Education News from NY Times

Ukrainian Students to Take Russians’ Places in U.S. Exchange Program

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:04pm
Russia’s decision to cancel a longstanding high school exchange program with the United States has opened more slots for students from Ukraine.
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University Acquires Flannery O’Connor’s Papers and Effects

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:59pm
Emory University has acquired an important — and huge — trove of the Georgia-born author Flannery O’Connor’s papers and effects.
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Motherlode Blog: With Black Students, Some Schools Are More Ready to Punish Than Help

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:41pm
My son’s school seemed to see him as a bad child, not a child with needs the school could help to address.






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Motherlode Blog: The Surprising Value of Journaling an Ordinary Day

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:27pm
If you keep a journal, it’s not the record of the momentous events that will bring you the most pleasure later. It’s the little things.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Where Are You Delivering?’ Omaha.

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:25pm
We are traveling – by car, as a family – 1,200 miles so that I can give birth in Omaha, which is where I am from. The waiting lists to be a part of midwifery practices on the East Coast and the overbooked schedules of its clinicians wore me down.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2014

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:48pm
Have you been following the news the past week? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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Motherlode Blog: Challenged by My Catholic School’s Choices, and Challenging It in Return

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:49am
When I first heard what happened to Barb Webb, a married lesbian and teacher at my former Catholic high school who, after 9 years of teaching there, was fired after she announced her pregnancy, I was shocked—and then I wasn’t.






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The Learning Network: Should Colleges Find a Better Way to Admit Students?

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:00am
Do you think a traditional college application is the best way to communicate who you are as a student?






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The Food Issue: How School Lunch Became the Latest Political Battleground

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:58am
Inside the Obama administration’s standoff with Republicans, the food industry and the nation’s lunch ladies over the future of the cafeteria.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Supreme Court Hands Gay Marriage a Tacit Victory

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:30am
Where is same-sex marriage legal in the United States? Where is it still banned? Do you notice any trends in the map? Are same-sex marriages legal in your state?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | inquisitor

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 33 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Microsoft and Other Firms Pledge to Protect Student Data

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:00am
The participating companies are publicly committing themselves not to sell information on kindergartners through 12th graders.
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Las Vegas Schools Groan From Growing Pains

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:50pm
Teachers are scrambling to educate students without the classrooms they need and with no prospect of new ones being built anytime soon, as people move back.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Health Costs Imposed on Teachers

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:57pm
Philadelphia teachers vowed to fight a sudden move by the district Monday that cancels their union contract and requires them to start paying health premiums of $55 to $140 a month.
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Stem: Preparing Your Child for Common Core Tests

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:58pm
The when and what kind of tests depend on the state, but make sure your children take the tutorial about using the computer.






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Motherlode Blog: The Issue With Sexting Isn’t the Sex. It’s the Text.

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:08pm
“I’ll show you mine, you show yours” has been around for a long time. It’s the medium that makes it different and scary.






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Motherlode Blog: Picture Day Quandary: Can She Wear the Tiara?

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:59am
A reader asks: my 7-year-old daughter announced last week that she would be wearing a tiara for picture day. This was not ok by me, but I decided to keep silent. What would you have done?






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The Learning Network: Do You Wish You Had More Privacy Online?

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:01am
What does privacy mean to you?






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Oct. 6, 2014

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 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 | New Bears for the Central Park Zoo

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:42am
Below are the eight paragraphs of the Sept. 30 article, “With Big Pawprints to Fill, Zoo Prepares for Grizzlies.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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