Education News from NY Times

A Catholic High School Abruptly Loses Its Fight to Stay Open

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:11pm
Saddled with an estimated $4 million in debt and low enrollment, 52-year-old Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School in Brooklyn will close in June.






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Teacher Says LaGuardia High School Picks Tests Over Talent

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 9:34pm
Some wonder why test scores trumped talent after the performing arts school’s principal rejected students the faculty wanted to accept.
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Briefly: International Education: English Higher Education Faces Enrollment Slowdown

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 1:38pm
The credit ratings of English universities risk being damaged by a slowdown in their enrollment of full-time students from outside the European Union.






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International Education: Setbacks Aside, Climate Change Is Finding Its Way Into the World's Classrooms

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:40pm
While school budgets, teacher workloads and politics have complicated the spread of lessons on climate change, many nations are still adding or expanding such offerings.






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International Education: Palestinian Teaches Tolerance via Holocaust

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:05pm
Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi trained as a Palestinian guerrilla fighter. Now he is a university professor and teaches Palestinians about the Holocaust.






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Essay | American Studies : Looking for America Beyond Its Borders

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 9:02pm
In a new globalist era, the United States is no longer the center of the universe — or of an academic field.






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Republicans See Political Wedge in Common Core

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 2:53pm
The Common Core, a set of national educational standards, is seen by some conservatives as federal overreach. But in contrast to the Affordable Care Act, it has Republican defenders.






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National Briefing | Plains: Kansas: First Lady’s Visit Draws Criticism

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:06pm
Some Topeka high school students and their parents said they would rather keep their graduation day just a family affair, and not include Michelle Obama.






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Go Forth and Conquer, but Postpone the Selfie

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:30pm
Bryant University in Rhode Island has told its graduating seniors not to take pictures of themselves with their cellphones when they come onstage for their diplomas next month.






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Motherlode Blog: Learning to Set a Goal for the Long Run

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:15pm
In a conversation they have had countless times since his reading disability was diagnosed in elementary school, a mother and her teenage son search for ways to set goals and “do something that really distinguishes me.”






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

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:00pm
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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Libraries Seek High-Speed Broadband

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:52pm
As more people use their local libraries to connect to the Internet, libraries are requesting funding for better services.






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Motherlode Blog: My Daughter, Profoundly Disabled, Needs a School for Children Like Her

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:25pm
The consensus that children with disabilities are best educated in an inclusive classroom is in danger of hardening into dogma that risks re-stigmatizing children with severe or profound disabilities.






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Motherlode Blog: What to Do When Your Child Wants Marijuana Stocks

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:47pm
If we don’t want our kids consuming marijuana, does that mean that they shouldn’t try to make money from it either? Three things to think about when it comes to children’s investing decisions.






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Motherlode Blog: What to Do When Your Child Wants Marijuana Stocks

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:08pm
If we don’t want our kids consuming marijuana, does that mean that they shouldn’t try to make money from it either? Three things to think about when it comes to children’s investing decisions.






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Muslims in New York City Unite on Push to Add Holidays to School Calendar

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:20am
The city’s Muslims do not often work together politically, but they have found common ground in the fight to close public schools for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
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Motherlode Blog: Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:22am
People around me had accepted me and my identity as part of their lives. Me, pregnant, seemed to me likely to throw a wrench into my casual relationships.






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Fault Lines Appear at Northwestern Over Union Vote

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:35pm
Students, professors and athletes are split on whether a union should be formed by the football team.
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Competing Views of Teacher Tenure Are on Display in California Case

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:26pm
In a case that has drawn national attention, lawyers have been arguing over whether California’s laws on teacher tenure, firing and layoffs violate students’ constitutional right to an education.






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Motherlode Blog: Recipes for Kids: Bananas, Cold and Custardy

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:42am
Whip up plain frozen bananas and end up with a creamy, dreamy dessert.






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