Education News from NY Times

The Working Life: A Parent Answering a Call for Pre-K Teachers Goes Back to Work (and School)

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 12:01pm
Lisa Martino is one of 95 fellows poised to become New York City’s newest teachers, as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s universal prekindergarten program.
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Motherlode Blog: Immaculate Incarceration: A Baby in Solitary Confinement

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:32am
According to my mother’s prison records, she served around 17 weeks in “The Hole”—solitary confinement. Only for her it wasn’t so solitary. She had me.






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Technophoria: Avoiding Roommate Shock, Online

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 9:40am
After decades of pairing students based on scant information, some colleges are giving them tools for making their own choices.
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UConn to Pay $1.3 Million to End Suit on Rape Cases

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:17pm
Five students charged that the University of Connecticut treated their claims of sexual assault and harassment with indifference.






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A Classroom Leaves the Syllabus to the Students

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:48pm
Lehigh University, in an attempt to foster innovation, is offering a program with no course credit, no set curriculum and no penalty for failure.






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Motherlode Blog: I’ve Ruined My Boys

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:21pm
My sons—and my husband—expect me to wait on them. I can’t really blame them. I made my bed. And everyone else’s.






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

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:19pm
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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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Jetliner Explodes Over Ukraine; Struck by Missile, Officials Say

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:42am
What has been going on in that region of Ukraine for the past several months?






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week Six | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:01am
Write in by 7 a.m. Eastern time on July 25 to be part of this week’s contest, which will be judged by Times staff and Kathryn Howe, a Penguin Young Adult author.






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Currency Around the World

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 3:25am
Test your knowledge of the international currencies by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | addiction

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 921 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Disneyland Opens in 1955

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:23pm
We’re experimenting with a new weekly feature. Let us know what you think.






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Motherlode Blog: Playgrounds for Kids Who Can’t Run and Jump

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:30pm
Knowing how many ordinary pleasures were cut off from my daughter, I was angry when something as common as swinging through the air on a hot summer day was also unreachable because of broken or missing equipment.






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Motherlode Blog: Goodbye to Cloth Diapers, and Ideal Motherhood

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:29pm
Those washable diapers were part and parcel of the vision I had of myself as a woman and a mother. And when I gave them up, I didn’t know who I was any more.






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | College Knowledge

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:09pm
Test your knowledge of college life by playing our crossword.






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Motherlode Blog: Easy Ways to Get More Vegetables on the Table, More Often

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:34pm
Lots of different types of vegetables and beans can fill a taco, be the excuse for a soup, or top a big bowl.






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Women in Tech: Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:05am
Brochures, mentorship programs and the training of high school teachers are some of the tools being used to reverse a trend.
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Your Money Adviser: Not All Community Colleges Offer Federal Student Loans

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:21am
Many community colleges choose not to participate in federal student loan programs, because it could raise the school’s default rate.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Rogue Sport Lacks Sand but Has Style and Speed

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:30am
How is the Chinatown version of volleyball different from standard volleyball?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | comestible

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.






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