Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Not a ‘PTA Mom’

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:57am
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.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:22am
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.

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Motherlode Blog: The Family Table: Slow-Cooker Tacos, Sesame Noodles and Meatloaf

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:13am
What family dinner really looks like at our house: tacos, noodles, slow-cooker curry with mixed success and a meatloaf from the freezer.

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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | September 2014

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 8:03am
A collection of everything published in The Times about young people this month, all in one spot.

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The Learning Network: How Far Would You Go to Express Loyalty to Your Favorite Teams?

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:00am
Are you a sports fan? What are your favorite teams — either at the high school, college or professional level?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | In Dallas Schools, Fear of Possible Ebola Exposure

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:30am
What kinds of decisions are parents and schoolchildren in the Dallas-Fort Worth area making?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | trajectory

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in 493 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Brooklyn Tech Principal Addresses Teacher’s Arrest

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:15pm
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.

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Cuomo Orders SUNY to Overhaul Its Sexual Assault Rules

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:41pm
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.
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Charter School Backers Rally, Hoping to Influence de Blasio’s Policies

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:50pm
Demonstrators filled Foley Square to highlight what they said was a crisis of quality in New York City public schools.
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Motherlode Blog: In Defense of Sparkle Science

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:15pm
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.

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The Learning Network: 10 Ways to Explore and Express What Makes Your Community Unique

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:14pm
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.

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In Dallas Schools, Fear of Possible Ebola Exposure

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:01pm
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.
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Motherlode Blog: Dear Parent: A Student May Have Been Exposed to the Ebola Virus

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 1:56pm
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?

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Archive Dive: The Long, Slow Growth of Prekindergarten in New York City

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 1:04pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s initiative to expand early-childhood education comes 50 years after the city first started classes for 4-year-olds.
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Motherlode Blog: Fairy House for Sale. No Financing.

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:40am
“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).
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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Dedication for a Plot of Ground’

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:08am
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.

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Motherlode Blog: Helping Kids Take Criticism Constructively (Even When It Isn’t Constructive)

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:07am
In an attempt to make feedback palatable for children, we construct feedback sandwiches of critical meat between slices of fluffy and comforting praise.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The 1952 World Series

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:08am
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.

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The Learning Network: Is Amazon Becoming Too Powerful?

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:00am
Is it a problem that Amazon sells half the books in America? Is there anything lost when brick-and-mortar bookstores close?

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