Education News from NY Times

The Trials of Graham Spanier, Penn State’s Ousted President

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:00pm
For 16 years, Spanier oversaw the school’s growth from remote outpost of American higher education to top-tier public university. Now he is facing felony charges. How much should anyone pay for a sin of omission?
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Motherlode Blog: Simplifying Measuring Medication for Children

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:23am
Parents trying to administer medicine to children younger than 12 are often baffled by measuring options and confusing labels.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Ticking Viral Bombs, Left in Boxes

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:25am
Should the United States and Russia destroy all stocks of the smallpox virus, or should they keep samples in case they are needed for further research? Why?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Geometry

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:27am
Test your knowledge of geometry by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | muddle

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 123 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Appeals Panel Upholds Race in Admissions for University

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:26pm
A panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday said the University of Texas at Austin used race narrowly enough to meet the standard laid out by the Supreme Court.






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DealBook: Companies That Offer Help With Student Loans Are Often Predatory, Officials Say

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:22pm
The debt settlement industry, already accused of questionable tactics related to mortgages, is finding a gold mine of new clients among those with college loans.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 3 | A Teenage Waitress on ‘Unblinking Eyes Track Employees’

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:13pm
This week our top winner is Madeline, but we’ve also chosen five runners-up and 10 honorable mentions.






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Motherlode Blog: The Gay Mormon Known Sperm Donor From Utah

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:45pm
My friends used to offer up my status as a gay former Mormon as an icebreaker. Now, they’re helpfully tossing my role as “known sperm donor” out at dinner parties.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Companies That Offer Help With Student Loans Are Often Predatory, Officials Say

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:31am
Why did the Illinois attorney general file lawsuits against two debt settlement companies in connection with their student loan practices?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | World Capitals

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of world capitals by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | mercurial

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 170 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: The Kids Are Ungrateful

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 7:17pm
When kids who complain about the things a parent thought they would appreciate, like vacations and even chocolate, how can a parent help them change both tone and attitude?






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 8-14, 2014

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 5:10pm
The World Cup, Israel and more, including an experimental 10th question we’d love to know if you like. Let us know, and good luck!






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Motherlode Blog: Summer Car Safety: Look Before You Lock, and More

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:33pm
The terrible accusations against the father alleged to have intentionally left his toddler to die in a hot car in Georgia make it too easy to mentally file the death under the category “things that will never happen to my family.”






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Motherlode Blog: The Emotional Whiplash of Parenting a Teenager

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 1:34pm
One minute, your teen needs you. The next, she pushes you away—hard. That’s normal for her, but tough on the parent enduring the push and pull.






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Degrees of Education: City College of San Francisco Survives

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:53am
A big community college had a long record of low graduation rates and uneven instruction. But when an overseer tried to act, an uproar ensued.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Germany Wins the World Cup

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:32am
What was the final score of the championship game of the World Cup on Sunday?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Cell Biology

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of cell biology by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | grotto

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 29 New York Times articles in the past year.






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