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Jewish-Arab Love Story Excluded From Israeli Classrooms

December 31, 2015 - 3:02pm
The Ministry of Education decided not to include the novel “Borderlife” by Dorit Rabinyan for high school literature classes, setting off a debate.









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‘Manspreading,’ ‘Vape’ and ‘So’: Hated Words for 2016

December 31, 2015 - 12:34pm
The annual survey from Lake Superior State University in Michigan compiles the nominations.









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Several Days After Christmas, Toys ‘R’ Us Closes in Times Square

December 30, 2015 - 9:04pm
After delighting shoppers for more than 14 years, the Toys “R” Us flagship store is dismantling its Ferris wheel and 20-foot-tall T. rex.









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Preschool Without Walls

December 29, 2015 - 5:00am
Bundle up, buttercup. A growing number of preschools are situating their classrooms under the open sky and towering trees, regardless of weather.









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Melodies Night and Day in This Columbia Dorm

December 28, 2015 - 7:34pm
Nine musical students have banded together to form Jazz House, the university’s first jazz residence and a haven for jam sessions.









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Universities Race to Nurture Start-Up Founders of the Future

December 28, 2015 - 1:43pm
Many undergraduates, driven by a sullen job market and inspired by success narratives from Silicon Valley, want to learn how to convert ideas into profitable businesses.









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Schools Evaluate Threats, Questioning When to Shut Down

December 26, 2015 - 10:51pm
On campus, deciding how to respond to threats of violence often falls to administrators, who have a small window in which to act and little verified information.









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As Graduation Rates Rise, Experts Fear Diplomas Come Up Short

December 26, 2015 - 11:43am
The number of students completing high school has reached historic peaks, yet other measures of academic readiness for college or jobs are much lower.









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Reforms to Ease Students’ Stress Divide a New Jersey School District

December 25, 2015 - 5:00am
A superintendent’s letter advocating a “whole child” approach to learning revealed a fissure that broke down roughly along racial lines, with white parents on one side and Asian-Americans on the other.









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Program Offers Classes and Support for Young Adults Who Didn’t Finish High School

December 24, 2015 - 8:54pm
The Y Roads program has helped young people in New York City finish their high school educations and find a place in the world.









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Rhode Island Prep School Expresses ‘Sorrow and Shame’ Over Sexual Abuse

December 24, 2015 - 7:32pm
An investigation by the prestigious St. George’s School found that 26 students were abused by school employees in the 1970s and ’80s.









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Debate Over Cecil Rhodes Statue at Oxford Gains Steam

December 24, 2015 - 10:36am
A monument has inspired a petition and protests, along with a vigorous discussion about whether Britain’s colonial past should be judged by contemporary standards.









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The Learning Network: Happy Holidays

December 24, 2015 - 3:03am
We’ll be on vacation through Jan. 3, but we’ve left you with some fun things to do.









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Inquiry Shows Struggles of Disabled New York Students and Their Families

December 23, 2015 - 9:22pm
A federal investigation found that six of the city’s districts didn’t have a fully accessible school, forcing parents to lug children between classes or travel long distances to a sufficient school.









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New Jersey School District Rejects Claim of Anti-Muslim Firing

December 23, 2015 - 4:41pm
The Hunterdon County school district rejected accusations by a Muslim teacher that her employment was ended because of her religion as “brazenly false” and “frivolous.”









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The Learning Network: Student Council Applications Now Open for Spring 2016

December 23, 2015 - 8:16am
Are you a teenager? Do you love reading The New York Times? If you can answer yes to both questions, you’re eligible to apply to be on our Student Council this spring.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | 2015: The Year in Visual Stories and Graphics

December 23, 2015 - 7:46am
Scroll through the dozens of articles featured in this roundup. Which ones interest you most?









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The Learning Network: What Is Your Most Prized Possession?

December 23, 2015 - 5:00am
Why do you treasure it?









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

December 23, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 48 New York Times articles in the past year.









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New Fafsa Rules to Eliminate Frustrating Financial Aid Problem

December 22, 2015 - 9:38pm
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the 2017-18 school year can now be filed as early as Oct. 1, 2016 using 2015 tax data.









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