Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Li Qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open, at 11

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:47am
Who is the youngest golfer ever to qualify for the United States Women’s Open?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, May 22, 2014

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:16am
Can you choose the word that best completes the sentence from the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | invective

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 74 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Yellen Tells N.Y.U. Graduates to Expect Failure and Learn From It

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:56pm
Janet L. Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, told the graduates that her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, did not let setbacks during the financial crisis deter his effort to revive the economy.






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The Learning Network: In Search of the Win-Win Solution: Exploring Techniques in Fair Division

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 3:46pm
In this lesson, students explore the concept of fair division by researching and demonstrating the basic techniques in this modern field.






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Motherlode Blog: Who Best to Plan a Surprise Party for a Teenager? Not Mom

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:20am
I wanted to know the right people to invite to my daughter’s 16th birthday party; the right cake to bake; the right music to play. But I didn’t. I did know enough to know who would.






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The Learning Network: How Have You Handled Being the ‘New Kid’?

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:04am
How did you make friends and learn to fit in?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Why That Video Went Viral

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:49am
What should you do, according to researchers, if you want to “melt the Internet”?






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The Learning Network: A Note About Our Test Yourself Feature

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:20am
The tool we use to create our quizzes is currently undergoing an upgrade, so we are suspending our Test Yourself feature until that work is done. In the meantime, you might visit our archive of quizzes: E.L.L. practice questions History questions Math questions English Language Arts questions Editing practice questions Full archive






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | negligence

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 285 New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | Washington: Delays Allowed on Healthier Lunches

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:47pm
The Agriculture Department will allow some schools to delay adding more whole-grain foods to meals this year, responding to criticism from school officials and Congress that the standards were too difficult to meet.






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Science Standards Divide a State Built on Coal and Oil

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 9:45pm
Wyoming, which has been enriched by the sale of its natural resources, was the first state to reject new national science standards for schools, but it likely won’t be the last.






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Economic Scene: For Schools, Long Road to a Level Playing Field

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 7:51pm
The United States, which lags most other industrial nations in educational performance, also has a persistent gulf in the test results between the rich and the poor.
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Florida State Holds Hearing Connected to Jameis Winston Allegations

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 3:03pm
Jameis Winston, the Heisman Trophy winner who has been accused of rape by a former student, did not attend the hearing, which focused on two of his teammates who witnessed part of the sexual encounter.
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The Learning Network: Soccer Fever: Learning About the World Cup in Brazil

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 2:24pm
In this lesson we explore both the World Cup, which kicks off next month, and the complex nation which is hosting it. Students will learn that mounting a major international tournament is about much more than soccer, with myriad preparations and political issues to be managed before the first ball is kicked.






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Bryan College Is Torn: Can Darwin and Eden Coexist?

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:34pm
It is facing an uproar after adding to its statement of belief that Adam and Eve “are historical persons created by God in a special formative act, and not from previously existing life-forms.”






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Motherlode Blog: Imagine No Possessions, and No Moving Van, Too

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:32am
Were we really going to spend $6,500 to move a bunch of plastic and cardboard, a worn couch and IKEA shelves?






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The Learning Network: Does Your School Seem Integrated?

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 5:00am
Is de facto segregation — segregation that occurs not because of laws, but for other complex reasons — still alive in your community?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Science Standards Divide a State Built on Coal and Oil

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:30am
Do you think climate change should be included as part of a national science curriculum? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | History, May 20

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:15am
Answer this question about segregation in public schools.






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