Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: One Daughter, One Mother, Two Wheelchairs and Nothing Remarkable

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:11pm
Sharing the same disability has undoubtedly united me with my mother in unusual ways, but we want the world to know that there is really nothing unusual about who we are.






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

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:11pm
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: Skills and Strategies | Photo Projects Inspired by ‘Humans of New York’

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:01am
In this lesson, students read an article about Humans of New York, analyze some of the photographs and dream up their own projects inspired by the work.






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The Learning Network: What Rules Would You Like to See Changed in Your Favorite Sports?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 5:00am
Would you want to make a sport more fast-paced for a new generation? Would you try to make it safer or easier?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Burials, Rage and Political Fallout in the Turkey Mine Disaster

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 4:30am
Has your community ever experienced a terrible disaster?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, May 16, 2014

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 4:12am
Can you place the missing commas in a sentence from an article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | affidavit

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 150 New York Times articles in the past year.






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A Decision That Helped Shape Michelle Obama

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 9:12pm
For the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Michelle Obama will head to Topeka to talk about a Supreme Court ruling that affected her life.






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Motherlode Blog: Reading Experience May Change the Brains of Dyslexic Students

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 6:19pm
Recent research suggests that the difficulties dyslexia creates with reading may not be hard-wired. Instead, experience may play a big role in exacerbating reading problems and, potentially, in easing them.






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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Creating Architectural Models of Literary Themes

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:05pm
Using a Times article about a similar project as inspiration, high school students studying “Catcher in the Rye” create architectural models to convey their understanding of the novel.






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Motherlode Blog: When Your Teenager Wants a Car: The Money Conversations

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:39am
Four questions to ask before agreeing to let a teenager have a car and four possible approaches to paying for it.






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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Diluvian Dream’

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:06am
“Diluvian Dream” by Wilmer Mills and the article “Saying Goodbye to the Farm” by Anne Raver appear in this Poetry Pairing.






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Bits Blog: Senators Intend to Amend Federal Student Privacy Law

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:21am
To protect the personal information about students that school technology vendors can acquire, two lawmakers are pushing to modernize a longstanding federal law on education privacy.






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The Learning Network: Do You Read for Pleasure?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:06am
A recent study shows teenagers don’t read for pleasure much anymore. Do you? What books would you recommend to others looking to read for fun?






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Who Gets to Graduate?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:00am
Rich students complete their college degrees; working-class students like Vanessa Brewer usually don’t. Can the University of Texas change her chances of success?
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Sept. 11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero Prepares for Opening

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:57am
How does the interior design of the museum honor the emotional weight of Sept. 11 and the days that followed?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, May 15, 2014

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am
Can you choose the word that correctly completes the sentence?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | rant

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:06am
This word has appeared in 258 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Retirees Are Finding Second Careers at Historical Sites

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:47pm
Many older adults have found a home or a second career as historical interpreters at living history museums or as docents at historic house museums.
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Motherlode Blog: The Language of Autism: Disease or Difference?

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:24pm
The debate over whether autism is a disease to be cured or a variation to be celebrated is an abstraction, utterly disconnected to our day-to-day experience. To describe that, I cannot avoid the lexicon of illness.






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