Education News from NY Times
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Students at Prairie View A&M University, the state’s oldest historically black public college, have finally won the right to have a polling place on campus.
In an effort to protect students should a shooting occur, some school districts are using a patchwork of concealed-carry laws, special regulations and local policies to arm staff members.
The 2010 agreement closed “rubber rooms” and was supposed to expedite the hearing process, but the union has been slow in helping select arbitrators, the Bloomberg administration said.
The education theorist E. D. Hirsch, criticized as elitist a generation ago, has seen his ideas adopted by hundreds of schools.
Regarded as too slow, e-mail is barely a second thought for college students, who prefer texting. But that sets them up for trouble with their professors.
Use an article about the Yankees’ pitcher Mariano Rivera to practice summarizing, then move on to the Times article or section of your choice. This feature is still in the experimental phase, so let us know what you think.
The new policy is symbolic of a shift in evangelical attitudes away from teetotaling and the theological desirability of strict systems of rules.
How often does your school encourage you to do something creative? To design, invent and imagine new ideas? Tell us about a creative activity or project you have worked on.
The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Giant Sinkhole Continues to Grow, Unsettling a Small Town
Watch the video above showing the destructive power of a giant sinkhole in Bayou Corne, La. What is your reaction? How would you feel if you lived there or nearby?
The path for a minister who loses faith in God can be murky. But for one lapsed Methodist, fate — or something — intervened.
Teresa MacBain, a former Methodist minister hired by a Harvard humanist group, falsely claimed she had a master of divinity degree.
In the third example of our new Text to Text feature, we pair a passage from “The Scarlet Letter” with a recent Op-Ed article that, together, invite discussion on societal attitudes toward female sexuality.
A discussion with Education Secretary Arne Duncan; Mitch Daniels, the president of Purdue University; and John Engler, the head of the Business Roundtable, about the state of the education system.
Journeys and destinations are the focus of this Poetry Pairing. It features a poem about San Francisco by Simon Armitage entitled “Avalon” and Emily Brennan’s interview with Mr. Armitage, “Walking ‘That Long Trailing Leg of Britain.’”
The article describes Mr. Cruz as “a lightning rod, a hero to conservative activists, a rogue to others in both parties.” What do you think about Mr. Cruz and his actions?