Education News from NY Times

Cornell Plans to Expand Off-Campus Engagement

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:15am
Using $50 million from the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, the college will require all students to take at least one course with a community component during their undergraduate careers.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | anthropomorphic

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 42 New York Times articles in the past year.

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About New York: Bureaucracy Turns a Hero Into a Rogue

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 9:52pm
How a school system unable to dislodge failed teachers for years at a time punished an employee who helped a young boy build a record of blazing success.

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Seeking Dean’s Firing, Seminary Professors End Up Jobless

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 9:51pm
A labor dispute at the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan springs from complaints about mismanagement and offensive comments attributed to its new dean.

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Motherlode Blog: Stepmother: Not Evil. Not Perfect. Not Mom.

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 8:54am
I was certain I would be the perfect stepmother, part Mary Poppins, part Maria from “The Sound of Music,” as I helped to intertwine our families.

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The Texas Tribune: Students Not Always Drawn to Fixed-Rate Tuition

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 9:43pm
This fall semester, all public universities in Texas were required to offer incoming students the option of a payment plan that fixed their tuition at a particular rate for four years.

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Opinion: Throw Out the College Application System

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 2:30pm
We should learn from the spymasters and assess students in person.
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Russia Cancels Exchange Program After a Student Seeks U.S. Asylum

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 1:48pm
Russian media reported that the student feared returning to Russia because he could face persecution over his sexuality.
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Virginia Cases Show Vulnerability of Women on Campus

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:59pm
The safety of female students is a focus at the University of Virginia after a man was linked to the recent disappearance of Hannah Graham, a student, and a killing in 2009.

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Degrees and Difficulty: Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:19pm
For the 50,000 students at LaGuardia Community College, the challenges can seem insurmountable.

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Abuse Cases at 2 Schools, With Technology at the Root

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:21pm
Recent cases in New Jersey and Brooklyn highlight how online communications have blurred boundaries between students and teachers.

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Motherlode Blog: Not a ‘PTA Mom’

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:57am
Before my son started school, I shared my parents’ hippie view of the P.T.A. as a perfect-parent filled hassle and just another part of The Establishment trying to squelch creativity out of learning.

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

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:22am
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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Motherlode Blog: The Family Table: Slow-Cooker Tacos, Sesame Noodles and Meatloaf

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:13am
What family dinner really looks like at our house: tacos, noodles, slow-cooker curry with mixed success and a meatloaf from the freezer.

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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | September 2014

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 8:03am
A collection of everything published in The Times about young people this month, all in one spot.

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The Learning Network: How Far Would You Go to Express Loyalty to Your Favorite Teams?

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:00am
Are you a sports fan? What are your favorite teams — either at the high school, college or professional level?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | In Dallas Schools, Fear of Possible Ebola Exposure

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:30am
What kinds of decisions are parents and schoolchildren in the Dallas-Fort Worth area making?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | trajectory

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in 493 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Brooklyn Tech Principal Addresses Teacher’s Arrest

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:15pm
The principal, Randy J. Asher, said school officials had been unaware of any allegations against Sean Shaynak, now charged with sexually preying on seven students, until he was arrested in August.

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Cuomo Orders SUNY to Overhaul Its Sexual Assault Rules

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:41pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he had instructed the State University of New York to make affirmative consent the rule on all 64 of its campuses.
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