Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | pre-empt

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 315 New York Times articles in the past year.






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California Bill Sets Sights on Curbing Campus Sexual Assaults

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 9:18pm
The state is poised to become the first to require all colleges receiving state funds to bolster their efforts and require that students give active consent before all sexual activity.






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Mayor Agrees to Accommodate 4 Larger or New Charter Schools

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:27pm
Under a new state law, New York City must offer free space in public buildings or or help with the cost of renting private space.






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Motherlode Blog: Those ‘Mysterious Deadly Virus’ Headlines? Don’t Panic. Do Watch That Cold, and Wash Your Hands.

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:40am
Strains of enterovirus circulate every year. This year, the number of children affected is high, but the symptoms themselves (fever and coughing) are consistent with the way this virus has behaved in the past.






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Motherlode Blog: Making New Friends: In Praise of Name Tags

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:40am
One of the most exhausting things about being new to a situation is having to learn everyone’s name. That’s why I love name tags.






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The Learning Network: Teaching World War I With The New York Times

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:47am
In this lesson we offer a series of topics and questions paired with Times essays, articles, slide shows and videos to help students dig deeper into the causes, effects and overall legacy of World War I.






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The Learning Network: What New Technologies or Tech Toys Are You Most Excited About?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 5:02am
If you had the money, would you want the new Apple smartwatch or the iPhone 6? If not, what other new technologies or tech toys are you interested in? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A New Dinosaur

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:15am
Below are six paragraphs from the Sept. 4 article “Argentine Dinosaur Was an Estimated 130,000 Pounds, and Still Growing.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | indemnify

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 21 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Foundation Sends Kin of 9/11 Victims to College

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:08pm
Families of Freedom, formed a week after the 2001 attacks, will continue to provide scholarships through 2030.
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Motherlode Blog: A Simple ‘Dump-It’ Meal for a Busy Tuesday

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:05pm
A dinner designed for a parent with more on his or her mind than “I wonder if rice wine vinegar or tarragon vinegar would be better here.”






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Motherlode Blog: A Fast, Simple Dinner for a Monday Night

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:49pm
A detailed plan for getting dinner on the table tonight.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Aug. 26-Sept. 8, 2014

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:00am
Welcome to our first quiz of the academic year, and look for Weekly News Quizzes each Tuesday morning. The questions here cover two weeks of headlines. Take the quiz to see what you know!






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The Learning Network: Do Sports Teams Have a Responsibility to Hold Players to a Standard for Their Personal Conduct?

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:00am
How seriously should teams take allegations and evidence of wrongdoing in players’ personal lives?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | When Worker Bees Get a Promotion

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:30am
How might scientists use similar data-rich surveillance to learn more about other insects’ behavior?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Texting Anxiety Caused by Little Bubbles

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:41am
Below are six paragraphs from the Aug. 29 essay about texting, “Bubbles Carry a Lot of Weight.” We have dropped a word in each paragraph. Can you choose the best one for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | psychosis

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 78 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Behind Ivy Walls: Top Colleges That Enroll Rich, Middle Class and Poor

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:00pm
A new index measures which colleges have the most economically diverse student bodies — and charge the least to lower-income students.






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Laughs and Accolades as Clinton and Bush Introduce a Leadership Program

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 1:23pm
The two former presidents exchanged compliments in Washington on Monday as part of an initiative involving four presidential libraries.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Changes to a High School Schedule

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:52am
If your student is unhappy, do you encourage the child to advocate for a different schedule, regardless of the official word on allowable changes?






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