Education News from NY Times

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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Motherlode Blog: The Decision: One Child, One School

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:39am
Parents are notoriously anxious yet clueless with their first child. With the preschool decision, I felt additional pressure because after a recent ectopic pregnancy, it looks as if Zee will be our only child.






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Auburn University Suspends Classes After Threat

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:31am
University officials said that they did not believe the threat, written in a campus restroom, was credible, but that they wanted to ease anxiety among students and parents.
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Revised SAT Won’t Include Obscure Vocabulary Words

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:01am
The College Board plans to release many details of its revised test on Wednesday, including sample questions and explanations of the research and goals behind them.






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A Star Quarterback Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation<i class="icon dot-logo-icon hidden"></i>

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:21pm
An accusation against Jameis Winston, a marquee player for Florida State, did not prompt an in-depth inquiry by either the university or the police. By the time prosecutors got the case, it was nearly a year old.

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A Star Quarterback Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation<i class="icon dot-logo-icon hidden"></i>

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:21pm
An accusation against Jameis Winston, a marquee player for Florida State, did not prompt an in-depth inquiry by either the university or the police. By the time prosecutors got the case it was nearly a year old.
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Motherlode Blog: I Have No Idea How Many Calories Are in My Grandmother’s Gefilte Fish

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:21pm
For my daughters, food isn’t a troublesome source of calories demanding its weight in exercise. It’s holidays, it’s funny stories, it’s seasons. It’s my grandmother’s gefilte fish, and all of us cooking it together.






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Questions About Financial Aid?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:18am
Richard Pérez-Peña and Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Edvisors, answered reader questions on paying for college.






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Idea of New Attention Disorder Spurs Research, and Debate

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:59pm
Powerful figures in mental health are claiming to have identified a new disorder, sluggish cognitive tempo, that could widely expand the ranks of young people treated for attention problems.






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Motherlode Blog: When Not to Speak Your Second Language to Your Children

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:00pm
As I fed, changed and rocked our daughter, I practiced my Tagalog phrases—until I sat in on a conference session on early language development, and found out that that’s exactly what I shouldn’t do.






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International Education: Out in Front, and Optimistic, About Online Education

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:01pm
Richard C. Levin, the former president of Yale who now heads Coursera, the online education company, says it will be financially viable within five years.






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International Education: Dubai Seeks to Become Islamic Economic Hub

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:01pm
Dubai is introducing new university courses in Islamic banking to fill a shortage of qualified employees in the Islamic financial industry.






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International Education: English Universities Losing International Students

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:01pm
A report says that the number of students enrolling in full-time programs, which include many master’s programs, declined for the first time in nearly three decades.






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Schools Chancellor Details Initiatives for Schools

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:53pm
At a speech on Saturday, Carmen Fariña said she would aim to reduce class sizes and curb the use of suspensions at the city’s public schools.






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In California, Saving a Language That Predates Spanish and English

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 1:55pm
The Yurok Tribe’s extensive campaign to revive the language serves as a model to the many other tribes that are undertaking similar efforts, experts say.
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