Education News from NY Times
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When have you excelled at something — whether in sports, music, school or anywhere else? Did any person or group help you achieve your best?
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?
An influential 2008 book by two economists told the history of the universal high school movement, which the president seeks to mimic for college.
The president’s initiative, which would expand educational opportunities for millions, is another attempt to address persistent income inequality.
“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.”
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?
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.
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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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.
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?
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?
A study by Scholastic points to ways that parents can encourage kids to read for fun.
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.
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.
In keeping with the frugal spirit of January, this month, we’ll be buying little, and using up a lot.