Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, June 2, 2014

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 4:35am
Try unscrambling the paragraphs from an article about the New York City school chancellor, then invite students to create their own scrambles.

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Business School, Disrupted

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 1:38pm
In moving into online education, Harvard Business School discovered that it isn’t so easy to practice what it teaches.

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Big City: Prison Program Turns Inmates Into Intellectuals

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 6:57pm
For too long we have thought about prison education almost exclusively in terms of reduced recidivism. But in some sense this is an inadequate metric, neglecting opportunities available to prisoners who pursue and complete higher learning.

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

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:21pm
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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Your Money: For Lessons About Class, a Field Trip Takes Students Home

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 9:27am
By visiting classmates’ homes during the school day, 4- and 5-year-olds at the Manhattan Country School learn to celebrate their differences.
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Motherlode Blog: Who Would Want to Be Powerless Sleeping Beauty When Maleficent Roars?

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 8:42am
Other little girls may have wanted to be Sleeping Beauty; I was always drawn to Maleficent. Now I know the attraction was more about vulnerability than villainy.

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Talented Designers Stream Into M.F.A. Video Game Programs

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 8:00am
Eager to benefit from the insights of some of the nation’s top designers, video game creators are flocking to graduate programs in their field.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | America’s ‘It’ School? Look West, Harvard

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:48am
By what measures is Stanford beginning to replace Harvard as the “it” school for American students?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, May 30, 2014

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:11am
Can you choose the verb that matches the subject of the sentence from the article?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | ghastly

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 105 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Common Core School Standards Face a New Wave of Opposition

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:42pm
The governors of Oklahoma and South Carolina are considering signing bills to replace the Common Core standards with locally written versions, and Missouri is considering a related measure.

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Riding Technology Wave, Stanford Rises to Top of Some Measures

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 1:19pm
Riding a wave of interest in technology, Stanford University has risen to the top of measures that Harvard once dominated.

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House Panel Advances Bill on School Lunch Options

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 1:16pm
A bill includes a provision for a waiver process for local school districts that found it too expensive to comply with the White House nutritional guidelines passed in 2012.

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The Learning Network: What Did You Think of Our Text-to-Text Lessons?

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:28am
We list this school year’s Text-to-Text lessons by subject matter for easy access, and ask you for suggestions on what texts you would like to see paired for next year.

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Motherlode Blog: Submitted: Teenagers Do Not Need Smartphones, So They Should Pay for Them. Discuss.

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:45am
Teenagers may need to make calls and send and receive texts, but do they need access to Instagram and a store full of apps? Probably not. So if that’s a want, not a need, shouldn’t they pay for it?

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The Learning Network: Do You Consider Yourself a Feminist?

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 7:38am
What is your reaction to the word “feminist”? How would you define it? Have you heard of the “I need feminism because…” campaign?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Police Use High-Tech Lures to Reel In Bike Thieves

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:30am
What do you think about the tactic of using “bike bait?” Why?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, May 29, 2014

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:13am
Can you choose the best meaning of “imprimatur,” as it is used in the article?

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Radu Florescu, Scholar Who Linked Dracula and Vlad the Impaler, Dies at 88

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:06am
Professor Florescu wrote books that sought to identify Vlad, the 15th-century monarch, as the historical inspiration for Bram Stoker’s antihero.

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The Learning Network: Teaching Maya Angelou With New York Times

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 8:19pm
We offer a few teaching ideas and resources from The Times and around the Web for appreciating the work of Ms. Angelou, the writer, actress and activist many called the “people’s poet.”

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