Education News from NY Times

De Blasio Unveils New Plans for Troubled Schools in New York

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 9:39pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio said his tactics of offering more help to failing schools, and providing social services to students and families there, differed sharply from his predecessor’s.

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National Briefing | Education: Returns on College Endowments Average 15.8 Percent

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 8:59pm
A study found that colleges were allocating more than half their investments — and almost two-thirds of the largest endowments — to alternative strategies such as hedge funds and private equity.

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Motherlode Blog: Writer, Rejected for a Retail Job, Is Embraced and Vilified on Facebook

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 6:19pm
A story of a failed marriage and financial implosion provokes equal and opposite reactions on Facebook. Why?

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Motherlode Blog: A Family’s Truth About Marijuana Depends on the Family

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 2:12pm
Reporting on five families with wildly divergent ideas about what to teach their kids about marijuana, from no tolerance to offering to roll the joints and make nachos.

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Handling of Sexual Harassment Case Poses Larger Questions at Yale

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:37pm
Concerns grew about the climate for women at the Yale School of Medicine after a sexual misconduct committee’s ruling to remove the cardiology chief went unheeded.

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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 3, 2014

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 8:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.

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The Learning Network: What Work Went Into Reaching Your Most Difficult Goals?

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 6:02am
What sacrifices did you make to achieve something meaningful?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | daub

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past year.

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Motherlode Blog: When a Teacher Is Arrested for Child Pornography, Students Will Talk

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 8:37am
When a teacher at my children’s elementary school was arrested, the school sent an email asking parents to have older children keep quiet to protect the younger kids. But it’s impossible to put a stop to playground talk.

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Putin's Way: Putin’s Friend Profits in Purge of Schoolbooks

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 1:59pm
When the number of approved textbooks for Russia’s 14 million schoolchildren was slashed by more than half, one publisher with close ties to President Vladimir V. Putin profited handsomely.
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Herb Schapiro, Playwright Behind ‘The Me Nobody Knows,’ Dies at 85

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:35pm
Inspired by essays by urban children, Mr. Schapiro had the idea for what became a “dark and lovely” Broadway musical.
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Greek Letters at a Price

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:23pm
Looking to join a sorority? You’ll need time and money to spare. And don’t be late for meetings and events (there’s a fine for that).

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With School Ban Nearing End, New York City Works on How and When to Allow Cellphones

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 8:49pm
In an era when many parents want constant access to their children and students live in a digital social milieu, banning cellphones from schools is increasingly seen as counterproductive.
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Girl, 7, Barred From a Connecticut School Over Ebola Concerns Goes Back to Class

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 7:05pm
The family of Ikeoluwa Opayemi, 7, had sued the Milford school district after she was told to stay away from class for 21 days following a trip to Nigeria.
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Florida A&M Band Member Is Convicted in Hazing Death

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:33pm
A former band member of the university’s celebrated Marching 100 was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a popular drum major after a violent hazing ritual aboard a bus in 2011.

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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Some of Our Favorite Student Comments on Fears and Phobias

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:48pm
Favorite student answers to the question, What are your fears and phobias? Some are funny, some are poignant, and a few are so descriptive they made us leery of things that previously hadn’t scared us at all.

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Motherlode Blog: An Illustrated Guide to Eight Kinds of Halloween Candy You Won’t Like and Should Give to Me Immediately

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:27pm
Heath bars. Twix. Reeses. Spree. Seriously, you’d just hate those. Isn’t your bucket getting awfully heavy anyway?

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Motherlode Blog: Candy. It’s What’s for Dinner.

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:51pm
I’ll be cooking next week, but I’m sure not cooking tonight!
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Motherlode Blog: More Children Means More Work Productivity, Study Suggests

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:12pm
Researchers found that over the course of a 30-year career in academia, both female and male economists who were parents outperformed academic economists without children at almost every stage of their careers.

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California Race Brings Democrats’ Differences on Education Into Focus

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:50pm
The two candidates for state superintendent are at odds over tenure rules, charter schools and evaluations — and so are people on the left across the country.
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