Education News from NY Times

Workforce Investment Act Leaves Many Jobless and in Debt

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 9:25pm
Millions of Americans have trained for new careers through the $3.1 billion Workforce Investment Act, but many have not found new jobs and are instead faced with thousands of dollars of debt.

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International Education: The Challenges of ‘Higher-Education Emergencies’

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:03pm
Without technological support and with a lack of financing, an experiment in online courses at an African refugee camp fell short.

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Briefly: International Education: Harvard Keeps Top Spot in Global University Ranking

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:03pm
Harvard University has retained the top spot in the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities, a position it has held for the past 12 years.

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International Education: In Scottish Referendum, a Push for Young Voters

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:01pm
As the Sept. 18 Scottish independence referendum approaches, campaigners are reaching out to students to explain what the vote could mean for them.

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Motherlode Blog: After a Miscarriage, Seeking Permission to Grieve

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 8:01am
I bought the milk in the refrigerator while I was still pregnant. When I sent that text, the baby was already dead, and I didn’t know it yet.

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Opinion: Teaching Is Not a Business

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 3:09pm
Reformers misunderstand how central human relationships are to the educational process.
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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Judge Denies Halt to School Standards

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:21pm
A state judge on Friday refused a temporary injunction sought against state education officials in an effort to block application of the Common Core education standards.

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Notre Dame Investigating Four Players

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:09pm
Four Notre Dame football players are being held out of practice while the school investigates what it is calling “suspected academic dishonesty,” the university told the N.C.A.A.

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Motherlode Blog: When Sports and Family Time Conflict, Speak Up

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 9:15pm
Try saying this out loud: “Family and academics are more important than sports, until sports conflict, then sports win.”

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Philadelphia Schools to Open on Time Amid Millions in Budget Cuts

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 7:59pm
The Pennsylvania legislature is considering a cigarette tax for the city that would make the budget reductions temporary.

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Your Money Adviser: Heading Off to College? Time to Think About Banking Needs

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:10pm
First-time college students should think about the options for their financial service needs before arriving on campus and beginning school activities.
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Motherlode Blog: How Does a 2-Year-Old Wear Glasses? (Not) Very Carefully.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:04pm
I wasn’t happy when the pediatric ophthalmologist ordered up glasses for my toddler. But it wasn’t supposed to be about me.

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

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:55am
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: Summer Reading Contest, Week 10 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 7:28am
The final week of our Summer Reading Contest begins! Get your pick in by 7 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 22.

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | ‘Getting More Doesn’t Always Lead to Feeling Happier’

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 5:50am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | New to the Archaeologist’s Tool Kit: The Drone

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:30am
Why can drones be more effective than conventional methods in surveying archaeological sites?

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The American Judicial System

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:36am
Test your knowledge of the American judicial system by playing our crossword.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | piety

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 80 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Motherlode Blog: Harry Potter Casts a Spell for Tolerance

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:05pm
Students who read and discussed a scene from Harry Potter in which the cruel Draco Malfoy calls Hermione a “filthy little Mudblood,” and her friends react with outrage reported more positive feelings about immigrants.

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Motherlode Blog: Rent a Toy, Learn a Lesson

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:11am
What would children learn if we made them give away some of their favorite toys after a month? Maybe that ownership and appreciation aren’t linked.

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