Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Explorers Club

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 4:03am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 30 article, “Modern Explorers Seek a Place in a GPS World.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | ultimatum

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 287 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Cuomo Gets Deals on Tenure and Evaluations of Teachers

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:06pm
The final budget bill, to be voted on Tuesday, also includes new measures for improving chronically struggling schools.
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Syracuse to Drop Fossil Fuel Stocks From Endowment

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:06pm
At $1.2 billion, Syracuse’s is the largest university endowment to divest entirely of fossil fuel stocks.






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Deal Professor: Law Schools and Industry Show Signs of Life, Despite Forecasts of Doom

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 5:06pm
Changes in the job market have led to declining enrollment at law schools, but several new studies show reasons to be optimistic about a career in law.
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Incomes and Outcomes: Why More Education Won’t Fix Economic Inequality

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 1:17pm
Although raising the wages of low earners is a worthy goal, the biggest cause of increasing inequality is the sharp rise in income at the very top.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | March 24-30, 2015

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 7:21am
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: What Family Traditions Do You Want to Carry On When You Get Older?

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 5:00am
Does your family have traditions centered on food and meals? Do you have traditional songs you sing or music you listen to as a family? Are there routines or rituals you participate in together?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Trevor Noah to Succeed Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 4:30am
Why did Comedy Central choose Mr. Noah?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Coloring Books for Grown-Ups

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:31am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 29 article, “Grown-Ups Get Out Their Crayons.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | congruent

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | South: Virginia: Suit Seeks to Prevent College From Closing

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:35pm
State authorities filed suit to block the closing of Sweet Briar College, giving a boost to alumnae and faculty who are fighting to save the 114-year-old women’s liberal arts institution.






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Supreme Court Leaves Intact New York’s Ban on Religious Services in Schools

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 8:18pm
The court declined to review a case involving the Education Department’s longstanding policy barring religious organizations from using public school facilities.
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Detroit Group Calls for Overhaul of Schools

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 8:14pm
The proposal by city leaders would end emergency management and return control to an elected school board.






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Rhodes Scholarships Expanding to Include Chinese Students

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:11am
The effort is part of an international push to reshape the program that for more than a century has sent promising students to the University of Oxford.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 30, 2015

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 7:00am
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 Are Your Thoughts on Cats?

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:02am
Is sexism the source of stigmas about people who live with cats?
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Fire to Unite People Long Divided in Northern Ireland

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:30am
How was the burning of a pagan temple in Northern Ireland an act of peace and reconciliation?
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | douse

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 96 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Mississippi: Man Charged in Noose Display

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 8:38pm
A former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges in connection with a noose put on a statue of James Meredith, the student who integrated the campus.






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