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The New York State Board of Regents has established a committee to study the Algebra I test results to determine whether the bar for passing was set too high.
In this post, students learn about the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference and answer questions that test their comprehension of two excerpts from articles about it.
The university president said that F.B.I. officials warned that “an unknown individual” had threatened gun violence on the main campus on Monday.
Student protesters at Princeton have touched off a wide debate about racism and the former president’s proper place in history.
Minority students at Amherst, like campus activists elsewhere, have made demands of administrators, and were met with not only sympathy, but criticism that they sought to stifle free speech and intellectual dissent.
The story of how a teacher ended up $410,000 in debt reveals the deep contradictions in the federal government’s approach to student loans.
We’re on break until Nov. 30 for the holiday, but we’ve left you a long list of ideas for things to read and do.
The university reported only 9 of 113 cases of student-reported rape to the federal government because many of the reported assaults occurred off-campus.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who in January called for standardized exams to determine 50 percent of the ratings, is quietly seeking a reduction, even to zero.
This article points out that charges against this officer come “amid a national debate over race, police shootings and a growing number of encounters captured on video showing police conduct.” What examples can you list? Which of those news stories had the biggest impact on you? Why?
Facebook groups dedicated to the perceived struggles of whites have emerged claiming links to more than 30 universities, although the authenticity of many of the pages is uncertain.
Have you been following this week’s news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more. Look for our year-end quiz in December.
What happened in Bamako, the capital of the West African country of Mali, on Friday, one week after the attacks in Paris?
The Learning Network: What Responsibility Do We Have to Take In Refugees From Global Humanitarian Crises?
How do we find an appropriate balance between our moral responsibility and any security concerns we might have?