Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | European Space Agency’s Spacecraft Lands on Comet’s Surface

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 5:59am
What is the Philae, and when and where did it land?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Raising a Soccer-Style Ruckus at the Hockey Rink

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 5:30am
Can you choose the best word or phrase to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | confound

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 45 New York Times articles in the last year.






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Financial Pressures Ease on Students, Studies Say

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:01am
It was unclear whether the changes marked the start of a shift toward better news on the economics of higher education or just a temporary pause in more worrisome trends.






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The Learning Network: Text to Text | The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Reporting in 1989 and Remembering 25 Years Later

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:40pm
In this Text to Text, we compare the moment of euphoria when the wall fell in 1989 with today’s Berlin, a transformed city in which many do not remember the oppressive divisions of the past. In follow-up activities, students can evaluate the choices made since 1989 and decide if the Cold War is really over.






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Motherlode Blog: A Soon-to-Be Grandma, Ready to Learn

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:09pm
This spring, my older daughter announced that she was pregnant. And I realized almost immediately that I knew nothing about today’s birthing or parenting issues. I had a lot of catching up to do.






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Motherlode Blog: When All Else Fails, Embryo Adoption Offers Hope

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:09pm
After four years of infertility and many failures, this little baby popsicle of an embryo was our best hope at finally becoming parents.
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Degrees of Education: Financial Aid, Simplified: A Better College Calculator

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:02pm
Wellesley's net-price calculator is simpler than the typical one. As a result, most students who start using it finish the process, in a few minutes.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Review of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:46am
Here are the first six paragraphs of the Nov. 11 video game review, “In This Future War, Soldiers Are Part Superhero.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: What Have Been Your Experiences With Catcalling or Other Kinds of Street Harassment?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:04am
Had you seen the viral video “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” we post here? What is your reaction to it? Do you think your reaction depends on whether you are female or male? Why or why not?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | waffle

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 149 New York Times articles in the last year.






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Injured Player Withdraws to Save a Year at Columbia

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:09pm
Because Ivy League eligibility is intended to expire after four years, the senior Alex Rosenberg withdrew from classes so he could return to the basketball court for Columbia a year from now.






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Motherlode Blog: This Veterans Day, Read (and Listen to) Family Stories

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:13pm
Military experience was once common. Many of us grew up surrounded by parents and family who had served. Now, military life seems removed from the everyday for many of us. Here, for Veteran’s Day, stories of military family.






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Motherlode Blog: On Veterans Day, Offering Gratitude and Accepting It

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:51pm
When I told the man at the baggage counter that my husband was deployed, he immediately replied, “Thank you for your service.” I didn’t quite know how to respond.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Nov. 4-10, 2014

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 8:27am
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: How Well Do You Think Standardized Tests Measure Your Abilities?

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:00am
How much time do you spend taking and preparing for standardized tests in school? Do you think it’s too much?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Honduran Youth Finds Welcome Mat at Oakland School Designed for Immigrants

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 5:30am
What are some of the challenges that students like Lester Valladaras face in their new life in the United States?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Country Star Strides Back Onto the Stage

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:30am
Here are the first five paragraphs of the Nov. 9 article “Country Star Strides Back Onto the Stage.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | passive

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 397 New York Times articles in the last year.






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Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Laureate, Is Assailed by Schools Group in Pakistan

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:10pm
A network of private schools on Monday called for a day of protest against Ms. Yousafzai, 17, and her memoir about being shot by a Taliban gunman after pressing for girls’ rights and education.






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