Education News from NY Times

New Harvard Policy Bans Teacher-Student Relations

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:07pm
The move comes as the Obama administration investigates the handling of accusations of sexual assault at dozens of colleges, including Harvard.
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Motherlode Blog: Shared Custody: So Even on Paper, So Hard on the First Night

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:56pm
If there was a mothering switch, I hadn’t yet found the dimmer.

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The Learning Network: 301 Prompts for Argumentative Writing

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:27pm
For our Second Annual Student Editorial Contest, in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 301 writing prompts that may help — an update to last year’s popular list of 200.

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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Love (III)’

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:01pm
This Poetry Pairing features George Herbert’s poem “Love (III)” and the Vows column “Their Chart-Toppers Are Each Other” by Lois Smith Brady.

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Motherlode Blog: Looking to Find Your Sweet Spot at Home and Work?

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:24pm
Want some help making the small shifts that make life slide into a more manageable gear?

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Harper Lee and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 9:35am
Do you love “To Kill a Mockingbird”? Are you looking forward to another book about Scout and Atticus, or do you share the worries of an Op-Ed writer who pleads, “Don’t Do It, Harper Lee”?

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Strategy: Internships Abroad: Unpaid, With a $10,000 Price Tag

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:45am
Hundreds of program providers have seized on interest in interning abroad, adding bells and whistles at a cost.

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Student Notebook: An Internship Gone Bad in Bolivia

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:45am
Eighteen years old and looking for the “next extraordinary”: one intern’s cautionary tale.

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More College Freshmen Report Having Felt Depressed

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:01am
High numbers of students are beginning college having felt depressed and overwhelmed during the previous year, according to an annual survey released on Thursday.

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The Learning Network: What’s the Best Way to Get Over a Breakup?

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:01am
Have you or anyone you’re close to suffered a romantic breakup? How did you, or they, handle it? What worked to ease the pain? What made it worse?
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A University Recognizes a Third Gender: Neutral

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:30am
In what ways are biases that reinforce only two gender categories built into our social structures and language?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Choosing the Ivy League Over Division I

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:21am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 30 article, “Harvard-Bound Player Has 2 Careers on His Mind.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | acidulous

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.

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Motherlode Blog: Compare and Contrast: College-Ready First Graders or ‘Godlike Cherubs’?

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:33pm
Two articles will make you think about what’s “natural” for your family, and how that might be different from what works for others.

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The Learning Network: Our Second Annual Student Editorial Contest: Write About an Issue That Matters to You

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:00pm
Back by popular demand, our Student Editorial Contest runs until March 9. Here you can find an overview, the rules, some resources that might help and a few ideas from teachers who taught with it last year.

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Is Your First Grader College Ready?

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:45am
Mock applications at age 6, campus tours at 10. More and more elementary schools are introducing college awareness. Is it ever too early to plan for the future?

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The Learning Network: Do You Have an Idea for a Business or App?

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:05am
Have you ever had an idea for a business that would make life easier, better or more fun? Have you considered inventing a game or another kind of app? Do you wish your school had a class that would help you start a business or design an app?

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