Education News from NY Times

Harvard to Bring On Specialists to Examine Sexual Assault Claims

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:41pm
Administrators said they would also end a fragmented approach that allowed various parts of the university to handle sexual harassment and assault complaints differently.






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Degrees of Education: Corinthian Colleges Is Closing. Its Students May Be Better Off as a Result.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:46pm
A school goes out of business after failing the Obama administration’s proposed test of for-profit colleges’ quality.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | All Jooked Up With Everywhere to Go

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:30am
When have you been wowed by a dance performance?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Westward Expansion

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:31am
Test your knowledge of westward expansion by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | stealth

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 102 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Public Schools in New York City Are Poorer and More Crowded, Budget Agency Finds

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 9:30pm
Total enrollment has not risen, but average class sizes are up and federal and state aid have fallen, a report by the Independent Budget Office said.






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Nutrition Group Lobbies Against Healthier School Meals It Sought, Citing Cost

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:57pm
The School Nutrition Association has done an about-face as it lobbies Congress to allow schools to opt out of the very nutrition rules it helped to create in 2012.






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Advocacy Group Sues 4 Universities in Challenge to Policies It Says Curb Free Speech

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:04pm
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education filed complaints against four colleges it claims have stifled free speech on campus, including bans on certain T-shirts.
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Your Money Adviser: Interest Rates for Student Loans Just Went Up

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:41pm
Undergraduates with new Stafford loans will pay 4.66 percent for the 2014-15 school year. But the rates are lower than they would have been without the student loan law passed last year.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week One | 21st-Century Concentration Camps

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:07pm
Week One’s winning essay is by Kerestin, who wrote about a video on Myanmar, where a Muslim minority is confined to camps and villages and deprived of medical care.






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Motherlode Blog: The Biological Grandparent Trap

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:40am
I’m thrilled that my parents are so excited about Tori and Kelly’s baby, but I’m the sperm donor, and not the person raising this baby. I’m working to manage their expectations.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Key Supreme Court Decisions in 2014

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:58am
Which major ruling from this term do you think is most significant? Why?






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Starting Out Behind: A Closer Look at Simplifying Financial Aid Applications

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:23am
Concerns that ignoring assets would result in families with low income but high wealth getting aid are valid, but it is the lesser of two evils.
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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Economics Basics

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:30am
Test your knowledge of the fundamentals of economics by playing our crossword.






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Motherlode Blog: I Think About Divorce a Lot, But Not Because I Want One

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:38am
I think a lot about divorce. Not because I want one, but because I want to avoid getting one.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | politic

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 32 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Math Under Common Core Has Even Parents Stumbling

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 9:18pm
Parents feeling helpless when confronted with first-grade math work sheets are adding to the political debate about whether the Common Core is another way in which Washington is taking over people’s lives.






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N.C.A.A. Is Reopening Inquiry Into Academic Violations at North Carolina

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 8:46pm
The investigation involves academic violations at the University of North Carolina.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | June 24-June 30, 2014

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:15pm
Iraq, the World Cup, the Supreme Court and Facebook: How well did you follow the news this week?






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Motherlode Blog: Monday Quandary: Nothing Left at the End of the Day

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:52pm
Parent seeking advice from other parents: by six or seven o’clock, I’m fried, but my children are needier than ever. How do you cope with the end of the day when the day’s been especially tough?






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