Education News from NY Times
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New research in learning offers new techniques for students: Play teacher. Take a break. Walk around. Get some sleep.
On Sept. 8, 1940, The New York Times reminded 1,100,000 children and 40,000 teachers that New York City schools started the next day. This year New York City public schools began their new year on Sept. 4.
This feature, in which we collaborate with the Poetry Foundation to match poetry with Times content, has been going strong since 2010. Here is the full list of pairings to date.
This Poetry Pairing features Adelaide Crapsey’s poem “The Properly Scholarly Attitude” and the Op-Talk feature “Children Need Free Play, but Are ‘Unschoolers’ Giving Them Too Much?” by Hanna Kozlowska.
Empathy isn’t just taking another perspective. Con men can do that. In order to be empathetic, children need to know how to value, respect and understand another person’s points of view, even when they don’t agree.
To learn how to study, start by bombing a pretest.
Looking at where students who gain admission to numerous colleges choose to go reveals some surprises.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign promised free prekindergarten for every 4-year-old, and his administration has invested mightily in quickly bringing that plan to life.
Apps can put a dictionary, graphing calculator, organizer and more in the palms of students’ hands.
Many students do not learn critical-thinking skills in college, and they’re suffering in the job market, a new study finds.
Panorama Education, aided by prominent tech investors, is refining student feedback through innovative data collection. School systems are embracing the concept.
Have you pushed a child into a sport or onto a team, and was it a success? Or are there other ways of making friends and staying active?
The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act requires schools to set aside places for the poor but has created dilemmas no one knows how to resolve.
Did you follow the news about the death of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson, Mo.? If so, what reactions did you have? Do you think anything will change — either in St. Louis or nationally — as a result of the protests? Why or why not?
The real point of homework doesn’t lie in the completion of the homework. It lies in learning how to sit yourself down and get it done.