Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | untenable

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 118 New York Times articles in the past year.

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In Rent Plan for Charters, Mayor Faces a Hard Road

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 8:32pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to charge rent to charter schools, but education experts say his proposal might be difficult to put into effect.

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International Education: Education Programs Try to Close Gaps in Myanmar

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:02pm
International programs are helping to tackle Myanmar's shortfall in higher education and vocational training after decades of military rule.

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International Education: More Indian Students Taking U.S. Graduate School Test

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:01pm
A leap in the number of Indian students taking the Graduate Record Examinations suggests a continuing surge in the number entering American graduate schools.

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Briefly: Education: Welsh University to Open Mauritius Campus

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 8:08am
Students at the new campus in St. Louis, the capital, will be awarded Aberystwyth University degrees.
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The Youngest Technorati

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 11:07am
Teenage designers of apps and games have many incentives — financial and otherwise — to forget about their schoolwork.

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Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 9:06pm
With physical and virtual visits “off the charts,” libraries across the country are thinking up innovative ways to keep users happy.

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City Room: Test Your SAT Essay-Writing Skills

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 7:38pm
The College Board is rethinking the SAT and will, among other things, make the essay optional. Show us your writing skills by answering one of two essay questions in five minutes.

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The Story Behind the SAT Overhaul

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 4:16pm
How the College Board revolutionized the most controversial exam in America.

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Court Orders Kansas Legislature to Spend More on Schools

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 1:01pm
The issue of increasing base aid per student was politically charged because as lawmakers were refusing to increase funding, they passed the largest tax cuts in state history.

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Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:11am
Owen barely communicated with my wife and me. But he opened up to the parrot from “Aladdin.”
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The Learning Network Blog: Skills Practice | Proofreading and Fact-Checking

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:08am
How carefully do you read? Do you catch errors in your own work? In published pieces? Take our quiz and see if you can find 14 errors that were inserted into recent Times articles.

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Chancellor Says She Regrets Remarks About a Harlem Charter School

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 10:48am
The New York City schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, said she would work to accommodate students affected by a decision to deny public classroom space to a Harlem school.
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The Learning Network Blog: Teenagers in The Times | February 2014

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 8:05am
The latest monthly collection of articles about young people published in The Times.

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The Learning Network Blog: How Much Does the SAT or ACT Matter in Your Life?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 6:01am
Do you believe the SAT or ACT will provide an accurate measure of how well you will perform in college?

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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | E-Cigarettes, by Other Names, Lure Young and Worry Experts

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 5:44am
What are “hookah pens,” “e-hookahs” or “vape pipes”?

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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, March 7, 2014

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 5:11am
Can you identify the simple subject and verb of a sentence from the article?

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | lineament

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.

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De Blasio and Dolan Announce a Push for More Pre-K Classes

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 11:36pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio gained a high-profile partner in Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan as he raced to find classroom space in New York City for 24,000 4-year-olds by the fall.

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Need for Full-Day Kindergarten Is Lost in Pre-K Debate, Critics Say

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 9:02pm
Amid the push to expand full-day preschool in New York, some parents say kindergartners who are in school for only a few hours a day are being overlooked.
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