Education News from NY Times

With School Closed, Teachers and Volunteers in Ferguson Work to Fill Gap

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:43pm
More than a week after protests erupted here after the shooting death of Michael Brown, teachers and others are volunteering to provide some instruction to the students.
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States Given a Reprieve on Ratings of Teachers

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:50pm
Arne Duncan said that testing issues are “sucking the oxygen” out of classrooms, and that teachers should have another year to adjust to new standards and practices.






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Fewer Pass High School Exams, and Some in England Cheer

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:06pm
Traditionalists are pleased with what they see as a reversal of decades of slackening standards in education.
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Motherlode Blog: Simple Student Routines for Back-to-School Success

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:47pm
Establishing routines like a weekly regroup (with trash can and storage at hand), evening organization and nondigital bedtimes set the stage for a successful year.






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Motherlode Blog: Casting Call: Rethink Family Dinner With Jenny Rosenstrach

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:24am
During the week of Sept. 8, we’ll be coaching a real family through real family dinners in real time – seven new meals in seven days – and we hope that you’ll cook along with us.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The 1959 Little League World Series

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:02am
The news from this year’s Little League World Series has been all about Mo’ne Davis, but in 1959 homesick boys from Hawaii, playing in Williamsport, Pa., just days after Hawaii became the 50th state, were the focus.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Clashes Erupt as Liberia Imposes Quarantine to Curb Ebola

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:30am
Do you think West African governments should continue to quarantine neighborhoods to stem the spread of Ebola? Or do you think quarantining whole neighborhoods, like Monrovia’s West Point, is inhumane?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Japan

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of Japan by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | dawdle

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in seven New York Times articles in the past year.






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Inquiry Urged on Air Force Academy’s Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:19pm
Two senators asked for an independent investigation into allegations that Air Force Academy officials punished an investigator and the cadet informant who helped him look into drug use and sexual assault among football players.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Mini Golf Champion

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:45am
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Nearly Invisible World

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:34am
Why are the depths of the world’s oceans home to transparent creatures?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Animal Life

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:26am
Test your knowledge of animal life by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | poignancy

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 77 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Notre Dame Is Rocked by Charges of Academic Cheating

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:57pm
Notre Dame, a top college football program known for academic rigor, changed its media day plans at the last minute as it wrestles with allegations that players cheated on class work.






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National Briefing | South: Tennessee: Case Over Test Fraud Is Shut

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:29pm
Prosecutors said four people caught in a teacher certification fraud scheme have agreed to stop teaching, ending the federal case involving teachers in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 8 | The Art of Cabbage-Walking

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:15pm
Our winner this week was ClaireMCHS2014, and our Penguin Young Readers guest judge was K.A. Harrington.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Should Siblings Spectate?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:18pm
Is sibling attendance at a brother or sister’s sports or other events part of being a supportive family, or “dragging them along?”






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Motherlode Blog: And Then The Dog Died: Things You Can’t Plan for When Planning a Move

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:53am
I thought I’d planned for all the changes coming our way when my family moved to a new city. Then — silly me — I realized you can’t plan for the unexpected.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Dumping Ice to Raise Money and Awareness

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:30am
How much money has the Ice Bucket Challenge raised this summer?






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