Education News from NY Times

Everyday Economics: How the Government Exaggerates the Cost of College

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:30am
The inflation index for college tuition has become notorious. But it reflects sticker prices over the past 20 years, not what families actually pay.

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Gene I. Maeroff, Education Reporter and Author, Dies at 75

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:28pm
A former education reporter for The Times, Mr. Maeroff found a second career working as an author, a researcher and an adviser on education issues.

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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Emotional and Practical Advice for Sending a Child to College

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:26pm
Parents, what advice do you have for someone sending a child to college for the first time?

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Discarded Museum is Resurrected at Brown

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:47pm
The work of the naturalist John Whipple Potter Jenks was thrown out and forgotten until a group of graduate students revived it, with an artist’s help, for a new exhibition.
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Motherlode Blog: Sticks and Stones, and a Diagnosis in Words That Can’t Hurt Us

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:43am
A diagnosis, of autism or anything else, won’t make me mourn my daughter, who is different, not dying.

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The Learning Network: A Midsummer Hiatus, July 28-Aug. 1

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:11am
We’re taking a break this week to get some work done behind the scenes, but we’ve left you with a summer-fun classic for your teaching and learning pleasure.

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Degrees of Education: Building a Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:10am
Money magazine released a new list of best colleges focused on what is on the minds of many parents and students: money. Babson ranked No. 1.
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Briefly: International Education: BBC Offering Archives for World War I Courses

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:02pm
The broadcaster will collaborate with four British universities to offer free Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, beginning in October.

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International Education: U.S. Moves to Align Student Exchanges With Policy Goals

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:02pm
The new strategy, reflecting a shift in thinking about how foreign exchange programs should operate in a more volatile world, would add funds for short-term fellowships but cut support for the Fulbright program.

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International Education: Learning Personal Finance as a Life Skill

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:01pm
A global comparative study on the financial literacy of 15-year-olds has placed a spotlight on the growing importance of economic competency training in secondary schools.

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Plagiarism Scandal Tests a Senator Still Forming a Rapport With Montanans

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:32pm
Many voters in Montana seem to be taking a wait-and-see attitude as they assess Senator John Walsh, a Democrat accused of plagiarizing an Army War College paper.

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Shootings Redefine Beat of School Police Officers

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:18pm
Radical shifts in tactics have swept the field — even calling on officers to rush toward shooters without backup.

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Arts | Westchester: Putting the A in STEAM

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 2:25pm
“Steam,” a new exhibition in White Plains, takes its name from an educational movement, STEAM, which is STEM (another curriculum that is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with the addition of the “A” for art.
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Motherlode Blog: Letting a Child Make the Small Sacrifice

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:43pm
It’s always my instinct to sacrifice for my kids. To step back; to say, you take it, you go, it’s ok, I don’t mind. My daughter’s gift of a horseback ride reminded me that being the giver isn’t always the right thing to do.

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

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:44am
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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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 7 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 7:01am
Tell us what caught your eye and why, by 7 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 1. This week, our guest judge is Andrew Smith, and winners will be published on Aug. 12.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Weird Al Yankovic Soars to the Top of the Charts

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:41am
What role has Weird Al Yankovic played in pop culture since the late 1970s?

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Explorers

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:26am
Test your knowledge of explorers by playing our crossword.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | potion

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in 94 New York Times articles in the past year.

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For New Post at Yeshiva, Lieberman Is a Natural

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:17pm
In the search for someone to fill Yeshiva University’s new Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service, one candidate stood out from all the rest.

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