Education News from NY Times
Updated: 10 hours 47 min ago
Very few black and Hispanic students attend New York City’s eight specialized high schools, which base admissions solely on the results of a standardized test.
A student saved an image she said she received from a teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School, who is charged with disseminating indecent material to a minor.
In Brooklyn’s crowded District 15, 126 last-minute seats were made available in the former Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School building.
This week’s Summer Reading Contest received the most entries yet with 682 student responses. So congratulations, Kate W. As always, we also honor several runners-up and honorable mentions.
Mr. Sperling founded a multibillion-dollar enterprise in the University of Phoenix, and became “an unintentional entrepreneur and an accidental C.E.O.”
The idea: Learning to tell stories with data through creating infographics, after first observing effective examples from The New York Times and elsewhere.
Increasing college attendance and reducing defaults are worthy goals, and there are effective methods to do it.
Surveys of top colleges found virtually no change from the 1990s to 2012 in enrollment of students who are less well off despite a huge increase in the number of such students going to college.
It’s a constant quandary. A parent writes “I feel like my biggest parenting challenge is the battle against screens taking over my children’s lives.”
As teachers head back to school, we wonder whether, and how, you will be talking and teaching about the events in Ferguson with your students. Please tell us here and we may include your thoughts in our Sept. 2 lesson plan.
Take the quiz to see what you know about these news stories, and to find links to more information about each.
This Reader Idea uses Sunday Routine columns as writing models for students who write and revise their own versions.
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?