Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Oct. 6, 2014

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:00am
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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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | New Bears for the Central Park Zoo

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:42am
Below are the eight paragraphs of the Sept. 30 article, “With Big Pawprints to Fill, Zoo Prepares for Grizzlies.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Haitian Women’s Soccer Team, Far From Home, Dreams of the World Cup

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:33am
Why is a women’s national soccer team from Haiti training in Indiana?

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Cornell Plans to Expand Off-Campus Engagement

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:15am
Using $50 million from the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, the college will require all students to take at least one course with a community component during their undergraduate careers.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | anthropomorphic

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 42 New York Times articles in the past year.

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About New York: Bureaucracy Turns a Hero Into a Rogue

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 9:52pm
How a school system unable to dislodge failed teachers for years at a time punished an employee who helped a young boy build a record of blazing success.

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Seeking Dean’s Firing, Seminary Professors End Up Jobless

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 9:51pm
A labor dispute at the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan springs from complaints about mismanagement and offensive comments attributed to its new dean.

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Motherlode Blog: Stepmother: Not Evil. Not Perfect. Not Mom.

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 8:54am
I was certain I would be the perfect stepmother, part Mary Poppins, part Maria from “The Sound of Music,” as I helped to intertwine our families.

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The Texas Tribune: Students Not Always Drawn to Fixed-Rate Tuition

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 9:43pm
This fall semester, all public universities in Texas were required to offer incoming students the option of a payment plan that fixed their tuition at a particular rate for four years.

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Opinion: Throw Out the College Application System

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 2:30pm
We should learn from the spymasters and assess students in person.
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Russia Cancels Exchange Program After a Student Seeks U.S. Asylum

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 1:48pm
Russian media reported that the student feared returning to Russia because he could face persecution over his sexuality.
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Virginia Cases Show Vulnerability of Women on Campus

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:59pm
The safety of female students is a focus at the University of Virginia after a man was linked to the recent disappearance of Hannah Graham, a student, and a killing in 2009.

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Degrees and Difficulty: Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:19pm
For the 50,000 students at LaGuardia Community College, the challenges can seem insurmountable.

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Abuse Cases at 2 Schools, With Technology at the Root

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:21pm
Recent cases in New Jersey and Brooklyn highlight how online communications have blurred boundaries between students and teachers.

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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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