Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Protesters Challenge Police Officers in Hong Kong

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:31am
Why are people protesting in Hong Kong?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day |dispassionate

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 78 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Active Consent Bill Signed in California

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:17pm
California has become the first state to require students on college campuses to receive active consent before all sexual activity.

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Motherlode Blog: A Stolen Video of My Daughter Went Viral. Here’s What I Learned.

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:02pm
I wanted the video of my 4-year-old talking about equality to be shared. But when it was stolen and shared by strangers, the experience changed how I think about posting images of my children online.

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De Blasio Plans Revised Code for Discipline in Schools

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 9:45pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio, after a controversial crackdown on unruly institutions by his predecessor, will try to strike a balance between safety and fairness.
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Revamped Website to Offer News on New York City Public Schools

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 7:54pm
WNYC, WNBC, WNJU and the New York Daily News will introduce a site with information in English, Spanish and Chinese, and with individual school pages that are easier to understand.
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Georgia Colleges Prohibiting Tobacco, but Questions About Enforcement Linger

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 7:27pm
Starting Wednesday, tobacco products and e-cigarettes will be prohibited at the 31 public colleges and universities that make up the University System of Georgia.

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International Education: Agency Warns About Decline in Access to Education

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:10pm
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says that governments should do more to ensure that everyone has the same opportunity for a good education early in life.

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International Education: New Universities in Asia Outranking Young Colleges in the West

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:07pm
In an annual listing of the World's Top 50 Universities under 50, the five top spots were taken by Asian universities.

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International Education: Organizing to Defend a Professor's Freedom of Speech

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:01pm
After the University of Illinois revoked a job offer to Prof. Steven G. Salaita, a political theorist at Brooklyn College organized a counterattack.

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Side Street: Activist Is Celebrated at the College He Helped Save

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:00pm
In 1976, Ramon J. Jimenez joined a protest that averted the closing of Hostos Community College. For his 66th birthday, friends gathered there to honor him.
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Colleges Make It Easier for Students to Show, Not Tell, in Their Applications

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 7:37pm
A new policy at Goucher College allows applicants to submit a two-minute video rather than a high school transcript.

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Prototype: Using Robotics to Teach Computer Programming

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 9:40am
Parents who were frustrated by a lack of opportunities for their children to learn programming have designed products meant to appeal to children as young as 5.
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Rutgers to Endow Chair Named for Gloria Steinem

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:21pm
Reflecting Ms. Steinem’s long career as a journalist as well as a public intellectual, the chair will be in media, culture and feminist studies.

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Hong Kong Students Boycott Classes in Democracy Fight

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:10pm
The strikers, who said they would skip class all week, are at the vanguard of a series of protests against limits set by China for selection of the city’s leader.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:29am
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: NYTLNreads | Recommendations From Students in an Online Course at Roosevelt University

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:13am
Some recommendations from the students of Jan Bone, an 83-year-old New York Times reader who has been teaching for 42 years — the last two online.

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The Learning Network: Did You Ever Take a Break From Doing Something You Love?

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 5:02am
What are some reasons someone may decide to stop doing something that once brought joy or even financial success?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | On a Shoestring, India Sends Orbiter to Mars on Its First Try

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 4:30am
What do you think is the significance of India’s mission to Mars?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Paris Falls Out of Love With the Padlocks on Its Bridges

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 4:30am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?

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