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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Tearful Obama, Announcing Gun Control Steps, Condemns Shootings

January 6, 2016 - 8:17am
What new executive actions intended to reduce the number of mass shootings, suicides and killings, did President Obama announce?









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The Learning Network: Equality Under the Law? Investigating Race and the Justice System

January 6, 2016 - 8:00am
In this lesson, we ask students to study the 14th Amendment to discern what it means and how it has been interpreted. Then, we suggest Times articles that examine how our criminal justice system treats black people in comparison to white people.









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The Ethicist: Do We Have to Send Our Kid to a Bad Public School?

January 6, 2016 - 7:00am
The ethicist on a fair share of local engagement, extravagant parents and guilt over a friend’s theft.









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The Learning Network: Is Winter ‘Cuffing Season’ a Real Phenomenon?

January 6, 2016 - 5:09am
Is the term “cuffing season” — the increased desire to have a significant other during the cold-weather months — familiar to you? If so, do you notice it in your friends? Yourself?









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2 Brooklyn Schools in Gentrifying Area Will Get New Zones

January 6, 2016 - 12:05am
The Department of Education proposed the rezoning to alleviate crowding at a mostly white school, Public School 8. But the debate over the move has raised thorny issues of race and class.









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

January 6, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 85 New York Times articles in the past year.









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40 Alumni Assert Sexual Abuse at a Rhode Island Prep School

January 5, 2016 - 9:01pm
The scope of the scandal at St. George’s School in Rhode Island expands with reports covering three decades.









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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Dec. 29, 2015-Jan. 4, 2016

January 5, 2016 - 9:58am
Have you been following this week’s news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more.









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The Learning Network: What Are the Sounds That Make Up the Background Noise in Your Life?

January 5, 2016 - 5:00am
Do the sounds you hear provide you with comfort? Do they feel familiar? Or, do you find them by and large annoying or unpleasant?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | How Do Sunni and Shia Islam Differ?

January 5, 2016 - 4:30am
What caused the split between Sunni and Shia Islam?









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

January 5, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 128 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Success Academy Principal Who Created ‘Got to Go’ List Takes Leave

January 4, 2016 - 10:07pm
The principal at a Brooklyn Success Academy charter school who created a “Got to Go” list of difficult students was sued by four parents last month.









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As Justices Weigh Affirmative Action, Michigan Offers an Alternative

January 4, 2016 - 3:36pm
With the Supreme Court considering a challenge to the affirmative action policy of the University of Texas, campuses like Michigan are finding new ways to attract minorities.









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The Learning Network: E.L.L. Practice + Prompt | New Year Mission Statements

January 4, 2016 - 8:08am
In this post, English Language Learners learn about New Year’s resolutions, use context clues to learn the meaning of new words and compose then explain their own one-word mission statements.









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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Jan. 4, 2016

January 4, 2016 - 7:31am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by commenting on what you see and why. A live discussion is offered that day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern.









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The Learning Network: What Role Does Stress Play in Your Life?

January 4, 2016 - 5:01am
How does a recent study show how stress and anxiety affect American teenagers?









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Cuomo to Lift Minimum Wage for Workers at New York Universities

January 4, 2016 - 5:00am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s executive action will affect about 28,000 workers who are employed by the state’s university system.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | New Year Brings New Gun Laws in Some States

January 4, 2016 - 4:29am
Where have some gun laws changed as of Jan. 1, 2016?









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Arts | Connecticut: A Different Note on Race at Yale

January 2, 2016 - 4:15pm
A music professor has sought to address a history of segregation in shape-note singing, as social justice protests have roiled universities.









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Business Briefing: Universities Offers Classes for Those Interested in Beer

January 1, 2016 - 7:29pm
With the craft beer industry growing rapidly over the last decade, more universities are offering online programs about the business side of craft beer.









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