Education News from NY Times

East Ramapo School Board Is Criticized by New York State Monitor

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:54pm
Henry M. Greenberg, the state-appointed monitor, stopped short of calling for a state takeover of the Rockland County district, but he did recommend appointing a fiscal overseer who could overrule the school board’s decisions.

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Motherlode Blog: Even the Democratic Caucus Can Fail to Accommodate Pregnancy

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:32pm
Although it is primarily Democrats and President Obama who continue to push for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a Democratic representative who is pregnant cannot get an exception on Democratic Caucus voting rules.

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At Brigham Young, Students Push to Lift Ban on Beards

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 7:54pm
A student petition is urging university officials to repeal a decades-old ban on beards on the campus of the Mormon Church’s flagship academic institution.
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Motherlode Blog: Quandary: Between Unknown Cousins and the Children’s Table, Thanksgiving Can Be Hard for Kids

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 2:08pm
Now is the moment to prepare children for Thanksgiving: show pictures of past gatherings, remind them of the names that go with faces and talk about things like interrupting, playing with younger cousins, new foods and appreciating gifts but not expecting them.

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The Learning Network: What Is the Perfect Number of College Applications to Send?

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:03am
What are the advantages and disadvantages of sending applications to 20 or more colleges and universities?

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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 17, 2014

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.

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The Learning Network: Million Dollar Gamers

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:44am
What is it like to be a highly paid professional video game player?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Rat on Broadway

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:31am
Here are the first seven paragraphs of the Nov. 10 article “White Rodent Finds Fame on the Great White Way: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ Has an Unexpected Star: A Rat Named Toby” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | venial

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in five New York Times articles in the past three years.

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Privacy Concerns for ClassDojo and Other Tracking Apps for Schoolchildren

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 5:59pm
Many teachers say the ClassDojo app helps them record classroom conduct, but critics are wary of such apps’ ramifications for data privacy and fairness.

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International Education: Number of Academic Refugees Grows

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 12:01pm
In recent years, the dangers facing intellectual dissidents and universities in troubled regions like the Middle East have reached a crisis point.

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Motherlode Blog: Lessons in Living While Dying, From Pop

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 8:19am
My kids have learned a new vocabulary, including words like lymphoma, chemotherapy, radiation, tumor and bone marrow. But they have also learned something important about being flexible, helping out, keeping a sense of humor and taking care of their elders.

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Clement A. Price, a Cheerleader for Newark, Dies at 69

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 9:27pm
Professor Price was a Rutgers scholar with a deep affection for Newark, a city he wrote about, taught about, promoted and defended.

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The Texas Tribune: Public Charter Schools That Failed to Meet Texas Standards Are Still Operating

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 7:42pm
A district with seven campuses was told that they could no longer be called open-enrollment charter schools, but opened their doors anyway.
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A Familiar Anger Begins to Boil Again in Mexico

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 3:51pm
The shocking reports about the mass disappearance of college students have stoked the anger of many Mexicans toward corrupt politicians and police officers.

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Applications by the Dozen, as Anxious Seniors Hedge College Bets

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 3:43pm
The escalation in the number of schools on students’ lists is driven by several factors, but perhaps the strongest is plain old fear.

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Degrees and Difficulty: How Can Community Colleges Get a Piece of the Billions That Donors Give to Higher Education?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:11pm
LaGuardia Community College in Queens faces the challenge of marketing its worthy but unglamorous mission to raise money.

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Yale Medical School Removes Doctor After Sexual Harassment Finding

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:46pm
Dr. Michael Simons, who a committee found had sexually harassed a postdoctoral researcher at the school, was removed as head of the Cardiovascular Research Center.
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Appeals Court Throws Out Suit by Columbia Professor

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:32pm
Sylvia Nasar, a journalism professor, claimed that Columbia’s journalism school had mishandled funds generated by an endowment from the Knight Foundation.
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To Help Language Skills of Children, a Study Finds, Text Their Parents With Tips

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:48pm
Preschoolers performed better on literacy tests when their parents received text messages with tips on how to help them, a study in San Francisco found.
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