Education News from NY Times

Delay Urged on Actions Tied to Tests by Schools

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:35pm
In an open letter, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — a strong backer of the new academic guidelines — said more time was needed to make the standards work.






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Colleges Focus on Alcohol and Drugs as Serious Crime Dips

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:21pm
Colleges and universities have become more aggressive about punishing alcohol and drug offenses, even as the rate of serious crime on campus has dropped, according to a government report.






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The Learning Network: Reading List | The Top 100 Best-Selling Education Books of 2014 (So Far)

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 6:27pm
Inspiration for summer reading, compiled by Deborah Hofmann, senior editor of the New York Times best-seller lists.






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What's in It? : The Domino’s Smart Slice Goes to School

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:53pm
These pies contain fewer worrisome ingredients, but they also give students a hefty dose of marketing in the lunchroom.
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Motherlode Blog: A Plea to the Daughters of Title IX: Why Don’t More Women Coach?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 12:17pm
When I was a child playing soccer, there weren’t that many women who’d grown up playing the game. Now there are, but they’re still not represented on the sidelines, and that’s not the way this is supposed to work.






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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘Born Alive’

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:58am
This poem, by Joanna Gerber, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from a Science article, “Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun.”






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Degrees of Education: A Case Study in Lifting College Attendance

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:08am
Nearly every qualified high school senior in Delaware is on track to enroll in college. A year ago, almost 20 percent did not.
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The Learning Network: Does Live Theater Offer Something You Just Can’t Get Watching Movies or TV?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:00am
Do you like going to the theater? When was the last time you saw a play or musical? What did you see, and how was it?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Bold Counterpunch Shows Taliban’s Lasting Strength

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:30am
How should the Pakistani government deal with the Taliban?






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Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 10:29pm
The Bowdoin Christian Fellowship group will cease to be recognized on campus after refusing to adhere to rules barring discrimination based on a person’s religious beliefs.






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Scant Support for Elite New York High Schools’ Admissions Options

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 9:58pm
The bills would allow New York City’s most selective high schools to allow multiple factors in deciding whom to admit, rather than one long test.






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In Britain, School Report Cites Division Over Islam

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 9:40pm
An inquiry found a culture of “fear and intimidation” of staff members and blamed fundamentalist Islamic school board governors.
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Obama, Noting Own Student Debt Burden, Expands Repayment Cap and Pushes Bill

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 8:27pm
An executive order coincided with the introduction of a Senate measure that would clear a path to reduce interest rates by adding a tax on the wealthy.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | June 3-June 9, 2014

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 3:16pm
How many of these news stories did you follow this week? How well can you do against others taking the quiz? Test yourself and see.






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Motherlode Blog: Raw Food Families Provoke Powerful Reactions. Why?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:25pm
Families who feed their children a raw diet consisting solely of fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and sprouted grains feel judged for their choices.






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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘metallicity’

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 10:36am
This poem, by Hannah Llorin, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from a Science article, “The Archaeology of the Stars.”






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The Learning Network: What Are Your Experiences With Internet-Based Urban Legends?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 7:41am
How do scary stories and urban legends find audiences online?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, June 9, 2014

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:42am
Can animals can have a tangible effect on children’s health and well-being?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Social Media Celebrities Meet Their Biggest Fans

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:36am
What are events like DigiFest NYC and how are they changing how fans and Internet celebrities interact?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | scintilla

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.






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