Education News from NY Times

Motherlode Blog: Skipping School for Vacation: Good for Families, or Bad for Students?

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:54am
I’m a parent. I have taken my children out of school for family events and other trips. I am also an educator, and I have seen the havoc these absences can wreak on students and their teachers.
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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Cat People and Dog People

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:01am
An 1872 editorial argues that “lunatics” often have an “excessive fondness for felines.”

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | In Case You Missed It …

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:11am
Here are the first six paragraphs from a Jan. 2 article, “The Unending Anxiety of an ICYMI World.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | humanitarian

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 829 New York Times articles in the past year.

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New York City Education Department to Add or Expand 40 Dual-Language Programs

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:37am
Carmen Fariña, the schools chancellor, said the programs for elementary, middle and high school levels would be created or expanded for the 2015-16 school year.

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West Virginia Withdraws Altered Climate Curriculum

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:53pm
The State Board of Education voted not to go ahead with revised standards that expressed doubt about widely held views of climate change.

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The Learning Network: Je Suis Charlie et Ahmed: Teaching and Learning About the Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:34pm
A series of reading, writing and discussion activities based on Times reporting and Opinion pieces that may help students think through some of the complex issues the Charlie Hebdo attacks have raised.

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Motherlode Blog: Spying on College Life, via Yik Yak

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:52pm
Yik Yak is like an unofficial newsfeed from a college, targeting just that campus. It is definitely not the view you get at Parents and Family Weekend.

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Motherlode Blog: Cooking From the Freezer and Pantry: Miscellaneous Pork and Chicken Posole

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:48pm
“Cooking the pantry dry” requires a lot of improvisation, and not a lot of recipes.
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Motherlode Blog: Why One ‘Cookie Mom’ Still Loves the Girl Scouts

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 1:59pm
I should be dreading the upcoming cookie season, my fifth as cookie mom. Instead, I feel like shouting, “Bring on the Do-Si-Dos!”

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Motherlode Blog: Students Eat More Healthy Foods When Recess Is Held Before Lunch

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 1:14pm
In studies, giving students recess immediately before lunch rather than immediately after was correlated with a decrease in food waste and an increase in the amount of fruits and vegetables eaten at lunch. But many schools still resist the change.

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The Learning Network: What Extreme Sports Interest You Most?

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:13am
Free-climbing? BASE jumping? Tightrope-walking? Which extreme sports interest you most, whether as a fan or a participant? Why?

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