Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Students Eat More Healthy Foods When Recess Is Held Before Lunch

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:14pm
In studies, giving students recess immediately before lunch rather than immediately after was correlated with a decrease in food waste and an increase in the amount of fruits and vegetables eaten at lunch. But many schools still resist the change.






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The Learning Network: What Extreme Sports Interest You Most?

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 5:13am
Free-climbing? BASE jumping? Tightrope-walking? Which extreme sports interest you most, whether as a fan or a participant? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Science Take Video on How to Swim in Sand

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 4:41am
What have scientists learned about traveling in sand from this reptile?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Trouble With Autocorrect

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 4:10am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 9 article, “When Autocorrect Goes Horribly Right.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Walter Berns, Whose Ideas Fueled Neoconservative Movement, Dies at 95

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:56am
Professor Berns’s dissatisfaction with Cornell’s response to a takeover of a campus building by black students in 1969 fueled a group of intellectuals who blamed liberalism for many ills.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | begrudge

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 55 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Carl N. Degler, Scholarly Champion of the Oppressed in America, Dies at 93

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:00am
Professor Degler, a Stanford historian, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who illuminated the role of women, the poor and minorities in the nation’s evolution.






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Reviewing Federal Education Law, Senator Seeks More Local Control

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:23pm
Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the committee that oversees education, has drafted a bill that would give more freedom in testing to the states.






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Washington Governor Seeks New Taxes as a Court Order Looms

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:46pm
In an effort to meet a State Supreme Court order, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington has proposed $1.4 billion in new tax revenue, with much of it going to schools.






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Michigan Governor Names Fourth New Manager for Detroit Schools

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:18pm
Detroit emerged late last year from emergency management and bankruptcy, but some officials worry that the woes of its public schools threaten to slow efforts to remake the city.
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National Briefing | South: Alabama: School May Arm Students With Canned Peas

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:03pm
A middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last defense.
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Motherlode Blog: New Report Urges Less Intervention in Births

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:30pm
“If overtreatment is defined as instances in which an individual may have fared as well or better with less or perhaps no intervention,” says a new report, “then modern obstetric care has landed in a deep quagmire.”






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Motherlode Blog: Suburban Poverty, Hidden on Tree-Lined Streets

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:05pm
Maybe, back when we had so much more of it, I left enough money in a coat pocket to buy the gallon of milk I can’t afford now.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Jan. 6-12, 2015

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:46am
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.






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The Learning Network: Could Following These Directions Make You Fall in Love With a Stranger?

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:19am
What makes two people fall in love?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Keeping Those New Year’s Resolutions

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:47am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 8 article, “Turning a New Year’s Resolution Into Action With the Facts.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Neediest Cases: Going Back to College, and Teaching Her Daughters the Value of Education

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:04am
After Latisha Hopewell’s older daughter began asking questions about why she had left college, she knew it was time to pursue a degree.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | delta

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 88 New York Times articles in the past year.






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UVA Fraternity Reinstated After Rolling Stone Article on Rape

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 8:11pm
The University of Virginia, guided by the local police, on Monday reinstated Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the center of a magazine article detailing gang rape allegations that later came into question.






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