Education News from NY Times
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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.
Are you happy with the way your parents support you with your homework? Or do you wish they would handle it differently? Why?
Here are 500 student opinion questions that invite narrative and personal writing, all together in one place.
I don’t know how to solve the broader problems with adoption, or even my own. But I’m relieved that more adoptees are finding a way to talk about the reality: not all adoptions end in rainbows and bubbly baby smiles.
Malthe Thomsen, a teaching student from Copenhagen, was arrested in June after a colleague accused him of inappropriately touching students.
Officials are working to improve congressionally funded schools in 23 states on reservations with decaying facilities where students struggle to meet academic standards and teacher turnover is high.
Advanced Placement courses can be a real boon to students motivated by intellectual curiosity and a love of learning. But for students looking to please their parents or for those in pursuit of transcript padding and other false academic idols, A.P. courses can be an unpleasant and unhealthy slog.
If you were a restaurant reviewer and could review any restaurant in the world, where would you go first? Why? If you were the critic for your local paper, what restaurant in your community would you choose first?
Firefighters on Nov. 12 rescued two window washers who became suspended 69 stories above the street while working at the newly completed 1 World Trade Center. In response, @NYTarchives posted on Twitter about a few such rescues in the past.
It was unclear whether the changes marked the start of a shift toward better news on the economics of higher education or just a temporary pause in more worrisome trends.
The Learning Network: Text to Text | The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Reporting in 1989 and Remembering 25 Years Later
In this Text to Text, we compare the moment of euphoria when the wall fell in 1989 with today’s Berlin, a transformed city in which many do not remember the oppressive divisions of the past. In follow-up activities, students can evaluate the choices made since 1989 and decide if the Cold War is really over.
This spring, my older daughter announced that she was pregnant. And I realized almost immediately that I knew nothing about today’s birthing or parenting issues. I had a lot of catching up to do.
After four years of infertility and many failures, this little baby popsicle of an embryo was our best hope at finally becoming parents.
Wellesley's net-price calculator is simpler than the typical one. As a result, most students who start using it finish the process, in a few minutes.
Here are the first six paragraphs of the Nov. 11 video game review, “In This Future War, Soldiers Are Part Superhero.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?