Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Ask Martha Rose Shulman

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:52am
Have a question for Martha? With the Ruder family traveling next week, she’ll be taking questions from readers instead. Ask Martha here, and look for answers to the most common or interesting dilemmas next Wednesday, June 25.






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Meteorology

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 7:03am
Test your knowledge of meteorology by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | U.S. Says It Captured Top Suspect in Benghazi Attack

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:30am
Why did the Obama administration hold back on attempting to capture Ahmed Abu Khattala earlier, according to the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | penury

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 15 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Schools Chief Vows to Preserve Number of Gifted Programs and Their Exams

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 9:29pm
Some advocates had hoped Chancellor Carmen Fariña would overhaul the gifted programs, which they see as a critical front in the effort to reduce inequality in the school system.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Schools Seek More Money

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 7:59pm
The Philadelphia superintendent of schools made a last-minute plea for funding saying he needs at least an additional $96 million.
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Economic Scene: Udacity-AT&T ‘NanoDegree’ Offers an Entry-Level Approach to College

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:51pm
The “NanoDegree,” an online collaboration of AT&T and Udacity, may offer a reasonable shot at using the web to democratize higher education.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘You’ve Done Everything You Can’

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:26pm
In the past, I’d never understood people who said they were done, who gave up on their dream of having their own genetic children. But as I thought of the future, I could not imagine going on.






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Motherlode Blog: At the Cutting Edge of Gay Family Law

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:06am
In the past, second-parent adoptions have been standard in the gay community. But a court recently ruled that such adoptions were neither “necessary nor available” for gay married couples since a “presumption of parenthood” exists.






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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘Dotted Splashes of Paint’

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 7:38am
This poem, by Aya Zaky, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Starbucks to Provide Free College Education to Thousands of Workers

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:30am
Do you think other companies will follow Starbucks’s lead in offering to pay for employees’ college tuition? Why?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Famous Artists and Works

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 3:30am
Test your knowledge of famous artists and their works by playing our crossword and then exploring related Times and Learning Network resources.






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Degrees of Education: If Affirmative Action Is Doomed, What’s Next?

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 1:00am
Two new books offer ideas on how to achieve diversity in higher education without using race-based systems.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | imply

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 322 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Critics Point to Drawbacks in Starbucks Tuition Program

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:19pm
According to the fine print, students might have to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket, and wait months or years before being reimbursed.






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Motherlode Blog: Climbing Out of the Darkness of Maternal Mental Illness

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 8:55pm
A community and an event for women experiencing maternal mental illness, those who have passed through it, and their family and friends.






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Stem: Efforts to Inspire Students Have Borne Little Fruit

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 5:49pm
The Obama administration began private-public partnerships to encourage students to pursue studies in science and technology, but that goal has been an elusive one.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | June 10-16, 2014

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 3:05pm
How well did you follow the news this week? How well can you do against others taking our ten-question quiz? Test yourself and find out.






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Motherlode Blog: The World’s Best Father Gets a Close Shave

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:22pm
Daughter Alice Bee has some special pampering planned for the World’s Best Father.






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Motherlode Blog: Whose Dress Code Is It, and Why?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:06pm
The best school dress codes aren’t about students and sexuality, but about placing school on the list of places where there are standards, and where the freedom to do whatever we want, whenever we want shouldn’t and doesn’t apply.






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