Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | substantive

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 337 New York Times articles in the past year.

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L. Jay Oliva, Who Led the Rise of N.Y.U. in the ’90s, Dies at 80

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:34pm
Professor Oliva, the first N.Y.U. faculty member to rise to the presidency, began a marketing campaign that helped triple the number of applicants.

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At Northwestern, a Blitz to Defeat an Effort to Unionize

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:32pm
As soon as a National Labor Relations Board official ruled that scholarship football players had the right to unionize, the university began a wide-ranging campaign to defeat a vote.
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Motherlode Blog: Working-Class Fathers Shouldn’t Be So Easily Dismissed

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:34pm
Single motherhood may be a rational economic choice for working-class women, but it’s a choice based on limited options with consequences for the mothers, fathers and children.

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Motherlode Blog: Recipes for Kids: Tzatziki

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:13pm
Tzatziki is a Greek dip that is often served as a snack or appetizer. It tastes great on burgers or tomato sandwiches, too.

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The Learning Network: Mixed Signals: Exploring the Science Behind Nutrition and Disease

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:14pm
In this lesson, students explore the science behind nutrition and disease — how strong are the connections between diet and conditions such as heart disease, obesity and even cancer?
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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | The War on Drugs

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 1:10pm
For the next 10 days we will be honoring each of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest by publishing an essay a day, in the order of submission. Up first, a piece by Brody F.

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The Learning Network: What Have You Learned Playing Video Games?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:08am
What are your favorite video games? What do you think they have taught you? Do you think video games can help inspire social change? Have you ever played one that helped you understand a serious global problem?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Math, April 23, 2014

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:11am
Can you calculate the approximate percentage of Martin Brodeur’s wins as goalie for the New Jersey Devils that were shutouts?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | quack

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 36 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Paul Takes His School-Choice Message to Chicago

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:05pm
Senator Rand Paul spoke of the importance of giving parents more flexibility to decide where their tax dollars go, and labeled those who stand in the way of greater choice “dead-enders.”

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Prosecutors Describe an Extensive Drug Ring in Affluent Pennsylvania Schools

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:44pm
Two former students of a private school outside of Philadelphia took on an ambitious venture to control the marijuana trade at high schools in the wealthy corridor of towns known as the Main Line.

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Colleges Seek New Paths to Diversity After Court Ruling

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:58pm
Many people in the affirmative action debate envision admissions criteria moving away from race and toward factors such as income.

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Court Backs Michigan on Affirmative Action

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:36pm
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan voter initiative that banned racial preferences in admissions to the state’s public universities.

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The Learning Network: Making the Argument: Student Winners From Our Editorial Contest

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:19pm
We selected from almost 5,000 entries to choose our favorite student editorials.

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Upsetting the Gentility That the South Lays Claim To

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:23pm
Two rancorous and still-evolving disputes involving race and sexual orientation have shaken the College of Charleston in recent months.
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Motherlode Blog: The Pregnancy I Endured, and the One I Missed

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:08pm
I didn’t want to be pregnant, and at the time, I couldn’t enjoy it on any level. Now, watching friends anticipate birth, I want what I know what I missed.

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Debate That Divides: Answers on Affirmative Action Depend on How You Pose the Question

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:42pm
Using the phrases “special preferences” or “preferential treatment” in a survey tends to reduce support for the policy.
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Motherlode Blog: Do You Want a Girl Toy or a Boy Toy? McDonald’s Says Workers Won’t Ask

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:32pm
McDonald’s gave one economist’s daughter a “girl toy” too many.
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