Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: A Week of Waiting in Nebraska, for a Baby and a Change

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:29am
My first appointment at the midwives’ office in Omaha was awash in comfort, even so close to delivery.






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Requirements Keep Young Immigrants Out of Long Island Classrooms

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:57am
Despite guidelines, schools districts are requiring documents that are often difficult for parents to obtain, forcing children to stay at home.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Oct. 14-20, 2014

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:00am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: Will Humans Live on Mars Someday?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:00am
Do you think ordinary people will ever make interplanetary space trips, the way people take intercontinental plane rides today?






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Essay: Hooking Up at an Affirmative-Consent Campus? It’s Complicated

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:58am
“Yes means yes” means checking in with your partner during sex, but many young men say they don’t know how to have that conversation.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:30am
Can you imagine yourself moving to a city when you get older, if you don’t live there already? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Extreme Fitness Craze

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:06am
Here are the first several paragraphs of the Oct. 14 article “Why Are Americans So Fascinated With Extreme Fitness?” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | prattle

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 16 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: For Some Children With Autism, Even a Toothbrush Is a Challenge

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:24pm
Dental cleanings happen only twice a year. Twice-daily brushing matters as much for dental health. To establish that routine for a child on the spectrum, start small.






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Vocational Skills Could Count Toward Diploma in New York

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:49pm
The new graduation rules would offer a variety of alternative subjects, including language, accounting, humanities or one of 13 vocational assessments.






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Motherlode Blog: Quandary: Books for Readers Whose Skills Lag Behind Their Age

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:57pm
Looking for books and strategies to help a behind-the-curve reader find books that interest her, and encourage her to read and improve.






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Motherlode Blog: There Are More Important Things Than Saving for College

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:28am
There is no shame in having more kids than average. Or in working hard to support them without having money to fund individual college savings accounts, or telling them, “You are your ticket to college. Work hard.”






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Motherlode Blog: For Girl Scouts, Debates Over New Badges and Classic Pursuits Continue

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:15am
At a convention, the Girl Scouts promised to reinvigorate the role of the outdoors in the organization, but some have questioned whether new badges mean real change.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Oct. 20, 2014

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:00am
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: Does Stress Affect Your Ability to Make Good Decisions?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:03am
How can you learn to make better decisions while experiencing stress?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Mental Health and Gun Control Measures in New York

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:39am
How is New York trying to keep guns from those identified by mental health professionals as potentially dangerous?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Instagram Influencers

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:10am
Here are the first eight paragraphs of the Oct. 15 article “Your Instagram Picture, Worth a Thousand Ads.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Urban Renewal: Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:30am
More young people are moving to the very heart of cities, even in economically troubled places like Buffalo and Cleveland.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | liability

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 3,280 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Football Players in Sayreville, N.J., Recall Hazing

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 9:39pm
The investigation may be complicated by conflicting accounts from witnesses and some of the freshman football players targeted by older members of the Sayreville War Memorial High School team.






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