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Motherlode Blog: Thursday Dinner, Faster Than Delivery

NYT Education News - September 12, 2014 - 10:21am
Salad Pizza: If you’ve got a ball of whole-wheat pizza dough, you can get dinner on the table faster than you could get it delivered.






Strauss: How a Koch foundation influenced a university economics department

Washington Post Education News - September 12, 2014 - 10:02am

Earlier this year, I published a piece about the role that the billionaire Koch brothers are playing not only in conservative politics but in pushing their own agenda in higher education. The piece was written by Dave Levinthal of the Center for Public Integrity, one of the country’s oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations that reveals abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by public and private institutions. It said in part:

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Strauss: How a Koch foundation influenced a university economics department

Washington Post Education News - September 12, 2014 - 10:02am

Earlier this year, I published a piece about the role that the billionaire Koch brothers are playing not only in conservative politics but in pushing their own agenda in higher education. The piece was written by Dave Levinthal of the Center for Public Integrity, one of the country’s oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations that reveals abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by public and private institutions. It said in part:

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iPhone 6: Will it fit?

CNN - Tecnology - September 12, 2014 - 9:50am
Rachel Crane got her hands on the iPhone 6 specs, printed up some models and put the new, bigger phones to the test.

Prince George’s to hold free student immunization clinics Saturday

Washington Post Education News - September 12, 2014 - 9:27am

The Prince George’s County School System is making a final push for students who have not received the new required immunizations to get their shots before Tuesday’s deadline.

The school district will offer free immunization clinics on Saturday at four schools. Health professionals will be on hand at Bladensburg, Fairmont Heights, Northwestern and Oxon Hill high schools to provide the immunizations. The clinics will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

NYT Education News - September 12, 2014 - 9:14am
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.






For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many

NPR on Education - September 12, 2014 - 8:03am

One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.

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Apple Pay' may be safer than plastic

CNN - Tecnology - September 12, 2014 - 7:29am
Security measures on mobile wallets may make them a safer option than plastic credit cards.

Retiring: Student Loan Debt Burdens More Than Just Young People

NYT Education News - September 12, 2014 - 7:15am
About two million Americans age 60 and older are in debt from unpaid student loans, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Inequality on Campus: Making Top Colleges Less Aristocratic and More Meritocratic

NYT Education News - September 12, 2014 - 6:55am
It’s not just the wealthiest colleges that can afford to be economically diverse. And government policies could also make a difference.

The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Recommendations From a Humanities Class at High Technology High School

NYT Education News - September 12, 2014 - 6:24am
As our first post in the experimental feature NYTLNreads, we asked Sarah Gross, a teacher and Learning Network contributor, to tell us what articles her new ninth-grade class found most interesting in The Times this week.






The Learning Network: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

NYT Education News - September 12, 2014 - 4:00am
What do you eat for breakfast? How about the rest of your family?






The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama, in Speech on ISIS, Promises Sustained Effort to Rout Militants

NYT Education News - September 12, 2014 - 3:30am
What is your reaction to the United States’ growing military action in Iraq and Syria?






The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Mystery and Familiarity of Stonehenge

NYT Education News - September 12, 2014 - 2:46am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






Giving Every Kid Equal Standing In The School Lunch Line

NPR on Education - September 12, 2014 - 2:35am

For students who don't have enough money for a hot lunch each day, visiting the cafeteria can be a source of shame. In Houston, school volunteer Kenny Thompson decided he wanted to change that.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | vivacious

NYT Education News - September 11, 2014 - 11:03pm
This word has appeared in 79 New York Times articles in the past year.






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