Education News from NY Times

App Smart: Duolingo, Busuu and Other Apps Teach Languages on Phones

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:31pm
Plenty of smartphone apps offer worthwhile and entertaining lessons.
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The Ad Campaign: Cuomo, With a Daughter’s Help, Tweaks His Education Image

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:55am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s “Education” television ad appears to be a response to criticism from his opponent, Rob Astorino, of his support for the Common Core standards.

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Trial Begins for First Band Member in Hazing Death of Florida A&M Drum Major

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:06am
The death of Robert Champion, 26, brought heightened focus to college hazing and prompted a flurry of strict antihazing laws across the country.

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Just Say No, Yes or Maybe

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00am
Parents’ perspectives on marijuana use are as disparate as the nation’s mandates. Here, how five parents talk to their children about smoking pot.
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Legally High at a Colorado Campus

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00am
Smoking pot, some say, is now just part of everyday life at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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This Is Your Brain on Drugs

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00am
New studies show that the effects of marijuana on young people may be greater than we thought. One has found brain differences even in casual smokers.
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Notebook | Online Education: Demystifying the MOOC

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00am
O.K., so massive open online courses didn’t change the world. That doesn’t mean they’re failures.
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The Learning Network: What Are Your Opinions on Cosmetic Surgery?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:06am
What are your thoughts about cosmetic surgery in general? Why do you think people seemed to care so much about how Renée Zellweger looks?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Tracking Sea Turtles as They Swim for Their Lives

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:45am
How are scientists tracking the journey of some baby sea turtles on their first swims out to sea?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | pallet

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 46 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Your Money Adviser: Another College Expense: Preparing for the SAT and ACT

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:50pm
Test-preparation tutors and classes can be expensive, but there are less costly alternatives.
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Colleges’ Shift on Four-Year Scholarships Reflects Players’ Growing Power

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:13pm
The one-year scholarship has come to be viewed as similar to an employment contract, while four-year awards are seen as more in the spirit of amateurism.
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Motherlode Blog: How Col. Jeanette McMahon, Retired Military Widow, Does It

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 1:35pm
Right after my husband’s death, we were all struggling. Now, with two of my sons out of high school and only one living at home, I can finally think about what to do next.

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Motherlode Blog: When the Diagnosis Is Rare, Parents May Know More Than Professionals

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 1:02pm
It’s fine for parents to have more expertise than the pediatrician. In fact, sometimes it’s necessary.

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Motherlode Blog: A Baby Born Exactly According to Plan, a Thousand Miles From Home

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:20am
Chances are good that Omaha won’t matter to my new daughter the way it does to me. But no matter what, it will always be a part of her life story.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Oct. 21-27, 2014

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:29am
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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The Learning Network: How Do You Get Your News?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:48am
How do you decide what news sources to trust?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Chocolate Candy in the Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:30am
What is your favorite chocolate candy? What do you like about it?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Ghost-Hunting Tours at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:19am
This week, in honor of Halloween, we’ll be publishing only scary editions of Test Yourself, using articles like this one from 2013, which was written by a man who spent the night at an old mental hospital rumored to be haunted.

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Degrees of Education: A New Push to Get Low-Income Students Through College

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:30am
Michael Bloomberg’s charity announced an effort to reduce the number of poor students who excel in high school and fail to get through college.

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