Education News from NY Times

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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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | recession

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 9,910 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Texas Tribune: With Climbing Graduation Rates Come Renewed Doubts

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:13pm
In a decade, Texas has gone from an example of the nation’s dropout crisis to the second-highest graduation rate in the country. But that climb has not been matched by success in measures of college and career readiness.






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Academic Skills on Web Are Tied to Income Level

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:26pm
A new study indicates that the higher the income level of a student’s family, the more adept the student will be on how to use the web.






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Solar Company and Bronx College Plan a Technology Hub

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:22pm
Struggling to hire enough workers for its growing business, OnForce Solar is partnering with Bronx Community College on a center for emerging companies and to help develop a skilled local work force.
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Opinionator | Fixes: Teaching Parents to Help Stop the ‘Summer Slide’

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:04pm
A program called Springboard helps low-income parents get involved and make a difference in their children’s education.
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Motherlode Blog: U.S. Awards Grants to Explore and Evaluate Paid Leave

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:20pm
The Department of Labor is putting money behind its push to expand paid family leave in the United States. The issue could be a factor in coming elections — if enough voters ask about it.






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Motherlode Blog: The Wage Gap Starts With Less Knowledge, and Lower Expectations

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:27pm
The girls of America seem to know less about money than boys, earn less and have lower expectations for their earnings going forward. And their parents may be partly to blame.






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The Learning Network: Text to Text | The Bill of Rights and ‘The Bill of Rights We Deserve’

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:23am
In this Text to Text, we pair the United States Bill of Rights with Sam Apple’s satirical “The Bill of Rights We Deserve.”






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | 1976 Book Bans

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:46am
In honor of Banned Books Week, we feature this 1976 article from the Times archive in which Kurt Vonnegut, Bernard Malamud and Desmond Morris write about having their books banned from school libraries that year.






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The Learning Network: What Television Shows Have Mattered to You?

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:01am
What television shows have mattered most to you? Why? Which old shows would you say “still matter” because of how they influenced television and popular culture in general?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | In Colorado, a Student Counterprotest to an Anti-Protest Curriculum

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:45am
Who recently proposed a curriculum-review committee to promote patriotism, respect for authority and free enterprise and to guard against educational materials that “encourage or condone civil disorder” and who is protesting it?






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