Education News from NY Times

Degrees of Education: The Roots of Obama’s Ambitious College Plan

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 9:25pm
An influential 2008 book by two economists told the history of the universal high school movement, which the president seeks to mimic for college.

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Obama Plan Would Help Many Go to Community College Free

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 9:13pm
The president’s initiative, which would expand educational opportunities for millions, is another attempt to address persistent income inequality.

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Motherlode Blog: The One-Word Resolution

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:29pm
“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.”

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Motherlode Blog: The Risk of ‘Material Parenting’

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:24pm
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?

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Motherlode Blog: Talking to Your Teenager About Online Pornography

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:24pm
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.

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The Learning Network: Teaching ‘The Kite Runner’ With The New York Times

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 2:41pm
Five ways to use New York Times content to approach this novel with students.

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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Khaleesi Says’

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 1:50pm
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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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Ruffians Living By Pillage, Underwater Nightclubs and Other Predictions for 2015

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 9:48am
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.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Terror Attack on Charlie Hebdo Newspaper in Paris Kills 12

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 7:58am
Why do President François Hollande and others believe that the killers were an act of terrorism?

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The Learning Network: What Public Behavior Annoys You Most?

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 5:10am
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?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | New York City Ferrets

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:06am
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?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | sacrilegious

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 21 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 12:01am
A study by Scholastic points to ways that parents can encourage kids to read for fun.
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Prof. Philip E. Converse, Expert on How Voters Decide, Dies at 86

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 9:57pm
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.

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Brutal Cold Forces Schools Throughout Midwest to Close

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:45pm
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.

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Motherlode Blog: For January, Cooking the Pantry (and Freezer, and Fridge) Dry

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:00pm
In keeping with the frugal spirit of January, this month, we’ll be buying little, and using up a lot.

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Motherlode Blog: ‘Redshirting’ Kindergarten-Age Kids Can Lead to Regrets

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:30pm
Because wealthier, better educated parents ‘redshirt’ while others don’t, a kindergarten classroom can include 4-year-olds who have never been to preschool and can’t sit still, and 6-year-olds who are fluently reading chapter books and ready for advanced math.

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Motherlode Blog: When GoFundMe Is the Safety Net

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:30pm
Families and parents using GoFundMe for what should be small setbacks like car repairs and rent increases have been all over my social media of late.

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The Learning Network: Front Page History: Teaching About Selma Using Original Times Reporting

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:49pm
In this lesson we encourage students to become historians — to read original Times reporting on the Selma marches and uncover important distinctions between primary and secondary sources.

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Motherlode Blog: Resolutions for a Year of Change in a Military Family

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:39pm
With deployment hanging over our heads, 2015 will come with incredible challenges for our marriage, our children and ourselves. I’m resolving to take care of myself as well as my children, accept help when we need it, give it where we can and appreciate our beautiful mess.

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