Education News from NY Times

National Briefing | Plains: Kansas: Data From School Tests Will Not Be Released

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:30pm
Kansas will not issue any report cards this year on how its public school students performed on standardized reading and math tests after cyberattacks and other problems this spring, the State Board of Education decided Tuesday.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week Two | A ‘Native Generation Z-er’ on ‘Girl Meets World’

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:19pm
Congratulations to this week’s winner, Simi, and thank you to Andrea Cremer, our Penguin Young Readers Group author-judge.






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As New York City Expands Pre-K, Private Programs Fear Teacher Drain

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:09pm
Most independent centers cannot match the salary and benefits given by New York City's Education Department, causing an unintended result of a mayoral initiative.
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Motherlode Blog: Summer Camp: The Debate

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:52pm
Should you send your children away to summer camp? Reasonable parents can disagree, and Bruce Feiler and I do.






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Motherlode Blog: The No Longer Reluctant Sperm Donor

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 1:53pm
When my friends Tori and Kelly first asked me to be their sperm donor, I was reluctant. But I quickly became fully invested in their process, and far more aware of how widespread infertility is.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Children With a Single Focus

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:33pm
A parent asks: My 6-year-old gets very passionate about certain topics and tends to focus only on those topics. Should I try really hard to strike more of a balance?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | California’s Extreme Drought, Explained

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:30am
Why do you think Californians have been able to reduce their water consumption by only 5 percent so far?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | America’s First Ladies

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of America’s first ladies by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | diffuse

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 154 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 1-7, 2014

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:01pm
How well did you follow the news this week? Test yourself to see how you do against others.






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Behind Ivy Walls: More on American Colleges’ Standing in the World

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:55pm
Defenders of the supremacy of United States universities are using arguments that don't stand up to scrutiny.
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Motherlode Blog: Watching the World Cup, and Watching Children See Dishonesty Pay Off

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:14pm
We sports fans often think that had it not been for the other team’s misbehavior, our team would have won. In soccer, that’s more likely to be true—which makes soccer more difficult to watch with kids.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Students Challenge Voter ID Laws

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:15am
What grounds do students who attend out-of-state colleges and universities have for challenging voter ID laws?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Scientists

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of scientists by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | veracity

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 84 New York Times articles in the past year.






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International Education: Academic Scandal Shakes Japan

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:02pm
Accusations of fabricating data and plagiarism by a researcher have prompted questions about the quality of science in a country that still punches below its international weight in cutting-edge research.






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International Education: European Students’ Use of ‘Smart Drugs’ Is Said to Rise

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:02pm
Under heavy pressure to excel, significant numbers of students are using cognitive enhancers to keep up with academic demands, recent studies show.






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Wall Street Banks and Private Equity Firms Compete for Young Talent

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 10:10am
Private-equity firms are pushing earlier than ever to lure Wall Street investment banks’ most promising talent.






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Homicide Charges Likely in Baruch College Fraternity Retreat Case

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:10pm
A Pennsylvania police chief said he expected most of the Pi Delta Psi members who were at a Poconos retreat where Chun Hsien Deng died to be prosecuted.






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Preschool Teacher Is Stabbed to Death in Classroom in France

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:05pm
The police said the suspect, the mother of a pupil in the teacher’s class, had been in treatment for “serious psychiatric problems.”






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