Education News from NY Times

International Education: Kyoto Uses Its Many Charms to Attract Foreign Students

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:02pm
International students are flocking to Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital, with 7,017 enrolling in the city's universities last year compared with 5,157 in 2009.

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International Education: Belarus’s University in Exile Looks to the West

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:01pm
To escape the restrictions of an authoritarian government, the European Humanities University moved to Lithuania, where it is now embroiled in a debate over its future.

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International Education: Many Teachers Feel Undervalued, Survey Finds

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:01pm
Yet overall job satisfaction was high, the survey said, with nine out of 10 teachers positive about their work.

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Motherlode Blog: The Battle Over Vaccinating Grandparents

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 8:19am
Before the birth of my first baby, I asked my parents and my in-laws to get the T.D.A.P. vaccine. My mother and in-laws agreed. My father refused.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Stopping Campus Rape

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 2:30pm
There are changes colleges could make in campus life that would address the root causes of sexual assaults.

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Behind Ivy Walls: Americans Think We Have the World’s Best Colleges. We Don’t.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 6:00am
The United States may have many of the best elite colleges, but over all, our higher-education system has many of the same problems found in K-12.

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An Orchestra of Little Hands and Big Dreams

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:25pm
Young musicians from disadvantaged backgrounds will show off their skills on Saturday at the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights, Manhattan.

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

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:48am
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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National Briefing | Plains: Oklahoma: Suit Challenges Repeal of Core Curriculum Standards

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:42am
A group has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a recently passed law that repealed Common Core education standards in the state.

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Motherlode Blog: An Education of the Heart: The Glenwood Towers Senior Center Prom

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:27am
Eighth graders, and the senior citizens they’ve been visiting all year, come together for an unexpectedly joyous celebration.

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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 3 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 7:01am
Our Summer Reading Contest is in its third week. To participate, just write in below by 7 a.m. Eastern on July 4 and answer the question, “What interested you most in The Times this week?”

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | U.S. Moves On With Assist From Portugal

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:30am
How far do you think the United States will advance in the World Cup? Do you think the Americans have a shot at winning the whole thing? Who do you think will win the 2014 World Cup?

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Africa

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 3:34am
Test your knowledge of Africa by playing our crossword.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | savor

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 270 New York Times articles in the past year.

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The Learning Network: Celebrate Summer 2014: Ways to Teach the Season

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 9:59pm
Every year as summer hits full swing, we post a list of ideas for teaching and learning about the joys — and challenges — of the season. All students 13 or older are invited to post their answers to the 12 questions we’ve asked.

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High & Low Finance: Corinthian Colleges Faltering as Flow of Federal Money Slows

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 3:45pm
Once riding high with billions of dollars in federal loans to finance students for its schools, Corinthian is now close to collapse.

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Labor Conditions at N.Y.U.’s Abu Dhabi Campus to Be Investigated by U.S. Firm

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:46pm
The Abu Dhabi government entity that oversaw construction chose Nardello & Company to do the inquiry, a move that follows reports of violations of workers’ rights.

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Motherlode Blog: Project Night Night: Bedtime Treasures for Kids with Little of Their Own

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:34pm
A “Night Night Package,” delivered in a shelter, helps to make children who have little of their own feel more at home, welcome and safe.

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New York Schools Chief Advocates More ‘Balanced Literacy’

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:38am
Chancellor Carmen Fariña wants schools to adopt aspects of a method that the Education Department turned away from several years ago.
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Motherlode Blog: You Can Skip the Lines at the Theme Park, But You Can’t Skip the Lesson

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 10:16am
Theme parks, smelling money, now make it easy for parents to pay more to avoid the sweaty lines. But what lessons do kids learn when some of them march past the others to board the rides without waiting?

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