Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Parental Collusion on Spending and Rules: Harder Than It Sounds

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:48am
Here’s the tricky part about trying to form a cabal to stomp the seeds of perceived materialism: It’s awfully hard to be the first person who speaks up.






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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘I saw the girl near bouquets of snapdragons’

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:14am
This poem, by Anna S., is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest.






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The Learning Network: Will You Be Watching the World Cup?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 5:00am
Do you think soccer will ever become the most popular sport in the United States, as it is in much of the rest of the world? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Killing a Patient to Save His Life

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:30am
Why might so-called therapeutic hypothermia help to save lives?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, June 12, 2014

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am
Can you choose the words that best complete the sentence from the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | conveyance

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 24 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Seizing on Cantor Defeat, Obama Faults G.O.P. at Donor Speech

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:58pm
Speaking at Worcester Technical High School in Massachusetts, President Obama chided Republicans for thwarting the loan relief legislation.






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Teacher Tenure Ruling in California Is Expected to Intensify Debate

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:00pm
Copycat lawsuits are expected in other states after a judge’s landmark finding on Tuesday that California’s teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional.
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Motherlode Blog: Lasagna with Red Chard Satisfies a Meat-Loving Family

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:43pm
As they enter their second week of adding two vegetarian meals weekly, a meat-loving family finds a lasagna they love, and prepares to try a Big Bowl with black beans, greens, avocado and salsa fresca.






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Motherlode Blog: Who’s Your Mommy? We Don’t Know — Yet

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:39pm
Although Kelly is carrying their daughter, we won’t know until she arrives who the biological mother is. For now, it’s father’s baby; mother’s maybe.






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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘collapsed’

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:46am
This poem, by Emily Rigby, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from two articles: “A Playwright Seeks Healing With His Work” and “Surviving the Finish Line.”






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The Learning Network: Does the Way Your Classroom Is Decorated Affect Your Learning?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 5:00am
If you were a teacher trying to create a positive learning environment for students, how would you decorate your classroom?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Sunni Militants Drive Iraqi Army Out of Mosul

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:30am
How does the conflict in Iraq connect to the civil war raging in Syria?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Math, June 11, 2014

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:11am
Can you calculate how long it will take for student loan debt to reach $10 trillion?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | transition

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 9,040 New York Times articles in the past year.






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DealBook: Endowment Chief to Exit at Harvard

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:42pm
Jane L. Mendillo will exit from her role as manager of the $32.7 billion nest egg by the end of the year; its performance has fallen behind those of other Ivy leagues.
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Success Academy Seeks 14 More Charter Schools in New York City

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:36pm
The city may have to house the new schools or help pay for their space.






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DealBook: Harvard’s Endowment Chief to Step Down

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 9:33pm
Jane L. Mendillo will exit from her role as manager of the university’s $32.7 billion nest egg by the end of the year; its performance has fallen behind those of other league members.






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National Briefing | Education: Campaigning for Environment, Seminary to Divest Some Holdings

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 9:11pm
The trustees of Union Theological Seminary, a liberal Protestant organization in New York City, voted on Tuesday to divest the school’s $108.4 million endowment from fossil fuel companies.
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Judge Rejects Teacher Tenure for California

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 8:50pm
The decision handed teachers’ unions a major defeat in a landmark case to overturn laws governing how teachers are hired and fired and is expected to set off similar fights across the nation.






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