Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Dec. 15, 2014

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:03am
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: What Do You Look Forward to Most–and Least–During the Holiday Season?

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:01am
Do you think the holiday season has too much emphasis on buying things?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Marching to Protest Police Violence

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:43am
What led thousands of people around the country to participate in marches over the weekend?

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State Aid Formula Said to Hurt in a District Where Most Go to Yeshivas

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 11:12pm
While a state monitor recently accused the East Ramapo school board of mismanagement that favored its yeshivas, New York’s formula gives the public schools below-average state aid.

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Motherlode Blog: There’s So Much to Say About Her Aunt’s Suicide, I Can’t Even Begin.

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 9:10am
It’s been more than four months since my sister took her own life, and I still haven’t spoken with my 12-year-old daughter about it.

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Barnard Considers Policy for Transgender Students

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:48pm
The women’s college is considering adopting a formal admissions policy as it and other single-sex schools grapple with shifting notions of gender.

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DealBook: Leadership of Cornell’s Medical College to Stay in Sanford Weill’s Family

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:40pm
Jessica Bibliowicz will become chairwoman of the Cornell Weill Medical College, effective Jan. 1. Her father, Sanford I. Weill, has been chairman for two decades.

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Lego Reissues Popular Science Line for Girls

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:30pm
American customers are limited to one set per household.
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The Poorest Neighborhood: A Refuge and a Gateway: A Brooklyn School’s Curriculum Includes Ambition

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 3:53pm
Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a public middle school in Brownsville, Brooklyn, the poorest neighborhood in New York City, is seen by many as a safe zone in a crime-plagued area, and a gateway out of generational poverty.

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Motherlode Blog: The Unmonitored Baby Is Not Worth Having

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:17am
Reams of data, straight to your smartphone. Imagine being certain your baby needs a diaper change, and determining with 97 percent accuracy if your baby is crying!

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

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:01am
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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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | ‘Tootsie Pops and The Times': Teaching With Crosswords

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 8:07am
Every week, a seventh-grade class in Princeton, N.J., works together to solve the New York Times Monday crossword puzzle.

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The Learning Network: Is It Possible to Start Out Poor in This Country, Work Hard and Become Well-Off?

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:00am
Do you believe that the United States is the “land of opportunity”? Do you think the American dream, however you define it, is alive and well?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Lives of Millennial Career Jugglers

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 5:34am
Why are some millennials electing to “spread themselves thin” professionally?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | ethereal

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 213 New York Times articles in the past year.

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F.C.C. Increases Money for E-Rate Program for Internet in Schools and Libraries

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:23pm
The move will increase money for schools and libraries to connect to the Internet.
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Motherlode Blog: Racial Bias in Discipline: What If Your Child’s School Is Harder on Some Kids Than Others?

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:16pm
Black parents may want to believe that society has moved on from racial bias, but that belief can undermine their ability to advocate for their children.

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The Learning Network: Teaching About Cybersecurity: Taking Steps to Improve Online Safety and Prevent Data Breaches

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:48pm
In this lesson, students will learn about the extent of cyberattacks just in the past year and the risks they pose for companies, governments and individuals.

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Room for Debate: Keeping Only the Best Behaved

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:28pm
Are charter schools, with their high rates of suspension and expulsion, cherry-picking students?
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Motherlode Blog: Finding an Overnight Camp That’s Truly Worth It

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:58pm
It’s camp application season. You’ll want to ask baseline questions about food, safety, staff training and facilities, but what you really want to know is this: Is this a camp that changes lives?

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