Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: 6-Year-Olds at the Spa: Understandable, Not Laudable

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:58pm
Those spas for little girls aren’t really about little girls at all. They’re about parents looking for something special in a world where very little is “special” anymore.

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Harvard Ideas on Health Care Hit Home, Hard

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:02am
While Harvard professors oppose changes that will raise their health care costs, the university says the increases are in part a result of the Affordable Care Act, which many Harvard experts championed.
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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Jan. 5, 2014

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.

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The Learning Network: What Changes Would You Like 2015 to Bring?

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:03am
How can you contribute to the changes you want to see in your life and in the larger world in 2015?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Sportscaster Stuart Scott Dies at 49

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:40am
How did Stuart Scott use his non-sports passions to contribute to his work as a sports broadcaster?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Selfie Stick

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:07am
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 2 Style section article, “The Selfie Stick Takes Manhattan.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | clandestine

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 178 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Home Schooling: More Pupils, Less Regulation

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 9:50pm
Known for one of the strictest home-school laws in the nation, Pennsylvania has relaxed some requirements, and that has brought it to the forefront in a lobbying war.

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Motherlode Blog: In Fervent Support of the ‘Gap Year’

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 8:00am
I worried that my daughter’s decision to take a gap year would mean she’d never go to college. I shouldn’t have.

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New York City Requiring Flu Shots for Preschoolers

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:16pm
The new rule applies to about 150,000 children in city-licensed day cares and preschools, covering those from 6 months to 5 years of age.

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The Learning Network: Teenagers in the Times | December 2014

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:20pm
We ring in the New Year with the December edition of Teenagers in the Times.

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

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 9:20am
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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John I. Goodlad, Progressive Educator, Dies at 94

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 4:43pm
Many of the views put forth by Professor Goodlad, whose study of American public schools involved more than 27,000 students, remain central to educational improvement efforts.

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Motherlode Blog: Ten Tips for Happiness, on a Postcard From the Past

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 9:10am
Advice from a stack of postcards hidden in a closet years ago: Encourage your children in what they want, not what you want. Also, keep a good figure.

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Motherlode Blog: When It Takes a Dentist’s Chair to Disconnect

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:23am
If I could lie in a dentist’s chair for several hours, why not a lounge chair?

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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: The Family & Youth Initiative

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:04am
Teenagers in foster care need the meaningful connections with adult friends and mentors that this organization provides. Sometimes those relationships become something more.

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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: The African Library Project

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:27am
Two families describe the fun they’ve had working with the African Library Project, which works with donors to start school libraries in Africa.

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Inside a Chinese Test-Prep Factory

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 8:59am
Thousands of students travel to Maotanchang to spend 16 hours a day, seven days a week, studying for the biggest test of their lives.
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Cuomo Veto Highlights Difficulties of Firing a Teacher

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:03pm
Fewer than 1 percent of the state’s teachers were rated ineffective last year; those so rated can appeal and even go on to win their case before an arbiter.

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The Neediest Cases: From Struggling High Schooler to College Freshman

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:34pm
Terrell Dixon, 18, had a poor freshman year of high school in the Bronx, but after discovering motivational videos on YouTube, he is now in his first year of college.

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