Education News from NY Times
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Carmen Fariña, the schools chancellor, said the programs for elementary, middle and high school levels would be created or expanded for the 2015-16 school year.
The State Board of Education voted not to go ahead with revised standards that expressed doubt about widely held views of climate change.
The Learning Network: Je Suis Charlie et Ahmed: Teaching and Learning About the Charlie Hebdo Attacks
A series of reading, writing and discussion activities based on Times reporting and Opinion pieces that may help students think through some of the complex issues the Charlie Hebdo attacks have raised.
Yik Yak is like an unofficial newsfeed from a college, targeting just that campus. It is definitely not the view you get at Parents and Family Weekend.
“Cooking the pantry dry” requires a lot of improvisation, and not a lot of recipes.
I should be dreading the upcoming cookie season, my fifth as cookie mom. Instead, I feel like shouting, “Bring on the Do-Si-Dos!”
In studies, giving students recess immediately before lunch rather than immediately after was correlated with a decrease in food waste and an increase in the amount of fruits and vegetables eaten at lunch. But many schools still resist the change.
Free-climbing? BASE jumping? Tightrope-walking? Which extreme sports interest you most, whether as a fan or a participant? Why?
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 9 article, “When Autocorrect Goes Horribly Right.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
Professor Berns’s dissatisfaction with Cornell’s response to a takeover of a campus building by black students in 1969 fueled a group of intellectuals who blamed liberalism for many ills.
Professor Degler, a Stanford historian, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who illuminated the role of women, the poor and minorities in the nation’s evolution.
Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the committee that oversees education, has drafted a bill that would give more freedom in testing to the states.
In an effort to meet a State Supreme Court order, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington has proposed $1.4 billion in new tax revenue, with much of it going to schools.
Detroit emerged late last year from emergency management and bankruptcy, but some officials worry that the woes of its public schools threaten to slow efforts to remake the city.
A middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last defense.
“If overtreatment is defined as instances in which an individual may have fared as well or better with less or perhaps no intervention,” says a new report, “then modern obstetric care has landed in a deep quagmire.”
Maybe, back when we had so much more of it, I left enough money in a coat pocket to buy the gallon of milk I can’t afford now.