Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | humanitarian

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 829 New York Times articles in the past year.

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New York City Education Department to Add or Expand 40 Dual-Language Programs

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:37am
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.

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West Virginia Withdraws Altered Climate Curriculum

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:53pm
The State Board of Education voted not to go ahead with revised standards that expressed doubt about widely held views of climate change.

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The Learning Network: Je Suis Charlie et Ahmed: Teaching and Learning About the Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:34pm
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.

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Motherlode Blog: Spying on College Life, via Yik Yak

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:52pm
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.

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Motherlode Blog: Cooking From the Freezer and Pantry: Miscellaneous Pork and Chicken Posole

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:48pm
“Cooking the pantry dry” requires a lot of improvisation, and not a lot of recipes.
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Motherlode Blog: Why One ‘Cookie Mom’ Still Loves the Girl Scouts

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 1:59pm
I should be dreading the upcoming cookie season, my fifth as cookie mom. Instead, I feel like shouting, “Bring on the Do-Si-Dos!”

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Motherlode Blog: Students Eat More Healthy Foods When Recess Is Held Before Lunch

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 1:14pm
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.

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The Learning Network: What Extreme Sports Interest You Most?

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:13am
Free-climbing? BASE jumping? Tightrope-walking? Which extreme sports interest you most, whether as a fan or a participant? Why?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Science Take Video on How to Swim in Sand

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 5:41am
What have scientists learned about traveling in sand from this reptile?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Trouble With Autocorrect

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 5:10am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 9 article, “When Autocorrect Goes Horribly Right.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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Walter Berns, Whose Ideas Fueled Neoconservative Movement, Dies at 95

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 1:56am
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.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | begrudge

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 55 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Carl N. Degler, Scholarly Champion of the Oppressed in America, Dies at 93

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 1:00am
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.

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Reviewing Federal Education Law, Senator Seeks More Local Control

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:23am
Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the committee that oversees education, has drafted a bill that would give more freedom in testing to the states.

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Washington Governor Seeks New Taxes as a Court Order Looms

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:46pm
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.

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Michigan Governor Names Fourth New Manager for Detroit Schools

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:18pm
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.
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National Briefing | South: Alabama: School May Arm Students With Canned Peas

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:03pm
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.
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Motherlode Blog: New Report Urges Less Intervention in Births

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 1:30pm
“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.”

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Motherlode Blog: Suburban Poverty, Hidden on Tree-Lined Streets

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 1:05pm
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.

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