Education News from NY Times

Indian Leader’s School Talk Draws Fire

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:56pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who rarely speaks to reporters, answered children’s questions on Friday as part of a nationwide broadcast to mark Teacher’s Day. His opponents said the event highlighted the heavy-handedness of his government.






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Damaged Buildings and Psyches Challenge Schools in Gaza

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:03pm
While the logistics of getting students back to school are crucial, parents and educators in Gaza face the larger challenge of educating a generation that has survived three wars in six years.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Every Night It’s as If We’ve Never Had to Make Dinner Before.’

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:55pm
Two working parents. Two busy kids. One family that arrives home every evening, starved. Jenny Rosenstrach takes a recipe for chaos and coaches all of us in the planning and preparation needed to turn it into a pleasant nightly meal.






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

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:22pm
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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The Learning Network: The Death of Michael Brown: Teaching About Ferguson

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:48am
Ideas, questions and resources from our audience, The Times and around the web for addressing this summer’s events in Ferguson, Mo., in the classroom.






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The Learning Network: Teenagers in the Times | August 2014

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:30am
A collection of everything published in The Times about young people in one spot.






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The Learning Network: Should Students Be Able to Grade Their Teachers?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 5:00am
Can students offer insights and observations about teachers that school administrators and teachers themselves might otherwise miss?






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International Education: University’s Rescinding of Job Offer Prompts an Outcry

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 5:00am
Thousands of scholars and others are objecting after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinded the offer to Steven G. Salaita.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Drake and Lil Wayne Take the Stage

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:45am
Can you choose the words to complete the paragraphs?
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | licentious

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.






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Big City: As Prekindergarten Expands in New York City, Guiding Guided Play

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:39pm
The overarching theory is that children will acquire knowledge and social skills through interactive guided play.






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Op-Ed Contributors: Michael Kimmel and Gloria Steinem on Consensual Sex on Campus

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:12pm
California is redefining true consensual sex on campus.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Pretesting’ and Other New Ideas to Help Kids Learn

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:41pm
New research in learning offers new techniques for students: Play teacher. Take a break. Walk around. Get some sleep.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Back to School, 1940

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:25pm
On Sept. 8, 1940, The New York Times reminded 1,100,000 children and 40,000 teachers that New York City schools started the next day. This year New York City public schools began their new year on Sept. 4.






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The Learning Network: Collection | Poetry Pairings

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:24pm
This feature, in which we collaborate with the Poetry Foundation to match poetry with Times content, has been going strong since 2010. Here is the full list of pairings to date.
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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘The Properly Scholarly Attitude’

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:19pm
This Poetry Pairing features Adelaide Crapsey’s poem “The Properly Scholarly Attitude” and the Op-Talk feature “Children Need Free Play, but Are ‘Unschoolers’ Giving Them Too Much?” by Hanna Kozlowska.
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Motherlode Blog: Nine Things to Hate About Packing School Lunches (and How to Fix Them)

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:59am
I choose to pack lunches for my children — but I also choose to make it easier to do.






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Motherlode Blog: Teaching Children Empathy

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:34am
Empathy isn’t just taking another perspective. Con men can do that. In order to be empathetic, children need to know how to value, respect and understand another person’s points of view, even when they don’t agree.
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The Education Issue: Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:16am
To learn how to study, start by bombing a pretest.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | ‘The Simpsons’ Marathon Draws Large Audience

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:53am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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