Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Deployment Work-Ups: ‘This Is So Stupid Hard’

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:55am
An on-again, off-again schedule to deployment is hard on all of us. In a weak moment, I told my husband that it was easier when he’s gone, and I regretted it instantly.
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The Learning Network: Have You Ever Donated Your Time, Talents, Possessions or Money to Support Anyone in Need?

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:00am
How do you use what you have to help others?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Sydney Hostage Siege Ends With Gunman and 2 Captives Dead as Police Storm Cafe

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:30am
What is your reaction to the hostage siege in Sydney, Australia?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | At Jingle Ball, Women in Charge

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:10am
Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 13 article, “At Jingle Ball, Women in Charge.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | marsupial

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.
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Study to Examine Effects of Artificial Intelligence

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:03pm
A study hosted by Stanford University will examine impacts on society, including on the economy, war and crime.

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Room for Debate: Justice and Fairness in Campus Rape Cases

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:42pm
How can women who say they have been raped be treated supportively and sensitively while their accounts are investigated and the accused get fair treatment?

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Motherlode Blog: Live Chat: Prenatal Screening: When a Result Is Not a Diagnosis

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:43pm
Join me and New England Center for Investigative Reporting’s Elizabeth Daley, along with experts Dr. Kecia Gaither and Athena Cherry this afternoon, Dec. 15, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time, for a live chat about the reliability of prenatal screenings.

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Motherlode Blog: Prenatal Testing: When a Result Is Not a Diagnosis

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:35pm
An investigative report found that doctors and patients are misinterpreting new prenatal tests and failing to understand how often a positive screen can be a false alarm.

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Motherlode Blog: E-Cigarettes May Serve as Gateway to Smoking for Teens, Study Suggests

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:45am
A study published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics seems to add to the evidence that e-cigarettes are doing more to promote nicotine use than to help people quit.

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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Dec. 15, 2014

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:03am
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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The Learning Network: What Do You Look Forward to Most–and Least–During the Holiday Season?

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:01am
Do you think the holiday season has too much emphasis on buying things?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Marching to Protest Police Violence

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:43am
What led thousands of people around the country to participate in marches over the weekend?

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State Aid Formula Said to Hurt in a District Where Most Go to Yeshivas

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 10:12pm
While a state monitor recently accused the East Ramapo school board of mismanagement that favored its yeshivas, New York’s formula gives the public schools below-average state aid.

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Motherlode Blog: There’s So Much to Say About Her Aunt’s Suicide, I Can’t Even Begin.

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:10am
It’s been more than four months since my sister took her own life, and I still haven’t spoken with my 12-year-old daughter about it.

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Barnard Considers Policy for Transgender Students

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:48pm
The women’s college is considering adopting a formal admissions policy as it and other single-sex schools grapple with shifting notions of gender.

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DealBook: Leadership of Cornell’s Medical College to Stay in Sanford Weill’s Family

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:40pm
Jessica Bibliowicz will become chairwoman of the Cornell Weill Medical College, effective Jan. 1. Her father, Sanford I. Weill, has been chairman for two decades.

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Lego Reissues Popular Science Line for Girls

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 3:30pm
American customers are limited to one set per household.
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The Poorest Neighborhood: A Refuge and a Gateway: A Brooklyn School’s Curriculum Includes Ambition

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:53pm
Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a public middle school in Brownsville, Brooklyn, the poorest neighborhood in New York City, is seen by many as a safe zone in a crime-plagued area, and a gateway out of generational poverty.

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Motherlode Blog: The Unmonitored Baby Is Not Worth Having

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:17am
Reams of data, straight to your smartphone. Imagine being certain your baby needs a diaper change, and determining with 97 percent accuracy if your baby is crying!

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