Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Do You Have Childhood Memories of Being Read Aloud To?

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 5:00am
Who read to you? What books were your favorites?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Grandmaster Before 14, With Kasparov on His Side

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 4:30am
When have you excelled at something — whether in sports, music, school or anywhere else? Did any person or group help you achieve your best?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Princess Treatment

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 4:03am
Here are eight paragraphs from a Jan. 2 article, “After a Spa Day, Looking Years Younger (O.K., They’re Only 7).” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | prologue

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 131 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Degrees of Education: The Roots of Obama’s Ambitious College Plan

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 9:25pm
An influential 2008 book by two economists told the history of the universal high school movement, which the president seeks to mimic for college.






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Obama Plan Would Help Many Go to Community College Free

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 9:13pm
The president’s initiative, which would expand educational opportunities for millions, is another attempt to address persistent income inequality.






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Motherlode Blog: The One-Word Resolution

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:29pm
“A word can’t be broken. It serves as a reminder; a filter. It’s who you want to be instead of what you regret.”






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Motherlode Blog: The Risk of ‘Material Parenting’

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:24pm
Does dangling goods in front of children as a reward for good behavior or yanking them away as a form of punishment contribute to materialism when those kids grow up?






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Motherlode Blog: Talking to Your Teenager About Online Pornography

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:24pm
Start here: “We need to talk about Internet pornography; there are a few things I want to be sure you know,” and continue to the things your family considers the most important.






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The Learning Network: Teaching ‘The Kite Runner’ With The New York Times

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 2:41pm
Five ways to use New York Times content to approach this novel with students.






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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Khaleesi Says’

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 1:50pm
This Poetry Pairing features Leah Umansky’s poem “Khaleesi Says” and the Op-Ed column “Bring Me My Dragons!” by Maureen Dowd.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Ruffians Living By Pillage, Underwater Nightclubs and Other Predictions for 2015

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 9:48am
In 1906, The Times reviewed a new book, “The Doomsman,” that was all about what the year 2015 would be like after a “terror” had extinguished “some 99 percent of the human race” and “all the desperate characters from the whole country” had flocked to New York City.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Terror Attack on Charlie Hebdo Newspaper in Paris Kills 12

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 7:58am
Why do President François Hollande and others believe that the killers were an act of terrorism?






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The Learning Network: What Public Behavior Annoys You Most?

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 5:10am
Whether you live in a big city or a small town, we’re all annoyed by public rudeness. What behavior drives you most crazy? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | New York City Ferrets

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:06am
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 1 article, “Ferret Fanciers, Ruffled by Ban, Are Eager for New York City to Lift It.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | sacrilegious

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 21 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 12:01am
A study by Scholastic points to ways that parents can encourage kids to read for fun.
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Prof. Philip E. Converse, Expert on How Voters Decide, Dies at 86

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 9:57pm
Professor Converse, in “The American Voter,” concluded with three co-authors in 1960 that most voters were remarkably uninformed and based their preferences largely on party affiliation.






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Brutal Cold Forces Schools Throughout Midwest to Close

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:45pm
Even Chicago, which prides itself on toughing out fierce winters, told students to stay home as wind chills were predicted to hit 27 degrees below zero.






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Motherlode Blog: For January, Cooking the Pantry (and Freezer, and Fridge) Dry

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:00pm
In keeping with the frugal spirit of January, this month, we’ll be buying little, and using up a lot.






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