Education News from NY Times

More Conflict Over Cutting Federal Role in Education

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:01am
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday produced data that he said showed that poorer districts would suffer under a Republican plan expected to clear the House of Representatives this week.

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12 at Wesleyan University Are Hospitalized for Drug Overdoses

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:53pm
The police said it was likely that the overdoses were a result of a “bad batch” of Molly, a party drug similar to MDMA or Ecstasy that has recently gained popularity.

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National Briefing | South: South Carolina: A State University Puts Its President on Administrative Leave

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:21pm
Trustees of financially troubled South Carolina State University unanimously voted Monday to place President Thomas Elzey on administrative leave.

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Chegg Is Shifting Its Services to Focus on Digital Push

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:12pm
The company will hand off the management of physical books that it rents to students to the Ingram Content Group.
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Motherlode Blog: Grandmother, Surrogate Mother

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:43pm
An update from a mother whose own mother carried her daughter’s baby, and gave birth to her own grandchild.

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Motherlode Blog: Patricia Arquette: To Every Woman Who Gave Birth to Every Taxpayer

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:29pm
Particia Arquette’s Oscar speech is dissected, and the message to other women is clear: Shhh.

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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Feb. 23, 2015

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 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.

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The Learning Network: Would Arming College Students Help Prevent Sexual Assaults on Campus?

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:00am
Do you think that the banning of concealed weapons makes college campuses more safe or more dangerous?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Calories at Chipotle

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:47am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 17 article and interactive, “At Chipotle, How Many Calories Do People Really Eat?” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Hollywood’s Brightest Night

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:33am
Who were the big winners in Sunday night’s Oscar Awards?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | leonine

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Sanctions Put Academic Freedoms to a Test on a Campus Far From Tehran

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 9:32pm
A decision by the University of Massachusetts to follow through on a law that bars Iranian students from some science and engineering programs sparked fury, consternation and accusations of discrimination.

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Motherlode Blog: He Was Ready to Be a Stepdad. Was I Ready to Let Him?

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 9:06am
The first time I let my now-husband “solo” with my 10-year-old daughter, he forgot to feed her, and I “forgot” not to yell at him in front of her. I had to learn to let them become a family.

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Motherlode Blog: Eavesdropping on the Seventh Grade ‘Instagram Show’

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:05pm
As a parent, I hate the app, and I too can’t quit it. When my daughter stops following some kid I know, it’s like she has killed off a character on my soap opera.

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At Princeton, Women Make Strides at Clubs That Once Barred Them

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:50pm
Recent elections of female presidents in eating clubs, student government and the newspaper may signal a significant shift on the Ivy League campus.
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Nobel Winner Is Quitting as Head of Revived University in India

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:47pm
Amartya Sen, the Nobel-winning economist, said he would quit as chancellor of Nalanda University this summer, saying the government wanted him to leave.

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The Saturday Profile: A French Education Minister Who Knows Immigrants’ Struggles

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 3:18pm
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the first woman in her post, is a product of France’s schools whose family history is familiar to many disaffected youths.

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

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:59am
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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On Religion: Muslim Scholar, Looking to ‘Speak the Truth,’ Teaches the Holocaust and Islam

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:41am
Mehnaz Afridi, the director of the Holocaust and genocide center at Manhattan College, has drawn praise and criticism from both Jews and Muslims.
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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Virus Outbreaks

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:46am
Test your knowledge of virus outbreaks by playing our crossword.

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