Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Games on a Reservation Go by in a Blur

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 6:11am
Why, according to several people quoted in the article, is basketball so popular on the reservation?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | whimsical

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:06am
This word has appeared in 444 New York Times articles in the past year.

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National Briefing | South: Virginia: Women’s College Will Close Over Finances

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:53pm
Sweet Briar College, a century-old women’s liberal-arts college near Lynchburg, announced Tuesday that it will close in August.

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Columbia Graduate Students Push for a Labor Union

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:49pm
Over half of the university’s graduate teaching and research assistants have signed forms saying they want to unionize, but the university says that treating students as employees could hurt their education.

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World Briefing: Michelle Obama to Visit Japan and Cambodia

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:23pm
The American first lady, Michelle Obama, will travel to Japan and Cambodia this month as part of an effort to support education for girls, the White House said Tuesday.

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Members of Newtown Shootings Panel Recall Toll Their Work Took

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:59pm
Some of the 16 commissioners appointed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut said that studying the December 2012 killings changed their lives.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Feb. 24-March 2, 2015

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:18pm
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.

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Motherlode Blog: An Improved Vaccination Against a Virus — and Some Cancers

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:40pm
“A possible side effect of not getting the vaccine is cancer, and it’s far more common than any side effects of the shots.”

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School Agenda Bedevils Chicago Mayor in Race

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:48pm
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago faces an unexpected runoff election, it is his education agenda that threatens his political future.
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Motherlode Blog: Developing Baby, Developing Dad

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:00pm
I’m fascinated with babies, especially mine. And I’m fascinated by how much my life had to change before I could appreciate them.

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The Learning Network: What Sounds Annoy You?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:00am
Do any noises keep you awake at night? Do they distract you in class or get in the way of your doing your homework? Do they ever prevent you from enjoying a movie?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Nature’s Fighter Jets With Flapping Wings

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:31am
When have you observed a bird pursue its prey? What did you notice about the bird’s strategy?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Winter That Won’t End

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:29am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 27 article, “With White-Knuckle Grip, February’s Cold Clings to New York.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | demographic

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 1,116 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Monroe Freedman, Influential Voice on Legal Ethics, Dies at 86

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:45pm
Professor Freedman, who was credited with inventing legal ethics as a serious academic subject, was especially concerned with lawyers’ responsibilities toward their clients and with access to justice.

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Some Owners of Private Colleges Turn a Tidy Profit by Going Nonprofit

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:13pm
Under a government crackdown on for-profit schools that leave students with useless credentials and punishing debt, some colleges have converted to nonprofits, in lucrative deals.

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Sentencing for Former Principal at Bronx High School Is Delayed

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:56pm
The former principal, Christopher Keogan, pleaded guilty in September to stealing money from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. He was supposed to pay back about $8,200 this week.

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Climate Change Researcher Offers a Defense of His Practices

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:23pm
Wei-Hock Soon, who is at the center of a controversy over fossil-fuel funding for climate research, denounced his critics and said he would be happy to comply with possible additional disclosure requirements.
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Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, 97, Dies; Lifted Notre Dame and Advised Presidents

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:23pm
He stood up to the White House and the Vatican as he transformed Catholic higher education in America and raised a powerful moral voice in national affairs.

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Central Figure in the Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal Dies

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:30pm
Beverly Hall, the former superintendent who was awaiting trial for her alleged participation in a conspiracy to alter test results, died Monday after a battle with breast cancer, her legal team said.
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