Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘Little Things Are Big’ and ‘Students See Many Slights as Racial ‘Microaggressions’ ‘

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 6:49pm
Read New York Times reporting on the concept of “microaggressions” alongside a widely-taught 1961 piece by Jesús Colón. Use the two to spark discussions about identity, difference, bias and awareness.






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Motherlode Blog: The Child Who Declares ‘I Want to Be Rich’

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 1:55pm
It’s a statement that makes some parents uncomfortable — what are we teaching them, if that’s the goal? It’s still worth talking about honestly.






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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘November for Beginners’

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:30pm
Rita Dove’s poem “November for Beginners,” and the article “Heavy Autumn Snowstorm Barrels Across Northeast,” by Al Baker, Elizabeth A. Harris and Sarah Maslin Nir, appear in this pairing.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Election Days of the Past

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:28am
The New York Times Archives Twitter feed has been celebrating Election Days of the past all week with tweets like the two we feature here. Scroll through the whole feed for many more.






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The Learning Network: Do You Consider Yourself a Republican, Democrat or Independent?

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:10am
What do you think is the biggest influence on your political identity? Your family, friends, community or values? Or is there another influence? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Where Riding and Wrangling Beat Virtual Adventures

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 5:46am
Where is youth rodeo “as much of a way of life … as it is an extracurricular activity”?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | New York City Doughnuts

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 5:09am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | suavity

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Neediest Cases: The 2nd Act in His Unlikely Pursuit: A College Degree

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:31pm
Derrick Lawson, 21, raised in a public housing development in Queens, felt “lost” in college the first time around. But now he hopes to have an associate degree by 2016.
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Princeton Mishandled Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination Cases, U.S. Inquiry Finds

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 6:32pm
The Office of Civil Rights found that the university, which is already enacting reforms, failed to respond quickly and fairly to students’ complaints.
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Brooklyn Principal Apologizes for Remark Deemed Offensive

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 6:19pm
Donna Taylor, the principal of the Brooklyn School of Inquiry, said she regretted telling a group of parents and children that “if you don’t speak Spanish, you’re going to clean your own house.”
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Motherlode Blog: While Some Parents Volunteer Too Much, Others Feel Excluded

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 5:32pm
Language barriers and perceived race and class barriers can mean that when it comes to volunteering, some parents stay home—and feel unable to help their children achieve.






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The Learning Network: Exponential Outbreaks: The Mathematics of Epidemics

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:28pm
In this lesson, students explore the fundamental mathematical concepts underlying the spread of contagious disease.






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Building Blocks: At Future Cornell Campus, the First Step in Restoring Murals Is Finding Them

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:01pm
Restoring three pieces from the federal Work Projects Administration at a hospital on Roosevelt Island presented many challenges.
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Deal Professor: Creditors Keep Troubled Law Schools on Life Support

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 2:58pm
Creditors do not move to shut down a law school because keeping a struggling school alive means there is some possibility of repayment.






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Motherlode Blog: Paid Sick Leave: On Four Ballots, and Undefeated

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:35pm
Paid sick leave was on four ballots last night. All four initiatives passed, even in Massachusetts, which now has both a Republican governor and the nation’s strongest requirements for paid sick leave.






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Motherlode Blog: Raising Invisible Kids: Not Everyone Needs to Be Famous

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:48am
So many young people think: Why would I want to work backstage when I can vie to be the front person? But “backstage” work (literally or metaphorically) can lead to a more fulfilling and even more successful life.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Riding Wave of Discontent, G.O.P. Takes Senate

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:08am
Who took control of the Senate on Tuesday night, expanded their hold on the House, and defended some of the most closely contested governors’ races?
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The Learning Network: Would You Want to Be a Space Tourist?

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 6:00am
Is space tourism a frivolous endeavor? Is it a waste of money and human ingenuity, plus dangerous to boot? Or, is it a worthwhile venture, much like the pioneering efforts with early flying machines many decades ago?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 5:34am
Here are the first six paragraphs of the Oct. 23 music review, “A Farewell to Twang.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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