Education News from NY Times

Stanford to Purge $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 8:10pm
Stanford became the first major university to lend support to a nationwide campaign to rid endowments and pension funds of fossil fuel investments.






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Georgia College Seeks Return to Calm After Shootings Taint End of Academic Year

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 7:47pm
Campus entry remained off limits to outsiders at Paine College and law enforcement vehicles circled the college’s perimeter after separate shootings, one of which left a man hospitalized.






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Motherlode Blog: What Can I Do to #BringBackOurGirls?

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 6:40pm
Real action to help the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria means continuing to financially support and push for change even after the issue has stopped trending on Twitter.






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The Learning Network: Text to Text | President Johnson’s ‘Great Society’ Speech and ‘50 Years Into the War on Poverty, Hardship Hits Back’

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 6:02pm
In this Text to Text, we pair President Johnson’s “Great Society” speech with an article by Trip Gabriel describing the new face of poverty in rural West Virginia.






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Motherlode Blog: Why Are We Moving Again?

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:00pm
Our family is moving from Jerusalem to Rockland County, leaving almost everything and everyone familiar to our 6- and 2-year-olds behind. I am afraid for our family and our finances, and craving Doritos.






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HistorySource: How an Experiment With Dolls Helped Lead to School Integration

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:40am
A study exploring the self-image of black children played a part in swaying the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education.
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Motherlode Blog: Join the Debate: Should We Let Kids Quit Activities?

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:27am
Should children choose, and easily discard, their extracurriculars, or should adults make at least some of those choices?






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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | The Wonders of Wandering

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 6:26am
The 10th of 10 winning student editorials in our winter contest — with a video made by the author to accompany it.






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The Learning Network: Does Suffering Make Us Stronger and Lead to Success?

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:01am
Does experiencing frustration and defeat help us develop grit? Or do you agree with Alfie Kohn that those are just unsubstantiated myths?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | X Still Marks Sunken Spot, and Gold Awaits

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:30am
To whom do you think the gold found on the S.S. Central America belongs?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | History, May 6

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:15am
Answer this question about the Hindenburg disaster of 1937.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | typhoon

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 467 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | April 29-May 5, 2014

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 2:06pm
A horse race, a Supreme Court decision and a long-awaited movie sequel: How many of the 10 questions below can you answer correctly?






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Motherlode Blog: Books to Share on Mother’s Day

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 12:59pm
Essays, memoir, fiction and humor to replace (or accompany) that vase of flowers.






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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Inferior Substitute Teaching

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 8:01am
The ninth of ten winning student editorials in our winter contest.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | May 5, 2014

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 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: Do You Set Rules for Yourself About How You Use Your Time?

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 5:02am
Do you worry about the amount of time you spend in front of computer and television screens?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | California Chrome Wins the Kentucky Derby

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:36am
What horse won the Kentucky Derby on Sunday?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, May 5, 2014

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:04am
Mother’s Day is May 11, and this interactive quiz and the teaching ideas that follow can help make it a language-learning opportunity






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India Ink: Legal Fight Over Nursery School Admissions Keeps Delhi Kids at Home

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 12:27am
New preschoolers are not allowed to attend school until the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court resolve the messiness that resulted when the state government revamped regulations to make admissions at nursery schools more egalitarian.






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