Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Is the Minimum Wage Too Low?

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:46am
Does a higher minimum wage lift families out of poverty? Or would it force employers to hire fewer workers?






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At New York Private Schools, Challenging White Privilege From the Inside

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:00am
In a new type of diversity initiative at elite institutions, students explore privilege and power and are encouraged to think about social justice in a personal way.
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Ideology Seen as Factor in Closings in University of North Carolina System

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:11pm
A panel in North Carolina has recommended closing three academic centers, including a poverty center and one dedicated to social change, sparking outrage among liberals.






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Howard University Fills in Wikipedia’s Gaps in Black History

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 9:14pm
Students and faculty at the university, one of the nation’s pre-eminent historically black higher education institutions, set out Thursday to expand entries and create new ones.






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Fraternity Sues Wesleyan University Over Order to Admit Women

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 7:05pm
Delta Kappa Epsilon and its alumni organization filed the suit seeking a temporary injunction, saying the policy put in place by the Connecticut university in the name of equality was, in fact, discriminatory.






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | China

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 5:18pm
Test your knowledge of China by playing our crossword.






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Motherlode Blog: The Magical Morality of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 5:13pm
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle’s “cures” manage to unite reading parents and children in mocking common childhood faults.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | King Tut’s Tomb

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 5:07pm
On Feb. 16, 1923, the burial chamber of King Tutankhamen’s recently unearthed tomb was unsealed in Egypt. The New York Times called it “perhaps, the most extraordinary day in the whole history of Egyptian excavation.”






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Motherlode Blog: An Open Egg Donor, Now Reversing the Role

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 9:51am
I chose my son by clicking and unclicking a series of boxes, looking for a sperm donor. Fifteen years ago, the roles were reversed: I was an egg donor.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | migrant

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 2:13am
This word has appeared in 926 New York Times articles in the past year.






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A Bid for Guns on Campuses to Deter Rape

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:55pm
As lawmakers in 10 states push for so-called campus carry laws, an argument is taking shape: Arming female students will help reduce sexual assault.






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New York Compels 20 School Districts to Lower Barriers to Immigrants

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 9:44pm
The districts, which were found to be illegally blocking enrollment of undocumented immigrant children, will stop requests to prove residency and train enrollment officials.
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We’re Sorry, Applicants. We Accepted You in Error.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 7:39pm
About 800 candidates for Carnegie Mellon’s well-respected graduate school of computer science were told they had been admitted in error.
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Motherlode Blog: ​Advice for Finding Your Groove

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:41am
Getting an email “obsession” under control, focusing on the task at hand, and finding time for gratitude and exercise.






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Black History Month

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 9:44am
Test your knowledge of Black History Month by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Should Farm Animals Have More Legal Protections?

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 6:00am
Are new laws needed to ensure that animals are raised — and slaughtered — in a more humane way?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Hand of a Superhero

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 5:30am
How did a prosthetic hand change Dawson Riverman’s life?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Westminster Dog Show

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 5:06am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 16 article, “Westminster Dog Show Offers No Joy for Fans of a Charming Galoot.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | auxiliary

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in 191 New York Times articles in the past year






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Economic Scene: The Promise and Failure of Community Colleges

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 7:17pm
President Obama’s offer of a full ride to community college should increase enrollment, but its success will depend more on how many students graduate.






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