Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: There’s Cancer In My Future. How Am I Supposed to Feel?

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 8:07am
I know I have the BRCA 1 mutation, and I know I have a strong chance of developing ovarian or breast cancer. But I am 32 years old, and I don’t know what to do with that knowledge.

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Remains Found in Search for Hannah Graham, Near University of Virginia

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 8:06pm
A crew looking for Ms. Graham, a student who disappeared last month, discovered human remains outside Charlottesville, officials said.

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School District on Long Island Is Told It Must Teach Immigrants

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:44pm
The guidance came after complaints that children who are in the U.S. illegally had been barred from public school classes in Hempstead.

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Arts | Long Island: Calidore String Quartet to Make Stony Brook University Its Home

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:52pm
The Calidore String Quartet will be artists-in-residence and visiting faculty at Stony Brook University through the end of the 2015-16 academic year.

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Motherlode Blog: Family Dinners for a Complicated Week

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:35pm
This week features a lot of moving parts at our house, and dinner will not be the focus. But it still has to be planned and provided, even if not necessarily cooked.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:52am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Child Has Lice? Spread the Word.

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 8:04am
If we want to have any chance at defeating, or better yet avoiding, lice, we’re going to have to be willing to talk about them.

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The Learning Network: Ideas for E.L.L.s | Civics and Citizenship

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 7:32am
The 2014 elections are just around the corner, and they provide many opportunities for inviting E.L.L.s to be more active citizens.

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The Learning Network: How Sexist Is the Gaming World?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:09am
Are you an avid video game player? Do you feel the industry and culture of the gaming world is dominated by men and boys? If so, what effects of that have you seen?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | After 29 Years, Royals Waste No Time

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:55am
When did the Kansas City Royals last win a championship?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Converse and the Chuck Taylor Lawsuits

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:07am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | narcissist

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 48 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Obama May Name ‘Czar’ to Oversee Ebola Response

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:47pm
After learning that a nurse infected in Texas had flown to Ohio, officials in two states closed schools and Americans debated how much they should worry.

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Norward Roussell, Leader of Selma Schools in Turbulent Time, Dies at 80

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:36pm
As the first black superintendent of schools in Selma, Ala., Dr. Roussell aspired to equalize educational opportunity, only to be fired amid racial animosities, protests and a school boycott.

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Court Gives Go-Ahead to Expansion by N.Y.U.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:30pm
The Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court unanimously voted on Tuesday to allow for a major expansion in the heart of Greenwich Village.

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Deasy Resigns as Los Angeles Schools Chief After Mounting Criticism

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 8:20pm
John E. Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, had clashed with the school board, and drawn flak for a flawed $1.3 billion plan to give iPads to students.
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Tests Prove Negative for Ebola in Yale Graduate Student

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:29pm
The student, who had recently returned from Liberia and was admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital with a fever, was said to be improving.
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The Learning Network: Election Projections: Exploring What’s at Stake in the Battle for the Senate

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:26pm
In this lesson, students will predict the Senate outcome, fill out their own ballots and consider what’s at stake in these elections. We also offer several ideas for going further, including investigating campaign strategies and researching candidates.

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The Learning Network: 50 Ways to Teach With Current Events

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:06pm
In honor of National News Engagement Day, here are 50 ideas to help teachers bring current events into the classroom.

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Motherlode Blog: It’s 3 O’Clock. You’re at Work. Where Are Your Kids?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:24pm
Many parents have grown so accustomed to the need to cobble together an after-school plan that we overlook the challenge those hours present to families who are already over-stretched.

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