Education News from NY Times
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In this lesson, students apply concepts of probability and explore the scale of extremely large and extremely small numbers by diving into March Madness and bracketology.
Even teenagers who say they “don’t text and drive” pull out the phone at every red light, and many of their parents do too. Should you ever touch the phone keyboard while the car is in drive?
Some people say that students should entirely drive the college application process. But what parent would let a 17-year-old make such a big decision without help, and what parent wouldn’t share the disappointment when the dream college doesn’t come true?
Some credit the ritual with building esprit de corps among students, while others say it has grown increasingly dangerous.
When have you been the recipient of kindness from a stranger? When have you done something generous for someone you didn’t know? What could you do to start a “pay it forward” chain at your school?
How does the theory of inflation explain how the universe expanded so uniformly and so quickly in the instant after the Big Bang?
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mayor Bill de Blasio faced pointed questions about his stance on New York charter schools and conceded that his public-relations efforts had to improve.
The measles outbreak in New York City offers an opportunity to reach out to families whose children have missed, skipped or delayed the vaccine.
Thank you teachers and students for the record-setting number of submissions. Winners will be announced April 22.
Bill Yosses took the White House from the bottomless cookie plate to a granola bar without nuts, chocolate or white sugar. How does your family balance healthy eating and foods that are fun?
My husband and I are both Jewish, but we’re different kinds of Jewish. I thought a Jewish preschool would help connect our daughter to her culture. He had doubts.
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What do you think the most important benefits of a later start time would be? What might the disadvantages be?
A new public school that also includes a community center and other public amenities is part of a joint project designed to revitalize a blighted section of East Baltimore.
A proposal to create a state tax credit for donations to public schools and nonprofit scholarship funds is gathering steam and turning the archbishop of New York into something of a lobbyist.