54pm
A student petition is urging university officials to repeal a decades-old ban on beards on the campus of the Mormon Church’s flagship academic institution.
Categories: Education News

Motherlode Blog: Quandary: Between Unknown Cousins and the Children’s Table, Thanksgiving Can Be Hard for Kids

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:08pm
Now is the moment to prepare children for Thanksgiving: show pictures of past gatherings, remind them of the names that go with faces and talk about things like interrupting, playing with younger cousins, new foods and appreciating gifts but not expecting them.






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: What Is the Perfect Number of College Applications to Send?

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 9:03am
What are the advantages and disadvantages of sending applications to 20 or more colleges and universities?






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 17, 2014

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 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.






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Million Dollar Gamers

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 5:44am
What is it like to be a highly paid professional video game player?






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Rat on Broadway

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 5:31am
Here are the first seven paragraphs of the Nov. 10 article “White Rodent Finds Fame on the Great White Way: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ Has an Unexpected Star: A Rat Named Toby” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | venial

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in five New York Times articles in the past three years.






Categories: Education News
Stay Connected with NCSS:   Follow NCSSNetwork on Twitter FaceBook.png rss_0.gif