Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:39pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Value of a Degree: What We Mean When We Say Student Debt Is Bad

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:42pm
Student loans need reform. But recent gloomy reports obscure the key benefit of borrowing for college: a college education.
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Your Money Adviser: A Quandary Over Textbooks: Whether to Buy or Rent

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:54am
The cost of textbooks continue to rise, but alternatives like renting books and downloading “open source” course documents help to keep costs manageable.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 9 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:02am
This week our Penguin Young Adult guest judge is Meg Wolitzer, and submissions are due by Aug. 15 at 7 a.m. Eastern.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Thrill Seeking in Utah

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:04am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Fears Rise Over Wealth Gap as Top College Conferences Push Overhaul

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:30am
What evidence does the article cite to show how college athletics have become a multimillion-dollar enterprise at some universities?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Physical Fitness

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:34am
Test your knowledge of physical fitness by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | seminal

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:06am
This word has appeared in 272 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Princeton Is Proposing to End Limit on Giving A’s

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:29pm
The president endorses an approach that would encourage individual academic departments to set their own grading standards.






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Motherlode Blog: If We Link Boys With Bedlam, What Does That Say to Our Girls?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:14pm
Our hosts this summer, all parents of girls, shook their heads ruefully as my sons romped. If I hear disapproval of my sons’ behavior in their comments, surely their daughters hear approval of more placid ways.






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Motherlode Blog: Simple Solutions for Back-to-School Student Organization (Sorry, No Trapper Keeper)

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:28am
Once, the Trapper Keeper promised to solve your organizational woes while simultaneously elevating you to cool-kid status. Today’s organizational systems should be even simpler (no gadgets required).






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Philippe Petit Walks Tightrope Between the Twin Towers

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:17am
On Aug. 7, 1974 Philippe Petit walked a tightrope between the twin towers, later telling The Times, “If I see three oranges I have to juggle, and if I see two towers I have to walk.”






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Comic-Con 2014

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:08am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | European Spacecraft Pulls Alongside Comet

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 4:30am
What clues do you think scientists might uncover about our solar system by studying a comet in such close detail?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Natural Resources

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of natural resources by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | melee

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 82 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York City Libraries Struggle to Meet Demand for English-Language Classes

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 8:08pm
In a city where about 3.9 million residents speak a language other than English at home, the classes are so popular that people in some neighborhoods stand in line for hours to sign up.






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Letter From India: The Reality of English's Role in India

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:42pm
Protests over the use of English in a civil-service exam highlight the complex role the language plays in the country's social makeup.
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Motherlode Blog: ‘Would You Like Us to Arrest Him?’

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 9:17am
After my 15-year-old was flashed on the street, my instinct was to shelter her. She had a stronger response in mind.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Subway Acrobats

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:03am
We have dropped a verb in each paragraph, and it’s your job to choose the best one for each blank.






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