Education News from NY Times

Academic Skills on Web Are Tied to Income Level

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:26pm
A new study indicates that the higher the income level of a student’s family, the more adept the student will be on how to use the web.

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Solar Company and Bronx College Plan a Technology Hub

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:22pm
Struggling to hire enough workers for its growing business, OnForce Solar is partnering with Bronx Community College on a center for emerging companies and to help develop a skilled local work force.
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Opinionator | Fixes: Teaching Parents to Help Stop the ‘Summer Slide’

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:04pm
A program called Springboard helps low-income parents get involved and make a difference in their children’s education.
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Motherlode Blog: U.S. Awards Grants to Explore and Evaluate Paid Leave

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:20pm
The Department of Labor is putting money behind its push to expand paid family leave in the United States. The issue could be a factor in coming elections — if enough voters ask about it.

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Motherlode Blog: The Wage Gap Starts With Less Knowledge, and Lower Expectations

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:27pm
The girls of America seem to know less about money than boys, earn less and have lower expectations for their earnings going forward. And their parents may be partly to blame.

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The Learning Network: Text to Text | The Bill of Rights and ‘The Bill of Rights We Deserve’

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:23am
In this Text to Text, we pair the United States Bill of Rights with Sam Apple’s satirical “The Bill of Rights We Deserve.”

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | 1976 Book Bans

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:46am
In honor of Banned Books Week, we feature this 1976 article from the Times archive in which Kurt Vonnegut, Bernard Malamud and Desmond Morris write about having their books banned from school libraries that year.

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The Learning Network: What Television Shows Have Mattered to You?

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:01am
What television shows have mattered most to you? Why? Which old shows would you say “still matter” because of how they influenced television and popular culture in general?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | In Colorado, a Student Counterprotest to an Anti-Protest Curriculum

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:45am
Who recently proposed a curriculum-review committee to promote patriotism, respect for authority and free enterprise and to guard against educational materials that “encourage or condone civil disorder” and who is protesting it?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Six-Hour Concert Consisting of a Single Song

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:30am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | mountebank

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.

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Number of Student Loans in Default Declines

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:05pm
It was the first drop in the default rate in years, but 21 schools still have rates so high that they could be barred from federal loan and grant programs.

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Suspect in University of Virginia Student’s Abduction Is Arrested in Texas

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:45pm
Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was arrested in the abduction of Hannah Graham, 18, who has not been seen since she disappeared two weeks ago.

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Harvard Names Investment Chief as Yale Reports 20% Return

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:42pm
Harvard reported a gain of 15.4 percent for the fiscal year, continuing to lag rivals like Yale.
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The Learning Network: A Nation in Transition: Investigating Evolving Research and Policy on Marijuana

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:45pm
In this lesson, we offer some starting points for science, social studies and English teachers aiming to use the debate over marijuana legalization as an opportunity for learning, research and discussion.

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The Learning Network: What Is Your Reaction to the Performance and Protest Piece ‘Carry That Weight’?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:42pm
Have you read or heard about Emma Sulkowicz, the student at Columbia who has been protesting its handling of a sexual assault she says happened to her as a sophomore? What do you think of her senior art thesis piece, “Carry That Weight”? Why?

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Motherlode Blog: Thanks to Video Monitors, Parents are the New Big Brother

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:08pm
Parents who start using video baby monitors to observe infant sleep often continue using them long past a child’s babyhood, and children are sometimes aware that they’re being watched.

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Terrance Paul, Developer of Teaching Software, Dies at 67

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:42pm
Mr. Paul with his wife, Judi, created computerized teaching programs like Accelerated Reader that were widely adopted in American schools over the last 25 years.

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Motherlode Blog: Civil Disorder, Out of the Curriculum and Into the Streets

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:58am
Denver students protesting a proposed anti-protest curriculum-review committee appear to have learned lessons about the value of questioning authority, and irony.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama, After Airstrikes in Syria, Says U.S. Will ‘Take the Fight’ to ISIS

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:46am
Why will the participation of five Arab countries in the operation bolster the president’s argument that this campaign does not pit the United States against the Sunni Muslim world?

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