Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Are You a Saver or a Spender?

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 6:00am
Do you always like to buy new things? Or would you rather put aside your money for the future?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | From the Campaign Trail to a Storage Locker in Queens

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:30am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 27 article, “All the Presidents’ Memorabilia.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Jerome Jarre: The Making of a Vine Celebrity

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:30am
Do you think Mr. Jarre made the right decision in turning down $1 million from an advertising agency? Why?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | impasse

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in 574 New York Times articles in the past year.






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States Move to Make Citizenship Exams a Classroom Aid

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:44pm
Arizona became the first state to require its high school students to pass the test that is given to immigrants who want to become United States citizens.






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Obama Relents on Proposal to End ‘529’ College Savings Plans

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:43pm
The president, facing pressure from both parties, dropped from his budget a proposal to effectively end college savings accounts known as 529s.






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More Than 1,000 in Arizona Are Watched for Measles

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:18pm
State health officials are tracking hundreds of people, including at least 195 children, who might have been exposed in an outbreak that began at Disneyland.
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Update: A Boy Praises the Principal of His Brooklyn School, and a Fund-Raising Campaign Takes Off

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:56pm
The efforts of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, in Brownsville, Brooklyn, to educate low-income children has inspired people and spurred a campaign that has raised more than $1 million for the students.
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Update: A Boy Praises the Principal of His Brooklyn School, and a Fund-Raising Campaign Takes Off

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:56pm
The efforts of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, in Brownsville, Brooklyn, to educate low-income children have inspired people and spurred a campaign that has raised more than $1 million for the students.
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More Special-Needs Students Remain at Charter Schools, Report Finds

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:41pm
New York City’s Independent Budget Office found that 53 percent of charter school kindergartners with disabilities were still in the same schools four years later, compared with 49 percent in traditional schools.
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Motherlode Blog: Do Your Children Know How Much It Costs to Support Your Family?

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 3:09pm
If you want your children to have any idea what it takes financially to take care of a family, or of themselves, it starts by letting them in on what it takes to support the family they’re a part of now.






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Motherlode Blog: Helping a Perfectionist Child Worry Less and Do More

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:16pm
Perfectionism can take a high toll on children who see it as the only route to living up to their own and their parents’ high standards.






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Motherlode Blog: Helping a Perfectionist Child Worry Less and Do More

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:44am
Perfectionism can take a high toll on children who see it as the only route to living up to their own and their parents’ high standards.






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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Using an Op-Doc Video to Teach Argumentative Writing

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:24am
In addition to serving as a great conversation piece for discussing technology and social media, the Op-Doc “China’s Web Junkies” also serves as a tool for introducing students to the language of argumentation — specifically to the types of evidence writers use to support a position.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The Blizzard of 1888

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:49am
Though the great blizzard of 2015 mostly missed New York City in the end, it had New Yorkers, and the New York Times Archives Twitter feed, remembering storms of the past — and none more dramatic than the Great White Hurricane of 1888.






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The Learning Network: How Much Freedom Have Your Parents Given You?

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 6:11am
How old were you when your parents first let you cross the street alone? Take public transportation alone? How much do your parents hover and worry over your academic, physical and psychological development?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Outliving Horror for 70 Years and Never Forgetting

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:30am
Why did more than 3,000 guests, including Holocaust survivors and foreign dignitaries, gather at Auschwitz-Birkenau this week?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Times Square at a Crossroads of Its Own

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:28am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 26 article, “Times Square’s Crushing Success Raises Questions About Its Future.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | stem

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 1,761 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Vanderbilt Rape Convictions Stir Dismay and Denial

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:01pm
A day after two former football players were convicted of sexual assault, many students found it hard to square what happened with their views of the elite university.






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