Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A ‘Lord of the Rings’ Video Game

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:57am
Below are the first six paragraphs of the Sept. 29 video game review, “A Vengeful Ranger Full of Attitude and on a Mission.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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University of Chicago Acts to Improve Access for Lower-Income Students

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:56am
A package of measures includes eliminating the expectation that certain students take jobs during the school year, guaranteeing paid internships and providing career counseling.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | malodorous

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.






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In a First for Cornell, a Woman Is Appointed as Its Next President

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:21pm
Elizabeth Garrett, the provost of the University of Southern California, will become the president of Cornell University as of July 1.






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The Learning Network: What Objects Tell the Story of Your Life?

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:51pm
Can you identify five or 10 objects that you would include in an exhibit or book about your life? Why did you select each of those objects?






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Motherlode Blog: The Power of Place: One Last Thought on Moving

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:14pm
Is our new city changing us? Or would we be changing anyway, simply by virtue of growing up, getting older, and evolving in our lives?






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Sept. 23-29, 2014

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:26am
Have you been following the news this week? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | White House Intruder Got Farther Than First Reported, Official Says

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:30am
How do these new details contrast with the picture Secret Service officials initially described?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of ‘Friends’

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:15am
Below is the first paragraph, broken up into shorter sentences of the Sept. 26 article “The One With the Replica Coffee Shop.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | inert

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 98 New York Times articles in the past year.






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California Law on Sexual Consent Pleases Many but Leaves Some Doubters

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:50pm
Under the state law colleges must require “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity,” which can be verbal or communicated through actions.






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National Briefing | Rockies: Colorado: Sickouts Close Schools Again

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:54pm
Hundreds of students in Jefferson County missed school again Monday as teachers shut down two high schools by calling in sick.






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Trial Opens in Atlanta School Cheating Scandal

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:16pm
Prosecutors alleged that teachers and administrators had engaged in a “widespread, cleverly disguised” conspiracy to cheat on standardized test scores.






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Motherlode Blog: Adopted From Russia, Just Days Before the Ban

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:53pm
From a visa arriving hours before a government shutdown to staying one mile away from the protests in Red Square against American families adopting Russian children, there were plenty of chances for this adoption to fall apart.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Talking Racism and Sexism With Children

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:24pm
Parental silence on gender roles and racial differences won’t lead to race-blind and gender-neutral children. That doesn’t make racism and sexism any easier to talk about. How does your family do it?
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Motherlode Blog: ‘Home Alone’ at 7, Safe and Learning to Stay That Way

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:10pm
My 7-year-old son asked to stay home while I ran errands in our neighborhood. I agreed, and our experiment was a success — except to those who insisted on seeing encouragement of independence as a “tragedy waiting to happen.”






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 29, 2014

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:00am
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 Role Does Procrastination Play in Your Life?

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:02am
How big of a problem is procrastination for you? For people in general?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Protesters Challenge Police Officers in Hong Kong

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:31am
Why are people protesting in Hong Kong?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day |dispassionate

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 78 New York Times articles in the past year.






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