Education News from NY Times
Updated: 9 hours 27 min ago
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.
Riding a wave of interest in technology, Stanford University has risen to the top of measures that Harvard once dominated.
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.
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.
Motherlode Blog: Submitted: Teenagers Do Not Need Smartphones, So They Should Pay for Them. Discuss.
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?
What is your reaction to the word “feminist”? How would you define it? Have you heard of the “I need feminism because…” campaign?
Professor Florescu wrote books that sought to identify Vlad, the 15th-century monarch, as the historical inspiration for Bram Stoker’s antihero.
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.”
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.
Motherlode Blog: With a Hashtag, Women Take On Our Fears for Our Daughters and Ourselves: #YesAllWomen
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.
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.
A long line of academic research, comparing otherwise similar people, finds that those who graduate from college do better.
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.