Education News from NY Times

Debate That Divides: Answers on Affirmative Action Depend on How You Pose the Question

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:42pm
Using the phrases “special preferences” or “preferential treatment” in a survey tends to reduce support for the policy.
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Motherlode Blog: Do You Want a Girl Toy or a Boy Toy? McDonald’s Says Workers Won’t Ask

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:32pm
McDonald’s gave one economist’s daughter a “girl toy” too many.
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Motherlode Blog: Striving for School-Mom Perfection

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:45pm
As a child, I wished my mother could spend more time involved with my school and activities, but that’s not who she was. I hoped to do better, but I wasn’t sure what that would look like.






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Equipped to Dive, Students Make Aquarium Their Classroom

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:23am
Some students at the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School, which has a focus on marine science and technology, are doing an internship that takes them to the New York Aquarium in Coney Island.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Boston Runs Again

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:59am
How was Monday’s running of the Boston Marathon different from other years?






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Bits Blog: InBloom Student Data Repository to Close

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:21am
The student data warehousing venture that became a lightning rod for some parents’ data privacy and security concerns, announced it would close.






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The Learning Network: What Are Your Longtime Interests or Passions?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:05am
How old were you when you first got into the team or other pursuit you hold dear today?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | History, April 22

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:15am
Answer this question about American history.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | suffragist

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 28 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Student Loans Can Suddenly Come Due When Co-Signers Die, a Report Finds

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:01am
Even borrowers with spotless records are facing demands for early repayment of their loans, and some are being forced into default, a federal consumer protection agency said.






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National Briefing | Plains: Kansas: Governor Signs School Funding Bill

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:48pm
Gov. Sam Brownback signed a school funding bill on Monday that increases aid for poor districts to satisfy a portion of a State Supreme Court ruling and that also ends the state’s mandate for teacher tenure.






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Waiting Lists for Kindergarten Drop by Half, New York City Says

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:13pm
In some neighborhoods, the process of applying for kindergarten has come to resemble a mini-Ivy League, with parents hiring consultants, touring scores of schools and inundating online forums.






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Motherlode Blog: In Defense of Chocolate Milk

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:06pm
When schools took chocolate milk off the menu, children drank less milk and purchased fewer school lunches, a study found.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | April 8-21, 2014

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:38pm
An avalanche disaster, a novelist’s death, an Internet bug and a late-night successor: How many of the 10 questions in this week’s news quiz can you answer correctly?
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Motherlode Blog: Waiting, Hoping and Coming Unraveled

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:10pm
Disappointment mounts as a couple pursues infertility treatments in Israel.






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Motherlode Blog: Brain, Teen: Brain, Child Magazine Devotes an Issue to Parents of Teenagers

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:57am
The magazine that brought many parents of my vintage through the toddler years has invited writers, including Ann Hood, to cast the eyes that once focused on potty training and sleepless nights onto sexuality, grit, college tours — and more sleepless nights.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | April 21, 2014

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 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: Should Society Support Artists and Others Pursuing Creative Works?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:01am
Should those in creative pursuits receive reductions in their living expenses?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Look Back at the World’s Fair of 1964

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:32am
What is the lasting significance of the World’s Fair of 1964?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | conifer

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.






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