Education News from NY Times

Little College Guidance: 500 High School Students Per Counselor

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 9:47pm
Without guidance, students can easily make poor decisions, especially if no one in their families has gone to college, yet the national ratio is almost 500 students per counselor.






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M.B.A. Programs Start to Follow Silicon Valley Into the Data Age

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 8:08pm
Leading business schools are breaking from traditional approaches and picking up the digital-age arts of speed and constant experimentation.






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Motherlode Blog: Blue-Haired Bingo in Footie Pajamas

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:30am
There’s a common perception that with cancer in the house, the mood is all death and dying, gloom and doom. But there can be laughter and humor, too.






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At Voice Charter School in Queens, Students Have Outperformed Their Peers Academically

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 2:12am
Voice Charter School in Long Island City, Queens, credits its focus on music with its students outpacing their peers on New York State math and English exams.






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For Recent Black College Graduates, a Tougher Road to Employment

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 5:34pm
Historically, the periods during and immediately after economic downturns have been harder on blacks. But the trend this time has been more extreme.






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Motherlode Blog: Eleven, With Down Syndrome, and Still a Santa-Loving Little Girl. Maybe.

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 8:32am
My daughter is still a little girl, with a stuffed Piglet and Velcro-fastened shoes. For years, she’s dictated her letter to Santa to me. This year, things were different.






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New York City Will Provide Free Space for a Dozen Charter Schools

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:30pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration approved the space requests, but specific locations in public school buildings and districts have not been decided.






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Motherlode Blog: Saving the Images of a Perfect Childhood and Deleting the Rest

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:22pm
For my daughter’s fifth birthday, I put together a book of photos that I thought captured her short life. And then I realized that every picture I had chosen made it all look perfect.






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DealBook: A Steep Slide in Law School Enrollment Accelerates

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:15pm
The 37,924 full- and part-time students who started classes this fall represent a 30 percent decline from just four years ago, when enrollment peaked at 52,488.






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Motherlode Blog: Dear Santa, Please Bring Daddy

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:59am
This year, my husband will return from his predeployment work-ups to spend Christmas with us, and my daughter will get her wish. Next year, there will be nothing even Santa can do.






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The Learning Network: Happy Holidays

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:53am
The blog will be on vacation through Jan. 4, but we’ve left you with lots to do.






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Columbia Journalism School to Scrutinize Rolling Stone Rape Article

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:13am
The magazine has asked the Columbia University School of Journalism to conduct an independent review of an article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.






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The Learning Network: Do You Look Forward to New Year’s Eve?

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 5:00am
Do you feel society puts too much pressure on everyone to have an amazing night?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Facebook Angers Russian Opposition by Blocking Protest Page

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 4:30am
Does Facebook have a responsibility to protect First Amendment rights in other countries like Russia?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Cat Cafes

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 4:22am
Here are the first seven paragraphs from a Dec. 15 article, “To Spur Adoptions, an Oakland Cafe Puts Cats Among the Patrons.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Motherlode Blog: Read This Before You Buy Another Holiday Gift (or Goat)

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:41am
We cannot use seasonal charitable giving to put a fig leaf over the ways our passion for cheap clothes and toys contributes to the problems we try to help solve with our donations.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | tarry

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 12 New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Delaware: Former School Headmaster Is Convicted in Child Pornography Trial

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 9:41pm
A former headmaster of a prep school in Wilmington faces at least 50 years in prison after being convicted Monday of dealing in child pornography.






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Labor Ruling Could Allow More Faculty to Unionize

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 7:34pm
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a broad ruling that could potentially bolster organized labor on campuses at a time when unions are pushing to represent the growing number of adjunct professors.






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Motherlode Blog: Last-Minute Gifts: Monthly Box Subscriptions for Children and Teenagers

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 2:06pm
Maybe the perfect gift is one that arrives later, in the form of a monthly delivery of books, geek toys, craft supplies or more.






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