Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | molt

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past year.






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Teacher in Pornography Case Asked Students for Photos, Prosecutors Say

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:39pm
During a bail hearing for Jon Cruz, a teacher at the Bronx High School of Science who faces pornography charges, authorities said he also asked his own students for nude or suggestive images.






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In U.C.L.A. Debate Over Jewish Student, Echoes on Campus of Old Biases

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 9:10pm
A student board debated whether the religion of a second-year economics major meant she would be biased in dealing with sensitive governance questions, and the discussion has upended the campus.






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As Two Oklahoma Students Are Expelled for Racist Chant, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Vows Wider Inquiry

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 8:21pm
Officials said the two students with Sigma Alpha Epsilon had been identified as having played a leading role in singing a racist chant on a bus.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | March 3-9, 2015

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 6:42pm
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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Economic Scene: Gender Gap in Education Cuts Both Ways

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 6:23pm
A report from the O.E.C.D. revives an old debate about girls’ math abilities, while it raises questions about boys’ overall educational achievements.
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Obama Signs ‘Student Aid Bill of Rights’ to Help Protect Borrowers

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:40pm
The order directs federal agencies to make it easier for college students to finance their education, pay back loans and avoid being taken advantage of by unscrupulous lenders.
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Motherlode Blog: ‘Kids Like Me Deserve Something Special.’ The Risks of Overvaluing Our Young.

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:14pm
That fifth lollipop in the bunch that’s just been distributed to four kids? If your child thinks it’s rightly his, that may be on you.






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Motherlode Blog: Living With the ‘Extended Newbornhood’ of the Premature Baby

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:24am
My wife’s maternity leave will be over before our daughter is fully out of the newborn stage. I’m going to need help.






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The Learning Network: What Do You Remember Best About Being 12?

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 9:17am
Whether you were 12 a year ago or a decade ago, what do you remember about that in-between age? Which of the students in the WNYC video most reminds you of yourself? What was good, bad, awkward, awesome and essential about 12 for you?






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A Shifting Middle: As Demand for Welders Resurges, Community Colleges Offer Classes

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 5:00am
The demand has created an unusually close partnership between the Gulf Coast energy industry and community colleges to train people for disappearing skills.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | At Museo del Prado, Blind Visitors Can Touch Masterpieces

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:30am
Why is the exhibition, “Touching the Prado,” highly unusual?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | That Howling? Just New York’s Neighborhood Coyotes

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:15am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 6 article, “That Howling? Just New York’s Neighborhood Coyotes.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | philanderer

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 15 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Readers Drawn Into Debate Over U.C.L.A. Student’s Jewish Background

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:30pm
An article on the controversy involving Rachel Beyda, a Jewish student questioned by a student council about her views, drew hundreds of comments.






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The Learning Network: What Are Your Favorite Restaurants?

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 3:33pm
What constitutes a good restaurant?






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Motherlode Blog: Lisa Bonchek Adams: She Did as Much as She Could for as Long as She Could

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 1:57pm
Lisa Bonchek Adams did not write like a woman resigned. She did not want to die. But even more, she did not want to disappear.






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Activities at Y.M.C.A.: Laps, Yoga and Helping Syracuse Cheat

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 1:26pm
An N.C.A.A. report found that two men with close ties to Syracuse athletics had used the Y.M.C.A. in Oneida, N.Y., as a haven for handouts to players and university employees.
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Motherlode Blog: New Research on Antidepressants and Pregnancy Finds No Link to Asthma

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:50am
New research suggest that taking S.S.R.I.s while pregnant does not increase the risk of asthma in the resulting babies, but the decision to take medication or not remains difficult.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 9, 2015

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 7:16am
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 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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