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Yale Medical School’s Request to Expand Campus Program Online Is Denied

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 9:13pm
A program by the Yale University School of Medicine and 2U, an education technology company, is to offer the same Ivy League degree online that is available on campus.






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The Learning Network: Writing for Change: Student Winners From Our Second Annual Editorial Contest

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 5:13pm
We selected from over 4,000 entries to choose our favorite student editorials.






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The Learning Network: Are There Topics That Should Be Off-Limits to Comedy?

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:08pm
Are there any topics that are just too offensive to be joked about? Is 9/11 too serious a topic for comedy? What about rape? Cancer? Hitler or the Holocaust? Why or why not?






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Performing Math and Mime, for Fun and Profit

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:00pm
A math professor and his wife, both trained by Marcel Marceau, stage mime skits to teach the principles, and joys, of math to students of all ages.






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During G.E. Deal, Blackstone’s Schwarzman Focused on a Scholarship Fund

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:59pm
The G.E. deal “was easy for me,” Stephen A. Schwarzman said in an interview, but the welter of details for his Schwarzman Scholars program required creative thinking.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Math Problem From Singapore Goes Viral

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:55am
What does the problem ask you to figure out?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A New Show of Pop Art

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:20am
Here are several paragraphs from an April 8 article, “When the World Went Pop.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | discourse

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 529 New York Times articles in the past year.






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For Special-Needs Students, Custom Furniture Out of Schoolhouse Scraps

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:08pm
Michael Konstalid, a physical therapist for the New York City Education Department, builds custom physical therapy equipment out of things that would otherwise end up in the trash.






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National Briefing | Washington: Corinthian Colleges Fined for Bogus Job-Placement Claims

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 9:59pm
The Education Department has fined Corinthian Colleges $30 million for misrepresenting the job placement rates at its Heald College.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | March 31-April 13, 2015

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:30am
We were on spring break at the beginning of April, so this quiz covers two very newsy weeks. Take it to see what you know and to learn more.






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The Learning Network: Should Toys Be More Gender-Neutral?

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:00am
Does color coding toys pink and blue based on gender stereotypes reinforce gender biases?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Hemmed-In House in Seattle

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:48am
Here are several paragraphs from an April 12 article, “Coachella Festival Fends Off Rivals With Fresh Acts and Eye on Style.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Coachella Festival Fends Off Rivals With Fresh Acts and Eye on Style

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:30am
What concerts have you attended? What was your favorite? Why?






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Seven Allege Harassment by Yale Doctor at Clinic

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:08am
Federal lawsuits by seven plaintiffs allege a pattern of misconduct by Dr. Rex L. Mahnensmith, who was a director of the New Haven Dialysis Clinic.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day |bereavement

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 78 New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | South: Florida: Harvard Dean Chosen to Lead University of Miami

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:04pm
Julio Frenk, a former health minister in Mexico and a dean who helped quadruple fund-raising at Harvard, was named the next president of the University of Miami.






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Atlanta Judge Urges Talks on Sentences in School Cheating Case

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:16pm
Judge Jerry W. Baxter said, he thought an appropriate sentence for educators convicted of altering test scores would mean sending them to jail. But then he had a change of heart.






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Some Parents Oppose Standardized Testing on Principle, but Not in Practice

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 7:47pm
Even parents who are uncomfortable with the exams are discovering that it is hard to push the button on the nuclear option — refusing to have their own children take them.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | April 13, 2015

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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