Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: How Much Does It Matter to You Which High School You Attend?

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 7:14am
How does high school shape who we are–and turn out to be?

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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Dec. 8, 2014

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 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 2 p.m. Eastern time.

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Where Lost Luggage Goes

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 4:44am
Here are the first six paragraphs of a Nov. 24 article, “A Place Where Lost Luggage Gets Another Shot.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | lucre

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 12 New York Times articles in the past year.

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John Jay College to Unveil a New Tribute, in Bronze, to Its Namesake

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 10:33pm
Few images of John Jay the chief justice, governor and treaty negotiator once appeared at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, but a bronze sculpture will be unveiled Monday.
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U.A.B.’s Decision to Eliminate Football Is One Others Have Faced

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 9:10pm
Other programs with ties to Conference USA have weighed over the years whether to keep playing football, among them Tulane, Rice and Western Kentucky.

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Rolling Stone Tries to Regroup After Campus Rape Article Is Disputed

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:56pm
After The Washington Post raised doubts on its story of rape at the University of Virginia, Rolling Stone is weighing how to report on people who have suffered violence or trauma.
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Military-Style Technology Finds Way Into School District Safety Measures

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:41pm
Many experts say limited resources may be better spent on mental health services and training for teachers and students on what to do if their peers talk about bringing a gun to school.

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A Sikh Principal, Too English for a Largely Muslim School

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:16pm
Balwant Bains was at the center of the issues facing multicultural Britain, including the perennial question of balancing religious precepts and cultural identity against assimilation.

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Rensselaer President Leads List of Highest-Paid Private College Leaders

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 5:52pm
Shirley Ann Jackson of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earned $7,143,312 in 2012, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ranking of salaries at private colleges.

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New York’s Deal With Principals’ Union Includes Back Pay

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 2:10pm
New York City has reached a tentative contract deal with the union representing school principals that would raise their salaries substantially and give them retroactive pay, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Saturday.

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International Education: Asian M.B.A. Schools Rise in Esteem for Employers

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:01pm
European institutions hold steady as midsize American ones fall back, according to the Emerging-Trendence Global Employability Ranking.

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International Education: In Japanese Universities, Tradition Meets Globalization

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:01pm
Yuko Tanaka, the first female president of Japan's Hosei University, has already broken barriers. She wants to take down more, by raising the traditional institution's international profile.

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Motherlode Blog: Church on Sunday: Because Spiritual Education Takes More Than Good Intentions

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:23am
By the time we reach Sunday – this supposed day of rest – I’ve had it with arguing with my kids. I am tired of saying “no” and “because I said so.” I’m tempted to just say, “Fine, let’s skip church today.” But I don’t.

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Motherlode Blog: ‘Mama, Let Me Do Your Scarf So You Can Look Muslim’

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 8:42pm
One morning, my daughter found a scarf in my purse and declared, “Mama, let me do your scarf so you can look Muslim.” She said this in the same way you might say, “Let me do your hair so you can look beautiful.”

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After Retreat on Rolling Stone Article, Virginia Campus Still Uneasy

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 8:22pm
Students have endured a tumultuous semester: the disappearance of a sophomore, two suicides and an article about an alleged gang rape that put the university in the center of a national debate.
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Rolling Stone Cites Doubts on Its Story of University of Virginia Rape

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 1:42pm
The magazine acknowledged “discrepancies” in an article that described a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity.

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Corner Office: The Importance of Straight Talk

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 9:21am
Anne Williams-Isom, of Harlem Children’s Zone, says a mentor taught her much about authentic leadership, partly by “being really clear about what she was saying and what she needed.”
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Princeton Students Pick Experience Over Spoof in Presidential Runoff Vote

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:30pm
Ella Cheng, who has been involved with student government, defeated Will Gansa, who ran a joke campaign focused on culinary changes.

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Patrick Suppes, Pioneer in Computerized Learning, Dies at 92

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:42pm
In 1966, almost a decade before the invention of the personal computer, he predicted that children would have access to personal tutors “as well informed and as responsive as Aristotle.”

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