Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Online Dating Rules for My Grandmother: Must Drive, Preferably at Night

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:44am
While my grandmother and I have always been close, her online dating experiment brought us closer, mostly because she called me four or five times a week (she kept forgetting her JDate password).
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | He Said, She Said, I Say: A Researched Argument Essay

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:35am
In this Reader Idea, Danielle Harms explains how she uses The Times’s Room for Debate feature to teach her college students how to support their claims while bringing many relevant “voices” into conversation with one another.






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The Learning Network: What Role Has Community College Played in Your Life or the Life of Someone You Know?

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 6:07am
What associations do you have with the idea of “community college”? Who, if anyone, do you know who has been to a community college? What was the experience like for that person? Would you consider attending one?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | In Chapel Hill Shooting of 3 Muslims, a Question of Motive

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 5:30am
What motive do the victims’ parents think might have been behind the shootings?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Candlelight Dinner for Two, at White Castle

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 5:29am
Here are several paragraphs from a 2007 article, “Slyders by Candlelight.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekly Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 3:27am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | consort

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 72 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Disputed Admissions at University of Texas

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:35pm
A “select handful” of University of Texas applicants are approved at the school president’s direction over the admissions office’s objections, according to an investigation.






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Funeral for Muslims Killed in Chapel Hill Draws Thousands

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:06pm
“Please involve the F.B.I.,” Dr. Mohammad Abu-Salha, whose daughters and son-in-law were killed Tuesday in North Carolina, implored at a service.






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National Briefing | Rockies: Montana: 70-Year Sentence in Killing of Exchange Student

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:00pm
A Missoula homeowner was sentenced Thursday to 70 years in prison in the shotgun killing of a German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage.
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Motherlode Blog: Teaching Students How to Talk Less, and Think More

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:14am
Parents often worry that a teacher calls on some students more than others, or that quieter children are overlooked in the classroom.






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The Learning Network: I Don’t Think So: Writing Effective Counterarguments

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:01am
How do writers analyze subjects and ideas to make a claim using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence? How does incorporating counterarguments in persuasive writing strengthen one’s claims?






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Valentine’s Days of the Past

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:10am
Searching “Valentine’s Day” in Times Machine will turn up all kinds of interesting things: an 1869 article about a “red-hot time” at the Post Office; a piece on a 1932 trend toward insult-valentines; and a report on the math of Valentine’s Day 1937 at Skidmore College.






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Harvard and M.I.T. Are Sued Over Lack of Closed Captions

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:00am
Federal lawsuits filed by advocates for the deaf says both schools violate antidiscrimination laws by not providing closed captioning in online lectures and podcasts.






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The Learning Network: What Would You Do if You Won the Lottery?

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 6:29am
How much of the money would you save, spend and give away?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Jon Stewart Will Leave ‘The Daily Show’

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 6:29am
How does this article characterize Mr. Stewart’s role in American culture and media?






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Report Faults Charter School Rules on Discipline of Students

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 2:37am
A children’s advocacy group found that most New York City charter schools have disciplinary codes that do not meet either state or federal requirements.






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Gadgetwise: Backpacks That Pack Power for Mobile Devices

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 2:37am
Tylt, Ampl Labs, Phorce and Voltaic Systems offer bags that can protect and recharge smartphones, tablets, laptops headphones and game players.






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Education Is Newest Target of Kansas Budget Cuts

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 2:06am
For Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas, the budget headaches have continued: January receipts fell short of predictions, and Mr. Brownback has responded by cutting funding for public schools and higher education.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | disdain

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 1:34am
This word has appeared in 375 New York Times articles in the past year.
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