Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, May 30, 2014

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:11am
Can you choose the verb that matches the subject of the sentence from the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | ghastly

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 105 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Common Core School Standards Face a New Wave of Opposition

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:42pm
The governors of Oklahoma and South Carolina are considering signing bills to replace the Common Core standards with locally written versions, and Missouri is considering a related measure.






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Riding Technology Wave, Stanford Rises to Top of Some Measures

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 1:19pm
Riding a wave of interest in technology, Stanford University has risen to the top of measures that Harvard once dominated.






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House Panel Advances Bill on School Lunch Options

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 1:16pm
A bill includes a provision for a waiver process for local school districts that found it too expensive to comply with the White House nutritional guidelines passed in 2012.






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The Learning Network: What Did You Think of Our Text-to-Text Lessons?

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:28am
We list this school year’s Text-to-Text lessons by subject matter for easy access, and ask you for suggestions on what texts you would like to see paired for next year.






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Motherlode Blog: Submitted: Teenagers Do Not Need Smartphones, So They Should Pay for Them. Discuss.

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:45am
Teenagers may need to make calls and send and receive texts, but do they need access to Instagram and a store full of apps? Probably not. So if that’s a want, not a need, shouldn’t they pay for it?






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The Learning Network: Do You Consider Yourself a Feminist?

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 7:38am
What is your reaction to the word “feminist”? How would you define it? Have you heard of the “I need feminism because…” campaign?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Police Use High-Tech Lures to Reel In Bike Thieves

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:30am
What do you think about the tactic of using “bike bait?” Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, May 29, 2014

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:13am
Can you choose the best meaning of “imprimatur,” as it is used in the article?






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Radu Florescu, Scholar Who Linked Dracula and Vlad the Impaler, Dies at 88

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:06am
Professor Florescu wrote books that sought to identify Vlad, the 15th-century monarch, as the historical inspiration for Bram Stoker’s antihero.






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The Learning Network: Teaching Maya Angelou With New York Times

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 8:19pm
We offer a few teaching ideas and resources from The Times and around the Web for appreciating the work of Ms. Angelou, the writer, actress and activist many called the “people’s poet.”






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Motherlode Blog: Making Vegetables the Star in a Meat-Loving Family’s Kitchen

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 2:28pm
The meat-loving Ruder family hopes to build vegetarian meals from their new C.S.A. box twice a week without even thinking of feeling deprived. The Recipes for Health columnist Martha Rose Shulman has a plan.






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Motherlode Blog: With a Hashtag, Women Take On Our Fears for Our Daughters and Ourselves: #YesAllWomen

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:11am
When the media reported on a gunman’s misogynistic motives, some men responded with #NotAllMen. But while not all men prey on women, #YesAllWomen — including our daughters — take the risk of violence into account when we choose everything from our route to our clothes.






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The Learning Network: Do You Think You Will Have a Career That You Love?

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:00am
Is that the most important quality you’ll look for in a job?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | U.S. Will Complete Afghan Pullout by End of 2016, Obama Says

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:30am
How many American troops will remain in Afghanistan after 2014?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | inadvertently

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 352 New York Times articles in the past year.






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About New York: In Schools Where Sports May Be Most Vital, New York City Offers Least Help

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:08pm
The Small Schools Athletic League was created with virtually no city money when new high schools found themselves with few or no sports programs available through the official league.
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Dollars and Diplomas: The Value of College: It’s Not Just Correlation

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 9:00pm
A long line of academic research, comparing otherwise similar people, finds that those who graduate from college do better.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | May 19-27, 2014

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 6:25pm
See how much you know about the 10 news stories in this quiz. To find the answers, click each blank and you’ll be taken to the original Times article from which the excerpt came.






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