Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Dec. 1, 2014

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 8:00am
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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Teachers’ Strikes Spread Across Northeast China

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 7:41am
The strikes over low salaries and mandatory payments to pension plans began last week and now encompass a half-dozen cities or counties.
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The Learning Network: Do You Have a Dream Car?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 6:01am
Why do you think people sometimes become so attached to their cars?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Visiting All 13 Disney Parks

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 5:52am
Here are the first seven paragraphs from a Nov. 21 article, “What I Discovered by Visiting Every Disney Park.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | What’s That Smell? It’s the Latest Blockbuster.

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 5:29am
How are some theaters trying to lure back young viewers?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | pyromaniac

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in five New York Times articles in the past two years.

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Old Tactic Gets New Use: Public Schools Separate Girls and Boys

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 9:23pm
Single-sex classes are increasingly common in the nation’s public schools, particularly in poor areas, prompting new scrutiny about their effectiveness.

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International Education: Chinese Students Lead Foreign Surge at U.S. Colleges

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 1:01pm
In 2013-14, American colleges enrolled a record 886,052 foreigners, an increase of 8 percent from the previous year. Chinese were almost 60 percent of the growth in foreign students.

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Motherlode Blog: Glossy Photo Cards, Highlighting Grief

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 8:59pm
This is not a campaign to end the photo card. But the year our daughter died, it would have been so much kinder to send something else.
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Opinion: Mishandling Rape

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 7:51pm
Colleges are seeing sexual assault where it doesn’t exist while letting dangerous men go free.

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The Texas Tribune: End of Texas School’s Book Ban Doesn’t Mark the Last Chapter

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 7:13pm
In September, complaints about content prompted Highland Park High School in Texas to pull seven books from the curriculum, creating an uproar that led to an about-face.
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Admissions: For Accomplished Students, Reaching a Good College Isn’t as Hard as It Seems

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 2:36pm
Admission rates are misleading: It’s not that fewer students are accepted; it’s that applications have run riot.
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University of Virginia’s Image Suffers After Campus Rape Report

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:42pm
The governing board will meet Tuesday to discuss complaints that the university has for years mishandled reports of sexual assaults.

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A Conundrum for Saudis: Women at Work

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 9:31pm
A group of academics is joining the Saudi government in a project to lower the hurdles keeping women from becoming employed.
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Economic View: Even Among Harvard Graduates, Women Fall Short of Their Work Expectations

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:06pm
Both sexes have ambitious goals for their career and family life, a study finds, but entrenched factors seem to hold many women back.

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Amid Tumult, Michigan Football Aims to Reclaim Its Footing

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 12:37pm
Michigan must beat its biggest rival, Ohio State, on Saturday to become eligible to play in a bowl game, but the troubled program faces bigger challenges as the university’s sports culture is questioned.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:14am
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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In Arizona, a Textbook Fuels a Broader Dispute Over Sex Education

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:47pm
The board in Gilbert, Ariz., said two pages in a biology textbook that discuss sexually transmitted diseases and contraception violated a state law passed in 2012.

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M.I.T. Is 10-0 and Finding Success in the N.C.A.A. Division III Playoffs

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 1:23pm
M.I.T.’s football team, which has long been an afterthought at a university known for its academics, is 10-0 and in the second round of the N.C.A.A. Division III playoffs.
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After Closing Schools, a Principal Fights to Save a Bronx High School

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:10pm
Santiago Taveras, once the public face for many school closings during the Bloomberg years, is now working on turning around the troubled DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx.

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