Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 3 | A Teenage Waitress on ‘Unblinking Eyes Track Employees’

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:13pm
This week our top winner is Madeline, but we’ve also chosen five runners-up and 10 honorable mentions.






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Motherlode Blog: The Gay Mormon Known Sperm Donor From Utah

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:45pm
My friends used to offer up my status as a gay former Mormon as an icebreaker. Now, they’re helpfully tossing my role as “known sperm donor” out at dinner parties.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Companies That Offer Help With Student Loans Are Often Predatory, Officials Say

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:31am
Why did the Illinois attorney general file lawsuits against two debt settlement companies in connection with their student loan practices?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | World Capitals

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of world capitals by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | mercurial

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 170 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: The Kids Are Ungrateful

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 7:17pm
When kids who complain about the things a parent thought they would appreciate, like vacations and even chocolate, how can a parent help them change both tone and attitude?






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 8-14, 2014

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 5:10pm
The World Cup, Israel and more, including an experimental 10th question we’d love to know if you like. Let us know, and good luck!






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Motherlode Blog: Summer Car Safety: Look Before You Lock, and More

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:33pm
The terrible accusations against the father alleged to have intentionally left his toddler to die in a hot car in Georgia make it too easy to mentally file the death under the category “things that will never happen to my family.”






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Motherlode Blog: The Emotional Whiplash of Parenting a Teenager

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 1:34pm
One minute, your teen needs you. The next, she pushes you away—hard. That’s normal for her, but tough on the parent enduring the push and pull.






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Degrees of Education: City College of San Francisco Survives

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:53am
A big community college had a long record of low graduation rates and uneven instruction. But when an overseer tried to act, an uproar ensued.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Germany Wins the World Cup

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:32am
What was the final score of the championship game of the World Cup on Sunday?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Cell Biology

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of cell biology by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | grotto

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 29 New York Times articles in the past year.






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International Education: Dutch Higher Education Policy Refocuses on Quality

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:03pm
A shift from numerical targets aims to realign qualifications with job opportunities, but some opponents have cried foul.






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International Education: Stuck in Visa Debate, U.S. Risks Losing Researchers

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:01pm
As a debate in Congress over whether to extend green-card privileges to foreign students drags on, students are looking at opportunities outside the United States.






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How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 5:46am
A freshman said she was sexually assaulted at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The school’s handling of the investigation left her wishing she had remained silent.






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Prototype: Shaping a School System, From the Ground Up

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 9:53pm
In starting a new educational network in Peru, a businessman turned to Ideo, a design company, to help devise everything from classrooms to business models.






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College Students Claim Voter ID Laws Discriminate Based on Age

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 9:40pm
College students have joined a legal challenge in North Carolina, claiming that the state’s requirements discriminate based on age.






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Fair Game: Flunking Out, at a Price

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 2:40pm
In Corinthian Colleges’ downfall, taxpayers and borrowers will again pay for regulatory lapses.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:40pm
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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