Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Michelle Obama’s Travel Wardrobe

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:19am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 24 article, “For Michelle Obama, Girlie Clothes That Lean In.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | ravage

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 39 New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | South: Virginia: More Training Ordered for Alcohol Control Agents

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 9:34pm
Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering Alcoholic Beverage Control agents to be retrained after an arrest that left a University of Virginia student bloodied and shouting allegations of racism.






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Thousands Protest Plan to Oust University Chief in Mississippi

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 9:21pm
University of Mississippi students, employees and other supporters of Daniel W. Jones criticized the plan to change leaders as wrapped in secrecy and threatening to the future of a place that has often been central to the image of the state.






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Former University of Oklahoma Student Apologizes for Racist Chant

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 9:03pm
A fraternity member expelled from the University of Oklahoma said he was sorry for his role in the videotaped incident and ashamed that he participated.
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The Learning Network: Hidden Life Forms: Investigating Microbial Diversity on Our Bodies and in Our Homes

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 3:58pm
In this lesson, students learn about how and why scientists are studying the biodiversity of previously unexplored places, such as the insides of homes and the surface of the human body.






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Economic Scene: Grading Teachers by the Test

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:40pm
Use of standardized tests to measure students’ progress, and teachers’ effectiveness, has been found to have unintended consequences.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Chinese Festival in California

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 8:07am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 23 article, “Bok Kai Festival in Marysville Brings Touch of 19th Century to 21st.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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Let’s Talk (Frankly) About Sex

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 7:00am
A new approach uses openness and humor to make “The Talk” less dreadful for parents and children alike.






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The Learning Network: What Local ‘Microadventures’ Would You Like to Go On?

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 5:09am
In the Travel section, an adventurer who has trekked, rowed and and biked all over the world extolled the virtues of just taking simple trips close to home to help you shift perspective and feel happier. What “microadventures” near where you live can you imagine? Read the article, then post some ideas.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | No Need to Run in Hawaii: The Lava Is Coming, but Very Slowly

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:30am
How have residents reacted to the slow-moving stream of lava?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | acme

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:06am
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past year.






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Cuomo Drops Dream Act and Education Tax Credit From Budget

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 7:22pm
A spokeswoman for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that the Dream Act, which would allow high school graduates who are undocumented immigrants to apply for state aid to college, might have to be taken up later.
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Hillary Clinton Caught Between Dueling Forces on Education: Teachers and Wealthy Donors

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:26am
The pressure Hillary Rodham Clinton faces shows the demands she will have to contend with on a number of divisive domestic issues that flared up during the Obama administration.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | March 17-23, 2015

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 7:43am
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: What Makes a Good Teacher?

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 5:00am
What are the best ways for a community to identify which teachers are doing well and which ones are struggling?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | With New Nonstick Coating, the Wait, and Waste, Is Over

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:30am
What is LiquiGlide’s approach to creating a superhydrophobic surface?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | New LED Streetlights Shine Too Brightly for Some in Brooklyn

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:15am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 23 article, “New LED Streetlights Shine Too Brightly for Some in Brooklyn.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | occult

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 72 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Police Find No Evidence of Rape at University of Virginia Fraternity

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:55pm
The announcement came four months after a now-discredited report in Rolling Stone magazine of a gang rape at a fraternity rocked the campus.






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