Education News from NY Times
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Before my son started school, I shared my parents’ hippie view of the P.T.A. as a perfect-parent filled hassle and just another part of The Establishment trying to squelch creativity out of learning.
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.
What family dinner really looks like at our house: tacos, noodles, slow-cooker curry with mixed success and a meatloaf from the freezer.
Are you a sports fan? What are your favorite teams — either at the high school, college or professional level?
The principal, Randy J. Asher, said school officials had been unaware of any allegations against Sean Shaynak, now charged with sexually preying on seven students, until he was arrested in August.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he had instructed the State University of New York to make affirmative consent the rule on all 64 of its campuses.
Demonstrators filled Foley Square to highlight what they said was a crisis of quality in New York City public schools.
It’s not necessary to create an arbitrary dividing line between “serious” science and everything else. For some children, learning about the science behind sparkly things is their way in to a whole world of technology.
What communities are you a part of? Which one matters to you most? What do people need to know about this community? How can you communicate that? Here are some ideas for projects for teachers and students that help answer those questions, in honor of Connected Educator Month and the Oct. 20 National Day on Writing.
Parents and schoolchildren wrestled with their fears after learning that five school-age children had had contact with a man who is ill with Ebola.
In an atmosphere of uncertainty, an excess of caution can seem perfectly reasonable. So were the parents who removed their children from schools in Dallas because of the fear of Ebola wrong?
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s initiative to expand early-childhood education comes 50 years after the city first started classes for 4-year-olds.
“I’m interested in buying a fairy house,” I told the first branch of the phone tree at Bank of America Home Loans. In August, the company agreed to pay a $16.65 billion penalty for its role in selling bonds based on make-believe mortgages. I felt that I had gone to the right place. Read more (and watch the slide show).
William Carlos Williams’s poem “Dedication for a Plot of Ground” and the article “United Behind a Son’s American Dream, No Matter the Consequences” by David Gonzalez appear in this Poetry Pairing.
In an attempt to make feedback palatable for children, we construct feedback sandwiches of critical meat between slices of fluffy and comforting praise.
On Oct. 1, 1952, the Brooklyn Dodgers faced the New York Yankees at Ebbets Field in the first game of the World Series. Although the Yankees went on to win, the Dodgers got off to a blazing start.
Is it a problem that Amazon sells half the books in America? Is there anything lost when brick-and-mortar bookstores close?