Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Teenagers in the Times | November 2014

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 8:07am
Dazzling numbers were a recurring theme in the news stories about teenagers in November.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Holiday Windows of New York Department Stores

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:12am
Here are seven paragraphs from a Nov. 28 article, “Holiday Window Displays Lure Them Inside, by Dazzling Outside.” Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Should Developers Be Allowed to Build in and Near the Grand Canyon?

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:00am
Should parts of the Grand Canyon that lie outside the official national park boundaries be protected? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Philadelphia 76ers Take the Low Road to the Top

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 5:30am
Do you think the 76ers can make it to the top by losing? Why?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | igneous

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Learning Network: Student Contest | Write a Rap About the News of 2014

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:16am
Our Year in Rap Student Contest is back for a fourth round, and given how busy 2014 has been, we don’t think you’ll have any trouble finding topics.






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Hudson River Park Trust Plans Research and Education Center at Pier 26

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:09pm
Construction of the estuarium, which will occupy the end of the 840-foot pier between North Moore and Hubert Streets, is expected to begin in 2017.
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Motherlode Blog: Why I’m Glad We Chose the ‘Underprivileged’ Local School

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:58pm
Our school zone includes the best restaurants, coffee shops and brew pubs and some of the most jaw-dropping house prices in the city, and yet, for our pride in all things “local,” our little school has been neglected by the population it was meant to serve.






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DealBook: Brazil Firm Raises $309 Million for Education-Focused Fund

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:00pm
The success by Bozano Investimentos in raising money for its new private equity fund is another indication that some investors are looking beyond Brazil’s current economic travails.
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Motherlode Blog: The Smart Nursery Offers More Information, Not More Sleep

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 2:32pm
It’s easy for older parents to mock the new generation of wearable devices available to parents of infants—but the prospect of all that information must be tempting, if parents can get the gadgets to work.
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Motherlode Blog: I Can’t Explain

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:55pm
If the goal is to explain the news in a way that helps children understand the world they live in, this morning, I failed.
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It’s a Game of Spiraling Costs, So a College Tosses Out Football

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:33pm
The University of Alabama-Birmingham said it would terminate its football program, becoming the first university in the top college sports tier to do so in nearly 20 years.






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Motherlode Blog: Playing Nicely With Others: Why Schools Teach Social Emotional Learning

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:26pm
Social emotional learning is what allows students control their behavior, understand how their personal behavior impacts others, and enables them to empathize and collaborate with others.
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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Ode to the Midwest’

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:08pm
Kevin Young’s poem “Ode to the Midwest” and the Frugal Traveler article “What I Learned Driving Through the Heartland” by Seth Kugel appear in this Poetry Pairing.






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The Learning Network: Should All Police Officers Wear Body Cameras?

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:46am
Do you agree with Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York that body cameras will “fundamentally change” the way the police and the community interact?






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Rosa Parks Refuses to Move to the Back of the Bus

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 9:14am
“Mrs. Rosa Parks, seamstress, being fingerprinted yesterday in Montgomery, Ala. Her arrest last December for refusing to move to the rear of the bus led to the Negro boycott of segregated city bus lines, for which she and 114 other persons have been indicted,” reads a 1956 caption from the front page of The Times.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Secret Proposal Photography

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:44am
Here are the first nine paragraphs from a Nov. 30 article, “Like a Spy, He Photographs Marriage Proposals in New York City.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | No Indictment in Eric Garner Chokehold Case for N.Y.P.D. Officer

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:30am
What is your reaction to the Staten Island grand jury’s decision? Why?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | predispose

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:05am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: Inviting African-American Mothers to Sell Their Breast Milk, and Profiting

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:36pm
A company with no ties to Detroit’s African-American community plans to promote breast-feeding and economic empowerment among mothers by encouraging them to sell their excess breast milk.






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