Education News from NY Times
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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.
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.
Japanese corporations are recruiting international students today to improve their ability to compete internationally.
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.
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.
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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A flexible schedule and an equally flexible employer help make this military spouse’s sometimes solo parenting easier.
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?
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.
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.
Traditionalists are pleased with what they see as a reversal of decades of slackening standards in education.
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.
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.
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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