Education News from NY Times

Lawmaker Says Colleges Are Misleading on Aid Letter

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 10:12pm
Many colleges are misleading applicants about the paperwork needed to seek financial aid, possibly violating federal law and costing students extra money, a congressman said.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2014

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 4:46pm
The Super Bowl, a paralyzing ice storm, a new head of the Federal Reserve: How many of the 10 questions below can you answer correctly?
    





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Preschool Push Moving Ahead in Many States

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 4:12pm
Once a mostly Democratic cause, government-funded preschool has been embraced by both parties outside Washington, with Republican governors pushing some of the biggest increases in preschool spending.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Feb. 3, 2014

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 8:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Should Sports Betting Be Legal Everywhere?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 6:03am
How would making sports betting legal everywhere affect the athletes, fans and those who gamble on games’ final outcomes?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, Feb. 3, 2014

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:35am
Fill in the blanks in this passage about the Sochi Olympics, then use Olympics photographs for a picture-dictation game.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Seattle Seahawks Win First Super Bowl in Team History

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:26am
Who won Super Bowl XLVIII? What was the final score?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | caption

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 5,530 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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International Education: The Americanization of British Higher Education

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 1:01pm
Some British universities are experimenting with an American-style grade-point average in hopes that it would better for the students, but not everyone in British academe is on board.
    





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International Education: Dagestan, a Leader in ‘Education Tourism’

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 1:01pm
Dagestan has a gained a reputation for so-called education tourism, because it’s easier for students to cheat their way through Russia’s college entry exams there.
    
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F.C.C. Says It Will Double Spending on High-Speed Internet in Schools and Libraries

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:41pm
Financing for an increase to $2 billion a year will come from restructuring the $2.4 billion E-Rate program.
    





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Preoccupations: Reopening an Employment Door to the Young

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 9:59am
Many employers lament recent graduates’ lack of specialized skills. But a management consultant says these young people still offer much potential for a company’s future.
    





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Funds Meant for Charters May Be Diverted to Pre-K

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:33pm
Carmen Fariña, the new schools chancellor, said she plans to take $210 million reserved for charter schools and use it to create thousands of new prekindergarten seats.
    





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Fight Over Effective Teachers Shifts to Courtroom

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:16pm
Nine public school students are challenging California’s tenure system, arguing that their right to a quality education is violated by job protections that make it too difficult to fire bad instructors.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Reader Idea | Practicing ‘Detective Skills’ With Infamous Local News Stories

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 8:00am
New York City students learn about important local news stories by looking closely at photographs and matching them to clues about the “who, what, where, when, why and how” of the original story.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What Are Your Secret Survival Strategies?

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 6:00am
When do you use these strategies — in school, home, with friends or elsewhere? Are they effective?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The Year of the Horse

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 5:30am
What is the significance of the Chinese New Year?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, Jan. 31, 2014

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 5:18am
Can you choose the word pair that correctly completes the sentences from the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | homespun

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 67 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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National Briefing | Rockies: Utah: School Takes Lunches From Students in Debt

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:34pm
Parents say about 50 elementary students in Salt Lake City had their school lunches thrown out because money was owed on their accounts.
    





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