Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Telling Congress What Families Need, One City, State or Hearing at a Time

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:03pm
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.






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Scholars’ Bid to Criticize Israel’s Actions Is Rejected

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 8:19pm
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.






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App Smart: Via Tablet or Smartphone, Learning With MOOCs

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:34pm
Thousands of Massive Open Online Courses, covering everything from astrophysics to the arts, are available online.
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The Learning Network: Year-End Roundup, 2013-14 | Math, Science, Health and Technology

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:55pm
All the Science, Math, Health and Technology lessons we published this year — with links back to our 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 collections.






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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘I want to be a pilot’

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:07am
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.






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The Learning Network: When Do You Write by Hand?

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 5:04am
Has it been your experience that you learn things differently or better when you write by hand? Why or why not?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | New U.S. Effort to Aid Unaccompanied Child Migrants

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:49am
Why has there been a recent surge in children attempting to enter the country illegally?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Math, June 4, 2014

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:18am
Can you calculate the the approximate vertical distance between the upper and lower mezzanine levels of a New York City subway station?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | mite

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 59 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York City Teachers Vote for Raise and a Nine-Year Contract

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 6:43pm
The contract, agreed to in May by city officials and the teachers’ union, will increase pay but leaves many questions about future health benefits.






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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘Ginger Rogers, Who Danced With Astaire and Won an Oscar for Drama’

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 2:33pm
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.






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The Learning Network: Year-End Roundup 2013-2014 | Social Studies, History, Geography and Civics

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:30am
Our lessons are on summer vacation, but here are our social studies lesson plans for the 2013-2014 school year.






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Motherlode Blog: Sperm Donation is Full of Euphemisms, and an 11-Year-Old is Full of Questions

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:22am
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?”






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Unveiling New Carbon Plan, E.P.A. Focuses on Flexibility

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 10:59am
What are some of the policy options that states will have to achieve the pollution cuts required by this regulation?






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The Learning Network: Do You Like School?

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 8:08am
Do you look forward to going to school in the morning?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | pliable

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 42 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Appraisal: Seeking to Expand an Uptown Site, N.Y.U. Finds Itself in an Alley Fight

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:05pm
The university’s attempt to connect two uptown buildings with a 10-foot-long passageway has been met with resistance.






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The Learning Network: The Winners of Our Fifth Annual Found Poetry Contest

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:14pm
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!






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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:44pm
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | May 27-June 2, 2014

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:43pm
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.






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