Education News from NY Times

Trial Opens in Atlanta School Cheating Scandal

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:16pm
Prosecutors alleged that teachers and administrators had engaged in a “widespread, cleverly disguised” conspiracy to cheat on standardized test scores.

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Motherlode Blog: Adopted From Russia, Just Days Before the Ban

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:53pm
From a visa arriving hours before a government shutdown to staying one mile away from the protests in Red Square against American families adopting Russian children, there were plenty of chances for this adoption to fall apart.

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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Talking Racism and Sexism With Children

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:24pm
Parental silence on gender roles and racial differences won’t lead to race-blind and gender-neutral children. That doesn’t make racism and sexism any easier to talk about. How does your family do it?
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Motherlode Blog: ‘Home Alone’ at 7, Safe and Learning to Stay That Way

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:10pm
My 7-year-old son asked to stay home while I ran errands in our neighborhood. I agreed, and our experiment was a success — except to those who insisted on seeing encouragement of independence as a “tragedy waiting to happen.”

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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 29, 2014

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.

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The Learning Network: What Role Does Procrastination Play in Your Life?

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:02am
How big of a problem is procrastination for you? For people in general?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Protesters Challenge Police Officers in Hong Kong

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:31am
Why are people protesting in Hong Kong?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day |dispassionate

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 78 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Active Consent Bill Signed in California

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:17pm
California has become the first state to require students on college campuses to receive active consent before all sexual activity.

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Motherlode Blog: A Stolen Video of My Daughter Went Viral. Here’s What I Learned.

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:02pm
I wanted the video of my 4-year-old talking about equality to be shared. But when it was stolen and shared by strangers, the experience changed how I think about posting images of my children online.

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De Blasio Plans Revised Code for Discipline in Schools

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 9:45pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio, after a controversial crackdown on unruly institutions by his predecessor, will try to strike a balance between safety and fairness.
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Revamped Website to Offer News on New York City Public Schools

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 7:54pm
WNYC, WNBC, WNJU and the New York Daily News will introduce a site with information in English, Spanish and Chinese, and with individual school pages that are easier to understand.
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Georgia Colleges Prohibiting Tobacco, but Questions About Enforcement Linger

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 7:27pm
Starting Wednesday, tobacco products and e-cigarettes will be prohibited at the 31 public colleges and universities that make up the University System of Georgia.

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International Education: Agency Warns About Decline in Access to Education

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:10pm
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says that governments should do more to ensure that everyone has the same opportunity for a good education early in life.

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International Education: New Universities in Asia Outranking Young Colleges in the West

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:07pm
In an annual listing of the World's Top 50 Universities under 50, the five top spots were taken by Asian universities.

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International Education: Organizing to Defend a Professor's Freedom of Speech

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:01pm
After the University of Illinois revoked a job offer to Prof. Steven G. Salaita, a political theorist at Brooklyn College organized a counterattack.

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Side Street: Activist Is Celebrated at the College He Helped Save

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:00pm
In 1976, Ramon J. Jimenez joined a protest that averted the closing of Hostos Community College. For his 66th birthday, friends gathered there to honor him.
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Colleges Make It Easier for Students to Show, Not Tell, in Their Applications

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 7:37pm
A new policy at Goucher College allows applicants to submit a two-minute video rather than a high school transcript.

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Prototype: Using Robotics to Teach Computer Programming

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 9:40am
Parents who were frustrated by a lack of opportunities for their children to learn programming have designed products meant to appeal to children as young as 5.
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Rutgers to Endow Chair Named for Gloria Steinem

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:21pm
Reflecting Ms. Steinem’s long career as a journalist as well as a public intellectual, the chair will be in media, culture and feminist studies.

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