Education News from NY Times
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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.”
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.
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.
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.
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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Some of the most thoughtful and interesting responses we received on these issues via our Student Opinion questions. Bring your students to respond!
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?
Should parts of the Grand Canyon that lie outside the official national park boundaries be protected? Why?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If the goal is to explain the news in a way that helps children understand the world they live in, this morning, I failed.
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.
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.