Education News from NY Times

Philadelphia School Chief Faces Down Budget Cuts and Crises

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 10:01pm
William R. Hite Jr. has laid off almost 4,000 workers and closed 24 schools since becoming Philadelphia superintendent of schools in 2012.
    





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Chief of Harlem Children’s Program Will Step Aside

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 9:46pm
Geoffrey Canada will step down as the chief executive of Harlem Children’s Zone after two decades.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | Feb. 4-10, 2014

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 7:07pm
The Olympics, peace talks, a historic performance and more: How many of the 10 questions in our quiz can you answer correctly?
    





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Suit Will Seek State Money Promised to Schools in 2007

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 6:12pm
After a 2006 court ruling, the state, in 2007, agreed to give $7 billion in additional aid to schools, but the entire amount did not materialize.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Feb. 10, 2014

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 8:00am
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 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What Event in the Past Do You Wish You Could Have Witnessed?

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 6:01am
What do you think it’s like to witness history in the making?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Dazzles

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 5:36am
What is the significance of the opening ceremony in the Olympics?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | writhe

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Chinese Dissident Lands at Cato Institute With a Caution to Colleges

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 10:45pm
Xia Yeliang, dismissed from his job at Peking University after clashes with his government, warned that American universities should be careful about partnerships with Chinese universities.
    





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International Education: Young Laotians Learn Chinese to Improve Job Prospects

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 1:01pm
Many Chinese schools have sprung up in towns along the Laos-China border, and the schools in Vientiane are gaining popularity.
    





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International Education: Exposing a Corporate Trend in Higher Education in Germany

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 1:01pm
Transparency International is working with students to expose what they see as a creeping corporate influence as more top universities embrace “strategic partnerships” with businesses.
    





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De Blasio Tests Political Might in Pre-K Push

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:50pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio is now seeking to revive the populist zeal of his mayoral bid for a new campaign: persuading state lawmakers to back a tax increase to pay for prekindergarten.
    





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National Briefing | South: Georgia: 11 From Fraternity Face Hazing Charges

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:45pm
Police say 11 University of Georgia fraternity members face hazing charges after students were beaten with fists as part of an initiation ritual.
    
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Fraternity Life, Islamic Style

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:43pm
At the country’s first Islamic fraternity, Alpha Lambda Mu, students get the opportunity to express both sides of their identity, the American and the Muslim.
    





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On Religion: A General in a Classroom Takes On the Ethics of War

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:32pm
Having left the active military, Robert H. Latiff, a major general, returned to teach at the University of Notre Dame, helping students grapple with the moral meaning of arms.
    
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An Inmate and a Scholar

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 7:45pm
Hakan Yalincak, a former N.Y.U. student who was imprisoned after pleading guilty to fraud, has tried to reinvent himself overseas.
    
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Notebook | Valentines : Teaching Generation Y the Basics of a Strong Relationship

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:33pm
The most elemental skills of romantic intimacy are going the way of cursive handwriting. Colleges can help — in the classroom.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: For the Sake of Argument: Writing Persuasively to Craft Short, Evidence-Based Editorials

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:09am
In this lesson, we offer suggestions on how to guide students through the process when writing editorials — from brainstorming a topic to publishing their work — and all the steps in between.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Teenagers in The Times | January 2014

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:00am
The latest monthly collection of stories about young people published in The Times.
    





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Stepping Up to Stop Sexual Assault

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 9:05am
The goal of bystander intervention programs is to block bad behavior before it crosses the line from drunken partying to rape.
    
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