Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Playing Nicely With Others: Why Schools Teach Social Emotional Learning

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:26pm
Social emotional learning is what allows students control their behavior, understand how their personal behavior impacts others, and enables them to empathize and collaborate with others.
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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Ode to the Midwest’

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:08pm
Kevin Young’s poem “Ode to the Midwest” and the Frugal Traveler article “What I Learned Driving Through the Heartland” by Seth Kugel appear in this Poetry Pairing.






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The Learning Network: Should All Police Officers Wear Body Cameras?

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:46am
Do you agree with Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York that body cameras will “fundamentally change” the way the police and the community interact?






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Rosa Parks Refuses to Move to the Back of the Bus

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 9:14am
“Mrs. Rosa Parks, seamstress, being fingerprinted yesterday in Montgomery, Ala. Her arrest last December for refusing to move to the rear of the bus led to the Negro boycott of segregated city bus lines, for which she and 114 other persons have been indicted,” reads a 1956 caption from the front page of The Times.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Secret Proposal Photography

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:44am
Here are the first nine paragraphs from a Nov. 30 article, “Like a Spy, He Photographs Marriage Proposals in New York City.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | No Indictment in Eric Garner Chokehold Case for N.Y.P.D. Officer

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:30am
What is your reaction to the Staten Island grand jury’s decision? Why?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | predispose

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:05am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: Inviting African-American Mothers to Sell Their Breast Milk, and Profiting

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:36pm
A company with no ties to Detroit’s African-American community plans to promote breast-feeding and economic empowerment among mothers by encouraging them to sell their excess breast milk.






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Motherlode Blog: A Young Mother, Feeling Unwelcome on Campus

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:06pm
Just as breast-feeding is the best nutrition for my son, being a college-educated mom is one of the best things I can do for my son’s future. These facts go together in my mind, and in social science, yet they fail to come together on my campus.






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The Learning Network: Play on Words: The Winners of Our 2014 Vocabulary Video Contest

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:59pm
Ten winners and 10 runners-up chosen from more than 600 submissions to our second annual vocabulary contest.






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Motherlode Blog: Kids and Coding Light Up the White House Christmas Trees

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:42pm
The trees surrounding the National Christmas Tree at the White House will be illuminated with animated patterns using code generated on Google’s Made with Code website.






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The Learning Network: Will Wearable Technology Ever Really Catch On?

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 6:00am
Would you want a pair of Google’s computer glasses? Would you want an Apple Watch? Is wearable technology something you’re ready to embrace? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Math That Pursues, Spins and Swarms

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 5:30am
Which robot mode sounds the most interesting to you? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A New Sports Dance Craze

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 5:14am
Here are the first eight paragraphs from a Dec. 1 article, “Nae Nae, Dance That Swept the World, Has a Sequel.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | longevity

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in 323 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Gift From Giants Chairman to Help School Football Programs Respond to Head Injuries

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:53pm
A $1.2 million donation from Steve Tisch, an owner of the N.F.L. team, will pay to have trainers or emergency medical technicians at all contact practices for New York City’s public high schools.






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Magazine’s Account of Gang Rape on Virginia Campus Comes Under Scrutiny

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:03pm
An article in Rolling Stone magazine has come under scrutiny for its reporting methods, even as the University of Virginia and the local police investigate the events the article described.






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2 Witnesses at Winston Hearing Are Said Not to Testify

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:05pm
The hearing involving Jameis Winston and the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting in 2012 her would likely not have any effect until after the Seminoles’ season.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Blowing Off Class? We Know

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 9:06pm
Colleges venture into data mining to help students graduate.
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Motherlode Blog: Giving Tuesday: Where Would Your Children Give?

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:43pm
We’re not much for planned dinner conversations, but tonight, each of our kids will present a charity they’d like to support for Giving Tuesday, and try to persuade the rest of the family to get on board.






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