Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Dec. 2-8, 2014

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:04am
On Tuesday, Dec. 16, in lieu of a weekly quiz, look for our annual news quiz that rounds up the biggest stories of the year. What do you think should be included?






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The Learning Network: Should Countries Pay Ransoms to Free Hostages Held by Terrorists?

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 6:01am
Does paying ransom to terrorists and kidnappers only lead to more kidnapping? Or, is an inflexible policy unfair to the families of hostages?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | For Dogs, an Eight G Water Break

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 5:45am
Here are the first six paragraphs of a Dec. 8 article, “For Dogs, an Eight G Water Break.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Grappling With the ‘Culture of Free’ in Napster’s Aftermath

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 5:30am
Is peer-to-peer music sharing unethical? Is it different from sharing music on YouTube? Why?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | cringe

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 159 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Columbia Lets Law Students Delay Exams After Garner and Brown Decisions

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:39pm
A small number of students have received postponements, which the school is granting to students who felt their performance could suffer because of the decisions in the Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island cases.






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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Education Waiver Renewed

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:27pm
Federal officials have again granted Louisiana a waiver from compliance with the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law.






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Middle-Class Pay Elusive for Teachers, Report Says

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:31pm
While higher salaries can be reached relatively early in some districts, in others it can take more than three decades to get there, the National Council on Teacher Quality says.






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UVA Furor Sparks Debate Over Existence of ‘Rape Culture’

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:02pm
The story of a brutal rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house has turned from a rallying cry against sexual assault on campus to the spine of a divisive political debate.






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Power Up: E-Sports at College, With Stars and Scholarships

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:17pm
Video game competitions are taking off on campuses nationwide, with more than 10,000 students playing in the biggest college league, 4,400 more than last year.
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Motherlode Blog: Quandary: Helping Younger Children Love to Give as Well as Get

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:50pm
Younger children can be more focused on the possibility of having all their Hanukkah or Christmas wishes granted than on choosing or making with others in mind.
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Motherlode Blog: How Witnessing Violence Affects a Child, and How to Help

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:27am
Sixty percent of children in the United States are exposed to violence, crime or abuse on an annual basis, according to a Department of Justice report. When I was attacked last year, my son became one of them.






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The Learning Network: How Much Does It Matter to You Which High School You Attend?

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 8:14am
How does high school shape who we are–and turn out to be?






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Dec. 8, 2014

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 8:00am
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: Test Yourself | Where Lost Luggage Goes

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 5:44am
Here are the first six paragraphs of a Nov. 24 article, “A Place Where Lost Luggage Gets Another Shot.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | lucre

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 12 New York Times articles in the past year.






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John Jay College to Unveil a New Tribute, in Bronze, to Its Namesake

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:33pm
Few images of John Jay the chief justice, governor and treaty negotiator once appeared at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, but a bronze sculpture will be unveiled Monday.
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U.A.B.’s Decision to Eliminate Football Is One Others Have Faced

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 10:10pm
Other programs with ties to Conference USA have weighed over the years whether to keep playing football, among them Tulane, Rice and Western Kentucky.






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Rolling Stone Tries to Regroup After Campus Rape Article Is Disputed

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 9:56pm
After The Washington Post raised doubts on its story of rape at the University of Virginia, Rolling Stone is weighing how to report on people who have suffered violence or trauma.
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Military-Style Technology Finds Way Into School District Safety Measures

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 9:41pm
Many experts say limited resources may be better spent on mental health services and training for teachers and students on what to do if their peers talk about bringing a gun to school.






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