Education News from NY Times

Tense Moments in de Blasio’s TV Interview

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:11pm
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.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Time to Make Up for a Missed Measles Vaccine

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 6:53pm
The measles outbreak in New York City offers an opportunity to reach out to families whose children have missed, skipped or delayed the vaccine.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Update on Our Student Editorial-Writing Contest

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 5:20pm
Thank you teachers and students for the record-setting number of submissions. Winners will be announced April 22.
    





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Motherlode Blog: The White House Pastry Chef Is Moving to a New Kitchen

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:30pm
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?
    





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Motherlode Blog: Religious Preschool’s Appeal to the Secular Parent

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:20am
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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Motherlode Blog: Reader Comments and Questions: Helping the Stay-at-Home Parent (and More) Get ‘Back in the Game’

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 8:57am
Have you returned to work after taking time off to raise or care for a family, or are you working on relaunching your career? Ask your questions and share your stories here.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Should the School Day Start Later?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 5:00am
What do you think the most important benefits of a later start time would be? What might the disadvantages be?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Undercover Reports on School Security Raise Ethical Questions

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:30am
How do you feel about this kind of covert reporting to test the effectiveness of school security?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, March 18

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:15am
Answer this question about the Cold War.
    





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Critic’s Notebook: Reading, Writing and Renewal (the Urban Kind)

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 1:24am
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.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | cascade

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 220 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Cardinal Dolan to Lobby for Tax Credit That Rewards Donations to Education

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:36pm
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.
    





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State Senate Rejects Bill Granting Tuition Aid to Illegal Immigrants

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 8:29pm
The legislation would have allowed students without proper immigration status to receive financial aid through state programs, if they met certain conditions.
    





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Continuing Education

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 7:54pm
High-achieving women are returning to jobs they left to care for children or aging parents, taking advantage of help offered by the banks and law firms that first hired them. Also, going to school to become an umpire or referee: In the big leagues, at least, the money is good.
    
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Motherlode Blog: How Do I Make the Most of My Paternity Leave?

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 4:54pm
We’d like to ask dads (and the moms or partners who know them) to share their wisdom about how to have the best possible paternity leave.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | March 11-17, 2014

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 3:35pm
Flight 370, March Madness, viral videos and more: How much do you know about this week’s news?
    





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International Education: Concerns Over Measurement of Fukushima Fallout

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:17pm
Japanese university researchers say that they still feel under pressure to play down the effects of the nuclear disaster.
    





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International Education: Concerns Over Measurement of Fukushima Fallout

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:11pm
Japanese university researchers say that they still feel under pressure to play down the effects of the nuclear disaster.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Please Don’t Call Me Mom

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:26pm
Perhaps these situations sound familiar. A nurse says to me, “Mom, how many hours does she sleep at night?” An activity leader: “Mom, pick-up is at 6.” A sales clerk: “Mom, do we need another size?” I’m not their mom.
    





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Motherlode Blog: It’s Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:24pm
Welcome to the NYT Motherlode’s first open thread. Got thoughts about news and family this week? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.
    





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