Education News from NY Times

In Atlanta, Jury Selection Is Set to Begin in Test Scandal

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 8:10pm
Twelve former public school employees are accused of conspiring to alter and boost students’ standardized test scores.

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International Education: A New Ratio for the Japanese Cram School

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:01pm
Prep schools offering private or semiprivate instruction are a growing alternative to the usual large-group experience.

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International Education: Creating an Ever-Flexible Center for Tech Innovation

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:01pm
Cornell Tech, a campus being built by Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, is preparing for a future it can't yet imagine.

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Motherlode Blog: If My Son Loves Football, Can He Still Love Me?

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:16am
My husband and I consider our family progressive. We’re all for boys in pink playing with dolls. But progressive really means letting your children choose what to love, and my son loves football.

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How to Learn the Law Without Law School

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 9:20pm
No degree. No debt. No problem? Why and how some aspiring lawyers are skipping law school.

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News Analysis: 99-Page Ruling in O’Bannon Case Is Missing Something: Clarity

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 5:06pm
Judge Claudia Wilken gave N.C.A.A. officials hope that any required changes might not be the death knell that seemed imminent.

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Sports of The Times: Prime Prep Academy, Founded by Deion Sanders, Comes Under Scrutiny

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 3:53pm
With its academics and its finances under fire, the Texas sports academy created by Deion Sanders, the Hall of Fame cornerback and N.F.L. commentator, is facing the loss of its state charter.

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Correlations: Study on Parental Longevity Is Short on Causation

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:51pm
Maybe parents who send their children to college will live longer, but a recent study did not prove it.

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

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:39pm
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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Value of a Degree: What We Mean When We Say Student Debt Is Bad

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:42pm
Student loans need reform. But recent gloomy reports obscure the key benefit of borrowing for college: a college education.
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Your Money Adviser: A Quandary Over Textbooks: Whether to Buy or Rent

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:54am
The cost of textbooks continue to rise, but alternatives like renting books and downloading “open source” course documents help to keep costs manageable.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 9 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:02am
This week our Penguin Young Adult guest judge is Meg Wolitzer, and submissions are due by Aug. 15 at 7 a.m. Eastern.

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Thrill Seeking in Utah

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:04am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Fears Rise Over Wealth Gap as Top College Conferences Push Overhaul

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:30am
What evidence does the article cite to show how college athletics have become a multimillion-dollar enterprise at some universities?

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Physical Fitness

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:34am
Test your knowledge of physical fitness by playing our crossword.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | seminal

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:06am
This word has appeared in 272 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Princeton Is Proposing to End Limit on Giving A’s

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:29pm
The president endorses an approach that would encourage individual academic departments to set their own grading standards.

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Motherlode Blog: If We Link Boys With Bedlam, What Does That Say to Our Girls?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:14pm
Our hosts this summer, all parents of girls, shook their heads ruefully as my sons romped. If I hear disapproval of my sons’ behavior in their comments, surely their daughters hear approval of more placid ways.

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Motherlode Blog: Simple Solutions for Back-to-School Student Organization (Sorry, No Trapper Keeper)

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:28am
Once, the Trapper Keeper promised to solve your organizational woes while simultaneously elevating you to cool-kid status. Today’s organizational systems should be even simpler (no gadgets required).

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Philippe Petit Walks Tightrope Between the Twin Towers

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:17am
On Aug. 7, 1974 Philippe Petit walked a tightrope between the twin towers, later telling The Times, “If I see three oranges I have to juggle, and if I see two towers I have to walk.”

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