Education News from NY Times

Op-Ed Contributor: New York City’s Top Public Schools Need Diversity

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:45pm
New York City’s top public schools must become more diverse.
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The Working Life: Flatiron School Program Expands New York’s Web Developer Ranks

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:06pm
A program created by New York City, which contracted with the Flatiron School in Manhattan, helps people break into the city’s growing technology sector.
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International Education: World War I Conference in Sarajevo Divides Scholars

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:02pm
Controversy over the meeting’s purpose speaks to how the interpretation of a turning point like World War I remains entangled in present-day politics.

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Motherlode Blog: Mother in the Dark

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:13am
Retinitis pigmentosa has gradually chomped away at my vision like Pac Man. Right now, I’m partially sighted and night-blind, and a glow-in-the-dark bouncy playspace is a nightmare.

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Opinion: Helping Kids With Homework

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 3:40pm
Helping my son was about my ego. In the end, all this help does nothing but hurt.

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De Blasio’s Vow to Ease Reimbursement for Special Education Halts a Bill in Albany

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 9:39pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to improve the process for some parents of special-needs children to get New York City to pay for private school tuition, holding off an effort by state legislators to make him do so by law.

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When Complexity Is the Enemy: There Is a Simpler Way for Students to Apply for Financial Aid

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:37pm
The complicated college financing process is discouraging people from applying for aid and going to college.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:24pm
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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Motherlode Blog: Surprisingly Good at Talking About Sex

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:32am
When my son first asked me a question about sex, I was surprised by how fundamentally unembarrassed I was, because it didn’t occur to him that it was something to be embarrassed about.

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Degrees of Education: A College Major Matters Even More in a Recession

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 7:02am
Those who major in subjects like engineering and finance increase their pay advantage over those in other fields.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 2 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 7:01am
Our Summer Reading Contest enters its second week. Post here by 7 a.m. Eastern on June 27. Winners will be announced on July 8.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Dubai, Once a Humble Refueling Stop, Is Crossroad to the Globe

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:30am
Why is an international airport the key to Dubai’s success?

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Cooking

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:23am
Test your knowledge of cooking by playing our crossword.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | conformity

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 115 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Signs of Trouble Preceded Fatal Stabbing at Bronx School

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:45pm
The lawyer for a 14-year-old boy charged with killing another student said the boy suffered months of antagonism and bullying before the deadly fight.

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New Contract for Teachers Is Altering Schools’ Hours

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:34pm
Because of changes in the new teachers’ contract, a number of schools are moving up the start of the school day, and more than a few parents are not happy about it.
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Motherlode Blog: Thirteen in Years, but 10 or 15 in Thoughts and Action

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 8:55pm
Some 13-year-olds are deep into teen culture, others little changed from the kids they were at a younger age. Subjective age varies, and that variation can raise a red flag for some young teens.

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Motherlode Blog: How Do You Take the Measure of a School Year?

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 9:55am
Was the 2013-14 school year, with its Common Core, its policy debates and its snow days, a success for education, for schools, or for students?

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Fairy Tales

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 7:11am
Test your knowledge of fairy tales by playing our crossword.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Fight Over the New Common Core Standards

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:30am
Are you familiar with the new Common Core standards? Have you noticed any shift in teaching at your school aligned with the new standards? Do you have an opinion about the Common Core? Explain.

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