Education News from NY Times

Review: In ‘Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be,’ Frank Bruni Examines College Admissions Mania

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 4:21pm
This book reminds young people, and their parents, that what students get from a college has almost nothing to do with where it stands in the pecking order of prestige.
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Motherlode Blog: My Daughter Is Now Sister Mary Joseph, and No Longer Mine

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 8:12am
My daughter is becoming a nun, and I am grieving.






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14 Students Are Accused in Los Angeles Sexual Assaults

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 1:12am
Fourteen students at Venice High School are under investigation in a series of assaults involving two underage schoolmates that investigators believe started in December 2013.






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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 2:30pm
Universities, rather than being forums for free expression, are encouraging “safe spaces” to protect delicate sensibilities.






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Inside Wealth: A High School Where a Student Might Letter in Polo

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 1:06pm
Officials at the elite, private Oxbridge Academy say its polo team will serve as a democratizer, uniting children of different economic backgrounds.






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Bar Exam, the Standard to Become a Lawyer, Comes Under Fire

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:25pm
Many law school deans have begun to openly question the mechanics of the test, and some states are even exploring other options.






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North Carolina: Alcohol Banned at Fraternity Events

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:44pm
North Carolina State University said Friday that it was temporarily banning alcohol at social events for most fraternities after two chapters were suspended, one of them amid drug and sexual assault allegations.
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World Briefing: India: 600 Expelled for Test Cheating

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:38pm
About 600 high school students in eastern India were expelled this week for cheating on pressure-packed 10th-grade examinations, education authorities said Friday.
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Motherlode Blog: Rules for Teen and Tween Cellphone Use: Unspoken, or Printed and Signed?

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 5:25pm
Are your family’s rules about children’s mobile phone use set “rules,” or just general guidelines?






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Economic View: We’re Frighteningly in the Dark About Student Debt

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:51pm
A $1 trillion portfolio threatens taxpayers because the Education Department can’t properly analyze its loans and doesn’t let other agencies do so.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:07am
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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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Being 12

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:21am
Some of our favorite responses to our recent Student Opinion question, “What Do You Remember Best About Being 12?”






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No Child Left Behind Law Faces Its Own Reckoning

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 7:23am
A rewrite could collapse in partisan disarray. But it could also herald a new era of education, keeping some testing but eliminating prescriptive punishments.
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The Learning Network: What Woman Would You Want to See on the $20 Bill?

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 5:00am
Do you support the campaign to put a woman on the $20 bill? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Next Frontier: The Great Indoors

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:30am
When have you discovered an interesting organism inside your house? Describe what you found.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Wake Up and Dance

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:51am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 13 article, “The Rise of Early-Morning Dance Parties.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | centigrade

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in eight New York Times articles in the past year.






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Accusations of Sex Crimes Unnerve Venice High School

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:31pm
Since the arrests of a dozen students on suspicion of sex-related crimes, members of the Venice High School community in Los Angeles have been doing some soul-searching.
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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘Speak’ and ‘Waking Up to the Enduring Memory of Rape’

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:02pm
In this Text to Text we feature an excerpt from “Speak,” a 1999 National Book Award finalist that is regularly taught, and regularly challenged, in schools across the country. We’ve paired it with a 2013 Op-Ed essay by a woman who was raped by a classmate when she was 16.






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More Options for Comics Artists

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
The digital world is booming with resources to help people who want to become comic book professionals, learn the tools of the trade or improve their craft.
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