Education News from NY Times

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 8:52pm
Schools are signing up to teach computer coding, which some view as a basic skill for today, and the tech industry-backed group Code.org is pushing basic coding even for the very young.






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Warning: The Literary Canon Could Make Students Squirm

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 3:38pm
Colleges across the country are wrestling with student requests for what are known as “trigger warnings,” explicit alerts that class materials might upset them because of past trauma.






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Op-Ed Columnist: Class, Cost and College

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 2:30pm
A new movie’s troubling questions include whether the best schools encourage social mobility or perpetuate privilege.






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In B-School, Is That a Syllabus, or an Itinerary?

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:20am
Group travel and social events are taking a bigger share of M.B.A. students’ time — and money.






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Novelties: Tackling the Limits of Touch Screens

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:10am
New products aim to remove the obstacles to reading and writing effectively on tablet computers.






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Michelle Obama Cites View of Growing Segregation

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 9:19pm
Marking the anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, civil rights advocates say American schools are increasingly split along racial lines.
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Beware the City Dolls

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 8:57pm
Growing up should never be easy.
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Your Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Repaying Student Loans

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:38pm
A road map to help those with student loans steer clear of common repayment mistakes and protect their credit scores.






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Common Sense: A Clash of Ideals and Investments at Swarthmore

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:16pm
A student-led movement aimed at ridding college endowment funds of fossil fuel investments got its start at Swarthmore College, which has yet to sign on to the cause.






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Motherlode Blog: One Daughter, One Mother, Two Wheelchairs and Nothing Remarkable

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:11pm
Sharing the same disability has undoubtedly united me with my mother in unusual ways, but we want the world to know that there is really nothing unusual about who we are.






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

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:11pm
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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The Learning Network: Skills and Strategies | Photo Projects Inspired by ‘Humans of New York’

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:01am
In this lesson, students read an article about Humans of New York, analyze some of the photographs and dream up their own projects inspired by the work.






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The Learning Network: What Rules Would You Like to See Changed in Your Favorite Sports?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 5:00am
Would you want to make a sport more fast-paced for a new generation? Would you try to make it safer or easier?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Burials, Rage and Political Fallout in the Turkey Mine Disaster

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 4:30am
Has your community ever experienced a terrible disaster?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, May 16, 2014

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 4:12am
Can you place the missing commas in a sentence from an article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | affidavit

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 150 New York Times articles in the past year.






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A Decision That Helped Shape Michelle Obama

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 9:12pm
For the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Michelle Obama will head to Topeka to talk about a Supreme Court ruling that affected her life.






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Motherlode Blog: Reading Experience May Change the Brains of Dyslexic Students

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 6:19pm
Recent research suggests that the difficulties dyslexia creates with reading may not be hard-wired. Instead, experience may play a big role in exacerbating reading problems and, potentially, in easing them.






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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Creating Architectural Models of Literary Themes

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:05pm
Using a Times article about a similar project as inspiration, high school students studying “Catcher in the Rye” create architectural models to convey their understanding of the novel.






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Motherlode Blog: When Your Teenager Wants a Car: The Money Conversations

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:39am
Four questions to ask before agreeing to let a teenager have a car and four possible approaches to paying for it.






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