Education News from NY Times
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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.
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.
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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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?
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?
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in Historic Vote
What is your reaction to the results of Scotland’s referendum? Why?
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.
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.
A proposal aims to address the problem of studies that go unpublished even though their findings can be important.
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.
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.
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.