Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | May 13-19, 2014

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 9:05pm
How many of the stories in this week’s News Quiz have you followed?






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Square Feet: Hotels Embrace the Campus Nearby

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 7:30pm
Large chains are increasingly joining established independent hotels by tailoring their decorations and amenities to attract college-related business.
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Stem: A Math App That Offers an Unusual Human Touch

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 4:32pm
Tabtor offers, along with the usual sums, something seemingly unique: an instructor who tracks a child’s progress and offers feedback.
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Motherlode Blog: Parents Respond to The ‘Frozen’ Frenzy

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:17pm
“Frozen” has gone from movie to phenomenon, at least in part because the passion at its heart is one children of both genders can relate to.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘You’re Not My Real Mother’

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:29am
“You’re not my real mother.” True words in one sense, but words that are still hard for an adoptive mother to hear.






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Motherlode Blog: The New Inequality for Toddlers: Less Income; More Ritalin

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 9:57am
A rare, ironic example of low-income children getting more of something than they need: 15,000 American toddlers, many on Medicaid, are being medicated for A.D.H.D.-like symptoms.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | May 19, 2014

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 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 3 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, May 19, 2014

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 6:53am
A quiz and lesson ideas on synonyms and the World Cup.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Schools and Segregation, 60 Years After Brown vs. Board of Education

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 4:30am
Why is school segregation a growing concern, six decades after the practice was outlawed?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | peripheral

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 172 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Student Debt Grows Faster at Universities With Highest-Paid Leaders, Study Finds

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 6:11pm
A report by the left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies also found that part-time faculty grew more quickly at public universities with the highest-paid presidents.






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Briefly: International Education: HEC Ranked Best for Executive Education

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:39am
A French business school, HEC Paris, ranked first overall in this year's Financial Times annual executive education rankings






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International Education: Bringing Student Athletes Back From Concussions

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:35am
St. Michael's College School in Toronto has teamed up with the University of Toronto's sports medicine clinic in a program to support recoveries.






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International Education: In Chinese Schools, Disabled Get Shortchanged

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:25am
The Chinese government is not doing enough to ensure that people with disabilities have fair access to higher education, experts say.






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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 8:52pm
Schools are signing up to teach computer coding, which some view as a basic skill for today, and the tech industry-backed group Code.org is pushing basic coding even for the very young.






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Warning: The Literary Canon Could Make Students Squirm

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 3:38pm
Colleges across the country are wrestling with student requests for what are known as “trigger warnings,” explicit alerts that class materials might upset them because of past trauma.






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Op-Ed Columnist: Class, Cost and College

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 2:30pm
A new movie’s troubling questions include whether the best schools encourage social mobility or perpetuate privilege.






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In B-School, Is That a Syllabus, or an Itinerary?

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:20am
Group travel and social events are taking a bigger share of M.B.A. students’ time — and money.






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Novelties: Tackling the Limits of Touch Screens

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:10am
New products aim to remove the obstacles to reading and writing effectively on tablet computers.






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Michelle Obama Cites View of Growing Segregation

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 9:19pm
Marking the anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, civil rights advocates say American schools are increasingly split along racial lines.
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