Education News from NY Times

De Blasio Says New York Can Add 29,000 Pre-K Seats

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:01pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio was trying to answer skeptics who questioned whether he could create enough prekindergarten seats to justify an income tax increase.
    





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Economic Scene: The Bane and the Boon of For-Profit Colleges

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 9:19pm
As these institutions play an indispensable role in helping low-income students, new regulations should look to improve the sector, not shrink it.
    





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The Lede: Share Your Experience With Race on Campus

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 7:43pm
Tell us about your experience with race on your campus with the hashtag #TellNYT.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:10pm
In this lesson, students will learn about the political and economic crisis consuming Ukraine, first by getting an overview of the basic facts and then by digging deeper in small research groups.
    





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Bits Blog: Regulators Weigh In on Online Educational Services

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:07pm
Federal regulators say online educational services for schools may use personally identifiable information they collect about students only for the purposes that the schools intended.
    
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The Lede: On Twitter, ‘Being Black at the University of Michigan’

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:33pm
Students at the University of Michigan used Twitter to give voice in 140 characters or less to what racial tension feels like on campus.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: How Much Control Do You Think You Have Over Your Fate?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 6:00am
Do you think you will be better or worse off than your parents? Why?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | How a Kingpin Above the Law Fell, Incredibly, Without a Shot

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:30am
What effect do you think the arrest of Joaquín Guzmán Loera will have on drug trafficking and drug-related violence?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, Feb. 25

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:15am
Answer this question about the United States Senate.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | irremediable

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 1:08am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.
    





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Colorblind Notion Aside, Colleges Grapple With Racial Tension

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:49pm
Racial tensions are playing out in new ways on college campuses nationwide, like the University of Michigan, which has seen a sharp decline in black undergraduate enrollment.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | Feb. 11-25, 2014

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 3:04pm
The News Quiz took a week of vacation last week, so the 10 questions in this quiz cover headline-making events from the last two weeks, from the Olympics to Ukraine to gay rights.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Is It Okay to Refuse to Serve Same-Sex Couples Based on Religious Beliefs?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 2:39pm
Where is a bill under consideration to protect business owners who do not want to serve gay people?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Feb. 24, 2014

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 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 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Winter Games Come to a Close

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 5:34am
What were the most memorable moments of the Winter Olympics?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | conscript

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 23 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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In Manhattan, Children of Ukrainians Connect to Revolution

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 10:54pm
Streaming video and social media fostered a sense of involvement in the recent political upheaval.
    





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Op-Ed Contributors: Expand Pre-K, Not A.D.H.D.

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 9:33pm
The lurking danger of over-medicalization.
    





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International Education: Drawing Boundaries Around Internships

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 1:05pm
Student internships have come in for criticism over the past year, drawing fire for putting pressure on students to work long hours for little or no pay.
    





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International Education: Swiss Immigration Overhaul Puts Study Programs at Risk

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 1:01pm
Two popular exchange programs have become bargaining chips in negotiations between the European Union and Switzerland over immigration quotas.
    





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