Education News from NY Times
Updated: 7 hours 59 min ago
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.
Schools that offer these programs aim at commuters and use billboards, radio and a variety of social and other digital marketing tools.
The free meditation class offered weekly at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is credited with starting a community-mindfulness trend among American institutions.
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.
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.
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.
Schools, museums and some entrepreneurial individuals are experimenting with ways to teach art techniques online.
Classes offer the opportunity to continue education from the comfort of home, but they can restrict the chance to build in-person social connections.
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.
Teenagers need to become the centers of their own stories. For the writing parent, is that always a loss?
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.
What’s the best comeback you’ve ever said? When is a time you couldn’t think of the right thing to say?
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?
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.
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.
FaceTime has become the “secret weapon” that allows relatives or friends to virtually babysit while parents get things done.
The Learning Network: A Nation on the Move: Exploring the Promise of the First Transcontinental Railroad
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?
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.