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At Harvard Dorms, ‘House Masters’ No More

February 24, 2016 - 8:52pm
The term to address residential administrators has come under fire for conjuring undertones of slavery.









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The Learning Network: Our 100 Most Popular Student Questions for Debate and Persuasive Writing

February 24, 2016 - 8:00am
Here are the 100 most-commented-upon questions we’ve ever asked that call for persuasive writing.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | Is Social Media Making Us More Narcissistic?

February 24, 2016 - 5:08am
Do you spend too much time trying to be attractive and interesting to others? Are you just a little too in love with your own Instagram feed?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | U.C.L.A. Gymnast Slips In Hip-Hop Moves, and the Online Crowd Goes Wild

February 24, 2016 - 4:05am
Do you think adding moves like this to traditional routines is good for the sport of gymnastics in general? Why or why not?









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

February 24, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 108 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Philip Knight of Nike to Give $400 Million to Stanford Scholars

February 24, 2016 - 12:01am
The gift from Philip H. Knight, a co-founder of Nike, will make the new Knight-Hennessy program one of the largest fully funded scholarship endowments in the world.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Haryana State in India Proposes New Caste Status in Bid to Quell Protests

February 23, 2016 - 9:06am
What issues have drawn protesters in India to gather and demonstrate in recent days?









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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Feb. 16-22, 2016

February 23, 2016 - 7:30am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each Tuesday morning.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | Should We Think Twice Before Buying Online?

February 23, 2016 - 5:30am
Have you ever thought about the environmental impact of buying things online?









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Op-Ed Contributors: The Secret to School Integration

February 23, 2016 - 3:21am
Don’t let policymakers act as though their hands are tied.









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

February 23, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Off-Campus ‘Ghetto Party’ Condemned by Fairfield University

February 22, 2016 - 9:34pm
Posts on social media, claiming that students had worn brown makeup at the party, drew an angry response from the Connecticut university’s president.









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Bridging a Digital Divide That Keeps Schoolchildren Behind

February 22, 2016 - 2:04pm
The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote soon on a plan that could add subsidies for broadband Internet services in low-income homes.









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Books: Review: In ‘The End of Average,’ Cheers for Individual Complexity

February 22, 2016 - 10:09am
The author Todd Rose warns against conclusions drawn from large populations, arguing that they rarely account for important personal variations.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | Is Apple Right in Refusing to Unlock the iPhone of One of the San Bernardino Killers?

February 22, 2016 - 8:02am
What factors are at stake in Apple’s refusal to allow the F.B.I. to unlock the phone of Syed Rizwan Farook?









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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Feb. 22, 2016

February 22, 2016 - 5:30am
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: E.L.L. Practice + Prompt | Changing Your Mind

February 22, 2016 - 5:16am
English Language Learners practice summarizing and then write a response about a time when they altered their view on something.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Scalia’s Death Offers Best Chance in a Generation to Reshape Supreme Court

February 22, 2016 - 4:16am
What are some of the Supreme Court precedents that may be at risk if there is a liberal majority? Which ones matter most to you? Why?









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

February 22, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 314 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Teaching Bronx Students the Language of Computers

February 21, 2016 - 8:48pm
A growing movement in the borough seeks to equip young people with the knowledge and the skills to write code so that they can navigate an increasingly digital world.









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