Education News from NY Times
Updated: 2 hours 13 min ago
Because of changes in the new teachers’ contract, a number of schools are moving up the start of the school day, and more than a few parents are not happy about it.
Some 13-year-olds are deep into teen culture, others little changed from the kids they were at a younger age. Subjective age varies, and that variation can raise a red flag for some young teens.
Was the 2013-14 school year, with its Common Core, its policy debates and its snow days, a success for education, for schools, or for students?
Are you familiar with the new Common Core standards? Have you noticed any shift in teaching at your school aligned with the new standards? Do you have an opinion about the Common Core? Explain.
Louisiana’s governor said on Wednesday that his state would end its enactment of the educational guidelines, but other officials immediately said that he had overstepped his authority.
Fafsa’s complicated application form discourages many from going to college. Our bill proposes replacing it with just two simple questions.
Hampshire College, in Amherst, Mass., said Wednesday it would no longer consider SAT or ACT scores in admissions or financial aid decisions.
Some camps, in an effort to end not just the “fat talk,” but the mindset that leads to it, have put in place rules banning all body talk: positive, negative or in between.
The meat-loving Ruder family loved the lasagna, the Big Bowl with Greens, and the beans. The family’s primary cooked loved planning ahead for leftovers.
Have a question for Martha? With the Ruder family traveling next week, she’ll be taking questions from readers instead. Ask Martha here, and look for answers to the most common or interesting dilemmas next Wednesday, June 25.
Why did the Obama administration hold back on attempting to capture Ahmed Abu Khattala earlier, according to the article?
Some advocates had hoped Chancellor Carmen Fariña would overhaul the gifted programs, which they see as a critical front in the effort to reduce inequality in the school system.
The Philadelphia superintendent of schools made a last-minute plea for funding saying he needs at least an additional $96 million.
The “NanoDegree,” an online collaboration of AT&T and Udacity, may offer a reasonable shot at using the web to democratize higher education.
In the past, I’d never understood people who said they were done, who gave up on their dream of having their own genetic children. But as I thought of the future, I could not imagine going on.
In the past, second-parent adoptions have been standard in the gay community. But a court recently ruled that such adoptions were neither “necessary nor available” for gay married couples since a “presumption of parenthood” exists.