Education News from NY Times

Columbia Cancels Concert Amid Safety Concerns

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:24pm
On Monday, Columbia University officials canceled Bacchanal, a campuswide concert scheduled for next month. Student groups argued the move was made to reduce sexual assaults on campus, while school officials denied that harassment concerns played a part in the decision.

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In Upper West Side Playground Fight, It’s Parents vs. Parents

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:14pm
First proposed in 2012, the renovation of Public School 166’s outdoor amphitheater, considered an architectural gem by some and outdated by others, has stalled as a war of words spins on.

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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Former Associate Dean to Plead Guilty in Case on Investments

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:41pm
Federal prosecutors in Boston said that a former associate dean at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his son had agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 7 | On Freedom, Order and Subway Acrobats

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:22pm
Our winner this week was Dillon H., and our Penguin Young Readers guest judge was Andrew Smith.

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Top Math Prize Has Its First Female Winner

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:50pm
A professor at Stanford who made an important discovery about dynamical systems joined three other mathematicians in accepting the Fields Medal.
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Square Feet: A University’s Partnership Reshapes Bowling Green, Ky.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:37pm
Western Kentucky University, a performing arts center and a medical complex have helped transform Bowling Green.

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Motherlode Blog: Helping Children Find Friends in a New Town (That Aren’t Your Friends, Too)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:03pm
My children say they’ve made plenty of friends in our new town. Trouble is, they’re all my co-workers. And as awesome as their grown-up friends are, children need kid friends, too.

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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | July 2014

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:12pm
Our monthly collection of stories about young people in the news.

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Motherlode Blog: Baby Pictures at the O.B.’s Office? No More.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:02pm
Because of privacy and legal concerns, there will be no more “baby walls” of patient and family photos in doctors offices.

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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Is It Impolite to Give a Child a Command?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:56am
How do you make the difference between a question and a directive clear for the children in your house?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Dogs and Jealousy

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:17am
Below, the first six paragraphs of “Inside Man’s Best Friend, Study Says, May Lurk a Green-Eyed Monster.” We have dropped a word in each paragraph. Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | F.B.I. Opens Inquiry Into Police Killing of St. Louis Teenager

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 7:37am
Why did the Federal Bureau of Investigation decide to open an investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown?

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The Roaring Twenties

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of the 1920s by playing our crossword.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | ennui

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 59 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Motherlode Blog: Need Kids to Follow Instructions? Don’t Ask. Tell.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:29pm
“Do you want to put on your shoes now?” “Should we have macaroni and cheese for dinner?” “How about you go brush your teeth?” These are not really questions.

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National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: University Regent Is Censured

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:18pm
A Texas House panel on Monday censured a University of Texas System regent for misconduct and incompetency, but it decided not to push for his removal.
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Global Health: Africa, With U.S. Help, Graduates More Doctors

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 5:52pm
An ambitious United States government project to strengthen medical education in sub-Saharan Africa is reporting broad progress.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Aug. 5-11, 2014

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:13pm
Take the quiz to see what you know about these news stories, and to find links to more information about each.

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Summer In ...: A College Beach Party With a Twist, and More Than a Few Wrinkles

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:09am
Instead of being overrun with partying youngsters, Kingsborough Community College’s beach is visited most often by older adults, who take summer classes at reduced rates.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘A Safe Haven That Quickly Became a Place of Danger’ for Iraqi Refugees

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:29am
Who are the Yazidis, why have they been forced to leave their homes and what hardships have they encountered en route to refugee camps?

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