Education News from NY Times

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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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | sinuous

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 95 New York Times articles in the past year.






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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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