Education News from NY Times

Is Your First Grader College Ready?

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:45am
Mock applications at age 6, campus tours at 10. More and more elementary schools are introducing college awareness. Is it ever too early to plan for the future?






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The Learning Network: Do You Have an Idea for a Business or App?

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:05am
Have you ever had an idea for a business that would make life easier, better or more fun? Have you considered inventing a game or another kind of app? Do you wish your school had a class that would help you start a business or design an app?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Is to Publish a Second Novel

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:30am
What is your reaction to the news that Ms. Lee is publishing another novel?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Vitamin Drinks

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:24am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 30 Well blog article, “Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea?” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | thermal

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 336 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York City Schools Chancellor Objects to Cuomo’s Plan for Grading Teachers

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:12am
Chancellor Carmen Fariña told state legislators that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo wanted to base too much of a teacher’s score on the state’s student test results.






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Motherlode Blog: Donating Embryos, Not ‘Giving Up Babies’

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:12pm
Infertility is sad and frustrating and a huge financial burden, writes an embryo donor. I love the idea that one of our frozen embryos could end that heartache for a family.






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Motherlode Blog: Time to Leave the N.I.C.U. Behind

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:28pm
We’re as ready as we’re ever going to be to have Evy home with us. We want to be the ones who know her best; right now, the nurses know her much better than we do, because they care for her 85 percent of the time.






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A Gender-Neutral Glossary

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:55am
Students are developing an evolving vocabulary for gender and identity. Here’s a sampling.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2015

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:54am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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For Transgender Students, Business Schools Are a Transition

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 9:00am
M.B.A. programs, long bastions of male dominance and conservatism, face a gender-identity challenge.






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The Learning Network: How Do You Think Dinosaurs Went Extinct?

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:00am
Did a massive asteroid collide with Earth? Did erupting volcanoes poison the atmosphere? Did mammals simply outcompete dinosaurs? Do you believe in these or any other theories?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Boy Praises the Principal of His Brooklyn School, and a Fund-Raising Campaign Takes Off

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:30am
What would you want your school to do with a million dollars?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Super Bowl Ads

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:14am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 1 review, “Super Bowl Commercials Go for Heart, Not Just Funny Bone and Jugular.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | viscous

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 39 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: Vaccination: How Personal Belief Came to Outweigh Public Health

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:39am
The history of the fallacy that led to the current spread of vaccine resistance.






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Motherlode Blog: Want More Vaccinated Children? End Religious and Personal Exemptions

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:27pm
There is no need to silence or punish parents who choose not to vaccinate their children. If we end exemptions to vaccine requirements for public school attendance, most parents will make a different choice.






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Motherlode Blog: Want More Vaccinated Children? End Religious and Personal Exemptions

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:27pm
There is no need to silence or punish parents who choose not to vaccinate their children. If we end exemptions to vaccine requirements for public school attendance, most parents will make a different choice.






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Charles H. Townes, Who Paved Way for the Laser in Daily Life, Dies at 99

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:14pm
Dr. Townes shared the Nobel Prize in 1964 for his work on lasers, in a career that included advising on lunar landings, verifying Einstein’s theories and creating an atomic clock.
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Dartmouth Cites Student Misconduct in Its Ban on Hard Liquor

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:12pm
The college’s president announced the prohibition as part of a far-ranging overhaul of campus life, but experts say few universities are likely to follow his lead.






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