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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Virus Outbreaks

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:46am
Test your knowledge of virus outbreaks by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Is the Minimum Wage Too Low?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:46am
Does a higher minimum wage lift families out of poverty? Or would it force employers to hire fewer workers?






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Teaching Ferguson: How colleges are incorporating race cases in the classroom

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:00am
As the play opened, a young black man lay motionless beneath a tarp. He symbolized unarmed black men who’ve died because someone — a twitchy neighbor, an inexperienced police officer — perceived him as a threat. Specifically, Vaughn Midder was portraying Trayvon Martin, shot to death by a neighborhood watch captain in 2012, when Midder was a college sophomore. As they rehearsed at the University of Maryland, the cast members waited to hear whether the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot Michael Brown would be indicted.Read full article >>






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At New York Private Schools, Challenging White Privilege From the Inside

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:00am
In a new type of diversity initiative at elite institutions, students explore privilege and power and are encouraged to think about social justice in a personal way.
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D.C. Charter School Board revokes charter for Height Community Academy

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:49pm
The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted unanimously Thursday morning to revoke the charter of Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School, citing a pattern of fiscal mismanagement and a breach of fiduciary duties, a move that affects 1,600 D.C. students.Read full article >>






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