Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: When a Teacher Is Arrested for Child Pornography, Students Will Talk

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 8:37am
When a teacher at my children’s elementary school was arrested, the school sent an email asking parents to have older children keep quiet to protect the younger kids. But it’s impossible to put a stop to playground talk.

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Putin's Way: Putin’s Friend Profits in Purge of Schoolbooks

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 1:59pm
When the number of approved textbooks for Russia’s 14 million schoolchildren was slashed by more than half, one publisher with close ties to President Vladimir V. Putin profited handsomely.
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Herb Schapiro, Playwright Behind ‘The Me Nobody Knows,’ Dies at 85

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:35pm
Inspired by essays by urban children, Mr. Schapiro had the idea for what became a “dark and lovely” Broadway musical.
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Greek Letters at a Price

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:23pm
Looking to join a sorority? You’ll need time and money to spare. And don’t be late for meetings and events (there’s a fine for that).

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With School Ban Nearing End, New York City Works on How and When to Allow Cellphones

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 8:49pm
In an era when many parents want constant access to their children and students live in a digital social milieu, banning cellphones from schools is increasingly seen as counterproductive.
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Girl, 7, Barred From a Connecticut School Over Ebola Concerns Goes Back to Class

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 7:05pm
The family of Ikeoluwa Opayemi, 7, had sued the Milford school district after she was told to stay away from class for 21 days following a trip to Nigeria.
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Florida A&M Band Member Is Convicted in Hazing Death

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:33pm
A former band member of the university’s celebrated Marching 100 was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a popular drum major after a violent hazing ritual aboard a bus in 2011.

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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Some of Our Favorite Student Comments on Fears and Phobias

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:48pm
Favorite student answers to the question, What are your fears and phobias? Some are funny, some are poignant, and a few are so descriptive they made us leery of things that previously hadn’t scared us at all.

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Motherlode Blog: An Illustrated Guide to Eight Kinds of Halloween Candy You Won’t Like and Should Give to Me Immediately

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:27pm
Heath bars. Twix. Reeses. Spree. Seriously, you’d just hate those. Isn’t your bucket getting awfully heavy anyway?

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Motherlode Blog: Candy. It’s What’s for Dinner.

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:51pm
I’ll be cooking next week, but I’m sure not cooking tonight!
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Motherlode Blog: More Children Means More Work Productivity, Study Suggests

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:12pm
Researchers found that over the course of a 30-year career in academia, both female and male economists who were parents outperformed academic economists without children at almost every stage of their careers.

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California Race Brings Democrats’ Differences on Education Into Focus

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:50pm
The two candidates for state superintendent are at odds over tenure rules, charter schools and evaluations — and so are people on the left across the country.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 9:50am
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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The Learning Network: How Should Schools Address Cyberbullying?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:00am
Do you notice online bullying? How big of a problem is it in your school?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | This Is Your Brain on Drugs

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:44am
What did Dr. Jodi Gilman and her fellow researchers at Harvard and Northwestern University find when they reviewed composite scan of the brains of 20 pot smokers, ages 18 to 25?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Ghost in the Neighborhood Haunt?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:38am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | divest

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in 196 New York Times articles in the past year.

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New Federal Standard for Aid to For-Profit Colleges Draws Criticism

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:14pm
The gainful employment provision sets a rule based on the percentage of a program graduate’s income that can be used for loan payments.

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New York City Comptroller to Audit Success Academy Charter Network

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:02pm
Scott M. Stringer’s office said it had begun an examination of the “financial and operating practices” of Eva S. Moskowitz’s 32-school network and three other institutions.

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The Learning Network: Detection, Prevention and Treatment: Researching Issues Around Ebola in the United States

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:24pm
In this learning simulation, students are to draft a report for their boss, Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, on what lessons have been learned so far in preventing the Ebola virus from spreading in the U.S.

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