Education News from NY Times

National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: University Drops Fraternity After Complaints of Racism

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 11:55pm
Arizona State University said Thursday that it is severing ties with a fraternity after the chapter hosted a distasteful party in commemoration of Martin Luther King’s Birthday, complete with racist stereotypes and offensive costumes.
    





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Erased Answers on Tests in Philadelphia Lead to a Three-Year Cheating Scandal

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 11:01pm
Answer keys were passed to students. Principals doctored answer sheets. At some schools, teachers and administrators gathered to change test answers. The episode in Pennsylvania has again raised questions about standardized testing.
    





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The Learning Network: Reading Club | Our Favorite Comments on ‘Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life’

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 3:52pm
Our favorite student comments from a lively discussion about homelessness and a girl named Dasani.
    





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The Learning Network: Student Contest Winners | The 2013 Year in Rap

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 2:35pm
Announcing five winners and 13 runners-up in our December 2013 contest.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Winter: A Dirge’

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 1:01pm
This Poetry Pairing features “Winter: A Dirge” by Robert Burns and the Opinion article “A Year in Trees” by Bill Hayes.
    





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School in India Ensnared in U.S. Diplomatic Spat

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 1:00pm
The American Embassy School, popular with expatriates in New Delhi, is facing questions from the Indian government in the latest volley in its diplomatic spat with the United States.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Why Do We Like to Watch Rich People on TV and in the Movies?

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 6:07am
Why are we so obsessed with watching the antics of the 1 percent?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | A ‘Feminist Moment’ in the Food World

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 5:46am
Why are more and more women beginning to run American restaurant kitchens?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Jan. 23, 2014

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 5:10am
Can you choose the best synonym for “presaging,” as it is used in the article?
    





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Cuomo Sweetens Pre-K Deal: ‘Whatever’ Mayor Needs

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 2:00am
After Mayor Bill de Blasio rebuffed his proposal of $1.5 billion for prekindergarten education, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo offered New York communities a blank check.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | lexicon

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 116 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Philadelphia Principals Fired in Cheating Scandal

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:57pm
Three principals were fired last week after an investigation into test cheating that has implicated about 140 teachers and administrators, a spokesman for the Philadelphia school district said.
    





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Arizona Fraternity Party Stirs Concerns of Racism

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:22pm
Online images of students prompted anger and calls for disciplinary action at Arizona State University.
    
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Some Parents Bemoan Icy Treks as de Blasio Stands by Choice to Keep Schools Open

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:21pm
Across New York City on Wednesday, schools grappled with anemic attendance and complaints that Mayor Bill de Blasio had erred by holding class on a day of subzero winds and frozen streets.
    





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Gay Marriages Confront Catholic School Rules

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 9:42pm
Some young Catholics have been mystified by a wave of firings and forced resignations at Roman Catholic institutions around the country, most often over gay educators’ decisions to marry.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Interpreting the Data: 10 Ways to Teach Math and More Using Infographics

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 5:29pm
In this lesson we offer a math-focused list of 10 ways students can learn from and tell stories with the numbers in some recent charts, tables and interactives found in The Times.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Do Parents Have Different Hopes and Standards for Their Sons Than for Their Daughters?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:00am
Do you feel you are treated differently than your siblings of a different sex? In what ways?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Norwegian Curlers Are Back, and So Are Their Pants

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 5:30am
How did the tradition of the colorful pants begin?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, Jan. 22, 2014

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 5:11am
Can you calculate the number of people charged with marijuana-related misdemeanors each day if you know the total number issued over a certain period?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | interdict

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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