Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: What Are Your Experiences With Internet-Based Urban Legends?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 7:41am
How do scary stories and urban legends find audiences online?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, June 9, 2014

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:42am
Can animals can have a tangible effect on children’s health and well-being?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Social Media Celebrities Meet Their Biggest Fans

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:36am
What are events like DigiFest NYC and how are they changing how fans and Internet celebrities interact?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | scintilla

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.

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The Working Life: Brooklyn College Graduates Step In to Depressing Job Market

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 10:05pm
Jelani Thomas is entering the work force with a brand-new bachelor’s degree and plenty of hope. The sluggish economic recovery, however, is making it hard for him to see his next move.
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Rift Deepens in Britain Over Claims of School Infiltration Plot by Islamic Extremists

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 2:23pm
A dispute over how to combat the threat of homegrown Islamic extremism in British schools has provoked a political crisis, prompting a public apology and a resignation.

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Briefly: International Education: Open Letter to China Leader Criticizes June 4 Detentions

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 12:04pm
Education news briefs selected by editors of The International New York Times.

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International Education: Rising Tuition Pushes British Students to U.S.

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 12:03pm
With rising tuition costs at home, more low- and middle-income Britons are enrolling at American universities.

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International Education: For U.S. Colleges, a Drive to Retain Foreign Students

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 12:01pm
The number of those leaving without a degree appears to be on the rise.

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Opinionator | The Great Divide: Stop Holding Us Back

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 12:26am
There are smarter, more effective ways to lower high school dropout rates.

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Obama Plans Steps to Ease Student Debt

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 12:18pm
Borrowers’ debt load is growing and retarding the ability to buy homes, start businesses or otherwise spend to spur the economy, economists say.

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Motherlode Blog: Camp: Love It or Hate It? Readers Comment

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 9:42am
If the world of campers divides into those people who hated camp and those who loved it, on which side of that divide do you fall?

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National Briefing | Education: Two States Repeal Education Standards

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:04pm
The governors of Oklahoma and South Carolina signed bills within the past week repealing the Common Core state standards, guidelines for children’s achievement in reading and math between kindergarten and high school graduation.

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Seattle Pacific University Students Stopped Gunman

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 8:42pm
For some at Seattle Pacific University, a Christian campus, there was a tone of quiet affirmation of the actions of people who the police said had helped subdue the gunman and save lives.

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Motherlode Blog: Give Kids Your Undivided Attention — or No Attention At All

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:19pm
Either shut your phone and laptop down and be present, or grab the gadgets and get to work. It’s the half-measures of attention that don’t work for parents or kids.

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This Life: How Commencement Speeches Go Viral

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:05pm
How commencement speeches like Ellen DeGeneres’s and Barbara Kingsolver’s went viral.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 10:35am
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: Teenagers in The Times | May 2014

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 9:56am
In this installment of our monthly collection, we spotlight five articles that use photography and narrative to reveal the texture of teenage life, 11 articles about young people making a splash in the world, and three other articles about teenagers that can provoke discussion.

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The Learning Network: Found Poetry Favorite | ‘The Elvish Doings in the Forest’

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 9:33am
This poem, by Libbie, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from a dance review, “There’s Brightness When the Fog Clears.”

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Young Love, Complicated by Cancer

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 8:34am
When was the last time you cried while watching a film?

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