Education News from NY Times

Update: A Boy Praises the Principal of His Brooklyn School, and a Fund-Raising Campaign Takes Off

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:56pm
The efforts of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, in Brownsville, Brooklyn, to educate low-income children have inspired people and spurred a campaign that has raised more than $1 million for the students.
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More Special-Needs Students Remain at Charter Schools, Report Finds

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:41pm
New York City’s Independent Budget Office found that 53 percent of charter school kindergartners with disabilities were still in the same schools four years later, compared with 49 percent in traditional schools.
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Motherlode Blog: Do Your Children Know How Much It Costs to Support Your Family?

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 3:09pm
If you want your children to have any idea what it takes financially to take care of a family, or of themselves, it starts by letting them in on what it takes to support the family they’re a part of now.






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Motherlode Blog: Helping a Perfectionist Child Worry Less and Do More

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:16pm
Perfectionism can take a high toll on children who see it as the only route to living up to their own and their parents’ high standards.






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Motherlode Blog: Helping a Perfectionist Child Worry Less and Do More

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:44am
Perfectionism can take a high toll on children who see it as the only route to living up to their own and their parents’ high standards.






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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Using an Op-Doc Video to Teach Argumentative Writing

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:24am
In addition to serving as a great conversation piece for discussing technology and social media, the Op-Doc “China’s Web Junkies” also serves as a tool for introducing students to the language of argumentation — specifically to the types of evidence writers use to support a position.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The Blizzard of 1888

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:49am
Though the great blizzard of 2015 mostly missed New York City in the end, it had New Yorkers, and the New York Times Archives Twitter feed, remembering storms of the past — and none more dramatic than the Great White Hurricane of 1888.






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The Learning Network: How Much Freedom Have Your Parents Given You?

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 6:11am
How old were you when your parents first let you cross the street alone? Take public transportation alone? How much do your parents hover and worry over your academic, physical and psychological development?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Outliving Horror for 70 Years and Never Forgetting

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:30am
Why did more than 3,000 guests, including Holocaust survivors and foreign dignitaries, gather at Auschwitz-Birkenau this week?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Times Square at a Crossroads of Its Own

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:28am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 26 article, “Times Square’s Crushing Success Raises Questions About Its Future.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | stem

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 1,761 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Vanderbilt Rape Convictions Stir Dismay and Denial

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:01pm
A day after two former football players were convicted of sexual assault, many students found it hard to square what happened with their views of the elite university.






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‘The Hunting Ground,’ a Film About Rape Culture at Colleges

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:56pm
“The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about sexual assaults on college campuses, drew gasps at a Sundance Film Festival viewing.






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National Briefing | South: Arkansas: State Will Take Over Little Rock Schools

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:14pm
The state Board of Education voted, 5 to 4, on Wednesday to assume control of the Little Rock School District after students at some of its schools performed poorly on state benchmark tests.
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Sick Child’s Father Seeks Vaccination Requirement in California

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:44pm
Carl Krawitt, of Marin County, argued that parents who refused to have their children vaccinated against diseases like measles were putting his son at risk.
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Romney Uses Speech at Mississippi State University to Tailor His Presidential Themes

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:09pm
The G.O.P. presidential nominee in 2012 addressed issues like student loan debt, income inequality and poverty in a speech at Mississippi State.
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App Smart: English Grammar Aids for Both Native Speakers and Students

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:04pm
Everyone can struggle with English grammar’s complexities; these apps can improve your knowledge whatever your level of proficiency.
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Motherlode Blog: How Janice Dean, Meteorologist and Mother, Does It

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:26pm
If you had told me before I had kids that the chance to watch “Parenthood” on the DVR would be the lap of luxury, well….
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Student Opinion Questions as E.L.L. Writing Prompts

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:15pm
We’re thrilled that our daily Student Opinion questions attract such a variety of kinds of students to engage with current events and ideas, but we hope that English Language Learners worldwide know that we are especially impressed by their contributions. This lesson plan shows how to tailor the feature to the challenges and rewards of expressing opinions in a non-native language.






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Motherlode Blog: Another Standardized Test, This Time of Citizenship

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:30pm
Is requiring high schoolers to take the same citizenship exam as immigrants who want to become United States citizen a good way to test a curriculum, or just another memorization requirement?






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