Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Read to a Tiny Baby? Yes

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:14pm
The American Academy of Pediatrics now advises doctors to recommend reading to infants, and for good reason. Reading is a habit best formed early.






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De Blasio Offers Easier Access to City Money for Special Education

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 8:38pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a series of changes to make it easier for special-needs students in New York to receive private schooling at public expense.
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Shift in Law on Disability and Students Shows Lapses

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 7:55pm
The Education Department said that it would evaluate growth in students with disabilities over time and will compare their test scores with those of students not designated with special needs.






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Motherlode Blog: Sperm Donation Puts a New Layer on an Old Friendship

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:30pm
Becoming the sperm donor for my friend and her wife is changing our friendship, but we’re learning (the hard way) that it’s strong enough to hold.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Chiseled Bodybuilder, Frail Clients and a Fitness Story for the Ages

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:30am
How has Martin Luther King Addo helped the seniors in the Southbridge Towers community?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Dance

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 3:27am
Test your knowledge of dance by playing our crossword.






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Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:11am
With the increased recognition that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important skills, the American Academy of Pediatrics is asking its members to become advocates.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | delusion

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 201 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Starting From Behind: The Reality of Student Debt Is Different From the Clichés

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:01am
A new research paper finds that typical debt burdens have not risen significantly over the last two decades.






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College Group Run for Profit Reaches Deal for U.S. Cash

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 8:13pm
Corinthian Colleges, long under government scrutiny, will receive $16 million and produce a transitional operating plan, outlining which schools it will sell and which it will phase out.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | June 17-23, 2014

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:37pm
How well did you follow the news this week? Test yourself to see how you do against others taking the quiz.






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DealBook: As Demand for Education Rises in Brazil, For-Profit Colleges Fill the Gap

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:09pm
Despite concerns about an emphasis on the business of education, private equity funds and investment banks are buying and merging educational institutions at a rapid pace.






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It’s Official: The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:07pm
One in five young adults lives with his or her parents. It might be a recessionary blip — or the dawn of a whole new economic age.
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Motherlode Blog: Monday Quandary: When a Child’s First Friends Fade Away

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:28pm
Looking for advice for parents, from parents: how do you help a child transition from the friends and playmates you produce for her to friends of her own making, and what do you do when your child is the one who is growing away?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Funeral Poses Mimic Life

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 8:05am
What new approaches to presenting the deceased at viewings have been drawing interest and concern among funeral directors and the public?






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Digging Out of Debt: Obama’s Move to Help Students Is Not as Forgiving as It Seems

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:59am
The PAYE program saves money mostly for low-income borrowers who have incurred an unusually big federal debt.
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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The 1960’s

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:30am
Test your knowledge of the 1960′s by playing our crossword.






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The Multimillion-Dollar Minds of 5 Mathematical Masters

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:00am
The Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, financed by Yuri Milner, a Russian investor, and Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, comes with a $3 million award.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | swarthy

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 17 New York Times articles in the past two years.






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Judge Upholds Policy Barring Unvaccinated Students During Illnesses

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:05pm
A federal judge supported a New York City policy that prevents unimmunized children from attending public school when another student has a vaccine-preventable disease. Three families had sued, arguing their religious rights were violated.






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