Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Cutting It Short

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 6:30am
We’re publishing one of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest each day. This essay is by Eric V.

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The Learning Network: Do You Take More Risks When You Are Around Your Friends?

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 5:01am
What role does peer pressure play in making decisions?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Los Angeles Clippers Turn Shirts Inside Out in Protest

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:28am
Why did the Los Angeles Clippers turn their shirts inside out on Sunday?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, April 28, 2014

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:11am
April 29 is International Dance Day. Here are some ideas for using it to teach English Language Learners.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | obtuse

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 28 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Briefly: International Education: Denmark Outlines Plan to Attract Foreign Students

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:02pm
The plan aims to make programs more international, reduce dropouts among foreign students and help them find employment in Denmark after graduation.

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International Education: Adapting for the Future at European University Conference

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:01pm
European education policy makers are looking at how new teaching tools and changes in the student body could significantly alter the university landscape.

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International Education: Black Colleges in U.S. Struggle to Reconnect to World

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:01pm
Historically black colleges in the United States have a legacy of international engagement but are now lagging behind their predominantly white peers in international outreach.

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Motherlode Blog: When a Working Grandma Can’t Afford to Babysit, a Tradition Ends

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 8:36am
My great-grandmother cared for my mom and aunt while my grandparents worked. My grandmother cared for me and my sister while my parents worked. But my mom can’t afford to do the same for me.

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New York Finds Space for 3 Charter Schools

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 9:29pm
The schools had been at the heart of a battle between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Eva S. Moskowitz, the leader of a high-performing charter network.

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Getting Into the Ivies

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 4:08pm
Why is it harder than it used to be? Colleges are globalized.

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University of North Carolina Is at Odds With a Raleigh Newspaper

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 1:38pm
The University of North Carolina has been at odds with a journalist for a Raleigh newspaper over his exposés of academic malfeasance at the university, some of it relating to athletes.

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Technophoria: A Student-Data Collector Drops Out

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 10:29am
The demise of inBloom, after just 15 months in operation, offers a cautionary tale for purveyors of education technology software.

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Obama Administration Plans New Rules to Grade Teacher Training Programs

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 8:14pm
By this summer, officials will propose systems to rate all teacher preparation programs, which teachers themselves have often complained do not adequately prepare them for the classroom.

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Motherlode Blog: I Was Taught That Getting Pregnant Is Easy for Black Girls — Too Easy. But It Wasn’t for Me.

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 7:39pm
When I grew up on the South Side of Chicago, I was taught that my mission was to get out of high school without a baby. I thought that once I was ready, those babies that came too easily, and too early, for many girls I knew would come readily to me. That didn’t happen.

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With Philadelphia Shortfall, Schools Face Renewed Cuts

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 7:24pm
About 2,350 jobs could be eliminated next year unless the district finds funding to bridge its new shortfall, the superintendent said.
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Off the Charts: Fewer U.S. Graduates Opt for College After High School

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:41pm
From a high point of 70.1 percent in 2009, the percentage of new graduates going to college dropped to 65.9 percent last year, the lowest figure in a decade.
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James Baldwin, Born 90 Years Ago, Is Fading in Classrooms

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:00pm
James Baldwin, the Harlem-born author of the classic “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” was born 90 years ago this year, and educators are trying to inspire renewed interest in his work.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 11:20am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

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Motherlode Blog: A Single Adoptive Mother — in 1937

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 9:24am
In 1937, the editors of Ladies Home Journal published an essay, “I Just Adopted a Baby!” It was just another piece about the joys and challenges of family life — but this time, from the perspective of a single working parent.

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