Education News from NY Times

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

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:00am
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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Motherlode Blog: Small, Successful Steps Toward Finding Your Groove

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 9:29am
Readers road-test Christine Carter’s simple strategies for settling into a happy and functional routine, both at home and work.

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The Learning Network: 10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:01am
We pair 10 photos from The Times that we’ve used in our weekly “What’s Going On in This Picture?” with ideas from students and teachers for how you can use them, or images like them, to teach close reading and visual thinking skills.

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The Thread: Re: The Student and the Mentor

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 7:58am
A complex story about power and sex showed the difficulty that universities face in examining rape charges.
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The Learning Network: What Should Be the Purpose of Prison?

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:00am
Should jails and prisons punish people? Should they serve as a deterrent to crime? Or should they try to rehabilitate people — and help them get back on their feet?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | In France, a Baby Switch and a Lesson in Maternal Love

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:30am
What is your reaction to this article? Are you surprised that the families decided to keep the children they had raised, rather than take custody of their biological child? Why?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | optional

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 529 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Financial Aid for Undocumented Students Is Losing Its Stigma

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:35pm
Colleges and universities are increasingly making higher education more affordable for students for whom all federal and most state forms of financial aid remain off limits.

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The Learning Network: Ideas for E.L.L.s | Teaching and Learning About Animals

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 4:32pm
Animals are ubiquitous, easily described, interesting to students, and curiosity-provoking, qualities that can create an engaging thematic unit for English language development. Here are some ideas for teaching with Times photos, videos and articles about critters of all kinds.

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Motherlode Blog: Motherlode’s ‘Celebrity Class of Commenters’

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:39pm
It’s been said many times that “the best thing about Motherlode is the comments.”

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Barnes & Noble to Spin Off College Bookstores Unit

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:58pm
The retailer will spin out its education business, its best-performing division, instead of its struggling Nook unit.
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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The Beatles Invade America

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:09am
Has a band ever caused you, or anyone you know, to “flip”? Why is there such an enduring allure to boy bands, whether the Beatles, New Kids on the Block or One Direction?

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