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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 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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New York City’s Medical Schools Will Stop Using Unclaimed Bodies

August 10, 2016 - 10:09pm
It was also announced that a group representing the state’s 16 medical schools was withdrawing its opposition to a bill that would end the educational use of bodies with no known survivors.
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Your Money Adviser: Earlier Date for Filing Fafsa Form for College Aid

August 10, 2016 - 2:58pm
The filing date for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid was moved to Oct. 1 to align it with the typical college admissions cycle.
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The Learning Network: Summer 2016 News Quiz | June 7-Aug. 7, 2016

August 9, 2016 - 1:55pm
The nine weeks since our last News Quiz have produced many dramatic headlines. Here are 40 questions to test what you remember and help you learn more.
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Facebook Helps Develop Software That Puts Students in Charge of Their Lesson Plans

August 9, 2016 - 12:00pm
In collaboration with a charter school network, Facebook has developed a student-directed learning platform aimed at public schools.
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M.I.T., N.Y.U. and Yale Are Sued Over Retirement Plan Fees

August 9, 2016 - 10:01am
Employees contend that each university failed to monitor, and replace, expensive, poor-performing investment options in their retirement plans.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 6 | On ‘N.B.A. to Move All-Star Game From North Carolina’

August 9, 2016 - 9:54am
Out of 983 entries, we crown one winner, 15 runners-up and 21 honorable mentions. Remember: you have a chance to submit every week until Aug. 26.
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