Education News from NY Times

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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 9:50am
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: How Should Schools Address Cyberbullying?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:00am
Do you notice online bullying? How big of a problem is it in your school?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | This Is Your Brain on Drugs

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:44am
What did Dr. Jodi Gilman and her fellow researchers at Harvard and Northwestern University find when they reviewed composite scan of the brains of 20 pot smokers, ages 18 to 25?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Ghost in the Neighborhood Haunt?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:38am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | divest

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in 196 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New Federal Standard for Aid to For-Profit Colleges Draws Criticism

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:14pm
The gainful employment provision sets a rule based on the percentage of a program graduate’s income that can be used for loan payments.






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New York City Comptroller to Audit Success Academy Charter Network

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:02pm
Scott M. Stringer’s office said it had begun an examination of the “financial and operating practices” of Eva S. Moskowitz’s 32-school network and three other institutions.






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The Learning Network: Detection, Prevention and Treatment: Researching Issues Around Ebola in the United States

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:24pm
In this learning simulation, students are to draft a report for their boss, Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, on what lessons have been learned so far in preventing the Ebola virus from spreading in the U.S.






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Motherlode Blog: At This House, Only the Kids in Good Costumes Get Good Candy

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:49pm
Should you reward those who obey the unwritten rules of Halloween — dress up, be a child, say “trick-or-treat” — with better sweets?






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Motherlode Blog: Sororities: Sisterhood, With More Than One Price Tag

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:32pm
Sorority life is expensive, and not all the costs are financial.






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Motherlode Blog: Why Teenagers Cut, and How to Help

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:02pm
In the mind of a teenager who self-injures, cutting helps regulate emotions, and strategies that might help most teens can backfire.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Historic Hauntings

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:17am
We took a deep dive into The Times’s archives to find as many 19th-century articles about hauntings as we could. Where they were reported, we provide the street addresses as well.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Bumgarner, a Three-Ring Master, Leads San Francisco to Its Third Title in Five Seasons

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:26am
How many times have the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in the last five years?






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The Learning Network: What Events Have Brought You Closer to Your Family?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:08am
Your family has likely suffered a loss, celebrated a triumph or participated in a regular activity or event that has brought some of you closer in some way. We invite you to tell us about it.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Thousands of Pumpkins Light the Night

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:14am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | deadlock

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 175 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Federal Rule Would Cut Funding to Some Career-Training Programs

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:00am
Career-training programs with more than 800,000 students may be threatened under a new federal rule measuring whether graduates earn enough to pay off student loans.






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Motherlode Blog: What to Do When Your Daughter Gets Her Period, Too Young or Right on Time

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:35pm
If you’re the parent of a girl, inevitably at some point, she will emerge from the bathroom or come home from school and inform you (not in these words) that her menstrual cycle has begun. Be ready.






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SAT Cheating Inquiry Delays Scores for South Korea and China

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:52pm
The Educational Testing Service said it had reliable information that tests had been compromised for thousands of South Korean and Chinese students applying to American colleges and universities.






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Motherlode Blog: Pregnant? Working? A New Resource for Knowing Your Rights.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:52pm
An easy-to-use, state-by-state resource for pregnancy and parenting laws.






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