Education News from NY Times

When to Take the SAT

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 12:15am
Middle school students may be taking college admissions tests, but experts suggest that later is better.






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Fewer Top Graduates Want to Join Teach for America

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:22pm
The group has warned school districts and charter school chains that the size of its corps of teachers this fall could be down by as much as a quarter.






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In a Word: Is the Professor Bossy or Brilliant? Much Depends on Gender

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:16pm
An interactive chart of words taken from millions of student reviews of their instructors offers a vivid illustration of unconscious gender bias.
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The New School Divests Fossil Fuel Stock and Refocuses on Climate Change

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 3:04pm
The historically progressive school plans to bolster its curriculum to include more attention in its courses to climate change and sustainability.






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Republicans, Feeling Shut Out, Question Obama’s Legislative Intentions

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 2:30pm
Republican lawmakers, who say they were not consulted on President Obama’s plan for free community college, wonder whether he is trying to pass legislation or simply burnishing his legacy.
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Unequal Education: How Elementary School Teachers’ Biases Can Discourage Girls From Math and Science

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 1:50pm
Early educational experiences have a quantifiable effect on the courses students choose later, a study shows.
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Motherlode Blog: Should Children Be Forced to Perform?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:55pm
Children need to learn how to read, but do they really need to learn to sing Do-Re-Mi in front of two hundred people with flashing cameras?






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

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:09am
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 | January 2015

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:13am
We present the January edition of Teenagers in the Times, a feature that presents almost everything published in The Times about young people during that month.






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The Learning Network: How Should the Media, and the Public at Large, Respond to the News About Bruce Jenner?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 8:39am
This week, the Style section and the Op-Ed columnist Nicholas Kristof raise questions about how we should react to widespread reports that Bruce Jenner is transitioning from male to female. Have you followed this news and noticed the way it has been covered in the news media? What has been your reaction?






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Pop Quiz Answers

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:45am
Stumped? Here are the answers to the quiz.
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Talking Head: Lani Guinier Redefines Diversity, Re-evaluates Merit

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:45am
Ms. Guinier, the first tenured woman of color at Harvard Law School, argues in a new book for a rethinking of the “testocracy” that is college admissions.
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Essay: How to Raise a University’s Profile: Pricing and Packaging

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:45am
The transformation of George Washington from humble commuter school into nationally known university has served as a model for other striving campuses. The direction: up!






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Pop Quiz: Film Studies: The Academia Awards

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:45am
Test your knowledge of Oscar-winning movies, with questions from Dana Polan, a professor of cinema studies at New York University.
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Blackboard: Skipping Class at Harvard

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:45am
How many are actually going to lectures.
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Blackboard: A Campus Guide’s Guide

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:45am
Learning to lead parents around.
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Blackboard: A Few of Their Favorite Things

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:45am
“What’s in on campus,” according to Student Monitor.
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Update: Made in China: Fake IDs

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:45am
Forget old-school resources like an older sibling or Photoshop. In today’s global economy, students import their fake IDs.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Why Google Glass Broke

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 5:30am
Why is there still hope for Glass, even though Google announced in January that it was shuttering its Glass Explorer program?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | brawn

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 81 New York Times articles in the past year.






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