Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: A Lost Father, and a Daughter Who’s Not Ready to Let Him Go

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 9:56am
The Friday before Father’s Day last year, my dad, an Alzheimer’s patient, wandered off from my mother at the grocery store. I’d been saying goodbye to him for almost a decade, but I wasn’t ready to lose him.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 1 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 9:50am
Our Summer Reading Contest begins. Post here by 7 a.m. Eastern on June 20. Winners will be announced on July 1.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Sneaker Comes of Age

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:30am
Who started the latest trend in sneaker culture?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, June 13, 2014

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:12am
Can you choose the verbs that correctly complete the sentence from the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | amnesty

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 486 New York Times articles in the past year.






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David Brat and Jack Trammell show unease in the spotlight

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:01pm
David Brat, who beat Eric Cantor, and Jack Trammell, the academic colleague Mr. Brat faces in the election, have found themselves unprepared for the political fishbowl.
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Op-Ed Contributor: California Ruling on Teacher Tenure Is Not Whole Picture

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 7:59pm
Firing bad educators won’t close the achievement gap.






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Perverse Incentives: Remember the Problems With Mortgage Defaults? They’re Coming Back With Student Loans

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 5:06pm
Companies managing the loans have little incentive to devise forgiveness plans for borrowers who run into trouble.
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Motherlode Blog: Kids and Parents: Happy to Move Up, Sad to Say Goodbye

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:03pm
I think of summer as a happy time of year—which is why I’m annually blindsided by the small sorrows of graduations and change.






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Jill Abramson, Ex-Times Editor, to Teach at Harvard

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 1:38pm
Ms. Abramson, dismissed on May 14 as executive editor of The New York Times, will teach narrative nonfiction to undergraduates.
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Efforts by Colleges to Curb Assaults Focus on Fraternities

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:32am
As colleges come under intense pressure to curb sexual assault, binge drinking and hazing, they are increasingly looking at their fraternities.






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The Learning Network: 184 Questions to Write or Talk About

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:01am
A collection of 184 Student Opinion questions, from this school year, all still open to comment on our blog. Each asks students to read a short, high-interest nonfiction piece from The Times, then write in a response.






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House Delays Vote on Easing School Meal Standards

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:52am
The rules are a large component of Michelle Obama’s campaign to reduce the number of overweight children through exercise and better nutrition.
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Motherlode Blog: Parental Collusion on Spending and Rules: Harder Than It Sounds

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:48am
Here’s the tricky part about trying to form a cabal to stomp the seeds of perceived materialism: It’s awfully hard to be the first person who speaks up.






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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘I saw the girl near bouquets of snapdragons’

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:14am
This poem, by Anna S., is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest.






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