Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: It’s the Time You Spend on an Elementary School That Makes It Special (and Hard to Leave)

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 3:04pm
What started as a relationship due to proximity evolved, at some point, into genuine affection for a school, a group of children and parents, and an entire small world that my daughter’s graduation means we’ll all leave behind.






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Motherlode Blog: What I Learned on Paternity Leave: I’m Glad to Be Back at Work

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 1:18pm
I served as my daughter’s sole caregiver long enough to know that I was ready for it to be over. Realizing that I felt that way was one of the best things about my paternity leave.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:37pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.
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Look: On Lockdown

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:24am
Students prepare for the threat of school shootings.
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The Learning Network: Celebrating Memorial Day and Looking Ahead

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 8:07am
In honor of the holiday, we’ll be off on Monday, May 26, but here are a few resources for teaching and learning about Memorial Day, as well as information about the next few weeks on our blog.






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Your Money: Class Field Trip Stops at a Local Pawnshop

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 7:41am
Brian Page, a teacher in Ohio, took students in his personal finance and economics class out into the real world for lessons on high-cost lending.
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The Learning Network: Can Students at Your School Talk Openly About Their Mental Health Issues?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 6:00am
Is depression still a taboo subject?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Young Iranians Arrested for Being Too ‘Happy in Tehran’

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:31am
How do you think these arrests will affect young Iranians’ desire to express themselves freely in public and online?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, May 23, 2014

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:11am
Can you choose the correct plural possessive noun to complete the sentence from the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | predetermine

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in five New York Times articles in the past year.






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Northern Ireland Police Sue for Boston College Interviews

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:49pm
The police said on Thursday that they were taking legal action to obtain all transcripts and recordings of interviews with paramilitary members who took part in an oral history project.






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The Learning Network: Commencement 2014 | Things to Read, Watch, Debate, Teach and Learn

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 2:31pm
Four quick activities, along with links to Times articles going back to 1901, as well as interactive graphics, videos, lesson plans and more.






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Motherlode Blog: A Big Pile of Fantastic Ideas to Get Kids Outside Making and Doing This Summer

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:55am
A different kind of summer reading: books and project links to inspire children to head outside and make, do and create.






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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Letter to Brooks: Spring Garden’

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:47am
“Letter to Brooks: Spring Garden” by Major Jackson and the article “What Is Nostalgia Good For? Quite a Bit, Research Shows” by John Tierney appear in this Poetry Pairing.






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The Learning Network: What Would You Most Like to Learn to Cook or Bake?

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 5:15am
The New York Times has just developed a new cooking site through which you can search 15,000+ recipes and watch “learn to cook” videos. What would you most like to learn to make? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Li Qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open, at 11

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:47am
Who is the youngest golfer ever to qualify for the United States Women’s Open?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, May 22, 2014

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:16am
Can you choose the word that best completes the sentence from the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | invective

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 74 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Yellen Tells N.Y.U. Graduates to Expect Failure and Learn From It

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:56pm
Janet L. Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, told the graduates that her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, did not let setbacks during the financial crisis deter his effort to revive the economy.






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The Learning Network: In Search of the Win-Win Solution: Exploring Techniques in Fair Division

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 3:46pm
In this lesson, students explore the concept of fair division by researching and demonstrating the basic techniques in this modern field.






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