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Op-Ed Contributors: Michael Kimmel and Gloria Steinem on Consensual Sex on Campus

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:12pm
California is redefining true consensual sex on campus.

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Motherlode Blog: ‘Pretesting’ and Other New Ideas to Help Kids Learn

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:41pm
New research in learning offers new techniques for students: Play teacher. Take a break. Walk around. Get some sleep.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Back to School, 1940

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:25pm
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.

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The Learning Network: Collection | Poetry Pairings

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:24pm
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.
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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘The Properly Scholarly Attitude’

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:19pm
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.
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Motherlode Blog: Nine Things to Hate About Packing School Lunches (and How to Fix Them)

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:59am
I choose to pack lunches for my children — but I also choose to make it easier to do.

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Motherlode Blog: Teaching Children Empathy

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:34am
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.
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The Education Issue: Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:16am
To learn how to study, start by bombing a pretest.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | ‘The Simpsons’ Marathon Draws Large Audience

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:53am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Do You Like Watching Other People Play Video Games?

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:00am
Would you pay money to watch an e-sports tournament live? What’s the appeal?

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Behind Ivy Walls: Why Colleges With a Distinct Focus Have a Hidden Advantage

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:29am
Looking at where students who gain admission to numerous colleges choose to go reveals some surprises.
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | skinflint

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.

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Final Touches Range From Flowery to Frantic as Expanded Pre-K Awaits Start

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:50pm
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.

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Take Note of These Back-to-School Aids

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 6:12pm
Apps can put a dictionary, graphing calculator, organizer and more in the palms of students’ hands.
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Degrees of Education: The Economic Price of Colleges’ Failures

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:55pm
Many students do not learn critical-thinking skills in college, and they’re suffering in the job market, a new study finds.

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State of the Art: Grading Teachers, With Data From Class

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:10pm
Panorama Education, aided by prominent tech investors, is refining student feedback through innovative data collection. School systems are embracing the concept.

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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Should You Push a Child to Play a Sport?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:25pm
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?

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Letter From India: India’s Education Act Aims to Lift the Poor

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:02pm
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.
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The Learning Network: Will What Happened in Ferguson Change Anything?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:56am
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?

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Motherlode Blog: Creating a Homework Habit

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:38am
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.

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