Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: How Much Can an Artist Borrow From Earlier Musicians Before It Becomes Stealing?

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 5:00am
Do you think the jury made the right decision in ruling that “Blurred Lines” crossed the line into plagiarizing Marvin Gaye?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Disenchanted by Civilian Life, Veterans Volunteer to Fight ISIS

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:51am
Why does Patrick Maxwell say he was interested in fighting ISIS?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Yoga in the Snow

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:39am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 4 article, “Frozen Yoga? It’s Snowga.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | leniency

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 379 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Columbia Journalism School to Cut Class Size and Staff Jobs

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 9:00pm
The school now intends to “return to a smaller student body size,” the dean wrote in an email, closer to what he called “its historical norm.”






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Goldman Sachs Contributes $2 Million to LaGuardia Community College

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:41pm
The unrestricted gift will be used meet the immediate needs of students who are at risk of dropping out because they cannot afford basics like books, the college said.






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Expulsion of Two Oklahoma Students Over Video Leads to Free Speech Debate

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:27pm
Some legal experts say that the racist chants uttered by the fraternity members were, however odious, protected by the First Amendment.
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The Learning Network: Teenagers and Extremism: Investigating the ISIS Recruitment Pipeline

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 5:17pm
In this lesson, students will explore some of the complex reasons some teenagers are drawn to ISIS, and investigate how a recruitment pipeline funnels young people from their computer screens to the middle of the Syrian civil war.






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Motherlode Blog: Deployment Is Confusing for Children, Which Makes Children Hard on Parents

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:30pm
He wouldn’t go to bed. He just wouldn’t go to bed. Finally, I asked him why. His answer caught me by surprise. “I miss my daddy!”






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Small Business: First Phillie Phanatic, Grooming Mascots of the Future

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:08pm
David Raymond parlayed his years as a team mascot for the Phillies into a profitable business with a diverse list of clients.
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Motherlode Blog: Turning Chores Into Habits

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:05pm
One reason our chore systems always descend into chaos is that it’s never clear what our children need to do, or when.






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Privacy Pitfalls as Education Apps Spread Haphazardly

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:51pm
Apps and other software can put powerful teaching tools at teachers’ fingertips, but concerns abound over data security, effectiveness and marketing.
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Student Aid: How to Improve Graduation Rates at Community Colleges

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:13pm
A CUNY initiative with an emphasis on advisers shows a lot of promise.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Fraternity Is Closed Over Video With Slurs

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:26am
Why was Sigma Alpha Epsilon ordered to vacate its fraternity house at the University of Oklahoma this week?






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The Learning Network: Are Anonymous Social Media Networks Dangerous?

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 5:09am
How often do you read or post in anonymous online social media forums? Why do you think they are so popular? Do you think that kind of online anonymity can be dangerous? Why or why not?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Hip-Hop High Fashion

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:32am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 5 T Magazine essay about men’s fashion, “Hooking Up.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | molt

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past year.






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Teacher in Pornography Case Asked Students for Photos, Prosecutors Say

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:39pm
During a bail hearing for Jon Cruz, a teacher at the Bronx High School of Science who faces pornography charges, authorities said he also asked his own students for nude or suggestive images.






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In U.C.L.A. Debate Over Jewish Student, Echoes on Campus of Old Biases

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 9:10pm
A student board debated whether the religion of a second-year economics major meant she would be biased in dealing with sensitive governance questions, and the discussion has upended the campus.






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As Two Oklahoma Students Are Expelled for Racist Chant, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Vows Wider Inquiry

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 8:21pm
Officials said the two students with Sigma Alpha Epsilon had been identified as having played a leading role in singing a racist chant on a bus.
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