Education News from NY Times
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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.
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.
Traditionalists are pleased with what they see as a reversal of decades of slackening standards in education.
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.
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.
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.
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Clashes Erupt as Liberia Imposes Quarantine to Curb Ebola
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?
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.
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?
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.
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.
Our winner this week was ClaireMCHS2014, and our Penguin Young Readers guest judge was K.A. Harrington.
Is sibling attendance at a brother or sister’s sports or other events part of being a supportive family, or “dragging them along?”
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.