Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Teaching a Child to Wrangle, Not Reject, Rage

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:11pm
Children can’t understand how anger works, or manage it later in life, unless we encourage them to wrestle it with safe people.

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Senators Offer Bill to Curb Campus Sexual Assault

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:59pm
The measure, backed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, would impose financial penalties on colleges that do not comply with the law’s requirements.
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New York Educators Fight Back on Attacks to Tenure

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:31pm
The United Federation of Teachers sent out a memo defending tenure laws after two parents groups in New York filed lawsuits to challenge it.

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North Carolina Budget Deal Includes a Raise for Teachers

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:22pm
Legislators have announced a tentative budget agreement that includes a pay raise for public schoolteachers, but analysts expect that the proposed changes will mean more cuts elsewhere.

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Degrees of Education: When the College Admissions Battle Starts at Age 3

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:19pm
In New York City, some parents are hoping that elite prekindergarten will give their children an edge at getting into Harvard. But will it?

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N.C.A.A. Deal Revamps Head-Injury Care

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:43pm
The settlement brings a significant change in the care and safety of current and former college athletes, including a $70 million medical monitoring fund and a new national protocol for head injuries.

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Motherlode Blog: The Cuckoo Bird and the Baby

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:39am
The cuckoo bird lays its eggs in another bird’s nest, then flies off, never to return. Is a sperm donor like the cuckoo bird?

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Everyday Economics: How the Government Exaggerates the Cost of College

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:30am
The inflation index for college tuition has become notorious. But it reflects sticker prices over the past 20 years, not what families actually pay.

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Gene I. Maeroff, Education Reporter and Author, Dies at 75

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:28pm
A former education reporter for The Times, Mr. Maeroff found a second career working as an author, a researcher and an adviser on education issues.

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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Emotional and Practical Advice for Sending a Child to College

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:26pm
Parents, what advice do you have for someone sending a child to college for the first time?

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Discarded Museum is Resurrected at Brown

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:47pm
The work of the naturalist John Whipple Potter Jenks was thrown out and forgotten until a group of graduate students revived it, with an artist’s help, for a new exhibition.
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Motherlode Blog: Sticks and Stones, and a Diagnosis in Words That Can’t Hurt Us

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:43am
A diagnosis, of autism or anything else, won’t make me mourn my daughter, who is different, not dying.

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The Learning Network: A Midsummer Hiatus, July 28-Aug. 1

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:11am
We’re taking a break this week to get some work done behind the scenes, but we’ve left you with a summer-fun classic for your teaching and learning pleasure.

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Degrees of Education: Building a Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:10am
Money magazine released a new list of best colleges focused on what is on the minds of many parents and students: money. Babson ranked No. 1.
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Briefly: International Education: BBC Offering Archives for World War I Courses

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:02pm
The broadcaster will collaborate with four British universities to offer free Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, beginning in October.

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International Education: U.S. Moves to Align Student Exchanges With Policy Goals

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:02pm
The new strategy, reflecting a shift in thinking about how foreign exchange programs should operate in a more volatile world, would add funds for short-term fellowships but cut support for the Fulbright program.

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International Education: Learning Personal Finance as a Life Skill

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:01pm
A global comparative study on the financial literacy of 15-year-olds has placed a spotlight on the growing importance of economic competency training in secondary schools.

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Plagiarism Scandal Tests a Senator Still Forming a Rapport With Montanans

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:32pm
Many voters in Montana seem to be taking a wait-and-see attitude as they assess Senator John Walsh, a Democrat accused of plagiarizing an Army War College paper.

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Shootings Redefine Beat of School Police Officers

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:18pm
Radical shifts in tactics have swept the field — even calling on officers to rush toward shooters without backup.

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Arts | Westchester: Putting the A in STEAM

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 2:25pm
“Steam,” a new exhibition in White Plains, takes its name from an educational movement, STEAM, which is STEM (another curriculum that is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with the addition of the “A” for art.
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