Education News from NY Times

About New York: A School Aide to the Disabled Sues New York City

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:18pm
Lawyers representing Debra Fisher, an occupational therapist, demanded that the Education Department overturn her suspension for helping raise funds for a boy with cerebral palsy.






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N.C.A.A. Reaches Deal to Restore Wins for Joe Paterno and Penn State

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:47pm
A proposed N.C.A.A. settlement is one sign that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s reputation may be rehabilitated after the Jerry Sandusky child-molesting scandal.
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N.C.A.A. Reaches Deal to Restore Wins for Joe Paterno and Penn State

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:47pm
A proposed N.C.A.A. settlement is one sign that the reputation of the former Penn State football coach may be rehabilitated after the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal.
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Students Gain Access to Files on Admission to Stanford

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:47pm
A small group at Stanford has taken advantage of a law that allows students to get copies of their educational records, and is encouraging others to do the same.






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Students Gain Access to Files on Admission to Stanford

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:47pm
A small group at Stanford has taken advantage of a law that allows students to get copies of their educational records, and is encouraging others to do the same.






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Percentage of Poor Students in Public Schools Rises

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 8:51pm
Just over 50 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, the Southern Education Foundation said.






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The Cost of College: Washington University Aims to Attract Low-Income Students

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 5:13pm
Washington University in St. Louis, with a small share of lower-income students, is announcing a major expansion of financial aid.






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Motherlode Blog: That’s Your Child’s Homework Project, Not Yours

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 1:39pm
“I wanted to tell you how much I loved seeing something actually made by children,” our librarian said of my sons’ entry into the Peeps diorama project, which looked more like a train wreck than Mem Fox’s “Where Is the Green Sheep?”






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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | A Mural Project Inspired by New York Times Columns on Race

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:27am
We thought a project that grew out of the columnist Nicholas Kristof’s post-Ferguson series, “When Whites Just Don’t Get It,” might be a fitting Reader Idea to inspire other educators to tell us how you’re talking and teaching about race and ethnicity.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:05am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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The Learning Network: What Are Your Favorite Movies Ever?

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 6:00am
What were the best movies you saw in the past year?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Go-Kart Star Called Little Alonso

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 5:11am
Below are nine paragraphs from a Jan. 14 article, “Far Ahead of Curve, a 6-Year-Old Thrills a Nation.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Racial Bias, Even When We Have Good Intentions

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 5:07am
Why might prejudice be unconscious?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | propulsive

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in 92 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Cost of College: Washington University Aims to Attract Low-Income Students

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:58pm
Washington University in St. Louis, with a small share of lower-income students, is announcing a major expansion of financial aid.






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West Virginia Revisits Science Standards

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:13pm
Members of the West Virginia Board of Education will take up the teaching of climate science after accusations that the curriculum had been revamped to appease the state’s fossil fuel industry.






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Amid Threats, Duke Moves Muslim Call to Prayer

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:12pm
The university canceled plans for Muslim students to deliver the traditional call from the school’s iconic chapel tower, and instead the call will be sounded from the quadrangle in front of it.
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Motherlode Blog: When Did ‘Teaching Independence’ Become ‘Possible Neglect’?

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:41pm
Parents in Maryland are being investigated for allowing their children to walk home from a park unsupervised. When did we abandon this idea that our children should learn to move about in the world without our hovering presence, and what have we lost?
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The Learning Network: Thawing Relations: Teaching About Cuba and the U.S.

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:38pm
In this lesson we explore different facets of the historic relationship between Cuba and the United States and give students a chance to predict what might come next. In follow-up activities students can delve more deeply into the history, culture, economics and politics of the communist nation 90 miles south of Florida.






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Bits Blog: Investors Put $186 Million Into Lynda.com, an Online Tutorial Service

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 2:54pm
The first major financing deal of the year in education technology dwarfs the biggest deals in the sector last year.






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