Education News from NY Times

Student-Built Apps Teach Colleges a Thing or Two

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:27pm
Undergraduates are building apps that are faster, easier-to-navigate versions of campus systems such as the ones that manage course catalogs and class scheduling.






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Bringing Tech Culture to the Staid College Quad

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:18pm
Digital ways to lower the cost of textbooks and learn about other cost-saving options.
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Gadgetwise: Protect and Power Back-to-School Gear

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:36pm
Gadgets for returning students include smartpens, laptop-size backpacks, USB drives and backup batteries.
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Motherlode Blog: Back-to-School Blues

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:06am
You know that moment in “A Visitor for Bear” when Bear realizes that as much as he likes his quiet routines, he likes having someone there to laugh at his jokes, too? My children went back to school this morning, and I felt that.






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Motherlode Blog: Hookup Line. Carpool. Same Rituals, New School.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:47am
Some things are the same no matter where you are: the car pool line (called “hookup” in our new town). The health forms. The classrooms, the desks, the cubbies. It’s not Mars, it’s just school. They know how to do school.






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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Using Room for Debate to Teach Argumentative Writing and Discussion Skills

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:30am
In this Reader Idea, we share ways that teachers use The Times’s Room for Debate to teach argumentative writing and discussion skills in their classrooms.






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App Smart: Programming Apps Teach the Basics of Code

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:28am
Apps use different approaches in teaching the basics of coding; some offer interactive lessons, while others take the form of a game.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Miley Cyrus Causes a Stir Again at the VMAs

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:00am
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Generation Later, Poor Are Still Rare at Elite Colleges

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:30am
Why are lower-income students so underrepresented at elite colleges?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Music

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:32am
Test your knowledge of music by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | revile

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in seven New York Times articles in the past year.






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Despite Racial Disparity, Alumni Group Backs Test-Only Policy for Elite Schools

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:34pm
Very few black and Hispanic students attend New York City’s eight specialized high schools, which base admissions solely on the results of a standardized test.






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Brooklyn Teacher Accused of Sending Lewd Photo

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:19pm
A student saved an image she said she received from a teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School, who is charged with disseminating indecent material to a minor.






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Parents Scramble for Pre-K Seats in Brooklyn District

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:37pm
In Brooklyn’s crowded District 15, 126 last-minute seats were made available in the former Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School building.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 9 | Adolescent Insecurities in the Age of YouTube

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:20pm
This week’s Summer Reading Contest received the most entries yet with 682 student responses. So congratulations, Kate W. As always, we also honor several runners-up and honorable mentions.






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John G. Sperling, For-Profit College Pioneer, Dies at 93

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:16pm
Mr. Sperling founded a multibillion-dollar enterprise in the University of Phoenix, and became “an unintentional entrepreneur and an accidental C.E.O.”






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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Telling Stories With Data

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:02am
The idea: Learning to tell stories with data through creating infographics, after first observing effective examples from The New York Times and elsewhere.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Michael Brown’s Funeral Draws Large Crowds

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:32am
What message did speakers at Michael Brown’s funeral have for the large crowd that gathered there?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Life in Colonial America

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:31am
Test your knowledge of life in Colonial America by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | gesticulation

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.






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