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The Learning Network: News Q’s | The Economic Effects of Marriage Equality

February 29, 2016 - 4:52am
What are the economic consequences in a nation where people of similar earnings potential marry?









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

February 29, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past year.









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Poor Scores Leave an Afrocentric School in Chicago Vulnerable

February 28, 2016 - 10:06pm
An African-centered charter school is praised by supporters as instilling confidence in students, even as their subpar national test scores have led to a recommendation to close the academy.









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Success Academy Loses in Pre-K Battle With de Blasio Administration

February 26, 2016 - 7:57pm
The state education commissioner ruled that New York City could require the charter school operator to sign a prekindergarten contract it had refused to sign.









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The Myth of the Hero Teacher

February 26, 2016 - 4:06pm
In his new memoir, Ed Boland tells of trying, and failing, to make a difference at a public school in Manhattan.









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Trump University’s Checkered Past Haunting Candidate

February 26, 2016 - 3:25pm
The now-defunct Trump University, subject of a Marco Rubio attack at the Republican debate, is embroiled in lawsuits accusing it of misrepresentation.









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Your Money Adviser: Tax Tips to Make College More Affordable

February 26, 2016 - 8:14am
Families spend an average of $24,000 a year on college, but many don’t take advantage of federal tax credits and deductions to help lower the cost.









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The Learning Network: Film Club | ‘Kite Fight’

February 26, 2016 - 5:30am
High above Rio de Janeiro’s crowded favelas, kites soar and dive — and attack. In this short documentary, we learn how kite fighting is more than just a simple pastime for the young people holding the strings.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | Have You Ever Been Humiliated by a Teacher? How Did it Affect You?

February 26, 2016 - 5:06am
What is your reaction to this video? Do you think this little girl was humiliated? Have you ever been in the same position? How did it affect you?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Diversity in Hollywood

February 26, 2016 - 4:13am
What examples did you see of egregious double standards? What more subtle forms of discrimination did you learn about?









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

February 26, 2016 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 17 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Closely Watched Fight Over California Teacher Tenure Moves to Appeals Court

February 25, 2016 - 9:22pm
The plaintiffs argued that too often, incompetent teachers end up in classrooms with disadvantaged children, with the law making it impossible to remove them.









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University of Missouri Fires Melissa Click, Who Tried to Block Journalist at Protest

February 25, 2016 - 6:21pm
An assistant professor who called for “some muscle” as she tried to remove journalists from a campus protest last year was dismissed.









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Common Sense: In College Endowment Returns, Davids Beat the Goliaths

February 25, 2016 - 5:21pm
In the latest Nacubo-Commonfund study, endowments under $25 million averaged a five-year annualized return of 10.6 percent versus 10.4 in the $1 billion-plus category.









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The Learning Network: Our Third Annual Student Editorial Contest: Write About an Issue That Matters to You

February 25, 2016 - 6:00am
Back by popular demand, our Student Editorial Contest runs until March 29. Here you can find an overview, the rules and some resources that may help.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | What Are Your Reactions to the Results of the Primaries So Far?

February 25, 2016 - 5:03am
Do you know who the front runners are? What are your predictions for who will win the nominations in each party?









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Mother of Girl Berated in Video Assails Success Academy’s Response

February 25, 2016 - 5:00am
Nadya Miranda said officials of the charter school focused on defending the teacher and its public image, with little concern for her daughter’s welfare.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Young Saudis See Cushy Jobs Vanish Along With Nation’s Oil Wealth

February 25, 2016 - 4:44am
What do you think the drastic drop in oil prices might mean for life in a country where 90 percent of government revenues are from oil?









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

February 25, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 895 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Edward T. Foote, Ex-President of the University of Miami, Dies at 78

February 24, 2016 - 11:34pm
Mr. Foote sought to dispel the university’s reputation as Suntan U., and presided over a nearly tenfold increase in the university’s endowment.









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