Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Unwrapping the Comfort of Sameness With Spanish Immersion Elementary School

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 5:37pm
As a missionary’s kid, I grew up in speaking a language not my own and playing with children not like me. To find the same experience for my daughter, I had to make her the outsider.

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Sexual Assault Case Against Treon Harris Is Dropped

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:36pm
The female student who accused Harris, the University of Florida’s starting quarterback, of sexual battery withdrew her criminal complaint Friday.
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Wealth Matters: Giving Back to Your School in a Meaningful Way

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:58pm
Donations to educational institutions are increasing. What to consider when your contribution is significant.
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Motherlode Blog: Ta-dah! We Built You a Hut

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:50am
Every year, while others are mapping out their jack-o’-lantern carvings or dusting off boxes of Christmas decorations in the attic, we are building a hut for Sukkot.

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

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:15am
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.
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Motherlode Blog: How Do I Know What’s Bullying and What’s Normal Conflict?

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:07am
When my daughter first started school, she raced off to school happily each morning. Until, suddenly, she didn’t.

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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Recommendations From Ninth Graders at Garden City High School

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:00am
Students in Samara Skolnik’s class encouraged others to read an obituary of a Russian space scientist, reporting on college football players and head trauma and an article on Mexican Coca-Cola.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Hispanic Heritage

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 7:57am
Test your knowledge of Hispanic heritage by playing our crossword.

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The Learning Network: How Should We React to the Ebola Epidemic?

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 5:00am
Do you feel anxious? Have you noticed any signs of anxiety about Ebola in your community? How can anxiety in this situation be helpful? How can it be harmful?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Review of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:47am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Sharp Rise in Cuban Migration Stirs Worries of a Mass Exodus

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:30am
Why are so many Cubans trying to emigrate to the United States?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | vapid

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 31 New York Times articles in the past year.

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A Teacher Accused of Abuse Seen to Have Never Grown Up

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:05pm
Sean Shaynak, a Brooklyn Technical High School teacher who faces 36 charges including sexual abuse and forcible touching, appeared forever stuck in high school to those who knew him.

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Motherlode Blog: The College Essay Consultant’s Son Has No Shoes

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:44pm
It’s much easier to brush off your mother than a stranger who is paid to give advice about your college application essays.

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Motherlode Blog: Found Money: Return, Rejoice or Share?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:47am
One morning last month, I turned the corner with my 8-year-old daughter and there, on the sidewalk, lay a teaching moment waiting to happen in the form of a crumpled $20 bill.

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The Learning Network: Our Second Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:56am
Create a short video that defines or teaches any of the words from our Word of the Day feature, and post a link here by Nov. 11 at 7 a.m. Eastern.

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Motherlode Blog: What’s Really for Breakfast?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:04am
If I were faced with a photographer coming to my house to take pictures of breakfast, I’d be very tempted to do it up right.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Teenage Slang, 1943

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:11am
“Blitz the cold-storage plant”? “Step up closer to the mike”? As this article reports, teenagers said in 1943 to mean “You figure it out”: You shred it, wheat.

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International Education: Policing University Partnerships in Authoritarian Countries

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:01am
A professor at Wellesley College seeks to ensure that academic freedoms are upheld in collaborations between American and foreign universities.

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The Learning Network: What Are Your Best Tips for Studying?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 5:00am
What role does procrastination play in your studying? Do you tend to cram? Or do you plan out your studying long in advance?

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