Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | sacrilegious

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 21 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 12:01am
A study by Scholastic points to ways that parents can encourage kids to read for fun.
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Prof. Philip E. Converse, Expert on How Voters Decide, Dies at 86

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 9:57pm
Professor Converse, in “The American Voter,” concluded with three co-authors in 1960 that most voters were remarkably uninformed and based their preferences largely on party affiliation.






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Brutal Cold Forces Schools Throughout Midwest to Close

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:45pm
Even Chicago, which prides itself on toughing out fierce winters, told students to stay home as wind chills were predicted to hit 27 degrees below zero.






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Motherlode Blog: For January, Cooking the Pantry (and Freezer, and Fridge) Dry

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:00pm
In keeping with the frugal spirit of January, this month, we’ll be buying little, and using up a lot.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Redshirting’ Kindergarten-Age Kids Can Lead to Regrets

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:30pm
Because wealthier, better educated parents ‘redshirt’ while others don’t, a kindergarten classroom can include 4-year-olds who have never been to preschool and can’t sit still, and 6-year-olds who are fluently reading chapter books and ready for advanced math.






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Motherlode Blog: When GoFundMe Is the Safety Net

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:30pm
Families and parents using GoFundMe for what should be small setbacks like car repairs and rent increases have been all over my social media of late.






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The Learning Network: Front Page History: Teaching About Selma Using Original Times Reporting

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:49pm
In this lesson we encourage students to become historians — to read original Times reporting on the Selma marches and uncover important distinctions between primary and secondary sources.






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Motherlode Blog: Resolutions for a Year of Change in a Military Family

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:39pm
With deployment hanging over our heads, 2015 will come with incredible challenges for our marriage, our children and ourselves. I’m resolving to take care of myself as well as my children, accept help when we need it, give it where we can and appreciate our beautiful mess.






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The Learning Network: Do You Ever Hang Out at the Mall?

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:00am
Is the mall still an important part of teenage culture? Or, has it lost its cool?






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The Learning Network: Do You Ever Hang Out at the Mall?

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:00am
Is the mall still an important part of teenage culture? Or, has it lost its cool?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Chris Christie and the Dallas Cowboys

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:06am
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 5 Sports article, “Not Embracing Christie’s Love of the Dallas Cowboys.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Chris Christie and the Dallas Cowboys

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:06am
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 5 Sports article, “Not Embracing Christie’s Love of the Dallas Cowboys.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | subsidiary

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 921 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Ban on Cellphones in New York City Schools to Be Lifted

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:49pm
The policy, which has been inconsistently enforced, has been unpopular among parents, who worry about not being able to reach their children.






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Ban on Cellphones in New York City Schools to Be Lifted

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:49pm
The policy, which has been inconsistently enforced, has been unpopular among parents, who worry about not being able to reach their children.






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James Hester, 90, Dies; Guided N.Y.U., Amid Challenges, to Become a Major University

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:31pm
Dr. Hester steered New York University through campus unrest in the 1960s and helped chart its evolution from a commuter school on the brink of bankruptcy to a highly selective institution.






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James Hester, 90, Dies; Guided N.Y.U. to Become a Major University

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:31pm
Dr. Hester steered New York University through campus unrest in the 1960s and helped chart its evolution from a commuter school on the brink of bankruptcy to a highly selective institution with national academic stature.






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