Education News from NY Times

International Education: Dutch Higher Education Policy Refocuses on Quality

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:03pm
A shift from numerical targets aims to realign qualifications with job opportunities, but some opponents have cried foul.






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International Education: Stuck in Visa Debate, U.S. Risks Losing Researchers

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:01pm
As a debate in Congress over whether to extend green-card privileges to foreign students drags on, students are looking at opportunities outside the United States.






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How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 5:46am
A freshman said she was sexually assaulted at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The school’s handling of the investigation left her wishing she had remained silent.






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Prototype: Shaping a School System, From the Ground Up

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 9:53pm
In starting a new educational network in Peru, a businessman turned to Ideo, a design company, to help devise everything from classrooms to business models.






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College Students Claim Voter ID Laws Discriminate Based on Age

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 9:40pm
College students have joined a legal challenge in North Carolina, claiming that the state’s requirements discriminate based on age.






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Fair Game: Flunking Out, at a Price

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 2:40pm
In Corinthian Colleges’ downfall, taxpayers and borrowers will again pay for regulatory lapses.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:40pm
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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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | June 2014

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:04pm
Our monthly collection of stories about young people in the news.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘All My Friends Are White’

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:23am
My son is black, but I’m not. Neither is his mother. We live in Singapore, where we don’t have that many friends of any color. I wish I had friends to give my son, but I don’t.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week Five | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:01am
Our Summer Reading Contest is in its fifth week. To participate, just write in by 7 a.m. Eastern on July 18 and answer the question, “What interested you most in The Times this week?”






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Fleeing Gangs, Children Head to U.S. Border

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:30am
What do you think the president and Congress should do about the surge in unaccompanied child migrants trying to enter the United States?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Classic Couples

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:34am
Test your knowledge of well-known couples by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | retrograde

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 76 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Texas Tribune: Commitment in Texas to Fiscal Restraint Adds Burden for Education

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 9:14pm
Performance in schools has improved despite the state’s low per-student spending, but Texas teachers earn less money than their peers elsewhere and face other financial strains.






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Motherlode Blog: 5 Ways to Teach Kids About Money at the Grocery Store

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:43pm
We all want things. It’s not a character flaw. But financial savvy starts with understanding the difference between “want” and “need.”






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Motherlode Blog: We Tell Kids to ‘Go to Sleep!’ We Need to Teach Them Why.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:14pm
Sleep does so much more for our bodies than preventing us from being tired tomorrow, but most parents don’t tell our children that. Educating kids about the importance of sleep leads them to sleep more.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | This Is Our Youth

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:30am
Why do you think there has been such a pronounced drop over the past 10 years in the physical fitness of young people?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The 50 States

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of the 50 states by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | disgorge

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Ex-Inmate Threatens Columbia’s Paper, Police Say

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:26pm
Daniel Mingues, who was involved in the fatal stabbing of a professor in 1972, recently showed up at the office of The Columbia Daily Spectator, which had published articles about the case.






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