Education News from NY Times

A Decision That Helped Shape Michelle Obama

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 9:12pm
For the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Michelle Obama will head to Topeka to talk about a Supreme Court ruling that affected her life.

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Motherlode Blog: Reading Experience May Change the Brains of Dyslexic Students

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 6:19pm
Recent research suggests that the difficulties dyslexia creates with reading may not be hard-wired. Instead, experience may play a big role in exacerbating reading problems and, potentially, in easing them.

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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Creating Architectural Models of Literary Themes

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:05pm
Using a Times article about a similar project as inspiration, high school students studying “Catcher in the Rye” create architectural models to convey their understanding of the novel.

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Motherlode Blog: When Your Teenager Wants a Car: The Money Conversations

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:39am
Four questions to ask before agreeing to let a teenager have a car and four possible approaches to paying for it.

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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Diluvian Dream’

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:06am
“Diluvian Dream” by Wilmer Mills and the article “Saying Goodbye to the Farm” by Anne Raver appear in this Poetry Pairing.

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Bits Blog: Senators Intend to Amend Federal Student Privacy Law

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:21am
To protect the personal information about students that school technology vendors can acquire, two lawmakers are pushing to modernize a longstanding federal law on education privacy.

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The Learning Network: Do You Read for Pleasure?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:06am
A recent study shows teenagers don’t read for pleasure much anymore. Do you? What books would you recommend to others looking to read for fun?

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Who Gets to Graduate?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:00am
Rich students complete their college degrees; working-class students like Vanessa Brewer usually don’t. Can the University of Texas change her chances of success?
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Sept. 11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero Prepares for Opening

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:57am
How does the interior design of the museum honor the emotional weight of Sept. 11 and the days that followed?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, May 15, 2014

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am
Can you choose the word that correctly completes the sentence?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | rant

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:06am
This word has appeared in 258 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Retirees Are Finding Second Careers at Historical Sites

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:47pm
Many older adults have found a home or a second career as historical interpreters at living history museums or as docents at historic house museums.
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Motherlode Blog: The Language of Autism: Disease or Difference?

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:24pm
The debate over whether autism is a disease to be cured or a variation to be celebrated is an abstraction, utterly disconnected to our day-to-day experience. To describe that, I cannot avoid the lexicon of illness.

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Motherlode Blog: Looking for a Family That Is Looking to Eat More Vegetables

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:57pm
Want cookbook author and Times columnist Martha Rose Shulman to help your family eat more healthily? We’re looking for you.

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Starting Out Behind: How Student Debt May Be Stunting the Economy

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:22pm
Evidence is mounting that rising levels of student loan debt are restraining the ability of young adults to buy homes and enter the “grown-up” economy.
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The Learning Network: Social Experiments: Investigating Questions Related to Personality Attributes

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:02pm
In this lesson, students learn about current research on social structure and personality attributes in a type of communal spider, then design their own research questions related to personality.

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Motherlode Blog: 5 Things to Consider in Choosing a Camp for a Special-Needs Child

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 10:20am
Sending a child with special needs, physical or otherwise, to summer camp isn’t just a matter of filling out the forms.

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Motherlode Blog: Talking to Children About Their Disabilities, With Metaphors and Minecraft

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 9:07am
Those of us who have kids with disabilities in our lives spend countless hours discussing them, yet, we rarely, if ever, talk directly to children themselves about their challenges. These conversations can be scarier for the grown-ups than they are for the kids.

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The Learning Network: What Are the Most Memorable Works of Visual Art You Have Seen?

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:21am
What are the most interesting or memorable works of visual art — whether sculptures, drawings, paintings, photography or anything else — that you’ve seen? Why do you think they have stayed with you?
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Privilege at Princeton

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:43am
What does the expression “check your privilege” mean?

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