Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | impenitent

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past two years.






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Passing Rate Declines by 20% as State Uses New Certification Exams for Teachers

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:43pm
The fall in certifications resembles, in some respects, the state’s experience with the Common Core, a set of more rigorous learning standards for students that has been adopted by New York and most other states.






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University of California Is Set to Raise Tuition

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:27pm
Despite protests and a last-ditch effort by Gov. Jerry Brown to block an increase in costs, the University of California Board of Regents approved a plan to raise tuition 27.6 percent over five years.






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The Learning Network: Food Fight: Researching and Debating the Future of G.M.O.’s

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:19pm
In this lesson, students will learn about the science behind G.M.O.’s, and they will explore questions about the consequences, both intended and unintended, related to their use.






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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight to Court

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:03pm
Seven law students and undergraduates filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the president and fellows of Harvard College for what they call “mismanagement of charitable funds.”
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Obama Makes Pitch to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to Schools

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:50pm
The president, in a respite from the gridlock and sniping in Washington, also signed a bill that changes the child care rules for low-income families.
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Motherlode Blog: It’s a Boy, and It’s Okay to Be Disappointed

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:35pm
When the ultrasound technician found that white blob between the legs of my baby on the computer screen, I cried.






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Motherlode Blog: Three Girls? ‘I Feel Sorry for Their Father’

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:32pm
Almost everywhere we go— a hike on a mountain trail, a restaurant, an art museum– unsolicited comments about the same sex of my children follow.






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Motherlode Blog: Pregnant With a Boy? Even in 2014, Some Call That ‘Lucky’

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:31pm
I was pregnant: I didn’t want to engage people in a discussion on gender. I wanted to take a nap. Still, I was alarmed to hear repeatedly that it was somehow preferable to have a boy instead of a girl.






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Toning Down the Tweets Just in Case Colleges Pry

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:35pm
Warned that colleges are increasingly investigating digital histories, high school students are cleaning up their public social media activity.
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New Factor in Campus Sexual Assault Cases: Counsel for the Accused

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:24am
Lawyers have appropriated the tools often used to fight misconduct and turned them against the prosecution, confronting higher education’s approach to the issue.






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The Learning Network: Should You Feel Guilty About Killing Spiders, Ants or Other Bugs?

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:12am
When you see a bug in your home, what do you do? Do you leave it alone? Do you kill it, or ask someone else to? Or do you try to catch it and set it free outside?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | For the Monarch Butterfly, a Long Road Back

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:30am
What efforts should government, scientists or ordinary citizens take to save the monarch butterfly and its annual migration?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Beards at Brigham Young

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:03am
Here are the first eight paragraphs of the Nov. 17 article “At Brigham Young, Students Push to Lift Ban on Beards.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | epilogue

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 45 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘He’s Gone.’ A Daddy, Deployed

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:40am
In this moment, just after their father has been deployed, I can’t safeguard their hearts; I am unable to spare these tears. It’s a powerless feeling, before the sun is up.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Nov. 11-17, 2014

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:50am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: What Are the Best Teaching Methods for Getting Students to Behave Well in Class?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 5:00am
Do you think a system of extrinsic rewards and punishments, with points being given for good behavior or taken away for bad, is an effective way to motivate students?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Quitting His Job to Hit the Road With the Knicks

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:32am
Here are the first 10 paragraphs of the Nov. 15 article “Living Out Knicks Dream, Complete With Nightmares.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | amalgamate

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in seven New York Times articles in the past two years.






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