Education News from NY Times
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The governors of Oklahoma and South Carolina signed bills within the past week repealing the Common Core state standards, guidelines for children’s achievement in reading and math between kindergarten and high school graduation.
For some at Seattle Pacific University, a Christian campus, there was a tone of quiet affirmation of the actions of people who the police said had helped subdue the gunman and save lives.
Either shut your phone and laptop down and be present, or grab the gadgets and get to work. It’s the half-measures of attention that don’t work for parents or kids.
How commencement speeches like Ellen DeGeneres’s and Barbara Kingsolver’s went viral.
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.
In this installment of our monthly collection, we spotlight five articles that use photography and narrative to reveal the texture of teenage life, 11 articles about young people making a splash in the world, and three other articles about teenagers that can provoke discussion.
This poem, by Libbie, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from a dance review, “There’s Brightness When the Fog Clears.”
About two-thirds of about 41,000 children seeking seats for the next school year, in either full or half-day programs, were accommodated, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Martha Rose Shulman, a cookbook author and Times columnist, works with the Ruder family to help them go vegetarian twice a week without even thinking of feeling deprived.
Students at the Facing History School in New York City try to understand the circumstances and decisions surrounding larger social injustices and then relate that back to their own experience.
All the lesson plans, contests and special features we have published in these categories this school year, all in one place.
Teaching can be a stressful occupation, and yet there is comparatively little done to protect teachers’ well-being or consider the effect of a teachers’ emotional health on students.
Students wish teachers would be fair, consider homework assignments carefully and with an eye to utility, and treat students like people.
This poem, by Emma J., is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from a Travel article, “A Big Sur Bath by the Light of the Moon.”
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Crowds Gather in Hong Kong for 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Killings
How did coverage of the event by state-controlled Chinese news organizations differ from the attention given by foreign news media?
What do you like about her? Her voice? Her music? Her style? Her attitude?