Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Intensive Thanksgiving

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:27pm
Before he lost his ability to speak, one of my son’s favorite questions was, “Mommy, what are you thankful for?” Over the Thanksgiving we spent in the intensive care unit, I continued to answer the question he could no longer ask.






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New York Schools Lose Millions Amid an Inquiry, Comptroller Says

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:34am
The comptroller, Scott M. Stringer, said New York City had so far missed out on receiving as much as $120 million from the federal government because of an investigation into the Education Department.
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The Learning Network: Happy Thanksgiving

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:48am
Happy Thanksgiving, and don’t forget to stop back on Monday, Dec. 1, for our next “What’s Going On in This Picture?”






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Motherlode Blog: The Giving Tree: ‘Take What You Want, Leave What You Can’

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 7:35am
Stocking the branches of the Giving Tree with candy, gloves and small gifts kept us busy, and grateful, all season long.






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The Learning Network: What Is Your Reaction to the Sexual Assault Allegations Against Bill Cosby?

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:00am
Do the allegations change how you feel about “The Cosby Show”? Would you still want to watch it?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | An Amazing One-Handed Catch

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 5:55am
Here are the first six paragraphs from the Nov. 24 article, “Even Under Microscope, Catch by Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. Earns Applause.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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U.S. Wants Teacher Training Programs to Track How Graduates’ Students Perform

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:29pm
The Department of Education is seeking to require states to develop rating systems for teacher preparation programs that could affect who receives federal grants.






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Motherlode Blog: Talking About Racism With White Kids

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:24pm
Having an “uncomfortable” talk with your white children about privilege, bias and racism? Good.






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University of Virginia Officials Vow to Combat Campus Rape Problem

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:04pm
The board that oversees the University of Virginia said it would come up with recommendations in response to allegations in Rolling Stone magazine of a gang rape.
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Motherlode Blog: Covering the Ferguson Verdict Protests, With Kids in the Minivan

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:27pm
My 5-year-old has become a veteran of the protests I often cover as a journalist, so much so that she has her own explanations. “Did they shoot someone again, Mama?” she asked. “His parents must be very, very sad. It’s like that boy in the pictures in Times Square, remember?”






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Nov. 18-24, 2014

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:57pm
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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Motherlode Blog: Traveling Solo With Children, and Playing the Deployment Card

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:38pm
With my husband deployed, my days of team man-on-man defense are over. I’m playing zone with two toddlers, and traveling, as we will this week, is the hardest game of all.






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The Learning Network: What Is Your Reaction to the Grand Jury’s Decision in the Ferguson Case?

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:57am
Have you been watching this case closely? Were you surprised by the grand jury’s decision? How do you think Ferguson and the St. Louis area will react to the news?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Grand Jury Does Not Charge Ferguson Officer in Michael Brown Shooting

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:48am
How did Michael Brown’s family respond to the announcement?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Train Your Gullet for Thanksgiving Overeating

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:34am
Here are the first six paragraphs from a November 2011 article, “Prepare to Indulge.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | barrister

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 25 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: You Can Freeze Your Eggs. You Can’t Freeze Time.

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:41pm
Apple and Facebook have started a useful conversation with the novel perk of enabling employees to freeze their eggs. But I have a message for women considering this option: it may not work.






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National Briefing | Plains: Oklahoma: Education Waiver Is Restored for State

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 8:48pm
The Department of Education announced Monday that Oklahoma — which lost its No Child Left Behind waiver after repealing Common Core — would have its waiver reinstated.
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Motherlode Blog: How Will You Talk With Your Sons About Tamir Rice, Shot in the Park After Waving a Toy Gun?

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:43pm
When my son asked why it mattered what color the boy was, I told him. It matters because many, many people see something different, when they look at a boy who looks like Tamar Rice, than when they look at a boy who looks like you.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 24, 2014

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 8:00am
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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