Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | seminal

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:06am
This word has appeared in 272 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Princeton Is Proposing to End Limit on Giving A’s

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:29pm
The president endorses an approach that would encourage individual academic departments to set their own grading standards.






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Motherlode Blog: If We Link Boys With Bedlam, What Does That Say to Our Girls?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:14pm
Our hosts this summer, all parents of girls, shook their heads ruefully as my sons romped. If I hear disapproval of my sons’ behavior in their comments, surely their daughters hear approval of more placid ways.






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Motherlode Blog: Simple Solutions for Back-to-School Student Organization (Sorry, No Trapper Keeper)

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:28am
Once, the Trapper Keeper promised to solve your organizational woes while simultaneously elevating you to cool-kid status. Today’s organizational systems should be even simpler (no gadgets required).






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Philippe Petit Walks Tightrope Between the Twin Towers

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:17am
On Aug. 7, 1974 Philippe Petit walked a tightrope between the twin towers, later telling The Times, “If I see three oranges I have to juggle, and if I see two towers I have to walk.”






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Comic-Con 2014

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:08am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | European Spacecraft Pulls Alongside Comet

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 4:30am
What clues do you think scientists might uncover about our solar system by studying a comet in such close detail?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Natural Resources

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of natural resources by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | melee

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 82 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York City Libraries Struggle to Meet Demand for English-Language Classes

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 8:08pm
In a city where about 3.9 million residents speak a language other than English at home, the classes are so popular that people in some neighborhoods stand in line for hours to sign up.






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Letter From India: The Reality of English's Role in India

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:42pm
Protests over the use of English in a civil-service exam highlight the complex role the language plays in the country's social makeup.
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Motherlode Blog: ‘Would You Like Us to Arrest Him?’

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 9:17am
After my 15-year-old was flashed on the street, my instinct was to shelter her. She had a stronger response in mind.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Subway Acrobats

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:03am
We have dropped a verb in each paragraph, and it’s your job to choose the best one for each blank.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Ebola Outbreak

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:45am
How does Ebola spread?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Musical Notation

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:31am
Test your knowledge of musical notation by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | clamor

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 143 New York Times articles in the past year.






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N.C.A.A. May Let Its Top Conferences Play by Their Own Rules

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:21pm
The powerhouses of college sports are expected to gain preliminary approval to break away from some of the strictures of the N.C.A.A., which would give them more freedom to govern themselves and could allow athletes a share of the wealth.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 6 | ‘I Will Always Be What I Am: A Precrastinator’

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:52pm
This week our winner is Sarah Toscano, and our Penguin Young Readers Group judge was Katherine Howe.






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College Costs: Amherst College and Financial Aid

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:59am
The published price at Amherst has soared in recent years. The actual price is virtually unchanged.
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Motherlode Blog: Telling the Kids: ‘We’re Moving.’

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:15am
Telling my children we were moving from Atlanta to Nashville was easier than I thought it would be. Getting over worrying about how the move would affect them was not.






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