Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Does Live Theater Offer Something You Just Can’t Get Watching Movies or TV?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:00am
Do you like going to the theater? When was the last time you saw a play or musical? What did you see, and how was it?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Bold Counterpunch Shows Taliban’s Lasting Strength

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:30am
How should the Pakistani government deal with the Taliban?






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Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 10:29pm
The Bowdoin Christian Fellowship group will cease to be recognized on campus after refusing to adhere to rules barring discrimination based on a person’s religious beliefs.






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Scant Support for Elite New York High Schools’ Admissions Options

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 9:58pm
The bills would allow New York City’s most selective high schools to allow multiple factors in deciding whom to admit, rather than one long test.






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In Britain, School Report Cites Division Over Islam

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 9:40pm
An inquiry found a culture of “fear and intimidation” of staff members and blamed fundamentalist Islamic school board governors.
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Obama, Noting Own Student Debt Burden, Expands Repayment Cap and Pushes Bill

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 8:27pm
An executive order coincided with the introduction of a Senate measure that would clear a path to reduce interest rates by adding a tax on the wealthy.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | June 3-June 9, 2014

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 3:16pm
How many of these news stories did you follow this week? How well can you do against others taking the quiz? Test yourself and see.






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Motherlode Blog: Raw Food Families Provoke Powerful Reactions. Why?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:25pm
Families who feed their children a raw diet consisting solely of fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and sprouted grains feel judged for their choices.






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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘metallicity’

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 10:36am
This poem, by Hannah Llorin, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from a Science article, “The Archaeology of the Stars.”






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The Learning Network: What Are Your Experiences With Internet-Based Urban Legends?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 7:41am
How do scary stories and urban legends find audiences online?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, June 9, 2014

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:42am
Can animals can have a tangible effect on children’s health and well-being?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Social Media Celebrities Meet Their Biggest Fans

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:36am
What are events like DigiFest NYC and how are they changing how fans and Internet celebrities interact?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | scintilla

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Working Life: Brooklyn College Graduates Step In to Depressing Job Market

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 10:05pm
Jelani Thomas is entering the work force with a brand-new bachelor’s degree and plenty of hope. The sluggish economic recovery, however, is making it hard for him to see his next move.
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Rift Deepens in Britain Over Claims of School Infiltration Plot by Islamic Extremists

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 2:23pm
A dispute over how to combat the threat of homegrown Islamic extremism in British schools has provoked a political crisis, prompting a public apology and a resignation.






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Briefly: International Education: Open Letter to China Leader Criticizes June 4 Detentions

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 12:04pm
Education news briefs selected by editors of The International New York Times.






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International Education: Rising Tuition Pushes British Students to U.S.

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 12:03pm
With rising tuition costs at home, more low- and middle-income Britons are enrolling at American universities.






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International Education: For U.S. Colleges, a Drive to Retain Foreign Students

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 12:01pm
The number of those leaving without a degree appears to be on the rise.






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Opinionator | The Great Divide: Stop Holding Us Back

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 12:26am
There are smarter, more effective ways to lower high school dropout rates.






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Obama Plans Steps to Ease Student Debt

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 12:18pm
Borrowers’ debt load is growing and retarding the ability to buy homes, start businesses or otherwise spend to spur the economy, economists say.






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