Education News from NY Times

Strategy: Internships Abroad: Unpaid, With a $10,000 Price Tag

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:45am
Hundreds of program providers have seized on interest in interning abroad, adding bells and whistles at a cost.






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Student Notebook: An Internship Gone Bad in Bolivia

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:45am
Eighteen years old and looking for the “next extraordinary”: one intern’s cautionary tale.






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More College Freshmen Report Having Felt Depressed

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:01am
High numbers of students are beginning college having felt depressed and overwhelmed during the previous year, according to an annual survey released on Thursday.






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The Learning Network: What’s the Best Way to Get Over a Breakup?

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:01am
Have you or anyone you’re close to suffered a romantic breakup? How did you, or they, handle it? What worked to ease the pain? What made it worse?
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A University Recognizes a Third Gender: Neutral

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:30am
In what ways are biases that reinforce only two gender categories built into our social structures and language?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Choosing the Ivy League Over Division I

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:21am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 30 article, “Harvard-Bound Player Has 2 Careers on His Mind.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | acidulous

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: Compare and Contrast: College-Ready First Graders or ‘Godlike Cherubs’?

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:33pm
Two articles will make you think about what’s “natural” for your family, and how that might be different from what works for others.






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The Learning Network: Our Second Annual Student Editorial Contest: Write About an Issue That Matters to You

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:00pm
Back by popular demand, our Student Editorial Contest runs until March 9. Here you can find an overview, the rules, some resources that might help and a few ideas from teachers who taught with it last year.






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Is Your First Grader College Ready?

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:45am
Mock applications at age 6, campus tours at 10. More and more elementary schools are introducing college awareness. Is it ever too early to plan for the future?






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The Learning Network: Do You Have an Idea for a Business or App?

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:05am
Have you ever had an idea for a business that would make life easier, better or more fun? Have you considered inventing a game or another kind of app? Do you wish your school had a class that would help you start a business or design an app?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Is to Publish a Second Novel

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:30am
What is your reaction to the news that Ms. Lee is publishing another novel?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Vitamin Drinks

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:24am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 30 Well blog article, “Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea?” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | thermal

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 336 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York City Schools Chancellor Objects to Cuomo’s Plan for Grading Teachers

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:12am
Chancellor Carmen Fariña told state legislators that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo wanted to base too much of a teacher’s score on the state’s student test results.






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Motherlode Blog: Donating Embryos, Not ‘Giving Up Babies’

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:12pm
Infertility is sad and frustrating and a huge financial burden, writes an embryo donor. I love the idea that one of our frozen embryos could end that heartache for a family.






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