Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Playgrounds for Kids Who Can’t Run and Jump

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:30pm
Knowing how many ordinary pleasures were cut off from my daughter, I was angry when something as common as swinging through the air on a hot summer day was also unreachable because of broken or missing equipment.






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Motherlode Blog: Goodbye to Cloth Diapers, and Ideal Motherhood

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:29pm
Those washable diapers were part and parcel of the vision I had of myself as a woman and a mother. And when I gave them up, I didn’t know who I was any more.






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | College Knowledge

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:09pm
Test your knowledge of college life by playing our crossword.






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Motherlode Blog: Easy Ways to Get More Vegetables on the Table, More Often

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:34pm
Lots of different types of vegetables and beans can fill a taco, be the excuse for a soup, or top a big bowl.






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Women in Tech: Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:05am
Brochures, mentorship programs and the training of high school teachers are some of the tools being used to reverse a trend.
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Your Money Adviser: Not All Community Colleges Offer Federal Student Loans

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:21am
Many community colleges choose not to participate in federal student loan programs, because it could raise the school’s default rate.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Rogue Sport Lacks Sand but Has Style and Speed

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:30am
How is the Chinatown version of volleyball different from standard volleyball?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | comestible

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.






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The Trials of Graham Spanier, Penn State’s Ousted President

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:00pm
For 16 years, Spanier oversaw the school’s growth from remote outpost of American higher education to top-tier public university. Now he is facing felony charges. How much should anyone pay for a sin of omission?
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Motherlode Blog: Simplifying Measuring Medication for Children

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:23am
Parents trying to administer medicine to children younger than 12 are often baffled by measuring options and confusing labels.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Ticking Viral Bombs, Left in Boxes

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:25am
Should the United States and Russia destroy all stocks of the smallpox virus, or should they keep samples in case they are needed for further research? Why?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Geometry

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:27am
Test your knowledge of geometry by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | muddle

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 123 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Appeals Panel Upholds Race in Admissions for University

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:26pm
A panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday said the University of Texas at Austin used race narrowly enough to meet the standard laid out by the Supreme Court.






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DealBook: Companies That Offer Help With Student Loans Are Often Predatory, Officials Say

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:22pm
The debt settlement industry, already accused of questionable tactics related to mortgages, is finding a gold mine of new clients among those with college loans.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 3 | A Teenage Waitress on ‘Unblinking Eyes Track Employees’

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:13pm
This week our top winner is Madeline, but we’ve also chosen five runners-up and 10 honorable mentions.






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Motherlode Blog: The Gay Mormon Known Sperm Donor From Utah

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:45pm
My friends used to offer up my status as a gay former Mormon as an icebreaker. Now, they’re helpfully tossing my role as “known sperm donor” out at dinner parties.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Companies That Offer Help With Student Loans Are Often Predatory, Officials Say

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:31am
Why did the Illinois attorney general file lawsuits against two debt settlement companies in connection with their student loan practices?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | World Capitals

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of world capitals by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | mercurial

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 170 New York Times articles in the past year.






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