Education News from NY Times

William Deresiewicz Tours the Colleges of ‘Excellent Sheep’

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:12pm
William Deresiewicz, who’s caused a stir in Ivy League circles with his book “Excellent Sheep,” is on a tour of those colleges to discuss his critique of them and his advice.
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Retiring: A 50th High School Reunion, and a Generation to Follow

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:27pm
The Class of 1964 is the first graduating class of the post-World War II baby boom and the leading edge of the generation retreating to retirement.
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Obama Unveils Push for Young People to Do More Against Campus Assaults

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:26pm
The campaign will feature celebrities and television ads in an effort to enlist students in the fight to end violence against women on campus.
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Motherlode Blog: Don’t Make Me Land This Plane

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:19pm
Sometimes both parties to a dispute have right on their side, but they still can’t both win.






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

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:16am
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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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | What Did You Read in The Times This Week?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:22am
Did your students read The Times this week? What articles, graphics, videos, photographs or Op-Eds did they find most interesting? What would they recommend to others? Why?






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The Learning Network: Should Texting While Driving Be Illegal in Every State?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:19am
Why do think many teenagers choose to text and drive, even though it has been proven to be so dangerous — even more dangerous than drunken driving?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in Historic Vote

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:11am
What is your reaction to the results of Scotland’s referendum? Why?
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | From Caribbean Dance Halls to Brooklyn Streets

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:17am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | reparable

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past two years.






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Restrictions Are Eased for Ex-Preschool Intern Accused of Sex Abuse

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:17pm
Malthe Thomsen, who is accused of inappropriately touching children at the International Preschools in Manhattan, no longer has to wear an ankle monitor, and his bail was reduced to $200,000.






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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘The Giver’ and ‘The Dark Side of Young Adult Fiction’

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:02pm
Some ideas for connecting “The Giver” to a larger discussion about the popularity of dystopian literature, as well as options for going further to explore other aspects of the book with the help of Times and Learning Network resources.






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Policy Debate: To Get More Out of Science, Show the Rejected Research

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:05pm
A proposal aims to address the problem of studies that go unpublished even though their findings can be important.
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Motherlode Blog: Raising Teenagers: Protect When You Must, Permit When You Can

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:02pm
There’s not much we can do to rush neurological maturation along in our teens, but we can help kids practice their burgeoning skills of self-control as they emerge.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Happy Birthday, New York Times

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:25am
It cost one cent, was only four pages long, and was then called The New York Daily Times, but on Sept. 18, 1851, The New York Times published its first issue.






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The Learning Network: How Much Self-Control Do You Have?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:00am
Would you pass the “marshmallow test”?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:31am
What are the three larger lessons of QuestBridge’s work that David Leonhardt cites in the article?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Longpoint Enthusiasts Wield Medieval Swords

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:40am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Motherlode Blog: Independence Referendum Is a Win for Scotland’s Children

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:38am
With voter turnout expected to be around 80 percent and polls predicting a thin margin, a glaring message of the referendum has been that every vote counts. For children, that lesson is a victory in itself.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | avow

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past two years.






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