The Learning Network
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
By Theodoric Meyer : ProPublica
Beginning Thursday, join a Twitter campaign to share your summer reading lists with others. The Learning Network, The Times’s teaching and learning blog, invites you to use the hashtag #summerreading to share recommendations, photos of your stack of beach books, or more general thoughts on why summer seems to be the season for reading. The best responses will be posted on the blog.
Friday, March 23, 2012
As the days go on, reaction has been building nationwide to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old who was killed by a self-anointed neighborhood watchdog in Sanford, Fla. Surely the case is playing out in classrooms and over dinner tables in New York City. So parents, teachers: what impact has the shooting had on you, and what lessons, if any, can be taught out of this unspeakable tragedy?
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Helpful news out of the city's Education Department: It has released a directory of all elementary school programs in the public schools, just in time to help parents who are registering their 5-year-olds for kindergarten.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
WNYC’s Martin Luther King Day celebration this year is focusing on a civil rights battle Dr. King embraced but left for Americans to finish: equal education for all. Share your thoughts on this important subject. Is education a civil right shared by all? And, teachers, what are your best tips for teaching about the civil rights movement?
Friday, December 23, 2011
The city's deputy chancellor for portfolio planning explains the decision to recommend the closing of Washington Irving High School. Marc Sternberg wrote: "Our obligation is to our students, and we are not going to set them up for failure by pretending a school will suddenly make progress after years of failing its kids."
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
On Thursday, the Learning Network is teaming up with the National Writing Project, Figment and Edutopia to encourage everyone to talk and think about writing, submit their writing, and read about people who write for a living -- all to mark the National Day on Writing.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Is a longer school day a good way to fit in arts and physical education? Or is it merely a way to impose more mandates on teachers during the school day? Room for Debate asks eight experts about the wisdom of lengthening the school day. What do you think?
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The results are mixed for New York's students on the SAT this year, while an audit gives the Department of Education bad grades for the way it collects data that helps it make decisions about school and classroom needs.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Dissatisfaction over Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's handling of the city's schools; protests over lost pre-kindergarten seats, school contamination and budget cuts; and, oh yes, SchoolBook are all in the news today -- the last day before the public schools open to students in New York City.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
By Tyson Evans
Holly Epstein Ojalvo and Annie Thoms, both teachers at Stuyvesant High School, were just beginning their day when the Twin Towers were hit on 9/11. On The Learning Network blog, the two write about how they and their students turned an international calamity into creative works that helped all of them cope, and learn some lasting lessons.