Education News from NY Times

Patrick Suppes, Pioneer in Computerized Learning, Dies at 92

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:42pm
In 1966, almost a decade before the invention of the personal computer, he predicted that children would have access to personal tutors “as well informed and as responsive as Aristotle.”

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How Game Theory Helped Improve New York City’s High School Application Process

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:54pm
As bad as many students and parents may think New York’s method of matching students and schools is, it was much worse before economists from Duke, M.I.T. and Stanford tackled it.
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Motherlode Blog: 15-Second Vocabulary Videos

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:50pm
The winners of The Learning Network’s Second Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:21pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

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At Sing Sing, Inmates Who Are Pursuing an Education Take the Stage

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:28am
The event, an offshoot of the TED Talks conference series, was a showcase for felons who are continuing their studies while at the Ossining, N.Y., prison.
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Motherlode Blog: When Talk of Racism Centers on Black and White, What Does a Brown Parent Say?

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:10am
In our time, for my generation, for those parents whose skin is not white, the coming-of-age conversation is not about the birds and the bees. It is a conversation about race.

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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Student Comments on Grand Jury Decisions in Ferguson and Staten Island

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:34am
Some of the most thoughtful and interesting responses we received on these issues via our Student Opinion questions. Bring your students to respond!

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The Learning Network: Teenagers in the Times | November 2014

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 8:07am
Dazzling numbers were a recurring theme in the news stories about teenagers in November.

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Holiday Windows of New York Department Stores

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:12am
Here are seven paragraphs from a Nov. 28 article, “Holiday Window Displays Lure Them Inside, by Dazzling Outside.” Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?

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The Learning Network: Should Developers Be Allowed to Build in and Near the Grand Canyon?

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:00am
Should parts of the Grand Canyon that lie outside the official national park boundaries be protected? Why?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Philadelphia 76ers Take the Low Road to the Top

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 5:30am
Do you think the 76ers can make it to the top by losing? Why?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | igneous

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.

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The Learning Network: Student Contest | Write a Rap About the News of 2014

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:16am
Our Year in Rap Student Contest is back for a fourth round, and given how busy 2014 has been, we don’t think you’ll have any trouble finding topics.

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Hudson River Park Trust Plans Research and Education Center at Pier 26

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:09pm
Construction of the estuarium, which will occupy the end of the 840-foot pier between North Moore and Hubert Streets, is expected to begin in 2017.
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Motherlode Blog: Why I’m Glad We Chose the ‘Underprivileged’ Local School

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:58pm
Our school zone includes the best restaurants, coffee shops and brew pubs and some of the most jaw-dropping house prices in the city, and yet, for our pride in all things “local,” our little school has been neglected by the population it was meant to serve.

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DealBook: Brazil Firm Raises $309 Million for Education-Focused Fund

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:00pm
The success by Bozano Investimentos in raising money for its new private equity fund is another indication that some investors are looking beyond Brazil’s current economic travails.
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Motherlode Blog: The Smart Nursery Offers More Information, Not More Sleep

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 2:32pm
It’s easy for older parents to mock the new generation of wearable devices available to parents of infants—but the prospect of all that information must be tempting, if parents can get the gadgets to work.
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Motherlode Blog: I Can’t Explain

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:55pm
If the goal is to explain the news in a way that helps children understand the world they live in, this morning, I failed.
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It’s a Game of Spiraling Costs, So a College Tosses Out Football

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:33pm
The University of Alabama-Birmingham said it would terminate its football program, becoming the first university in the top college sports tier to do so in nearly 20 years.

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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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