Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Paid Sick Leave: On Four Ballots, and Undefeated

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:35pm
Paid sick leave was on four ballots last night. All four initiatives passed, even in Massachusetts, which now has both a Republican governor and the nation’s strongest requirements for paid sick leave.






Categories: Education News

Motherlode Blog: Raising Invisible Kids: Not Everyone Needs to Be Famous

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:48am
So many young people think: Why would I want to work backstage when I can vie to be the front person? But “backstage” work (literally or metaphorically) can lead to a more fulfilling and even more successful life.






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Riding Wave of Discontent, G.O.P. Takes Senate

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:08am
Who took control of the Senate on Tuesday night, expanded their hold on the House, and defended some of the most closely contested governors’ races?
Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Would You Want to Be a Space Tourist?

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 6:00am
Is space tourism a frivolous endeavor? Is it a waste of money and human ingenuity, plus dangerous to boot? Or, is it a worthwhile venture, much like the pioneering efforts with early flying machines many decades ago?






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 5:34am
Here are the first six paragraphs of the Oct. 23 music review, “A Farewell to Twang.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | bluff

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 201 New York Times articles in the past year.






Categories: Education News

Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Anti-Semitic Bullying in a New York School District

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 7:32pm
Several Jewish children had described years of anti-Semitic slurs, including Nazi salutes, swastika graffiti and “white power” chants, in the Pine Bush Central School district.






Categories: Education News

Motherlode Blog: ‘What You Sign Up For’ When You Marry Into the Military

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:56pm
As we prepare for my husband’s deployment, the first since the birth of our two children, a not-so-sympathetic friend asks, “But you had to know what you signed up for, right?”






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Voting in the U.S.A.

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:01pm
Test your knowledge of voting in the United States by playing our crossword.






Categories: Education News

Motherlode Blog: ‘Not Rescuing’ Our Kids Shouldn’t Mean Letting Them Flounder

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 2:57pm
I understand why so many of the smartest women I know are proudly carrying the no-rescue flag. Hovering and rescuing isn’t a good way to raise kids. But do we really need to leave them to flounder alone?






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2014

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:35am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Should Students Be Barred From Taking Cellphones to School?

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 6:00am
What is your school’s policy regarding cellphones? Do you take a phone to school? Has your cellphone helped or hurt your learning?






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | An Artifact Once Was Just Home

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:30am
What was life like living at 97 Orchard Street for Rita Ascione as a young girl?






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | At Facebook, Creating Empathy Among Cyberbullying

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 4:58am
Here are the first six paragraphs of the Oct. 22 article “Meet Facebook’s Mr. Nice.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






Categories: Education News

Motherlode Blog: When the Message on Marijuana Is Still ‘Just Say No’

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 1:39am
While some families may approach it differently, there remain excellent reasons for taking a ‘Just Say No’ stance on marijuana use and teens — without expecting that to end the conversation.






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | prim

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 111 New York Times articles in the past year.






Categories: Education News

Student, 21, With Autism Dies After She Chokes at Brooklyn School

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:09pm
The mother of Dyasha Smith said her daughter was supposed to have full-time supervision on her bus and at the school, Star Academy in Cobble Hill.






Categories: Education News

De Blasio Unveils New Plans for Troubled Schools in New York

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 9:39pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio said his tactics of offering more help to failing schools, and providing social services to students and families there, differed sharply from his predecessor’s.






Categories: Education News

National Briefing | Education: Returns on College Endowments Average 15.8 Percent

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 8:59pm
A study found that colleges were allocating more than half their investments — and almost two-thirds of the largest endowments — to alternative strategies such as hedge funds and private equity.






Categories: Education News

Motherlode Blog: Writer, Rejected for a Retail Job, Is Embraced and Vilified on Facebook

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 6:19pm
A story of a failed marriage and financial implosion provokes equal and opposite reactions on Facebook. Why?






Categories: Education News
Stay Connected with NCSS:   Follow NCSSNetwork on Twitter FaceBook.png rss_0.gif