Education News from NY Times
Updated: 5 hours 11 min ago
At a Senate committee hearing, a supporter of paid family leave tries to convince legislators on both sides of the aisle that there’s broad bipartisan support for policies that support families.
Most members of the Modern Language Association declined to vote on a measure asking the State Department to pressure Israel not to erect obstacles to Americans’ teaching at Palestinian universities.
Thousands of Massive Open Online Courses, covering everything from astrophysics to the arts, are available online.
All the Science, Math, Health and Technology lessons we published this year — with links back to our 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 collections.
This poem, by Kayla C., is one of the 11 winners of our Found Poem Student Contest. Come back every weekday through June 17 to read another.
Has it been your experience that you learn things differently or better when you write by hand? Why or why not?
Can you calculate the the approximate vertical distance between the upper and lower mezzanine levels of a New York City subway station?
The contract, agreed to in May by city officials and the teachers’ union, will increase pay but leaves many questions about future health benefits.
The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘Ginger Rogers, Who Danced With Astaire and Won an Oscar for Drama’
This poem, one of 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest, was written by Elizabeth T. and comes from Ginger Rogers’s 1995 New York Times obituary.
Our lessons are on summer vacation, but here are our social studies lesson plans for the 2013-2014 school year.
When I announced the pregnancy at a family dinner, my father reminded my younger brother that I was “helping out” friends by being their “donor.” “But David’s gay,” he helpfully reminded the table. “How can they make a baby if they’re not having sex?”
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Unveiling New Carbon Plan, E.P.A. Focuses on Flexibility
What are some of the policy options that states will have to achieve the pollution cuts required by this regulation?
The university’s attempt to connect two uptown buildings with a 10-foot-long passageway has been met with resistance.
Eleven winners, 14 runners up, and 25 honorable mentions: the best found poems of the nearly 2,000 we received. Congratulations, poets, and thank you, teachers!
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.
See how much you know about the 10 news stories in this quiz. To find the answers, click each blank and you’ll be taken to the original Times article from which the excerpt came.