Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Jan. 2, 2014

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 5:24am
Can you define “spasmodically,” as it is used in the article?

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | exigency

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:01am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.

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Loan Monitor Is Accused of Ruthless Tactics on Student Debt

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 9:42pm
As the Educational Credit Management Corporation fights borrowers who file for bankruptcy on federal loans, there is growing concern over its collection practices.

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A’s for Athletes, but Charges of Fraud at North Carolina

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 2:00pm
Some classes never met and some grades were illicitly changed in a University of North Carolina department that attracted numerous athletes, and a respected professor now faces a criminal charge.

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Square Feet: Where 600 College Students Live Above the Store

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:36pm
College dormitories are booming in Manhattan, often built in partnership with development companies that leave the street-level space for commercial use.

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De Blasio Recognizes Obstacles Standing in Way of Schools Plan

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:54am
While announcing his choice of Carmen Fariña as the next chancellor of New York City schools, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio acknowledged that his agenda could face hurdles.

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The House Edge: Academics Who Defend Wall St. Reap Reward

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 10:53pm
Wall Street paid academic experts — and gave money to their universities — whose research supported the financial community’s views on commodity trading.

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Veteran of City School System Is Said to Be Next Chancellor

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 1:01am
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio was expected to appoint Carmen Fariña, a veteran educator in New York City who has served as a teacher, principal and superintendent.

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Solving Problems for Real World, Using Design

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 11:55pm
Formally the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, the has made a global impact by encouraging students to find out what is most useful.

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International Education: Computers Jump to the Head of the Class

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 1:04pm
The rapid development of artificial intelligence threatens many white-collar jobs, and the value of education, experts say.

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International Education: Latin Americans Head to Spain for Business School

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 1:03pm
Despite Spain’s lagging economy, its business schools are increasingly attracting students who plan to return to Latin America after they graduate.

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Members of Jewish Student Group Test Permissible Discussion on Israel

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 1:10pm
Swarthmore’s Hillel rebelled this month, saying it would not abide by its parent group’s guidelines prohibiting collaboration with speakers or groups deemed unsupportive of Israel.
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In Textbook Fight, Japan Leaders Seek to Recast History

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 12:59pm
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has begun to pursue a more openly nationalist agenda on an issue that critics fear will push the country further from its postwar pacifism.
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Prominent Scholars, Citing Importance of Academic Freedom, Denounce Israeli Boycott

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 10:55pm
A recent vote by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli academic institutions has led some leaders to issue condemnations that emphasize the importance of academic freedom.

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The Saturday Profile: Holocaust History, as Told by a Survivor

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 9:02pm
Laszlo Schwartz, once mostly silent about his harrowing childhood as a prisoner of the Nazis, now spends much of his time telling his story in German classrooms.
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On Religion: Mission Schools Opened World to Africans, but Left an Ambiguous Legacy

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 2:35pm
The potentially subversive nature of Christianity’s teachings found expression in the education of a generation of rebels against apartheid.

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Getting Out of Discount Game, Small Colleges Lower the Price

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 10:51pm
Many institutions that charge high tuition but also offer steep discounts are rethinking the allure of that model.

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