Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Brothers Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Freed After DNA Tests

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:30am
What responsibility does the state of North Carolina have to Henry McCollum and Leon Brown now that they have been declared innocent?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | comprehensive

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 9,810 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York Cancels or Postpones Opening of 45 Pre-K Programs

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:49pm
Nine sites that would have served 265 students will not open because of safety concerns or other issues, officials announced two days before the first day of school.






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U.S. Colleges Advised to Tighten Ebola Precautions

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 7:50pm
The new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came as thousands of foreign students and workers, and Americans who have been traveling abroad, began arriving on campuses to start a new school year.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 10 | A High School Journalist on the Execution of James Foley

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:34pm
5,680 entries ago, we began our Summer Reading Contest. Today, reluctantly, we announce our final winner — congratulations DB_TZ! — and our usual long list of runners-up and honorable mentions.






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The Learning Network: How to Use Our Blog This School Year

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:11pm
Happy academic year 2014-15! Here’s what we’ve got on our blog and how you can use it, whether you’re a teacher, a student (of any age) or a parent.






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Active Role in Class Helps Black and First-Generation College Students, Study Says

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:15pm
A study of college students found that the trend toward more class participation, and away from a traditional lecture-based approach, raised average test scores, with bigger gains for some.






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Motherlode Blog: Homework and Consequences

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 9:06am
I didn’t have to ground him. I just had to carry out our deal. Incomplete homework preparation, no author visit.






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The Learning Network: What Are the Best Things You Did This Summer?

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 5:02am
What interesting, adventurous, challenging or just plain fun things did you do this summer, whether you were miles from home or in your own backyard? Tell us in our comments section.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The ‘Sailing Stones’ of Death Valley

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:35am
What makes rocks move across a dry river bed in Death Valley National Park?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Electric Zoo Concert

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:02am
Below are three paragraphs from “A Bit of Caution Beneath the Thump,” the Aug. 31 review of last week’s Electric Zoo concert in New York City. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | transcendent

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 169 New York Times articles in the past year.






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On Sidelines, Researchers See C.E.O.s

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:15pm
A new study by researchers at Vanderbilt found that college coaches who command robust salaries are worth the money because of the value they bring to their universities.






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Memo From Mexico City: Billboard Drives Home Extent of Corruption as Schools Suffer

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:46pm
In Mexico, which despite a healthy education budget has dilapidated schools, a billboard shows how much money goes to no-show teachers who collect pay without working.






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Stem: Incentives Aid A.P. Science and Math Scores

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:08pm
A Pittsburgh high school took part in an initiative to raise its performance in math and science, but did its results match the high expectations?






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Op-Ed Contributor: The New History Wars

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 5:32pm
Students need an unvarnished picture of our past and the skills to understand and interpret that picture.






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International Education: University Revokes Job Offer After Professor’s Twitter Posts on Israel

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:03pm
Thousands of scholars and others are objecting after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinded the offer to Steven G. Salaita.






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