Education News from NY Times

U.S. to Focus on Equity in Assigning of Teachers

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:14pm
Federal officials want states to ensure that poor and minority students will not be disproportionately taught by inexperienced educators.

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Motherlode Blog: Quandary: When the Tests Are Overwhelming, What’s Next?

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:07pm
Most schools conduct some form of standardized testing. What helps a child who finds the tests stressful, and when is the testing too much?

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Atlanta School Cheating Was ‘Conspiratorial,’ Ex-Governor Testifies

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:52pm
Former Gov. Sonny Perdue testified during the trial of 12 Atlanta educators whom prosecutors have accused of participating in cheating.
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Motherlode Blog: Our Real ‘Mommy’ (and ‘Daddy’) Problem: Your Children Are Your Problem

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:20pm
What happens when children are considered the adorable lifestyle choice of a nation of “mommies?” No one else needs to worry about the needs of those children—or of any children.

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Motherlode Blog: Our ‘Mommy’ Problem and Mine

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:29am
As a new mother, newly laid off, it quickly become painfully clear that the life I’d imagined for myself once upon a time—as a professional, wife, and mother—had been a modern-day fairy tale.

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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 10, 2014

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:00am
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: How Often Do You Watch a Television Show When It Originally Airs?

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:02am
How have your television viewing habits changed over the years?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Mike the Tiger, L.S.U. Mascot

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:57am
Here are the first six paragraphs of the Nov. 9 article “The Mascot Will Sit This One Out, Thanks.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | condole

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in seven New York Times articles in the past six years.

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States Listen as Parents Give Rampant Testing an F

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 9:23pm
Parents, students and school officials have joined a national protest of the consequences of Common Core testing.

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Motherlode Blog: You ‘Can’t Imagine Life Without Kids’? I Can.

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 7:49pm
If I want to grocery shop, there is the Leo Factor — will a bagel appease him, or will this require juice? I fantasize about not needing to consider that, and that doesn’t make me unworthy of being a parent.

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Glamour’s Girl Project Will Focus on Sending Girls to School

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 7:30pm
The magazine will announce during its Women of the Year Awards dinner a collaboration with nonprofits to raise money for girls around the world to help them attend secondary school.
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International Education: Homegrown Help for Deserving Students in Nepal

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:01pm
A Nepalese group is trying to fill a gap in scholarships for poor rural students who have the ability to excel in high school but lack the money to do so.

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International Education: On U.S. Campuses, Networking and Nurturing to Retain Black Men

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:01pm
Dozens of colleges have started programs designed specifically to get black men enrolled and help them graduate.

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