Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | pliable

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 42 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Appraisal: Seeking to Expand an Uptown Site, N.Y.U. Finds Itself in an Alley Fight

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:05pm
The university’s attempt to connect two uptown buildings with a 10-foot-long passageway has been met with resistance.






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The Learning Network: The Winners of Our Fifth Annual Found Poetry Contest

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:14pm
Eleven winners, 14 runners up, and 25 honorable mentions: the best found poems of the nearly 2,000 we received. Congratulations, poets, and thank you, teachers!






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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:44pm
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | May 27-June 2, 2014

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:43pm
See how much you know about the 10 news stories in this quiz. To find the answers, click each blank and you’ll be taken to the original Times article from which the excerpt came.






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Motherlode Blog: The Computer Code for Parental Feelings of Inadequacy

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:06pm
That steady stream of articles deeming coding “the new lingua franca” and coding education the holy grail for kids flowing by on social media and dropping into your in-box makes coding the hot new parent guilt trip.






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Motherlode Blog: Long After a Divorce, the Question of Family Photographs Lingers

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:59am
All of the photographs from my entire childhood were taken while my parents were married. What do I do with them now?






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | June 2, 2014

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 7:21am
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 3 p.m. Eastern time. This is our last “WGOITP?” for the 2013-14 school year.






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The Learning Network: Are Your Parents Too Overprotective?

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 5:00am
What kind of freedoms do you wish you had that you do not have?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Bowe Bergdahl, American Soldier, Freed by Taliban in Prisoner Trade

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:30am
What kinds of struggles will Sergeant Bergdahl likely face after being freed from long-term captivity?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | annotate

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 39 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Learning Network: What Can You Predict About the Future of the Music Industry?

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 7:18pm
Will streaming services, like Spotify, Pandora and now Beats, be the way most of us listen to music? Which streaming service will beat out the competition? Why?






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International Education: E.U. Seeking Better Clarity on Ratings

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:02pm
U-Multirank, a new international ranking system, promises to be a nuanced tool for comparing and judging universities.






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International Education: Re-Evaluating the College Rankings Game

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:01pm
Although the rating of colleges and universities around the world has been heavily criticized by educators and politicians, the academic rankings business is booming.






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International Education: An Uproar in Australia Over Proposal to Deregulate Tuition

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:01pm
Changes proposed by the Australian government are intended to make universities more competitive. Critics say they will make undergraduate education more expensive.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, June 2, 2014

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 4:35am
Try unscrambling the paragraphs from an article about the New York City school chancellor, then invite students to create their own scrambles.






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Business School, Disrupted

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 1:38pm
In moving into online education, Harvard Business School discovered that it isn’t so easy to practice what it teaches.






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