Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Looking to Uplift, With Navajo ‘Rez Metal’

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:15am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 25 article, “Looking to Uplift, With Navajo ‘Rez Metal.’ ” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Learning from Animal Friendships

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:00am
Have you watched any of these videos of interspecies relationships? Have you ever witnessed a cross-species interaction? What do you think these relationships show?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Learning from Animal Friendships

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:00am
Have you watched any of these videos of interspecies relationships? Have you ever witnessed a cross-species interaction? What do you think these relationships show?






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For Students (and Some Adults), School Cancellation in New York Comes as Welcome News

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 7:40pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that city schools would be closed on Tuesday because of the snowstorm, giving some students a reprieve from pending exams.






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Motherlode Blog: A Mobile Umbilical Cord, Off the Table, but Still Connected

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:07pm
Those of us who keep our phones nearby all the time — just in case — run the risk of 24/7 distractedness, of never being fully there for our work, ourselves, or our non-offspring companions.






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Motherlode Blog: Snow Day Approaches

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:16pm
Cookie baking. Board game playing. Snow shoveling. What will you do with your snow day?






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Jan. 26, 2015

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 7:25am
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: Do Poor People ‘Have It Easy’?

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:01am
How can living in a place where jobs are few affect residents’ quality of life?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Virtual Reality and the News

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:31am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 23 article, “Vice Uses Virtual Reality to Immerse Viewers in News.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Super Bowl and the Rumors of Wrongdoing

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:30am
Why did the New England Patriots conduct an investigation into their own equipment?






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New Jersey Bill Proposes More Suicide Prevention Training for Teachers

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 10:34pm
The legislation requires public schoolteachers and staff members to receive two hours of suicide prevention training every year.






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Motherlode Blog: Changing Early Pregnancy Etiquette: Share Good News, and Bad

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 9:24pm
When we decided not to tell friends and family about my pregnancy until after the first trimester, we never paused to consider how much we might need those people if something did actually go wrong.






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Chitresh Das, Influential Performer and Educator of Indian Dance, Dies at 70

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:38pm
Mr. Das helped popularize kathak, one of the most prominent forms of classical Indian dance and the only one that has roots in both Muslim and Hindu traditions.
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Cost of College: A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:55pm
Some little-noticed legislative changes have created conditions for a far-reaching overhaul of how a college education is bought and paid for.






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Technophoria: Your College May Be Banking on Your Facebook Likes

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 9:40am
College fund-raising offices are turning to a handful of start-ups to help identify prospective alumni donors through their social media activity.






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Motherlode Blog: Childless, With Regret and Advice: Don’t Wait for the Perfect Picture

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:50pm
I didn’t want to become my mother, so I actively avoided becoming a mother at all until it was too late.






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Motherlode Blog: The View from Inside the Stroller

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:31am
Diego Acosta López wanted to see what it was like when his son, Ignacio — just shy of 2 — visited New York City for the first time.






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The Learning Network: Student Contest Winners | The 2014 Year in Rap

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:10am
Announcing six winners and six runners-up in our December 2014 contest. Thank you teachers and students!






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

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:46am
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: Should a College Education be Free?

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 5:00am
Should students have a right to higher education, the way they now have a right to elementary and secondary education?






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