Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Harsh Critics in Public Spaces, Judging Only What They See

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:11pm
Strangers like to tell me what I’m doing wrong as a parent, or at least give me hard, critical looks, all the time. But there’s a big part of our story they often don’t know.

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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Jan. 12, 2015

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:04pm
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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White House Still Backs Annual Testing in Schools

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:52am
Arne Duncan outlined the administration’s priorities for a revision of No Child Left Behind, indicating that testing was important to measuring achievement.

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The Learning Network: Where Would You Most Like to Travel?

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 6:01am
What places do you most want to visit? Why?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | New Grizzly Bears at the Central Park Zoo

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 5:40am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 8 article, “In Weather Fit for Hibernation, Central Park Grizzly Bears Debut.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Golden Globes Strike a Serious Chord

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 5:31am
Who were the winners at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | filing

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 4,219 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Obama to Call for Laws Covering Data Hacking and Student Privacy

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 11:05pm
The announcement is part of a weeklong focus on privacy and cybersecurity by President Obama ahead of his State of the Union address on Jan. 20.

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Simon & Schuster to Sell Online Courses Taught by Popular Authors

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 9:20pm
Three prominent health, finance and self-help authors will teach the first courses, which will cost $25 to $85.

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Arts, Briefly: Tony Award for Teachers

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 9:00pm
A new Tony Award will be given annually to a theater teacher who has made a “monumental impact” on the lives of students.

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Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye to Education

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 8:36pm
Educational technology companies are latecomers to exploiting the potential of the Internet, but venture capitalists seem to believe their time has come.

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Carl N. Degler, Scholarly Champion of the Oppressed in America, Dies at 93

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 6:55pm
Professor Degler, a Stanford historian, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who illuminated the role of women, the poor and minorities in the nation’s evolution.

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Obama, in Tennessee, Begins Selling His Community College Tuition Plan

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 9:54pm
The president urged Congress to allocate an estimated $60 billion over 10 years for an initiative that would be based in part on a Tennessee program.

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Students in Maryland Test Civic Participation and Win Right to Vote

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 9:36pm
The City Council in Hyattsville, Md., approved giving 16- and 17-year-olds a voice in local government.
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National Briefing | South: Florida: 6-Year Prison Term for Florida A&M University Hazing Death

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 8:35pm
A former Florida A&M University band member was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison for manslaughter and felony hazing in the death of a drum major.
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Higher Education: Obama’s Community-College Plan: A Reading List

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 5:08pm
A guide to the debate over President Obama’s plan to make community college free for many students — and the local programs that have already done so.
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Degrees of Education: Obama’s College Proposal Is Also a Bid to Rev the Economy

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:14pm
Rising education levels were a crucial factor in America’s economic growth. The president hopes they can be again.
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Motherlode Blog: Sleep’s Marketing Problem: You ‘Have To’ Go to Bed.

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 1:39pm
Sleep needs a new ad campaign, and parents need to sell it. Why don’t we remind our children of how good it feels, and how good it is for us, instead of the way we tend to insist on it?

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The Learning Network: Theater Games: Our Contribution to ‘Kids’ Night on Broadway’

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:18pm
Since Kids’ Night on Broadway is presented in New York City by The New York Times, The Learning Network helped out this year by creating two games to go into the program.

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

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:25am
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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