Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | precipitous

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 85 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Campus Killings Set Off Anguished Conversation About the Treatment of Women

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 11:48pm
Friday’s fatal rampage in Southern California has given rise to anguished talk about the ways women are perceived sexually and the violence against them.
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Unlikely Allies Uniting to Fight School Changes

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 10:15pm
Teachers, lawmakers and parents from the left and right are banding together to fight against new high-stakes standardized tests and other hot-button policies in public education.

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Need Scholarship? Join Scrum

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 9:37pm
A growing number of high school students have discovered an alternative route to college through fringe sports like rugby.

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As Ballot Count Nears, City’s Teachers Debate Whether to Ratify Contract

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 1:21am
With less than two weeks before ballots are counted, details about health care and retroactive pay are the biggest concerns among New York City teachers.

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Motherlode Blog: Change Is Not Loss. It Only Feels That Way.

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 10:20pm
I wasn’t really worried about my son spending a semester studying in Greece. I was worried about how it would feel when he was gone.

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Colleges Rattled as Obama Seeks Rating System

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 10:01pm
College presidents are balking at President Obama’s call for a rating system that would compare schools to aid prospective students and determine federal funding.
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Clinton Lauds N.Y.U. Graduates, and Inquiry, in Speech

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 8:42pm
Bill Clinton expressed support for his friend John Sexton, N.Y.U.’s president, while voicing concern about treatment of foreign laborers who helped construct the building where the ceremony was held.
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‘Star Trek’ Prop to Help ‘Reading Rainbow’ Grow

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 8:03pm
LeVar Burton is leveraging a chance to wear the original Visor he sported as the character Geordi La Forge in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in exchange for a donation to a crowdfunding campaign for “Reading Rainbow.”
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Briefly: International Education: IESE of Spain Announces Plans for a Munich Campus

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:04pm
The Spanish business school said the new campus in Germany would be open by the end of the year.

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International Education: British Universities Turn to Capital Markets

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:01pm
Facing government funding cuts and sharp spending increases, some British universities are raising money in the bond market.

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International Education: For Some Foreign Students, U.S. Education Is Losing Its Attraction

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:01pm
After years of robust enrollment increases, graduate applications from South Korea to American colleges have dropped, raising concerns that Chinese applications may follow the trend

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Opinion: Who Are Women’s Colleges For?

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 2:30pm
Applications from transgender students and a Title IX ruling are forcing women’s colleges to reconsider admissions.

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Applied Science: The Ripple Effects of Rising Student Debt

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:39am
A collection of studies shows that the burden of student loans may well cause the borrowers to make different life decisions — choices that affect the overall economy.

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Editorial: Fat-Cat Administrators at the Top 25

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 9:14pm
Higher executive pay at public universities pairs with raised tuition, fewer course offerings and an increase in miserably paid adjuncts.

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Motherlode Blog: It’s the Time You Spend on an Elementary School That Makes It Special (and Hard to Leave)

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 3:04pm
What started as a relationship due to proximity evolved, at some point, into genuine affection for a school, a group of children and parents, and an entire small world that my daughter’s graduation means we’ll all leave behind.

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Motherlode Blog: What I Learned on Paternity Leave: I’m Glad to Be Back at Work

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 1:18pm
I served as my daughter’s sole caregiver long enough to know that I was ready for it to be over. Realizing that I felt that way was one of the best things about my paternity leave.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:37pm
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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Look: On Lockdown

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:24am
Students prepare for the threat of school shootings.
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The Learning Network: Celebrating Memorial Day and Looking Ahead

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 8:07am
In honor of the holiday, we’ll be off on Monday, May 26, but here are a few resources for teaching and learning about Memorial Day, as well as information about the next few weeks on our blog.

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