Education News from NY Times
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Congress now has an array of legislative options to prevent the interest rate from doubling to 6.8 percent on July 1, as scheduled.
After Christine Rubino, a fifth-grade teacher in Brooklyn, posted some rather impolitic comments about her students on Facebook in 2010, the Department of Education fired her.
Providence Hogan pleaded guilty to embezzling $82,000 while treasurer of the Public School 29 Parent-Teacher Association in Brooklyn and has fallen behind on scheduled repayments.
Last year, new Hispanic high school graduates became more likely than their white counterparts to go directly to college, according to a study.
How many times will you check Facebook, Twitter, your e-mail, or another tab on your Internet browser as you read this post? Invite your students to join our virtual discussion about digital distraction by May 28. We’ll choose favorite comments to feature in a separate post in June.
To honor Mother’s Day, celebrated in the United States this Sunday, this week’s Poetry Pairing matches “To Any Reader” by Robert Louis Stevenson with the article “On the Road, With Mothers” by Joyce Wadler.
Leobardo Espinoza Jr., a high school senior in Kansas, will never have a final decision from Stanford or Brown Universities, and he’s “perfectly fine with that.”
If you were in charge of planning a little free library for your community, where would you put it, what would it look like, and what books would you put in it to start? Why?
Why do you think mainstream corporations are interested in having rappers endorse their products in general?
Revelations about shared quiz answers, unearned grades and bribes prompted changes in the way an English course at the college in Manhattan is run.
The Learning Network Blog: Lesson Plan | Trouble in the Hive: Researching the Decimation of Honeybee Colonies
In this lesson, students learn about the mysterious malady that has been killing honeybees across the country, discuss possible causes and potential solutions, and participate in a citizen science project to census honeybees in their neighborhoods.
Universities are working to diversify their student bodies in states like California, which has eliminated race-conscious admissions.