Education News from NY Times

An Update on 4 Students After a College Year

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:57am
Last year 66 seniors shared their college application essays that addressed class and money, and four were published. Here’s where the four students are now.






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Your Money: Four Stand-Out College Essays About Money

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:44am
Looking to the future, high school seniors can draw revealing portraits in writing about their financial circumstances.






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The Learning Network: Skills and Strategies | Engaging in Causes Via ‘Hashtag Activism’

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:38am
In this week’s lesson students will read about the events in Nigeria and the subsequent Twitter campaign, deciding whether hashtag activism is worthwhile and designing ways to take action on an issue they care about.






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The Learning Network: If You Had Your Own Talk Show, Whom Would You Want to Interview?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 5:00am
What questions would you want to ask? Would you ask anything difficult or surprising?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Singing Nun for a Reality TV World

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:30am
When have you been surprised watching reality TV?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, May 9, 2014

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:17am
Can you identify the sentence that correctly punctuates a sentence that contains an internal quotation?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | mnemonic

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 16 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Alleging Bias, Employees Sue School Official in Westchester

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:07pm
Ronald O. Ross, superintendent of the Greenburgh Central School District, is charged in a federal lawsuit with using racial, ethnic and other slurs.






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Motherlode Blog: A Mother’s Instinct, a Daughter’s Need

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:03pm
My mother’s unexpected appearance at a moment when I needed her more than I knew was more than luck.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Educators Charged in Cheating Scandal

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 9:59pm
A principal and four teachers at Cayuga Elementary School in Philadelphia promoted cheating on standardized tests for five years by providing answers to students and improperly reviewing questions before administering the tests, the state’s attorney general said.
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The Learning Network: 12 Ways to Learn Vocabulary With The New York Times

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 6:07pm
Twelve ideas for teaching with The Times about language — from the new SAT to slang, clichés, root words and more.






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Districts Told Not to Deny Students Over Immigration

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:44pm
The Justice and Education Departments said schools “may be in violation of federal law” if they turn children away because they or their parents do not have immigration papers.
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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘To My Mother’

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:17pm
This Poetry Pairing features “Muddling Through Mother’s Day,” an Op-Ed column by Frank Bruni and “To My Mother” by Edgar Allan Poe.






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Motherlode Blog: Where to Turn When the School Wants to Have Your Child ‘Tested’

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:19pm
Our son’s teacher recently asked that we have him tested. I am hazy on the details of this, and would like to know what “testing” for behavioral or cognitive issues entails. Could you explain the process?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 8:26am
What are some of the effects of climate change the report noted in the Northeast, Southwest and Midwest?






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The Learning Network: How Well Do You Take Criticism?

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:00am
Do you instinctively get defensive when someone criticizes your work? Or, are you able to see critique as an opportunity to do even better and push yourself harder?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, May 8, 2014

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:09am
Can you identify the best synonym for “fastidious,” as it is used in the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | incompatible

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 144 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Connecticut Students Show Gains in National Tests

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:49pm
The state’s seniors did better on reading and math exams, but New Jersey remained flat in those areas, according to results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Space Exploration

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:21pm
Play our crossword and explore related Learning Network and New York Times content.






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