Education News from NY Times

In the Age of Information, Specializing to Survive

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
As the amount of human-created information spirals ever higher, our ability to sift through it has not kept pace. Increasingly condensed specialization is one result.
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Luring Working Executives to M.B.A. Programs

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
Schools that offer these programs aim at commuters and use billboards, radio and a variety of social and other digital marketing tools.
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25 Minutes of Silence in the City of Angels

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
The free meditation class offered weekly at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is credited with starting a community-mindfulness trend among American institutions.
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Anyone Can Be a Teacher at Skillshare, an Online School

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
Students pay $10 a month for unlimited access to Skillshare’s 1,000 courses, and 850,000 users are signed up with the service, the company said.
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Managing Student Loan Debt as an Older Adult

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
Debt held by those 65 and older has risen significantly in recent years, but the load may be eased with careful planning or government aid, or through an employer.
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Turning to Education for Fun

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
People are turning to education for entertainment, whether from online lectures, learning vacations or television, for the love of learning new things and to stay economically viable.






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Not Digital Art, but Art Learned Digitally

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
Schools, museums and some entrepreneurial individuals are experimenting with ways to teach art techniques online.
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Free Online Courses Keep Retirees in the Know

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
Classes offer the opportunity to continue education from the comfort of home, but they can restrict the chance to build in-person social connections.
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Special Section: Continuing Education

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 4:27pm
The dumbing down of America? Not quite. Consider the academization of leisure: casual learning propelled by web culture, a shifting economy and boomers with money.
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Motherlode Blog: Raising Teenagers: Inevitably a Problem?

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:36am
Teenagers need to become the centers of their own stories. For the writing parent, is that always a loss?






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Motherlode Blog: What Not to Worry About in Teaching Young Children to Read

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:18am
Starting reading instruction early doesn’t yield an advantage to comprehension.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The Space Race

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 6:55am
On Oct. 4, 1957, the space age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into orbit. For the next dozen years, the United States and the Soviet Union battled for dominance in spaceflight capability.






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The Learning Network: How Good Are You at Coming Up With Witty Comebacks?

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:00am
What’s the best comeback you’ve ever said? When is a time you couldn’t think of the right thing to say?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Rise of ‘Empire’

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 4:52am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 17 article, “ ‘Empire,’ the Meteor That Never Fell to Earth.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | reminiscence

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 49 New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | South: Virginia: Governor Asks for Inquiry in Student’s Arrest

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 9:05pm
Gov. Terry McAuliffe is calling for the State Police to investigate the arrest of a University of Virginia student who was shown in a photo with a bloody face as he was held down by an officer.






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Named Next President of N.Y.U., Oxford’s Leader Inherits Challenges From John Sexton

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:45pm
Andrew Hamilton, a British-born chemist, will take over for Dr. Sexton, who has increased the university’s prestige while pursuing contentious campus expansions in New York City and abroad.






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Motherlode Blog: The FaceTime Babysitter

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:33pm
FaceTime has become the “secret weapon” that allows relatives or friends to virtually babysit while parents get things done.






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The Learning Network: A Nation on the Move: Exploring the Promise of the First Transcontinental Railroad

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:09pm
In this lesson, students use primary sources to answer the question: Why was the first transcontinental railroad more than just another railroad in the eyes of the nation?






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Bits Blog: Pearson Under Fire for Monitoring Students’ Twitter Posts

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:31pm
Pearson, the education publishing giant, describes its practice of monitoring social media posts as a test-security measure, but some parents say the practice is unfair and invasive for students.






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