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University of Chicago Strikes Back Against Campus Political Correctness

August 26, 2016 - 9:10pm
A letter to incoming freshmen professed no support for “trigger warnings” or limits on what kinds of speech should be condoned on campus.
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ITT College Chain Barred From Enrolling Students With U.S. Aid

August 25, 2016 - 11:12pm
The for-profit chain also faces a series of other measures, including a payment of $153 million to the Department of Education.
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University of Texas Students Find the Absurd in a New Gun Law

August 24, 2016 - 8:22pm
At a rally against a state law allowing concealed handguns on campuses, protesters wave sex toys and say they consider the move obscene.
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As Students Return to School, Debate About the Amount of Homework Rages

August 24, 2016 - 6:00am
One teacher said that there would be “no formally assigned homework this year,” and online discussions reveal a belief that the workload assigned may be too heavy.
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Graduate Students Clear Hurdle in Effort to Form Union

August 23, 2016 - 8:28pm
A ruling by the National Labor Relations Board involving students at Columbia opens the door for teaching assistants at private universities to organize.
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Good and Bad News in Survey of New York City Schools

August 23, 2016 - 7:30pm
A questionnaire answered by over a million parents, teachers and students found a high level of satisfaction with the system, but the scores for some important measures declined.
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The Learning Network: Election 2016 Unit, Part 1: Who Are the Candidates?

August 23, 2016 - 12:02pm
For this mini-unit, students become investigative reporters who learn as much as they can about the candidates so they can inform voters about what experience, leadership qualities and values the candidates would bring to the presidency.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 8 | On ‘Refugees Encounter a Foreign Word: Welcome’

August 23, 2016 - 7:30am
Scan the list of winners, runners-up and honorable mentions to see the broad range of articles and topics that most interested a group of teenagers reading The New York Times in early August.
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The Learning Network: Our Election 2016 Unit: An Overview

August 22, 2016 - 1:49pm
The goal of this week’s unit is to help students read, watch, research and discuss in order to come to conclusions grounded in evidence about the candidates and the issues.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 10 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

August 19, 2016 - 8:41am
This is it: the final week of our most-successful Summer Reading Contest ever. You have until Friday, Aug. 26, at 7 a.m. Eastern to enter by telling us what you read, watched or listened to on NYTimes.com this week that got your attention.
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2015 Law School Graduates Got Fewer Jobs in Private Practice

August 17, 2016 - 3:19pm
Last year’s graduates landed fewer jobs in private practice than any class in the last two decades, according to the National Association for Law Placement.
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Nicholas Dirks Resigns as Chancellor of University of California, Berkeley

August 16, 2016 - 10:09pm
His plans to depart came amid criticism over how he had handled sexual harassment cases involving high-profile faculty members and the university’s budget.
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The Learning Network: An Invitation to Share Ideas: How Will You Be Teaching Election 2016?

August 16, 2016 - 2:46pm
We’re curious: How will you be teaching about the candidates, issues and controversies in a contest that has been anything but business as usual? We hope to post a collection of teacher ideas in September.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 7 | On ‘In Hillary Clinton’s Nomination, Women See a Collective Step Up’

August 16, 2016 - 9:20am
The work of our winner, bengal11emily122899, and a list of the 16 runners-up and 14 honorable mentions who also impressed our judges this week.
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Taking Summer School to Get Ahead, Not Catch Up

August 16, 2016 - 5:00am
High-achieving students are enrolling to turbocharge grade-point averages or load up on advanced courses, but critics say the practice only adds to the inequities of the college admissions process.
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Op-Ed Columnist: To Get to Harvard, Go to Haiti?

August 13, 2016 - 2:30pm
Our college admissions mania has turned empathy into an extracurricular activity.
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Economic View: Why American Schools Are Even More Unequal Than We Thought

August 12, 2016 - 10:25am
Economic disadvantage is often gauged by student eligibility for subsidized lunch, but this standard measure substantially understates the achievement gap.
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Your Money: The Big Pause You Should Take Before Co-Signing a Student Loan

August 12, 2016 - 9:39am
Lending your signature and good credit history to someone could indeed make a difference, but it comes with plenty of risk.
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Employees Sue Four More Universities Over Retirement Plan Fees

August 11, 2016 - 6:45pm
Duke, Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt are accused of costing their employees millions of dollars each year.
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Tech Fix: Off to College? Maybe These Devices Should Go Along

August 11, 2016 - 9:44am
From computers to coffee makers, choosing the right devices for students can be tough. Here’s a guide to make back-to-school shopping a little easier.
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