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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Feb. 23-29, 2016

Education News from NY Times - March 1, 2016 - 7:35am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each Tuesday morning.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Scott Kelly’s Year in Space

Education News from NY Times - March 1, 2016 - 7:33am
What is the distance that Mr. Kelly will have traveled during this mission?









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The Learning Network: Student Question | Should Prisoners Be Given the Opportunity to Get an Education?

Education News from NY Times - March 1, 2016 - 5:00am
Does providing prisoners with the chance to take college courses in prison help them get a leg up when they are released?









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | convex

Education News from NY Times - March 1, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Simon Newman Resigns as President of Mount St. Mary’s

Education News from NY Times - February 29, 2016 - 11:39pm
Mr. Newman had vowed not to step down at the Maryland university after a furor erupted when he was quoted as comparing struggling students to bunnies who should be shot or drown, and some faculty members were dismissed.









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Mount St. Mary’s University and the dilemma facing American higher education

Education News from Washington Post - February 29, 2016 - 10:22pm
There's a paradoxical challenge facing American higher education: universities need to be run with more of a focus on the bottom line, but at their core, colleges are not corporations.









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Testing for Joy and Grit? Schools Nationwide Push to Measure Students’ Emotional Skills

Education News from NY Times - February 29, 2016 - 8:30pm
In a closely watched experiment, students in California are being tested on their social-emotional skills; the results will be used to rate schools.









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Howard University’s Founders Library named a national treasure

Education News from Washington Post - February 29, 2016 - 6:31pm
Designation means the National Trust for Historic Preservation will work to uphold the character of the historic landmark, with a restoration plan.









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‘Work Hard, Be Hard’ and ‘Work Hard, Be Nice,’ dueling takes on KIPP

Education News from Washington Post - February 29, 2016 - 5:45pm
Jay Mathews and Jim Horn take polar opposite views of the nation’s largest charter school network.









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Jesse Matthew to enter guilty pleas in Graham and Harrington cases

Education News from Washington Post - February 29, 2016 - 3:41pm
Jesse Matthew faced the possibility of the death penalty in the slaying of Hannah Graham









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