Education News from NY Times

International Education: Dagestan, a Leader in ‘Education Tourism’

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 1:01pm
Dagestan has a gained a reputation for so-called education tourism, because it’s easier for students to cheat their way through Russia’s college entry exams there.
    
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F.C.C. Says It Will Double Spending on High-Speed Internet in Schools and Libraries

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:41pm
Financing for an increase to $2 billion a year will come from restructuring the $2.4 billion E-Rate program.
    





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Preoccupations: Reopening an Employment Door to the Young

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 9:59am
Many employers lament recent graduates’ lack of specialized skills. But a management consultant says these young people still offer much potential for a company’s future.
    





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Funds Meant for Charters May Be Diverted to Pre-K

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:33pm
Carmen Fariña, the new schools chancellor, said she plans to take $210 million reserved for charter schools and use it to create thousands of new prekindergarten seats.
    





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Fight Over Effective Teachers Shifts to Courtroom

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:16pm
Nine public school students are challenging California’s tenure system, arguing that their right to a quality education is violated by job protections that make it too difficult to fire bad instructors.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Reader Idea | Practicing ‘Detective Skills’ With Infamous Local News Stories

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 8:00am
New York City students learn about important local news stories by looking closely at photographs and matching them to clues about the “who, what, where, when, why and how” of the original story.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What Are Your Secret Survival Strategies?

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 6:00am
When do you use these strategies — in school, home, with friends or elsewhere? Are they effective?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The Year of the Horse

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 5:30am
What is the significance of the Chinese New Year?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, Jan. 31, 2014

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 5:18am
Can you choose the word pair that correctly completes the sentences from the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | homespun

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 67 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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National Briefing | Rockies: Utah: School Takes Lunches From Students in Debt

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:34pm
Parents say about 50 elementary students in Salt Lake City had their school lunches thrown out because money was owed on their accounts.
    





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Dalton School Apologizes for Screening Slavery Satire

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:49pm
The edgy and comical treatment of slavery in the mockumentary, “C.S.A.,” provoked complaints, and the private school organized meetings to apologize.
    





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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Using Times Articles for ‘Copy-Change’ Text Collaborations

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:34am
In this idea, students collaborate to write a piece about “To Kill a Mockingbird” by “copy-changing” the words, sentences and paragraphs of a Times article into a version that is entirely new.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘O Me! O Life!’

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 8:06am
“O Me! O Life!” by Walt Whitman and “Finding Purpose After Living With Delusion,” an article by Benedict Carey, appear in this Poetry Pairing.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Do You Ever Feel Overlooked and Underappreciated?

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 6:00am
Do you ever feel as if you play second fiddle to a friend, sibling or someone else?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Ice Storm Strands Thousands in Ill-Equipped South

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 5:30am
Why did so many problems occur if the region knew the storm was coming?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Jan. 30, 2014

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 5:10am
Can you choose the best synonym for “impecunious,” as it is used in the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | vivisection

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in nine New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Writing Book Reports With Help From New York Times Book Reviews

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 10:02am
This Reader Idea uses a New York Times book review by popular Young Adult author John Green as a mentor text to show students that book reports can go far beyond plot summaries.
    





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The Learning Network: How Long Is It O.K. to Linger in a Cafe or Restaurant?

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 6:01am
Should patrons be considerate of a business’s need to make money? Should they make room for other customers? Or should a public space like McDonald’s be available for everyone as long as they want?
    





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