Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, Feb. 12, 2014

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:15am
Can you calculate the approximate value of the oil that could be transported by the proposed Keystone XL pipeline every year?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | inopportune

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 1:05am
This word has appeared in 18 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Economix Blog: Wage Premium From College Is Said to Be Up

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:28pm
A college degree is worth more for millennials than it was for earlier generations, but a high school degree alone is worth much less.
    





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A Debate in New York Over the Name of a Sea Between Japan and the Koreas

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:09pm
Koreans favor East Sea, while Japan insists it is the Sea of Japan; a proposal would require textbooks to use both.
    





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Christian School Faulted for Halting Abuse Study

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:07pm
People with ties to Bob Jones University criticized the firing of a Christian consulting group the school hired to investigate its handling of sexual assaults.
    





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New York Officials Stall Plans to Tweak Teacher Evaluations

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 9:30pm
After criticism from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, the State Board of Regents set aside a proposal to let teachers contest poor assessments by citing difficulties related to the new Common Core standards.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Teaching the Sochi Olympics | History, Geography and Social Studies

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 5:32pm
These 2014 Olympics offer teachers an opportunity to take an event that students are already watching and talking about, and turn it into a teachable moment.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Is It Unethical for a Zoo to Kill a Healthy Giraffe?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 10:27am
Do zoos have a responsibility to try to ensure that all animals under their care live a long and healthy life? Or, do zoos have a different mission?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | N.F.L. Prospect Michael Sam Proudly Says What Teammates Knew: He’s Gay

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 5:30am
What kinds of challenges might Mr. Sam face in the N.F.L.?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, Feb. 11

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 5:15am
Answer this question about the history of the Olympics in Russia.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | raiment

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Cuomo Says Education Board’s Plan Dilutes Teacher Reviews

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 11:37pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo attacked state education officials over a proposal that would give teachers more leeway to protest poor evaluations.
    





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Robert E. Cooke, a Creator of Head Start, Dies at 93

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 11:32pm
An adviser to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, Dr. Cooke was instrumental in major initiatives to benefit children.
    





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Philadelphia School Chief Faces Down Budget Cuts and Crises

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 10:01pm
William R. Hite Jr. has laid off almost 4,000 workers and closed 24 schools since becoming Philadelphia superintendent of schools in 2012.
    





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Chief of Harlem Children’s Program Will Step Aside

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 9:46pm
Geoffrey Canada will step down as the chief executive of Harlem Children’s Zone after two decades.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | Feb. 4-10, 2014

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 7:07pm
The Olympics, peace talks, a historic performance and more: How many of the 10 questions in our quiz can you answer correctly?
    





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Suit Will Seek State Money Promised to Schools in 2007

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 6:12pm
After a 2006 court ruling, the state, in 2007, agreed to give $7 billion in additional aid to schools, but the entire amount did not materialize.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Feb. 10, 2014

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 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: What Event in the Past Do You Wish You Could Have Witnessed?

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 6:01am
What do you think it’s like to witness history in the making?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Dazzles

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 5:36am
What is the significance of the opening ceremony in the Olympics?
    





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