Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | delta

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 88 New York Times articles in the past year.

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UVA Fraternity Reinstated After Rolling Stone Article on Rape

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 9:11pm
The University of Virginia, guided by the local police, on Monday reinstated Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the center of a magazine article detailing gang rape allegations that later came into question.

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Motherlode Blog: Quandary: When Cousins Aren’t Friends

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 7:13pm
How do you help a child navigate continuing, but always fluctuating, family relationships — or should you just resolutely stay out of the way?

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Motherlode Blog: Child With Symptoms? App Lets You Text Doctors, With No Guarantees

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 5:28pm
A variety of apps and online services put you in touch with medical providers, but users should be aware of who they’re talking to (or texting with).
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Motherlode Blog: Harsh Critics in Public Spaces, Judging Only What They See

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:11pm
Strangers like to tell me what I’m doing wrong as a parent, or at least give me hard, critical looks, all the time. But there’s a big part of our story they often don’t know.

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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Jan. 12, 2015

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:04pm
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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White House Still Backs Annual Testing in Schools

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:52am
Arne Duncan outlined the administration’s priorities for a revision of No Child Left Behind, indicating that testing was important to measuring achievement.

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The Learning Network: Where Would You Most Like to Travel?

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 6:01am
What places do you most want to visit? Why?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | New Grizzly Bears at the Central Park Zoo

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 5:40am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 8 article, “In Weather Fit for Hibernation, Central Park Grizzly Bears Debut.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Golden Globes Strike a Serious Chord

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 5:31am
Who were the winners at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | filing

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 4,219 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Obama to Call for Laws Covering Data Hacking and Student Privacy

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 11:05pm
The announcement is part of a weeklong focus on privacy and cybersecurity by President Obama ahead of his State of the Union address on Jan. 20.

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Simon & Schuster to Sell Online Courses Taught by Popular Authors

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 9:20pm
Three prominent health, finance and self-help authors will teach the first courses, which will cost $25 to $85.

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Arts, Briefly: Tony Award for Teachers

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 9:00pm
A new Tony Award will be given annually to a theater teacher who has made a “monumental impact” on the lives of students.

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Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye to Education

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 8:36pm
Educational technology companies are latecomers to exploiting the potential of the Internet, but venture capitalists seem to believe their time has come.

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Carl N. Degler, Scholarly Champion of the Oppressed in America, Dies at 93

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 6:55pm
Professor Degler, a Stanford historian, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who illuminated the role of women, the poor and minorities in the nation’s evolution.

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Obama, in Tennessee, Begins Selling His Community College Tuition Plan

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 9:54pm
The president urged Congress to allocate an estimated $60 billion over 10 years for an initiative that would be based in part on a Tennessee program.

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Students in Maryland Test Civic Participation and Win Right to Vote

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 9:36pm
The City Council in Hyattsville, Md., approved giving 16- and 17-year-olds a voice in local government.
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National Briefing | South: Florida: 6-Year Prison Term for Florida A&M University Hazing Death

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 8:35pm
A former Florida A&M University band member was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison for manslaughter and felony hazing in the death of a drum major.
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Higher Education: Obama’s Community-College Plan: A Reading List

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 5:08pm
A guide to the debate over President Obama’s plan to make community college free for many students — and the local programs that have already done so.
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