Education News from NY Times

Grading Universities: For Inspiration in Creating College Ratings, Look to Health Care

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:59am
A cautionary tale as the Obama administration prepares a system that it hopes will improve college quality and hold down tuition costs.

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Motherlode Blog: Quandary Update: Yes to the Dog, Not Yet to the Baby

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:19am
“Without some of the comments, I’m not sure we’d have Buddy now, and he’s brought us so much happiness.”

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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 15, 2014

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:08am
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: Should Parents Limit How Much Time Children Spend on Tech Devices?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:01am
Do your parents limit how much time you spend on technology? Do they set limits on the types of things you are allowed to do with screens?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Brain Trauma to Affect One in Three Players, N.F.L. Agrees

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:30am
Why did 5,000 former players sue the N.F.L.?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Minecraft and Microsoft

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:27am
Below are six paragraphs from the Sept. 10 article “Microsoft Sees More Than Fun in a Game Like Minecraft.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | dissection

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 77 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Penn State Faithful Rejoice After Penalties Are Lifted

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:27pm
The news that bowl eligibility and scholarship figures were to be restored was deeply felt on a campus.

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With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 9:48pm
Parent groups and privacy advocates are challenging the practices of an industry built on data collection, and California has passed wide-ranging legislation protecting students’ personal information.
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In Florida Student Assaults, an Added Burden on Accusers

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 8:55pm
Last year, the Tallahassee police’s handling of a rape accusation against Jameis Winston drew attention to its failure to adequately investigate. Now, an examination shows a pattern to the handling of such complaints.
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International Education: Humanities Departments Are Largely Spared the Ax

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:00pm
A survey in the United States found little effect from the recession in eight primary disciplines.

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Motherlode Blog: ‘Just a Stepmother’ Sending a Son to College Without Tears

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 8:36am
Being happy as my stepson leaves us for college isn’t a sign of a lack of connection or love. It’s a sign of pride.

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Motherlode Blog: The Mechanics of Homework

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 2:06pm
Right now, homework is feeling like an instrument of torture designed to destroy my relationship with my children. But we go through this every September. It will get better.

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Open Source: Professor’s Angry Tweets on Gaza Cost Him a Job

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:31pm
The University of Illinois rescinded a job offer to a professor over concerns about the tenor of his criticism of Israel’s Gaza offensive on Twitter.
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On Religion: Social Worker Spreads a Message of Acceptance to Mormons With Gay Children

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:16pm
Caitlin Ryan, a California social worker, developed a program that uses supportive meetings, videos, handbooks and research to help Mormon families accept their gay children.
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Room for Debate: How to Diversify Teaching

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:25pm
What can be done to make a career in education more attractive to men and people of color?

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Motherlode Blog: The End of a Week of Cooking, and a Weekend Plan

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:13pm
After a week of cooking, Friday is a night off before weekend meals and planning for next week.

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Motherlode Blog: Thursday Dinner, Faster Than Delivery

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:21am
Salad Pizza: If you’ve got a ball of whole-wheat pizza dough, you can get dinner on the table faster than you could get it delivered.

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

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:14am
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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Retiring: Student Loan Debt Burdens More Than Just Young People

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:15am
About two million Americans age 60 and older are in debt from unpaid student loans, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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