National Education News

College admissions chiefs worry: How will students find them?

Washington Post Education News - September 19, 2014 - 7:27pm

INDIANAPOLIS — Every year, high school students stress over whether they’ll get into their top-choice college. But this week, college admission officers from across the country are gathered here to contemplate their own big worries.

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Future Tense: Disrupting the Playground

NYT Education News - September 19, 2014 - 5:53pm
To see technology’s future, look no further than nursery school.

College Recreation Now Includes Pool Parties and River Rides

NYT Education News - September 19, 2014 - 5:36pm
In the university recreation center arms race, the latest idea is to turn a piece of campus into something approaching a water theme park.

Amy Cuddy Takes a Stand

NYT Education News - September 19, 2014 - 5:25pm
A successful pose has helped Ms. Cuddy become a leading voice on TED Talks.

William Deresiewicz Tours the Colleges of ‘Excellent Sheep’

NYT Education News - September 19, 2014 - 4:12pm
William Deresiewicz, who’s caused a stir in Ivy League circles with his book “Excellent Sheep,” is on a tour of those colleges to discuss his critique of them and his advice.

Retiring: A 50th High School Reunion, and a Generation to Follow

NYT Education News - September 19, 2014 - 2:27pm
The Class of 1964 is the first graduating class of the post-World War II baby boom and the leading edge of the generation retreating to retirement.

Obama Unveils Push for Young People to Do More Against Campus Assaults

NYT Education News - September 19, 2014 - 1:26pm
The campaign will feature celebrities and television ads in an effort to enlist students in the fight to end violence against women on campus.

White House Announces Campaign Against Campus Sexual Assault

NPR on Education - September 19, 2014 - 12:41pm

In unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign aimed at preventing attacks on college campuses, President Obama said such violence is "an affront to our basic humanity."

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Motherlode Blog: Don’t Make Me Land This Plane

NYT Education News - September 19, 2014 - 11:19am
Sometimes both parties to a dispute have right on their side, but they still can’t both win.






Debate: Should Schools Embrace The Common Core?

NPR on Education - September 19, 2014 - 10:17am

The Common Core has arguably become the most contentious issue in American education. Experts face off over the new state standards in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.

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6 must-have apps for the iPhone 6

CNN - Tecnology - September 19, 2014 - 10:04am
As millions of people get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Friday, many will no doubt be looking for new apps that take advantage of the new phones' capabilities.

Five iOS 8 features you'll love

CNN - Tecnology - September 19, 2014 - 9:52am
You can't get a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus until Friday, but iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, goes live on Wednesday.

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

NYT Education News - September 19, 2014 - 9:16am
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.






Strauss: Clemson U. stops mandatory student survey with detailed sex questions

Washington Post Education News - September 19, 2014 - 8:24am

Clemson University has said students do not now have to fill out a survey that had been mandatory and that included some highly detailed questions about sex, such as, “With how many people have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?”

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