Education News from NY Times

DealBook: As Demand for Education Rises in Brazil, For-Profit Colleges Fill the Gap

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:09pm
Despite concerns about an emphasis on the business of education, private equity funds and investment banks are buying and merging educational institutions at a rapid pace.

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It’s Official: The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:07pm
One in five young adults lives with his or her parents. It might be a recessionary blip — or the dawn of a whole new economic age.
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Motherlode Blog: Monday Quandary: When a Child’s First Friends Fade Away

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:28pm
Looking for advice for parents, from parents: how do you help a child transition from the friends and playmates you produce for her to friends of her own making, and what do you do when your child is the one who is growing away?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Funeral Poses Mimic Life

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 8:05am
What new approaches to presenting the deceased at viewings have been drawing interest and concern among funeral directors and the public?

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Digging Out of Debt: Obama’s Move to Help Students Is Not as Forgiving as It Seems

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:59am
The PAYE program saves money mostly for low-income borrowers who have incurred an unusually big federal debt.
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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The 1960’s

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:30am
Test your knowledge of the 1960′s by playing our crossword.

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The Multimillion-Dollar Minds of 5 Mathematical Masters

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:00am
The Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, financed by Yuri Milner, a Russian investor, and Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, comes with a $3 million award.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | swarthy

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 17 New York Times articles in the past two years.

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Judge Upholds Policy Barring Unvaccinated Students During Illnesses

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:05pm
A federal judge supported a New York City policy that prevents unimmunized children from attending public school when another student has a vaccine-preventable disease. Three families had sued, arguing their religious rights were violated.

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At School, Turning Good Food Into Perfectly Good Compost

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:57pm
A New York City school composting program aims to help the environment, instill a sense of conservation in schoolchildren, and, critically, save some money.
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Op-Ed Contributor: New York City’s Top Public Schools Need Diversity

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:45pm
New York City’s top public schools must become more diverse.
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The Working Life: Flatiron School Program Expands New York’s Web Developer Ranks

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:06pm
A program created by New York City, which contracted with the Flatiron School in Manhattan, helps people break into the city’s growing technology sector.
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International Education: World War I Conference in Sarajevo Divides Scholars

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:02pm
Controversy over the meeting’s purpose speaks to how the interpretation of a turning point like World War I remains entangled in present-day politics.

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Motherlode Blog: Mother in the Dark

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:13am
Retinitis pigmentosa has gradually chomped away at my vision like Pac Man. Right now, I’m partially sighted and night-blind, and a glow-in-the-dark bouncy playspace is a nightmare.

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Opinion: Helping Kids With Homework

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 3:40pm
Helping my son was about my ego. In the end, all this help does nothing but hurt.

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De Blasio’s Vow to Ease Reimbursement for Special Education Halts a Bill in Albany

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 9:39pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to improve the process for some parents of special-needs children to get New York City to pay for private school tuition, holding off an effort by state legislators to make him do so by law.

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When Complexity Is the Enemy: There Is a Simpler Way for Students to Apply for Financial Aid

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:37pm
The complicated college financing process is discouraging people from applying for aid and going to college.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:24pm
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: Surprisingly Good at Talking About Sex

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:32am
When my son first asked me a question about sex, I was surprised by how fundamentally unembarrassed I was, because it didn’t occur to him that it was something to be embarrassed about.

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Degrees of Education: A College Major Matters Even More in a Recession

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 7:02am
Those who major in subjects like engineering and finance increase their pay advantage over those in other fields.
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