Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Nov. 4-10, 2014

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:27am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.

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The Learning Network: How Well Do You Think Standardized Tests Measure Your Abilities?

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 5:00am
How much time do you spend taking and preparing for standardized tests in school? Do you think it’s too much?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Honduran Youth Finds Welcome Mat at Oakland School Designed for Immigrants

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:30am
What are some of the challenges that students like Lester Valladaras face in their new life in the United States?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Country Star Strides Back Onto the Stage

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:30am
Here are the first five paragraphs of the Nov. 9 article “Country Star Strides Back Onto the Stage.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | passive

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 397 New York Times articles in the last year.

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Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Laureate, Is Assailed by Schools Group in Pakistan

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:10pm
A network of private schools on Monday called for a day of protest against Ms. Yousafzai, 17, and her memoir about being shot by a Taliban gunman after pressing for girls’ rights and education.

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U.S. to Focus on Equity in Assigning of Teachers

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:14pm
Federal officials want states to ensure that poor and minority students will not be disproportionately taught by inexperienced educators.

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Motherlode Blog: Quandary: When the Tests Are Overwhelming, What’s Next?

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:07pm
Most schools conduct some form of standardized testing. What helps a child who finds the tests stressful, and when is the testing too much?

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Atlanta School Cheating Was ‘Conspiratorial,’ Ex-Governor Testifies

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:52pm
Former Gov. Sonny Perdue testified during the trial of 12 Atlanta educators whom prosecutors have accused of participating in cheating.
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Motherlode Blog: Our Real ‘Mommy’ (and ‘Daddy’) Problem: Your Children Are Your Problem

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:20pm
What happens when children are considered the adorable lifestyle choice of a nation of “mommies?” No one else needs to worry about the needs of those children—or of any children.

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