Education News from NY Times

The Texas Tribune: Questioning an Ambitious Chancellor’s Vision

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 7:29pm
While the aggressive transformation of the University of Houston has drawn praise, it has also prompted questions about the college’s role in both the community and the university system.






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The Texas Tribune: Candidate’s Vow to Kill Tuition Law Makes Some in His Party Squirm

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 7:28pm
State Senator Dan Patrick, who is running for lieutenant governor in Texas, wants to repeal the Dream Act, just as Republicans are trying to appeal more to Hispanic voters.






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Economic View: Why Federal College Ratings Won’t Rein In Tuition

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 3:24pm
An ambitious plan to create a better-informed marketplace for education doesn’t take into account how public universities are funded.






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New Jersey Teacher Is Charged With Sexual Assault of 5 Students

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:58pm
Nicole Dufault, a teacher at Columbia High School in Maplewood, who was arrested this week for having sex with three students, is charged with sexually assaulting two more students.






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Twitter Erupts as Nicki Minaj’s Offer to School Is Declined

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:15pm
Students at the rapper’s alma mater, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, post their dismay after a visit falls through.






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Future Tense: Disrupting the Playground

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:53pm
To see technology’s future, look no further than nursery school.
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College Recreation Now Includes Pool Parties and River Rides

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:36pm
In the university recreation center arms race, the latest idea is to turn a piece of campus into something approaching a water theme park.
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Amy Cuddy Takes a Stand

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:25pm
A successful pose has helped Ms. Cuddy become a leading voice on TED Talks.
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William Deresiewicz Tours the Colleges of ‘Excellent Sheep’

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:12pm
William Deresiewicz, who’s caused a stir in Ivy League circles with his book “Excellent Sheep,” is on a tour of those colleges to discuss his critique of them and his advice.
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Retiring: A 50th High School Reunion, and a Generation to Follow

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:27pm
The Class of 1964 is the first graduating class of the post-World War II baby boom and the leading edge of the generation retreating to retirement.
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Obama Unveils Push for Young People to Do More Against Campus Assaults

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:26pm
The campaign will feature celebrities and television ads in an effort to enlist students in the fight to end violence against women on campus.
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Motherlode Blog: Don’t Make Me Land This Plane

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:19pm
Sometimes both parties to a dispute have right on their side, but they still can’t both win.






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

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:16am
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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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | What Did You Read in The Times This Week?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:22am
Did your students read The Times this week? What articles, graphics, videos, photographs or Op-Eds did they find most interesting? What would they recommend to others? Why?






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The Learning Network: Should Texting While Driving Be Illegal in Every State?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:19am
Why do think many teenagers choose to text and drive, even though it has been proven to be so dangerous — even more dangerous than drunken driving?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in Historic Vote

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:11am
What is your reaction to the results of Scotland’s referendum? Why?
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | From Caribbean Dance Halls to Brooklyn Streets

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:17am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | reparable

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past two years.






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Restrictions Are Eased for Ex-Preschool Intern Accused of Sex Abuse

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:17pm
Malthe Thomsen, who is accused of inappropriately touching children at the International Preschools in Manhattan, no longer has to wear an ankle monitor, and his bail was reduced to $200,000.






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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘The Giver’ and ‘The Dark Side of Young Adult Fiction’

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:02pm
Some ideas for connecting “The Giver” to a larger discussion about the popularity of dystopian literature, as well as options for going further to explore other aspects of the book with the help of Times and Learning Network resources.






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