Education News from NY Times

De Blasio’s Prekindergarten Expansion Collides With Church-State Divide

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:59pm
Racing to secure space to accommodate 53,000 full-day prekindergarten seats, New York City is asking religious schools to house more public school students.

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Literacy Laws Challenge Third Graders and Schools

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:18pm
Educators question whether new classes can help students meet literacy rules that could force them to stay back a year in school.
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Chegg Finds Partner to Handle Its Textbooks

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:23pm
The move by Chegg, a textbook rental company, is an attempt to answer investors who may be wary that its signature business is becoming obsolete.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 22-Aug. 4

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:23pm
Because we were on hiatus last week, the quiz below covers two weeks of news. How many of these stories have you followed? Take the quiz to see what you know, and to find links to more information.

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Joshu Sasaki, a Zen Master Tarnished by Abuse Claims, Dies at 107

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:07pm
Mr. Sasaki was one of the most influential and charismatic Zen masters in America but a tide of sex-abuse allegations emerged to cast his character and his legacy in a harsh light.
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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Sharing — or Not Sharing — a Good Babysitter

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:14am
A parent found, after effort, trial and error, a fabulous babysitter. Now everyone in the neighborhood is trying to get in on the act.

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Beyoncé and Jay Z ‘On the Run’

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 8:27am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Ohio Residents Told Not to Drink Tap Water

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:41am
Why can’t people in Toledo, Ohio, drink tap water?

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Landmarks and Monuments

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:34am
Test your knowledge of landmarks and monuments by playing our crossword.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | misadventure

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 82 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Hillary Clinton’s Fee for a Hometown Speech: Free

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:05pm
The former secretary of state, who regularly commands $200,000 for speeches, returned to Chappaqua, N.Y., to address seven high school seniors at their graduation from a summer scholarship program.
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Celebrated Trial Lawyer to Head Group Challenging Teacher Tenure

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:29pm
David Boies, who helped lead the legal charge that overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban and represented Al Gore in Bush v. Gore is becoming chairman of the Partnership for Educational Justice.

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Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 9:24pm
The City of New York pays for about 12,000 special-needs students per year to receive private school educations. Parents contend that the city fights too many of these requests, delaying important services to students in the process.

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Adm. Charles R. Larson, 77, Dies; Twice Led Naval Academy

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:32pm
Admiral Larson was appointed superintendent of the academy for a second time in 1994 when the Navy sought his help in changing the ethical atmosphere after 134 midshipmen were accused of cheating on an exam.
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The Eyes of Texas Are Upon a Man Who Kept to the Shadows

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:30pm
An admiral who has made a career of keeping secrets is about to move into a field where openness is prized and everything is debated as the chancellor of the University of Texas system.

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Air Force Academy to Examine Conduct of Cadet Athletes

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 6:48pm
The investigation was prompted by reports of sexual assault, drug use, cheating and other violations of the academy’s honor code.
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International Education: Education Technology Companies Play the Name Game

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:02pm
Company names, often bastardizing, have wriggled into the lexicons of college administrators, professors and students.

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International Education: College of Europe Aims to Produce Well-Rounded Civil Servants

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:02pm
Long known as a training ground for European Union bureaucrats, the College of Europe faces challenges in its bid to produce well-rounded civil servants.

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Motherlode Blog: The Case for Bribing Kids to Memorize Poetry

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 9:08am
I offered an hour and 15 minutes of Minecraft in exchange for memorizing a poem, and my son was in.

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Crews Repair Water Main at U.C.L.A.

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 8:33pm
Crews at the University of California, Los Angeles, finished major repairs Saturday on a main that burst and poured 20 million gallons of water onto the campus, ruining the new court at Pauley Pavilion.

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