Education News from NY Times

Picking Up an Elusive College Dream

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:23pm
For Tenille Warren, the burden of growing up poor was too heavy for even the offer of a free ride to college to counter. But, about to turn 38, she is back on track at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
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David Rosand, an Art History Scholar Whose Heart Was in Venice, Dies at 75

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:27am
Mr. Rosand, who began teaching at Columbia in the mid-’60s, specialized in Venetian painting but had wide art knowledge beyond his immediate field.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Designing New Airships to Carry Science Into the Stratosphere

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:30am
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘Stealth Invasion’ of Ukraine by Russian Troops

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:30am
Why does Russia deny Ukraine’s allegations of an invasion by Russian troops?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Saying ‘Thank You’ Around the World

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:26am
Test your knowledge of ways to say “thank you” around the world by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | reciprocal

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 74 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Critics Question High Ratings on New York State Teacher Evaluations Amid Poor Test Scores

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:54pm
For the first time, parents and administrators can assess the effectiveness of teachers at the county, district and, in some cases, the school level.






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Sunday Routine: Carmen Fariña: An Old-School Abuela

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:40pm
On weekends, Ms. Fariña, chancellor of the New York City Education Department, is first and foremost an active and engaged grandmother.
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Oklahoma Loses Waiver From No Child Left Behind Provisions

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:17pm
The move comes as a result of the state’s retreat from Common Core, a set of reading and math standards adopted by more than 40 states.






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Motherlode Blog: American Kids, Learning to Aim and Fire

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:20pm
I’ve talked to my children long and hard about guns and gun safety. I’ve made them practice what to say and do. And this summer, three of the four of them learned to shoot.






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In First Year of Pre-K Expansion, a Rush to Beat the School Bell

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:04pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that 50,407 children had been enrolled in prekindergarten for this fall, and many pieces will have to fall into place by Sept. 4 for the program to go smoothly.
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Motherlode Blog: How Nicole Zeitzer Johnson, Communications Director and Special Needs Parent, Does It

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:52am
I have a 7-year-old and a 2-year-old whose seizures mean someone’s eyes have to be on her at every moment. Fortunately I have a great support system and a flexible work arrangement.






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Motherlode Blog: Don’t Just Pay for Chores. Pay for Performance.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:10am
A motivational scale for the chores problem: nothing if it’s all reminding and whining; more if you do an adequate job; and a substantial bonus for performance.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Life Made Easier in 1967

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:21am
One dozen new innovations to make life easier, from the Aug. 28, 1967 New York Times.






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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Get to Know Your Introverts, Extroverts and Ambiverts

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:30am
This Reader Idea get students thinking, talking and writing about their own approaches to skills like brainstorming and collaboration.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Seeing Double, Acting Singularly

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:33am
What are the results of recent studies of people who look alike but are not related?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Paleontology

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of paleontology by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | opulence

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in 91 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York Comptroller Is Concerned Over Pre-K Contract Delays

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:35pm
One week before school begins, the Education Department has submitted for review of only 141 of more than 500 contracts with organizations that will be teaching prekindergarten.






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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Governor Sues Over School Standards

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:30pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration on Wednesday over the Common Core education standards.






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