Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Changes to a High School Schedule

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:52am
If your student is unhappy, do you encourage the child to advocate for a different schedule, regardless of the official word on allowable changes?






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Motherlode Blog: Game Plan for a Week of Family Dinners

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:53am
Sunday dinner is burrito bowls, but Sunday is also shopping and preparation day for making things easier the rest of the week.






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The Learning Network: What Is the Point of College?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 7:14am
What factors should be considered in determining the value of a college education?






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 8, 2014

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 7:11am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Civilians in Space

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:32am
What does it take for a civilian to book a flight on a rocket to space?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Camera-Wearing Animals

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 3:49am
Here are the first five paragraphs from the Sept. 3 article “‘Here, Ansel! Sit, Avedon!” We have dropped a word in each paragraph. Can you choose the best one for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | dislodge

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 94 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Hong Kong Group to Give Harvard’s School of Public Health $350 Million

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:02am
Harvard’s president said the gift by the Morningside Foundation would give the school a stable financial base and the ability to give students more financial aid while expanding programs in several fields.






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Princeton Faculty to Vote on Altering Sexual Misconduct Policies

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 7:24pm
The changes would lower the threshold required to find someone guilty and would bring the university in line with the rest of the Ivy League.






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International Education: A Missionary for Liberal Arts

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 12:18pm
Bard College has become an unlikely champion of liberal education in countries known for their volatility and political upheaval.






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International Education: Canadian Universities Explore Range of Real Estate Careers

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:32am
Several programs aim to show that the field offers a wide range of options.






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Op-Ed Columnist: Demanding More From College

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 2:30pm
In a world of many separate camps, college can and should be a bridge.






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News Analysis: Why Don’t More Men Go Into Teaching?

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 2:30pm
A change in the gender imbalance could sway the way teaching is regarded, and help it attract the best candidates.






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The Education Issue: So Bill Gates Has This Idea for a History Class ...

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 1:18pm
Should one of the world’s richest men get to dictate the future of how we learn about our past?






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Indian Leader’s School Talk Draws Fire

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:56pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who rarely speaks to reporters, answered children’s questions on Friday as part of a nationwide broadcast to mark Teacher’s Day. His opponents said the event highlighted the heavy-handedness of his government.






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Damaged Buildings and Psyches Challenge Schools in Gaza

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:03pm
While the logistics of getting students back to school are crucial, parents and educators in Gaza face the larger challenge of educating a generation that has survived three wars in six years.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Every Night It’s as If We’ve Never Had to Make Dinner Before.’

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:55pm
Two working parents. Two busy kids. One family that arrives home every evening, starved. Jenny Rosenstrach takes a recipe for chaos and coaches all of us in the planning and preparation needed to turn it into a pleasant nightly meal.






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

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:22pm
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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The Learning Network: The Death of Michael Brown: Teaching About Ferguson

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:48am
Ideas, questions and resources from our audience, The Times and around the web for addressing this summer’s events in Ferguson, Mo., in the classroom.






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The Learning Network: Teenagers in the Times | August 2014

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:30am
A collection of everything published in The Times about young people in one spot.






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