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Kaiser Permanente Plans to Open a Medical School

December 17, 2015 - 10:02pm
The system’s leaders said their central goal was to teach Kaiser’s model of integrated care to a new generation of doctors.









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The Learning Network: Growing Up in a Time of Fear: Confronting Stereotypes About Muslims and Countering Xenophobia

December 17, 2015 - 11:39am
In this lesson, students read about what it’s like to be a Muslim teenager growing up in America at this moment, then consider ideas for countering stereotypes and Islamophobia.









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The Learning Network: What Kind of Tourist Are You?

December 17, 2015 - 5:06am
How do you behave when you travel? Do you go a little wilder than at home? Do you take risks to get the perfect photo for social media?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Fed Raises Key Interest Rate for First Time in Almost a Decade

December 17, 2015 - 4:30am
Do you think the Fed made the right decision in raising rates? Why?









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

December 17, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Judge Lets Cooper Union Levy Tuition in Short Term

December 16, 2015 - 10:51pm
A state judge approved a settlement on Wednesday that lets Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art charge students now while pursuing a potential return to its tuition-free tradition.









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Success Academy Schools, in Shortening Their Day, Shed a Distinction

December 16, 2015 - 9:49pm
Eva S. Moskowitz, the head of the charter network, said the move to reduce class time was made because improved teaching and training had enabled students to achieve mastery faster.









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Alfred C. Snider, Prominent Teacher of Debating, Is Dead at 65

December 16, 2015 - 9:31pm
Professor Snider was a scholar, rhetorician and evangelist who sought to heal the world through debate and in the process turned Vermont into the argumentative center of the world.









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Walter J. Leonard, Pioneer of Affirmative Action in Harvard Admissions, Dies at 86

December 16, 2015 - 9:22pm
Mr. Leonard was the architect of an influential affirmative-action formula at Harvard that was emulated across the country and also served as president of Fisk University.









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Los Angeles Schools Reopen With Many Parents on Edge

December 16, 2015 - 2:15pm
Even though the threat from the previous day had been deemed a hoax, many parents were wary of sending their children back to class.









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Wheaton College Professor Is Put on Leave After Remarks on Islam

December 16, 2015 - 1:47pm
Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an associate professor at the Christian college who also donned a headscarf, wrote on social media that “Christians and Muslims worship the same God.”









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Where the Candidates Stand on 2016’s Biggest Issues

December 16, 2015 - 8:24am
Of the eight issues listed in this graphic, which do you think is the most important or urgent?









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The Learning Network: What Are the Best Things You Ate in 2015?

December 16, 2015 - 5:04am
What would be on your Top 10 list of the best things you ate in 2015? Choose one and attempt to describe it in a sentence or two, the way Pete Wells does here.









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Success Academy Network to Shorten Its School Day Next Year

December 16, 2015 - 1:44am
The high-achieving charter school network is altering a feature that has distinguished it from New York City’s regular public schools but has also made it hard to retain teachers.









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

December 16, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 28 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Emailed Threat Closes Schools in Los Angeles, While New York’s Stay Open

December 15, 2015 - 9:02pm
After shutting down the nation’s second-largest school system, officials determined that emailed threats of an attack were probably a hoax. New York City officials dismissed a similar threat as such.









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National Briefing | Education: Graduation Rates Reach a High

December 15, 2015 - 8:42pm
The graduation rate for American public school students is at its highest ever, according to data released by the United States Department of Education.









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School Segregation Persists in Gentrifying Neighborhoods, Maps Suggest

December 15, 2015 - 8:14pm
A study finds that middle-class families are willing to live in areas where their neighbors are less well-off but they are less willing to send their children to schools where classmates are likely to be poor and either black or Hispanic.









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The Learning Network: The Weekly News Quiz Is on a Short Break, but We Have a Challenge for You Instead

December 15, 2015 - 7:50am
The quiz will return Jan. 5. In the meantime, what if we asked you to write some questions?









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The Learning Network: Do You Get Enough Exercise?

December 15, 2015 - 5:00am
Do you think you get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day?









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