Education News from NY Times

Foundation Sends Kin of 9/11 Victims to College

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:08pm
Families of Freedom, formed a week after the 2001 attacks, will continue to provide scholarships through 2030.
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Motherlode Blog: A Simple ‘Dump-It’ Meal for a Busy Tuesday

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:05pm
A dinner designed for a parent with more on his or her mind than “I wonder if rice wine vinegar or tarragon vinegar would be better here.”






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Motherlode Blog: A Fast, Simple Dinner for a Monday Night

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:49pm
A detailed plan for getting dinner on the table tonight.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Aug. 26-Sept. 8, 2014

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:00am
Welcome to our first quiz of the academic year, and look for Weekly News Quizzes each Tuesday morning. The questions here cover two weeks of headlines. Take the quiz to see what you know!






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The Learning Network: Do Sports Teams Have a Responsibility to Hold Players to a Standard for Their Personal Conduct?

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:00am
How seriously should teams take allegations and evidence of wrongdoing in players’ personal lives?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | When Worker Bees Get a Promotion

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:30am
How might scientists use similar data-rich surveillance to learn more about other insects’ behavior?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Texting Anxiety Caused by Little Bubbles

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:41am
Below are six paragraphs from the Aug. 29 essay about texting, “Bubbles Carry a Lot of Weight.” We have dropped a word in each paragraph. Can you choose the best one for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | psychosis

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 78 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Behind Ivy Walls: Top Colleges That Enroll Rich, Middle Class and Poor

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:00pm
A new index measures which colleges have the most economically diverse student bodies — and charge the least to lower-income students.






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Laughs and Accolades as Clinton and Bush Introduce a Leadership Program

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 1:23pm
The two former presidents exchanged compliments in Washington on Monday as part of an initiative involving four presidential libraries.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Changes to a High School Schedule

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:52am
If your student is unhappy, do you encourage the child to advocate for a different schedule, regardless of the official word on allowable changes?






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Motherlode Blog: Game Plan for a Week of Family Dinners

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:53am
Sunday dinner is burrito bowls, but Sunday is also shopping and preparation day for making things easier the rest of the week.






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The Learning Network: What Is the Point of College?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 7:14am
What factors should be considered in determining the value of a college education?






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

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 7:11am
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: 6 Q’s About the News | Civilians in Space

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:32am
What does it take for a civilian to book a flight on a rocket to space?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Camera-Wearing Animals

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 3:49am
Here are the first five paragraphs from the Sept. 3 article “‘Here, Ansel! Sit, Avedon!” We have dropped a word in each paragraph. Can you choose the best one for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | dislodge

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 94 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Hong Kong Group to Give Harvard’s School of Public Health $350 Million

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:02am
Harvard’s president said the gift by the Morningside Foundation would give the school a stable financial base and the ability to give students more financial aid while expanding programs in several fields.






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Princeton Faculty to Vote on Altering Sexual Misconduct Policies

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 7:24pm
The changes would lower the threshold required to find someone guilty and would bring the university in line with the rest of the Ivy League.






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International Education: A Missionary for Liberal Arts

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 12:18pm
Bard College has become an unlikely champion of liberal education in countries known for their volatility and political upheaval.






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