Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | brazen

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 222 New York Times articles in the past year.






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After Protests, I.M.F. Chief Withdraws as Smith College’s Commencement Speaker

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 7:36pm
The decision of Christine Lagarde comes soon after Condoleezza Rice, facing opposition, changed her mind about giving an address at Rutgers.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | May 6-12, 2014

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 2:30pm
Climate change, the N.F.L. draft, an entertainment trend and more: How many of the topics in this week’s news quiz have you been following?






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Motherlode Blog: When Kids Would Rather Play Computer Games Than Code Them

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 2:03pm
Coding is growing as a kids’ activity, but as trendy as it is, it’s not easy. Most children won’t seize on coding games with the same enthusiasm as they did Minecraft. To engage kids in what’s happening behind the screen takes work.






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Motherlode Blog: One Word to Describe Your Mother

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 8:28am
Katie Hafner, author of “Mother Daughter Me,” asked people across the country to use “one word” to describe their mothers.






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Motherlode Blog: Why I Play the Mom Card

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 7:51am
When critics (usually men) want to delegitimize my views, they often refer to me as a “mommy blogger,” relegating me to an imagined intellectual wasteland of sippy cups and Legos. But being a mother animates and inspires my activism.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | May 12, 2014

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 7:00am
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: Who in Your Life Introduces You to New Music?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 5:04am
Do you have a friend or relative who bonds with you over music or another form of art or culture?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Schooling Kids on Computer Programming

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:37am
How are some schools changing their curriculum regarding computer programming?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, May 12, 2014

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:33am
An interactive quiz, and suggestions for ways to teach with The Times’s “36 Hours” feature.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | vindictive

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 52 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Charters, Public Schools and a Chasm Between

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 9:55pm
Although a primary rationale for charter schools is to test practices for wider public-school use, battles over space and money have inhibited attempts at collaboration.






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A Lesson in Farming, Classroom to Cafeteria

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 7:59pm
In Hagerstown, Ind., high school students will be making their own burgers from scratch — raising cattle to supply cheaper food for their cafeteria.






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International Education: In New Textbook, the Story of Singapore Begins 500 Years Earlier

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 12:01pm
"Singapore: The Making of a Nation-State, 1300-1975" allows secondary-school students to "explore Singapore's origin as a port of call, and her connections to the region and the world."






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International Education: Germany Taps Universities in Its Push for Green Energy

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 12:01pm
As part of its goal to run the economy entirely on renewable energy by 2050, the government is pushing institutions to develop new courses, degrees and departments.






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

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:45pm
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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Beliefs: At Evangelical Colleges, Leadership Is Often the Family Business

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:14pm
Descendants tend to succeed founders as president of some of the more prominent Christian institutions.






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An Update on 4 Students After a College Year

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:57am
Last year 66 seniors shared their college application essays that addressed class and money, and four were published. Here’s where the four students are now.






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Your Money: Four Stand-Out College Essays About Money

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:44am
Looking to the future, high school seniors can draw revealing portraits in writing about their financial circumstances.






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The Learning Network: Skills and Strategies | Engaging in Causes Via ‘Hashtag Activism’

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:38am
In this week’s lesson students will read about the events in Nigeria and the subsequent Twitter campaign, deciding whether hashtag activism is worthwhile and designing ways to take action on an issue they care about.






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