Education News from NY Times

James Hester, 90, Dies; Guided N.Y.U. to Become a Major University

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:31am
Dr. Hester steered New York University through campus unrest in the 1960s and helped chart its evolution from a commuter school on the brink of bankruptcy to a highly selective institution with national academic stature.






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Motherlode Blog: The Child-Averse Sperm Donor

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 2:04pm
I could lose a finger or two and still count on one hand the number of kids I’ve had more than a passing conversation with in my life. What if I can’t connect with children, even those that share my biological imprint?






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Motherlode Blog: The Child-Averse Sperm Donor

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 2:04pm
I could lose a finger or two and still count on one hand the number of kids I’ve had more than a passing conversation with in my life. What if I can’t connect with children, even those that share my biological imprint?






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Square Feet: Long a College Town, Worcester Now Looks the Part

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 1:21pm
Local colleges and universities have both spurred and assisted in the redevelopment of central Worcester, Mass.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Jan. 1-5, 2015

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 8:30am
Happy New Year and welcome back to the Weekly News Quiz, a new edition of which can be found here every Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: Would You Want to Be Home-Schooled?

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 6:00am
Do you think this type of education can prepare children for the “real world”? How might it be better than traditional schooling? What might children miss from not attending a regular school?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | SpaceX’s Next Frontier: Landing a Rocket on Earth

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 5:00am
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 4 article, “SpaceX’s Next Frontier: Landing a Rocket on Earth.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | spat

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 136 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Bronx School Ousts Priest After Admissions of Abuse

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:08am
The Rev. Robert Harrison, a Capuchin priest who was an assistant principal at the Bronx school, said the abuse of 10 minors occurred in the 1970s and 1980s, authorities from his religious order said.






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Motherlode Blog: 6-Year-Olds at the Spa: Understandable, Not Laudable

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:58pm
Those spas for little girls aren’t really about little girls at all. They’re about parents looking for something special in a world where very little is “special” anymore.






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Harvard Ideas on Health Care Hit Home, Hard

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 12:02pm
While Harvard professors oppose changes that will raise their health care costs, the university says the increases are in part a result of the Affordable Care Act, which many Harvard experts championed.
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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Jan. 5, 2014

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 8:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: What Changes Would You Like 2015 to Bring?

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 6:03am
How can you contribute to the changes you want to see in your life and in the larger world in 2015?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Sportscaster Stuart Scott Dies at 49

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:40am
How did Stuart Scott use his non-sports passions to contribute to his work as a sports broadcaster?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Selfie Stick

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:07am
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 2 Style section article, “The Selfie Stick Takes Manhattan.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | clandestine

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 178 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Home Schooling: More Pupils, Less Regulation

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 10:50pm
Known for one of the strictest home-school laws in the nation, Pennsylvania has relaxed some requirements, and that has brought it to the forefront in a lobbying war.






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Motherlode Blog: In Fervent Support of the ‘Gap Year’

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 9:00am
I worried that my daughter’s decision to take a gap year would mean she’d never go to college. I shouldn’t have.






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