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In First Year of Pre-K Expansion, a Rush to Beat the School Bell

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:04pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that 50,407 children had been enrolled in prekindergarten for this fall, and many pieces will have to fall into place by Sept. 4 for the program to go smoothly.
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Motherlode Blog: How Nicole Zeitzer Johnson, Communications Director and Special Needs Parent, Does It

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:52am
I have a 7-year-old and a 2-year-old whose seizures mean someone’s eyes have to be on her at every moment. Fortunately I have a great support system and a flexible work arrangement.






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Motherlode Blog: Don’t Just Pay for Chores. Pay for Performance.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:10am
A motivational scale for the chores problem: nothing if it’s all reminding and whining; more if you do an adequate job; and a substantial bonus for performance.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Life Made Easier in 1967

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:21am
One dozen new innovations to make life easier, from the Aug. 28, 1967 New York Times.






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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Get to Know Your Introverts, Extroverts and Ambiverts

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:30am
This Reader Idea get students thinking, talking and writing about their own approaches to skills like brainstorming and collaboration.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Seeing Double, Acting Singularly

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:33am
What are the results of recent studies of people who look alike but are not related?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Paleontology

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of paleontology by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | opulence

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in 91 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York Comptroller Is Concerned Over Pre-K Contract Delays

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:35pm
One week before school begins, the Education Department has submitted for review of only 141 of more than 500 contracts with organizations that will be teaching prekindergarten.






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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Governor Sues Over School Standards

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:30pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration on Wednesday over the Common Core education standards.






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Student-Built Apps Teach Colleges a Thing or Two

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:27pm
Undergraduates are building apps that are faster, easier-to-navigate versions of campus systems such as the ones that manage course catalogs and class scheduling.






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Bringing Tech Culture to the Staid College Quad

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:18pm
Digital ways to lower the cost of textbooks and learn about other cost-saving options.
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Gadgetwise: Protect and Power Back-to-School Gear

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:36pm
Gadgets for returning students include smartpens, laptop-size backpacks, USB drives and backup batteries.
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Motherlode Blog: Back-to-School Blues

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:06am
You know that moment in “A Visitor for Bear” when Bear realizes that as much as he likes his quiet routines, he likes having someone there to laugh at his jokes, too? My children went back to school this morning, and I felt that.






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Motherlode Blog: Hookup Line. Carpool. Same Rituals, New School.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:47am
Some things are the same no matter where you are: the car pool line (called “hookup” in our new town). The health forms. The classrooms, the desks, the cubbies. It’s not Mars, it’s just school. They know how to do school.






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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Using Room for Debate to Teach Argumentative Writing and Discussion Skills

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:30am
In this Reader Idea, we share ways that teachers use The Times’s Room for Debate to teach argumentative writing and discussion skills in their classrooms.






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App Smart: Programming Apps Teach the Basics of Code

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:28am
Apps use different approaches in teaching the basics of coding; some offer interactive lessons, while others take the form of a game.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Miley Cyrus Causes a Stir Again at the VMAs

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:00am
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Generation Later, Poor Are Still Rare at Elite Colleges

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:30am
Why are lower-income students so underrepresented at elite colleges?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Music

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:32am
Test your knowledge of music by playing our crossword.






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