Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Even a ‘Good Baby’ Is Exhausting

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 10:54am
She’s just a baby, albeit a premature baby, doing exactly what a baby her age should do. But that hasn’t stopped us from losing sleep over her.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Feb. 3-9, 2015

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 8:52am
Have you been following the news? 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: How Good a Friend Are You?

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 6:00am
Have you ever helped out a friend in need? How did you help?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Same-Sex Marriages Proceed in Parts of Alabama, Amid Judicial Chaos

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 5:30am
How does the current legal showdown in Alabama echo the battles over desegregation in the 1960s?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Online Nanofame

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 5:01am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 6 article, “15 Minutes of Fame? More Like 15 Seconds of Nanofame.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | concord

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in five New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | West: California: Colleges to Require Measles Vaccinations

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:18pm
University of California students will have to be vaccinated against measles and other diseases under rules that take effect in 2017.






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Schoolgirls Are Facing More Threats, U.N. Reports

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:22pm
Educational institutions, teachers and students have been targeted despite legal protections of gender equality, a report finds.
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Study Claims Oil Divestiture May Hurt College Endowments

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 8:35pm
A report commissioned and financed by the oil industry asserts that portfolios lacking energy-sector stocks have suffered compared with those that have them.
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Motherlode Blog: It’s Monday. Why Does It Always Have to Be a Snow Day?

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:29pm
Monday is my day off. My “me” day. Just me, and my work, alone, in the house. Unless it’s a snow day — and this year, Monday always seems to be a snow day.






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China Tells Schools to Suppress Western Ideas, With One Big Exception

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:32am
The nation’s education minister is sounding dire alarms against foreign influence on its campuses, calling for a ban on textbooks that promote Western ideas — except if that idea is Communism.
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The Learning Network: Should Brian Williams’s Misleading Personal Account of a 2003 Event Cast Doubt on His Journalistic Integrity?

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 9:13am
Does it matter that news anchor Brian Williams told an inaccurate story about something that happened in 2003?






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Feb. 9, 2015

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 8:00am
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: Test Yourself | Microbes in the Subway

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 5:41am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 5 article, “Among New York Subway’s Millions of Riders, a Study Finds Many Mystery Microbes.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Grammy Awards Celebrate Music With Awards and Performances

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 5:28am
Who were the biggest winners at Sunday evening’s Grammy Awards?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | opiate

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 66 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Substitute Teaching Assistant Accused of Raping Mentally Ill Boy in the Bronx

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 11:57pm
Prosecutors said Maria Contreras, 29, had sexual intercourse with the 14-year-old boy six times over the course of about two weeks in November.
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After U.A.B. Program’s Death, Outcry Raises the Possibility of a Quick Resurrection

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 10:43pm
The University of Alabama at Birmingham announced in December it would no longer field a football team, but the resulting outcry has it rethinking its decision.
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Motherlode Blog: Childhood Heroes: Once Self-Made, Now to the Manner Born

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 10:41pm
Once, the very act of surviving hardship shaped a hero. Now, the powerful, from “Frozen’s” Elsa to “The Incredibles,” are to the manor born. That’s a striking cultural shift.






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Uncovering Security Flaws in Digital Education Products for Schoolchildren

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 9:02pm
The law has long treated educational information as a category worthy of special protections, like credit or medical records, but the reality is often different.






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