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A principal and four teachers at Cayuga Elementary School in Philadelphia promoted cheating on standardized tests for five years by providing answers to students and improperly reviewing questions before administering the tests, the state’s attorney general said.
Twelve ideas for teaching with The Times about language — from the new SAT to slang, clichés, root words and more.
The Justice and Education Departments said schools “may be in violation of federal law” if they turn children away because they or their parents do not have immigration papers.
This Poetry Pairing features “Muddling Through Mother’s Day,” an Op-Ed column by Frank Bruni and “To My Mother” by Edgar Allan Poe.
Our son’s teacher recently asked that we have him tested. I am hazy on the details of this, and would like to know what “testing” for behavioral or cognitive issues entails. Could you explain the process?
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods
What are some of the effects of climate change the report noted in the Northeast, Southwest and Midwest?
Do you instinctively get defensive when someone criticizes your work? Or, are you able to see critique as an opportunity to do even better and push yourself harder?
The state’s seniors did better on reading and math exams, but New Jersey remained flat in those areas, according to results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
A freshman, challenged by another over the advantages in his life, wrote an essay that has been alternately praised and accused of missing the point.
Trying Felt, a new app that lets you send a handwritten, sealed, stamped and mailed card—from your iPad.
A state order prevents teachers and principals from disclosing the contents of three days of standardized English tests given in April, though 37 principals have sounded the alarm about the design and quality of the tests.
How would you characterize your family’s attitudes toward food and eating? How have those attitudes affected you?
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Spreading the A.P. Gospel to Nurture Scientists and Engineers
How has the National Math and Science Initiative been encouraging schools and teachers to offer more A.P. science and math classes?