Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, May 12, 2014

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:33am
An interactive quiz, and suggestions for ways to teach with The Times’s “36 Hours” feature.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | vindictive

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 52 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Charters, Public Schools and a Chasm Between

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 9:55pm
Although a primary rationale for charter schools is to test practices for wider public-school use, battles over space and money have inhibited attempts at collaboration.






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A Lesson in Farming, Classroom to Cafeteria

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 7:59pm
In Hagerstown, Ind., high school students will be making their own burgers from scratch — raising cattle to supply cheaper food for their cafeteria.






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International Education: In New Textbook, the Story of Singapore Begins 500 Years Earlier

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 12:01pm
"Singapore: The Making of a Nation-State, 1300-1975" allows secondary-school students to "explore Singapore's origin as a port of call, and her connections to the region and the world."






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International Education: Germany Taps Universities in Its Push for Green Energy

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 12:01pm
As part of its goal to run the economy entirely on renewable energy by 2050, the government is pushing institutions to develop new courses, degrees and departments.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:45pm
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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Beliefs: At Evangelical Colleges, Leadership Is Often the Family Business

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:14pm
Descendants tend to succeed founders as president of some of the more prominent Christian institutions.






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An Update on 4 Students After a College Year

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:57am
Last year 66 seniors shared their college application essays that addressed class and money, and four were published. Here’s where the four students are now.






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Your Money: Four Stand-Out College Essays About Money

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:44am
Looking to the future, high school seniors can draw revealing portraits in writing about their financial circumstances.






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The Learning Network: Skills and Strategies | Engaging in Causes Via ‘Hashtag Activism’

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:38am
In this week’s lesson students will read about the events in Nigeria and the subsequent Twitter campaign, deciding whether hashtag activism is worthwhile and designing ways to take action on an issue they care about.






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The Learning Network: If You Had Your Own Talk Show, Whom Would You Want to Interview?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 5:00am
What questions would you want to ask? Would you ask anything difficult or surprising?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Singing Nun for a Reality TV World

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:30am
When have you been surprised watching reality TV?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, May 9, 2014

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:17am
Can you identify the sentence that correctly punctuates a sentence that contains an internal quotation?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | mnemonic

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 16 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Alleging Bias, Employees Sue School Official in Westchester

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:07pm
Ronald O. Ross, superintendent of the Greenburgh Central School District, is charged in a federal lawsuit with using racial, ethnic and other slurs.






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Motherlode Blog: A Mother’s Instinct, a Daughter’s Need

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:03pm
My mother’s unexpected appearance at a moment when I needed her more than I knew was more than luck.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Educators Charged in Cheating Scandal

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 9:59pm
A principal and four teachers at Cayuga Elementary School in Philadelphia promoted cheating on standardized tests for five years by providing answers to students and improperly reviewing questions before administering the tests, the state’s attorney general said.
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The Learning Network: 12 Ways to Learn Vocabulary With The New York Times

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 6:07pm
Twelve ideas for teaching with The Times about language — from the new SAT to slang, clichés, root words and more.






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Districts Told Not to Deny Students Over Immigration

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:44pm
The Justice and Education Departments said schools “may be in violation of federal law” if they turn children away because they or their parents do not have immigration papers.
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