Education News from NY Times

Sharp Rise in Occupational Therapy Cases at New York’s Schools

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 1:50pm
Nearly 42,000 public school students have been referred to the treatments, designed to help with things like managing sensitivities to noise or improving fine motor skills.
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Motherlode Blog: Love, Panic, Adoption and Jerk-Chicken Knishes

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:06am
I hope most of the stares Evy gets are because she’s adorable, but I know that many of them will be because she’s a dark-skinned child with white parents.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Feb. 10-16, 2015

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 8:03am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.

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The Learning Network: What Is Your All-Time Favorite Piece of Clothing?

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:06am
Do you believe the fashion industry receives the right amount of attention?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Snow Buries Boston Again

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 5:27am
How much snow has fallen in Boston so far this winter season?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | In N.B.A. All-Star Game, Pizazz Returns to Garden

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 5:15am
Here are several paragraphs from the Feb. 16 article, “In N.B.A. All-Star Game, Pizazz Returns to Garden, and West Stars Shoot Their Way to a Win.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | whit

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 17 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Gov. Scott Walker’s Higher Education Budget Ignites Backlash

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:27pm
Critics of Gov. Scott Walker say he is capitalizing on a view that is popular among conservatives like those in the Iowa caucuses: that state universities are elite bastions of liberal academics.

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Motherlode Blog: What Children Think of the Internet (and Why It Matters)

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 12:22pm
Question I haven’t yet asked my 5-year-old: is the Internet a more reliable source of information than I am?

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The Learning Network: Happy Presidents’ Day

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:24am
Besides resources for Presidents’ Day, we provide a few to remember the New York Times media columnist and journalism teacher David Carr, who died last week.

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Irving Singer, M.I.T. Professor Who Wrote ‘The Nature of Love,’ Dies at 89

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 11:49pm
Mr. Singer was a writer and professor of philosophy for 65 years, nearly 55 of them at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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The Media Equation: David Carr’s Last Word on Journalism, Aimed at Students

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 8:41pm
Mr. Carr, who died Thursday, was a funny, demanding, optimistic teacher of reporters-to-be at Boston University, and his syllabus distills his sense of an unfolding digital age. Excerpts here serve as the final Media Equation column under his byline.

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Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Imam Stir Rifts in Insular Illinois Community

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 8:34pm
Sexual abuse allegations and a planned lawsuit against Mohammad Abdullah Saleem in Elgin have divided segments of the imam’s followers and those in the community who reject the idea that the case should be handled privately.

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Motherlode Blog: Adopted as a Child, Now a Mother, Finally ‘Lucky’

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 10:00am
Countless times, well-meaning friends, relatives, and acquaintances told me I was “lucky” to have been adopted, “lucky” even to live in America.

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Chancellor Carmen Fariña Changes New York City Schools’ Course

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 1:20am
Ms. Fariña has rolled back Education Department policies adopted by the Bloomberg administration, but hasn’t spelled out what will come next.

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Yale Restricts a Fraternity After Sexual Misconduct

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 7:04pm
The university has banned Sigma Alpha Epsilon from conducting on-campus activities until August 2016 after learning about inappropriate remarks made at an initiation ceremony.

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Standards Are at Stake in a Fight Over Schools in Arizona

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:32pm
Officials in Arizona are battling over control of the Board of Education and the state’s schools, just one example of an increasingly fractious landscape of state education politics.

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Averaging 3.5 in Classroom and 10.4 on the Court

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 3:53pm
A concern for the environment has shaped the studies and career goals of Alex Wheatley, a forward for No. 16 Princeton, the only undefeated women’s Division I basketball team.
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Motherlode Blog: Let Children Change

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 1:20pm
When parents keep expecting our kids to repeat old mistakes, we’re saying “you can’t change,” or maybe “you can’t change while I’m still here.” Bad plan.

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Motherlode Blog: Online Dating Rules for My Grandmother: Must Drive, Preferably at Night

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:44am
While my grandmother and I have always been close, her online dating experiment brought us closer, mostly because she called me four or five times a week (she kept forgetting her JDate password).
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