Education News from NY Times

The Thread: Re: The Student and the Mentor

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 7:58am
A complex story about power and sex showed the difficulty that universities face in examining rape charges.
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The Learning Network: What Should Be the Purpose of Prison?

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:00am
Should jails and prisons punish people? Should they serve as a deterrent to crime? Or should they try to rehabilitate people — and help them get back on their feet?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | In France, a Baby Switch and a Lesson in Maternal Love

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:30am
What is your reaction to this article? Are you surprised that the families decided to keep the children they had raised, rather than take custody of their biological child? Why?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | optional

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 529 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Financial Aid for Undocumented Students Is Losing Its Stigma

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:35pm
Colleges and universities are increasingly making higher education more affordable for students for whom all federal and most state forms of financial aid remain off limits.






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The Learning Network: Ideas for E.L.L.s | Teaching and Learning About Animals

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 4:32pm
Animals are ubiquitous, easily described, interesting to students, and curiosity-provoking, qualities that can create an engaging thematic unit for English language development. Here are some ideas for teaching with Times photos, videos and articles about critters of all kinds.






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Motherlode Blog: Motherlode’s ‘Celebrity Class of Commenters’

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:39pm
It’s been said many times that “the best thing about Motherlode is the comments.”






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Barnes & Noble to Spin Off College Bookstores Unit

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:58pm
The retailer will spin out its education business, its best-performing division, instead of its struggling Nook unit.
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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The Beatles Invade America

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:09am
Has a band ever caused you, or anyone you know, to “flip”? Why is there such an enduring allure to boy bands, whether the Beatles, New Kids on the Block or One Direction?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Teenage Girl Leaves for ISIS, and Others Follow

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:15am
How many British and American women are thought to have joined Islamist groups in Syria and Iraq?






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The Learning Network: Do You Need to De-Clutter Your Life?

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:05am
How many bags of old stuff could you comfortably get rid of? Would ridding yourself of clutter make you feel happier or calmer? Is your clutter just tangible objects, or is there intangible clutter in your life as well?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | insubordination

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 51 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Your Money Adviser: Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open-Source Textbooks

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:04pm
At a two-year community college, textbooks can equal 40 percent of tuition. Free or low-cost electronic books can cut that way back.
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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘What Would Malcolm X Think?’ and ‘After the Bombing’

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:33pm
In this Text to Text, we feature an Op-Ed written by Malcolm’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, in which she asks “What would Malcolm X think?” about today’s violence and activism. We pair it with an excerpt from one of Malcolm X’s final speeches, when he addresses many of these same issues.






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Brearley School, After Considering a Move, Will Stay Put

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:48am
The administration spent several years studying alternative locations for the school, which is at full capacity, but decided to remain on the Upper East Side.
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Small Business: How Wayne State Police Helped Breathe Life Into a Blighted Detroit Strip

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 9:48am
Since the university’s officers committed to watching over Midtown in 2009, residents and businesses have reclaimed the streets.
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The Learning Network: What’s Your Relationship Like With Your Pet?

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 6:00am
What does your pet mean to you?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Kehinde Wiley Puts a Classical Spin on His Contemporary Subjects

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:26am
What does a Wiley painting typically look like, both according to the descriptions here and based on your own observations?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Cute Animal Videos

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:05am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 13 article, “In Praise of the Cute Animal Video.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | anomalous

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 54 New York Times articles in the past year.






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