Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Kids Need More Structured Playtime, Not Less

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 2:05pm
Kids today, either because they’re continually entertained by digital devices or continually ferried from lesson to practice to playdate, don’t know how to handle unstructured time unless we teach them.






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New York Said to Be on Verge of 9-Year Deal With Teachers’ Union

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:22pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s potential agreement with the United Federation of Teachers, which would include retroactive pay, would settle a nearly five-year labor dispute.






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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Sweeping the States’

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:08am
This Poetry Pairing features “Sweeping the States” by Jacob Saenz and the article “Drought Takes Its Toll on a Texas Business and a Town” by Manny Fernandez.






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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Short-Changing Canada’s Veterans

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:10am
We’re publishing one of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest each day. This essay calling for more government support for members of the military in Canada is by Talia V.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Suddenly Everyone, It Seems, Wants to Buy the Clippers

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 7:18am
Why may the Los Angeles Clippers franchise be for sale soon?






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The Learning Network: What Movies Do You Watch, or Reference, Over and Over?

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 5:08am
What movies do you find yourself quoting, referencing, thinking about or watching over and over? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, May 1, 2014

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:10am
Can you choose the best synonym for “eminence-grise,” as it is used in the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | clangor

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past year.






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Gotham: 2 Law Students Get a Lesson on the First Amendment, Complete With Subpoenas

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 9:56pm
Daniel E. Straus, a trustee at the New York University School of Law, has subpoenaed two students for their correspondence after they denounced his treatment of labor.






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A Walmart Fortune, Spreading Charter Schools

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 9:17pm
The foundation led by the family that built Walmart has spent more than $1 billion on some of the fastest-growing, and most divisive, trends in education.






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The Learning Network: Where Did You Get Those Genes? Researching Advances In Genetics

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 5:29pm
In this lesson, we offer a collection of teaching ideas using recent Times coverage about how genes work, how we can work with them and where they come from.






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Motherlode Blog: When College Isn’t in the Cards

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:39pm
Many high school seniors are making decisions right now about where they want to begin college in the fall. But a traditional four-year college isn’t for everybody. We gathered stories from parents and students who made other choices.






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Motherlode Blog: Stop Worrying About Your Child Getting Into College. Worry About What Happens Next.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:35pm
Amidst all the hand-wringing about elite college admission rates, many parents and students are missing the point. It doesn’t matter where you go to school if you can’t graduate.






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Test Prep Endures in New York Schools, Despite Calls to Ease It

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 9:47am
New York City’s schools chancellor said in December that she would limit state exams’ role in measuring student progress, but test prep, and the anxiety it causes, is as robust as ever.






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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | National Parks: Ecology and Economy

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 9:40am
Another winning essay from our Student Editorial Contest, this one by Matty H.






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The Learning Network: Do We Need New Ways to Identify Gender and Sexuality?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 5:07am
Do you think we need new ways to identify gender and sexuality differences beyond the binary choice “male” and “female,” whether on social media or on official forms like driver’s licenses and passports?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Formal Breakup With Prom Wear

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:41am
Who, interviewed in this article, wants to “punch prom in the face by wearing pants”?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Math, April 30, 2014

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:12am
Can you calculate the amount a family spends on average for a child to go to Boston College, and what percentage of their income this amount represents?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | grate

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 126 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Virginia Attorney General Opens In-State Tuition to Students Brought to U.S. Illegally

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 8:48pm
Attorney General Mark R. Herring, a Democrat, issued the legal opinion after Republicans in the General Assembly killed a state Dream Act early this year.






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