Education News from NY Times

Sentencing for Former Principal at Bronx High School Is Delayed

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:56pm
The former principal, Christopher Keogan, pleaded guilty in September to stealing money from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. He was supposed to pay back about $8,200 this week.

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Climate Change Researcher Offers a Defense of His Practices

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:23pm
Wei-Hock Soon, who is at the center of a controversy over fossil-fuel funding for climate research, denounced his critics and said he would be happy to comply with possible additional disclosure requirements.
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Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, 97, Dies; Lifted Notre Dame and Advised Presidents

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:23pm
He stood up to the White House and the Vatican as he transformed Catholic higher education in America and raised a powerful moral voice in national affairs.

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Central Figure in the Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal Dies

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:30pm
Beverly Hall, the former superintendent who was awaiting trial for her alleged participation in a conspiracy to alter test results, died Monday after a battle with breast cancer, her legal team said.
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The Learning Network: Does Punctuation in Text Messages Matter?

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:34pm
What are your personal “rules” for using punctuation and acronyms and abbreviations in text messages?

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Motherlode Blog: ‘My Friend Has a Son Who Is Autistic’

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:37pm
At first, I didn’t get that the clumsy idle talk was an attempt at showing compassion.

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Motherlode Blog: My Dad: Strict. My Daughter’s ‘Papa’? Not So Much.

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:31am
My mom tells me that my dad has always been great with children. But that’s not what I remember.

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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 2, 2015

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Common Core Testing and Its Opponents

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 5:32am
Why are some students refusing to take new standardized tests?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | When Noises Drive You Crazy

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:35am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 23 article, “Please Stop Making That Noise.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | effete

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 17 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Colorado Yogis Balk at State Regulation of Teacher Training

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 9:21pm
A debate that has roiled Colorado’s growing yoga world pits studio owners against a state agency that says programs to train yoga teachers must be certified.

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As Common Core Testing Is Ushered In, Parents and Students Opt Out

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 8:29am
On Monday, many public school students in New Jersey will begin to take standardized tests that are opposed by an unusually diverse coalition of enemies.

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Opinion: Make School a Democracy

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 5:27pm
Children will learn better. Look at rural Colombia.

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New York City Teachers’ Union Is Closing Portion of Its Brooklyn Charter School

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:41am
Low student tests scores are forcing the United Federation of Teachers to shut down the kindergarten-to-eighth-grade portion of a charter school it started in 2005.

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Op-Ed Contributor: A Strike Against Student Debt

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:02pm
Student debtors should turn the vast sums they owe into leverage to demand a better system.
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Not the Usual College Party (This One’s Sober)

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:04pm
Some 135 campuses across the country have founded Collegiate Recovery community support groups in an effort to keep students sober.

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University of North Carolina Board Closes 3 Centers

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:10pm
The closing of the centers, including one run by an outspoken critic of the state’s Republican leadership, set off allegations of partisanship and academic censorship.
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Motherlode Blog: Trust Your Matchmaking Mother. She Only Wants What’s Best.

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:39pm
Our children have found their colleges and careers. Isn’t it time they found their soul mates? Trust us, we can help.

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Motherlode Blog: Among College Students, the Frenzied Competition to Work for No Pay

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:33pm
My college freshman’s summer plans are keeping her up nights. If she fails to earn a spot supplying free labor, she might have to resort to a paid job.

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