Education News from NY Times

Iguala Journal: In Case of Missing Students, Hillside Mass Graves Point to a Death March

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:24pm
Witnesses said that students from a teachers college were apprehended by police officers, killed and buried in Iguala, Mexico, but their accounts fuel further questions.

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Motherlode Blog: Heading the PTA, and Challenging the School Board in Colorado

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 8:16pm
Being President of Jefferson County PTA in the midst of the controversy over the U.S. History curriculum has been a wild, exhilarating, if taxing and nerve-wracking, ride.

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Motherlode Blog: An Over-the Counter At-Home Conception Aid

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:44pm
Women exploring conception aids have a new option: The Stork OTC, an over-the counter cervical cap designed to collect sperm after intercourse.
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The Learning Network: Guest Post | Practical Tools for Teaching News Literacy

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:42pm
The Center for News Literacy shares a video of middle schoolers practicing some principles of news literacy, and suggests practical tools any teacher can use to help students become savvy news consumers.

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17 Charter Schools Approved for New York City, Expanding a Polarizing Network

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:23pm
The decision by a state committee substantially increased the size of Success Academy, one of the city’s largest and most polarizing charter networks.
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Motherlode Blog: As Lobbyists and Politicians Shout It Out Over School Lunch, Can Parents Be Heard?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:15am
Big Food lobbying dollars and heated partisan politics threaten the first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in decades. Can parents be heard above the din?

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Degrees of Education: Medical-Assistant Programs: A Case Study

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:05am
The market for training medical assistants is deeply troubling.

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The Learning Network: Should French Fries and Pizza Sauce Count As Vegetables?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:26am
Is a healthier school lunch program a lost cause?

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International Education: A Bigger World of International Law

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:01am
As courts and nongovernmental organizations look for wider geographical representation, smaller and newer law schools in Asia and Australia are moving to catch up.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:54am
Why is Vladimir de Jesus’ story an “iconic community college story”?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | verdigris

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.

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Ukrainian Students to Take Russians’ Places in U.S. Exchange Program

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:04pm
Russia’s decision to cancel a longstanding high school exchange program with the United States has opened more slots for students from Ukraine.
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University Acquires Flannery O’Connor’s Papers and Effects

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:59pm
Emory University has acquired an important — and huge — trove of the Georgia-born author Flannery O’Connor’s papers and effects.
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Motherlode Blog: With Black Students, Some Schools Are More Ready to Punish Than Help

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:41pm
My son’s school seemed to see him as a bad child, not a child with needs the school could help to address.

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Motherlode Blog: The Surprising Value of Journaling an Ordinary Day

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:27pm
If you keep a journal, it’s not the record of the momentous events that will bring you the most pleasure later. It’s the little things.

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Motherlode Blog: ‘Where Are You Delivering?’ Omaha.

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:25pm
We are traveling – by car, as a family – 1,200 miles so that I can give birth in Omaha, which is where I am from. The waiting lists to be a part of midwifery practices on the East Coast and the overbooked schedules of its clinicians wore me down.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2014

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:48pm
Have you been following the news the past week? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.

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Motherlode Blog: Challenged by My Catholic School’s Choices, and Challenging It in Return

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:49am
When I first heard what happened to Barb Webb, a married lesbian and teacher at my former Catholic high school who, after 9 years of teaching there, was fired after she announced her pregnancy, I was shocked—and then I wasn’t.

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The Learning Network: Should Colleges Find a Better Way to Admit Students?

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:00am
Do you think a traditional college application is the best way to communicate who you are as a student?

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The Food Issue: How School Lunch Became the Latest Political Battleground

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:58am
Inside the Obama administration’s standoff with Republicans, the food industry and the nation’s lunch ladies over the future of the cafeteria.
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