Education News from NY Times

Books of The Times: ‘The Teacher Wars,’ Dana Goldstein’s History of Education

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:10pm
The journalist Dana Goldstein’s “The Teacher Wars” serves up historical commentary instead of a searing philippic on one of the day’s hot-button issues: the role of teaching in America.
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International Education : Academics and Archaeologists Fight to Save Syria’s Artifacts

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:03pm
Across Syria, the remains of ancient cities are being looted and damaged by Islamic militants; academics and archeologists are trying to document the damage and raise awareness.

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International Education: Japan Seeks Edge With Global Talent

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:03pm
Japanese corporations are recruiting international students today to improve their ability to compete internationally.

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Motherlode Blog: In a Stepfamily, Whose Fairness Wins Out?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 8:29am
In my new husband’s family, what was “fair” in family life was governed by seniority. I preferred to rely on egalitarian turn taking. “Fair” turns out to be subject to interpretation.

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Judge Hears Plea to Halt Tuition Plan at Cooper Union

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:14pm
A group of students, faculty members and alumni mounted a legal challenge to the decision by Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art to begin charging tuition this fall.

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Motherlode Blog: A 6-Year-Old Shouldn’t Inherit a Stiff Upper Lip

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:51pm
My mother was sent away from her mother during the Blitz. She was expected to be stoic, and she expected the same from me. Now, I’m trying not to pass her dismissal of all fears on to my daughter.

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

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:56am
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: How Dekiema Pogue, Military Spouse and Administrative Assistant, Does It

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:03am
A flexible schedule and an equally flexible employer help make this military spouse’s sometimes solo parenting easier.

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Comeback Campaign for Lassie

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:45am
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | New Era in Safety When Cars Talk to One Another

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:30am
What is vehicle-to-vehicle communication?

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Museums

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:25am
Test your knowledge of museums by playing our crossword.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | invulnerable

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 21 New York Times articles in the past year.

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With School Closed, Teachers and Volunteers in Ferguson Work to Fill Gap

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:43pm
More than a week after protests erupted here after the shooting death of Michael Brown, teachers and others are volunteering to provide some instruction to the students.
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States Given a Reprieve on Ratings of Teachers

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:50pm
Arne Duncan said that testing issues are “sucking the oxygen” out of classrooms, and that teachers should have another year to adjust to new standards and practices.

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Fewer Pass High School Exams, and Some in England Cheer

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:06pm
Traditionalists are pleased with what they see as a reversal of decades of slackening standards in education.
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Motherlode Blog: Simple Student Routines for Back-to-School Success

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:47pm
Establishing routines like a weekly regroup (with trash can and storage at hand), evening organization and nondigital bedtimes set the stage for a successful year.

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Motherlode Blog: Casting Call: Rethink Family Dinner With Jenny Rosenstrach

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:24am
During the week of Sept. 8, we’ll be coaching a real family through real family dinners in real time – seven new meals in seven days – and we hope that you’ll cook along with us.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The 1959 Little League World Series

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:02am
The news from this year’s Little League World Series has been all about Mo’ne Davis, but in 1959 homesick boys from Hawaii, playing in Williamsport, Pa., just days after Hawaii became the 50th state, were the focus.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Clashes Erupt as Liberia Imposes Quarantine to Curb Ebola

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:30am
Do you think West African governments should continue to quarantine neighborhoods to stem the spread of Ebola? Or do you think quarantining whole neighborhoods, like Monrovia’s West Point, is inhumane?

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Japan

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of Japan by playing our crossword.

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