Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Does Suffering Make Us Stronger and Lead to Success?

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:01am
Does experiencing frustration and defeat help us develop grit? Or do you agree with Alfie Kohn that those are just unsubstantiated myths?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | X Still Marks Sunken Spot, and Gold Awaits

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:30am
To whom do you think the gold found on the S.S. Central America belongs?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | History, May 6

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:15am
Answer this question about the Hindenburg disaster of 1937.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | typhoon

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 467 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | April 29-May 5, 2014

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 2:06pm
A horse race, a Supreme Court decision and a long-awaited movie sequel: How many of the 10 questions below can you answer correctly?






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Motherlode Blog: Books to Share on Mother’s Day

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 12:59pm
Essays, memoir, fiction and humor to replace (or accompany) that vase of flowers.






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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Inferior Substitute Teaching

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 8:01am
The ninth of ten winning student editorials in our winter contest.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | May 5, 2014

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: Do You Set Rules for Yourself About How You Use Your Time?

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 5:02am
Do you worry about the amount of time you spend in front of computer and television screens?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | California Chrome Wins the Kentucky Derby

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:36am
What horse won the Kentucky Derby on Sunday?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, May 5, 2014

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:04am
Mother’s Day is May 11, and this interactive quiz and the teaching ideas that follow can help make it a language-learning opportunity






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India Ink: Legal Fight Over Nursery School Admissions Keeps Delhi Kids at Home

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 12:27am
New preschoolers are not allowed to attend school until the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court resolve the messiness that resulted when the state government revamped regulations to make admissions at nursery schools more egalitarian.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | implausible

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 133 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Vermont School Districts Consider Consolidation

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 8:07pm
The state has lost more than 20,000 students since the second half of the ’90s, and that decline helped to drive up taxes, since there are fewer families to pay for existing schools.






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Spreading the A.P. Gospel to Nurture Scientists and Engineers

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 3:15pm
A nonprofit organization founded to help improve education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is working with schools to expand the success of advanced placement classes.






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International Education: Costs Drive Both Sides of Study Abroad

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 12:37pm
Rising university tuition costs are encouraging British students to consider studying overseas, while worries about high costs and debt are deterring United States students from going abroad, a survey shows.






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International Education: Chinese Applications to U.S. Graduate Schools Decline

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 12:01pm
After a decade of robust growth, interest in graduate programs has fallen for a second year in a row. Applications from India have surged, but the trend may prove erratic.






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International Education: In Jordan, Educated Women Face Shortage of Jobs

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 12:01pm
Unemployment among highly educated women is above 35 percent in Jordan, where more women than men attend college.






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Motherlode Blog: Lackeys of Youth Soccer, That ‘Arrogant’ Sport

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 9:54am
Outside the United States, soccer is a working-class sport. Our club charges $2,200 per child per year.






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Admissions: Reasons for Hope While Applying to College

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 7:21am
There are fewer spots for American students at many top colleges. But the market has expanded in other ways.






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