Education News from NY Times

Math Under Common Core Has Even Parents Stumbling

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 9:18pm
Parents feeling helpless when confronted with first-grade math work sheets are adding to the political debate about whether the Common Core is another way in which Washington is taking over people’s lives.

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N.C.A.A. Is Reopening Inquiry Into Academic Violations at North Carolina

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 8:46pm
The investigation involves academic violations at the University of North Carolina.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | June 24-June 30, 2014

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:15pm
Iraq, the World Cup, the Supreme Court and Facebook: How well did you follow the news this week?

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Motherlode Blog: Monday Quandary: Nothing Left at the End of the Day

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:52pm
Parent seeking advice from other parents: by six or seven o’clock, I’m fried, but my children are needier than ever. How do you cope with the end of the day when the day’s been especially tough?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Water Levels on the Rise in the Great Lakes

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:30am
Why are water levels of the Great Lakes rising after many years of decreasing?

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Women Novelists

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:31am
Test your knowledge of women novelists by playing our crossword.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | lagoon

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 100 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Amid de Blasio’s Pre-K Push, a Bid to Boost Learning at a Weak Point in the Pipeline

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:46pm
With prekindergarten classes set to grow under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious plan, the ad hoc in-home day care providers that serve thousands of city children are getting fresh attention.
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International Education: Kyoto Uses Its Many Charms to Attract Foreign Students

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:02pm
International students are flocking to Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital, with 7,017 enrolling in the city's universities last year compared with 5,157 in 2009.

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International Education: Belarus’s University in Exile Looks to the West

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:01pm
To escape the restrictions of an authoritarian government, the European Humanities University moved to Lithuania, where it is now embroiled in a debate over its future.

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International Education: Many Teachers Feel Undervalued, Survey Finds

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:01pm
Yet overall job satisfaction was high, the survey said, with nine out of 10 teachers positive about their work.

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Motherlode Blog: The Battle Over Vaccinating Grandparents

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 8:19am
Before the birth of my first baby, I asked my parents and my in-laws to get the T.D.A.P. vaccine. My mother and in-laws agreed. My father refused.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Stopping Campus Rape

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 2:30pm
There are changes colleges could make in campus life that would address the root causes of sexual assaults.

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Behind Ivy Walls: Americans Think We Have the World’s Best Colleges. We Don’t.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 6:00am
The United States may have many of the best elite colleges, but over all, our higher-education system has many of the same problems found in K-12.

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An Orchestra of Little Hands and Big Dreams

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:25pm
Young musicians from disadvantaged backgrounds will show off their skills on Saturday at the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights, Manhattan.

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

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:48am
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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National Briefing | Plains: Oklahoma: Suit Challenges Repeal of Core Curriculum Standards

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:42am
A group has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a recently passed law that repealed Common Core education standards in the state.

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Motherlode Blog: An Education of the Heart: The Glenwood Towers Senior Center Prom

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:27am
Eighth graders, and the senior citizens they’ve been visiting all year, come together for an unexpectedly joyous celebration.

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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 3 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 7:01am
Our Summer Reading Contest is in its third week. To participate, just write in below by 7 a.m. Eastern on July 4 and answer the question, “What interested you most in The Times this week?”

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | U.S. Moves On With Assist From Portugal

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:30am
How far do you think the United States will advance in the World Cup? Do you think the Americans have a shot at winning the whole thing? Who do you think will win the 2014 World Cup?

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