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For Transgender Students, Business Schools Are a Transition

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 8:00am
M.B.A. programs, long bastions of male dominance and conservatism, face a gender-identity challenge.






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The Learning Network: How Do You Think Dinosaurs Went Extinct?

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:00am
Did a massive asteroid collide with Earth? Did erupting volcanoes poison the atmosphere? Did mammals simply outcompete dinosaurs? Do you believe in these or any other theories?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Boy Praises the Principal of His Brooklyn School, and a Fund-Raising Campaign Takes Off

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:30am
What would you want your school to do with a million dollars?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Super Bowl Ads

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:14am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 1 review, “Super Bowl Commercials Go for Heart, Not Just Funny Bone and Jugular.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | viscous

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 39 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: Vaccination: How Personal Belief Came to Outweigh Public Health

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:39pm
The history of the fallacy that led to the current spread of vaccine resistance.






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Motherlode Blog: Want More Vaccinated Children? End Religious and Personal Exemptions

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:27pm
There is no need to silence or punish parents who choose not to vaccinate their children. If we end exemptions to vaccine requirements for public school attendance, most parents will make a different choice.






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Motherlode Blog: Want More Vaccinated Children? End Religious and Personal Exemptions

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:27pm
There is no need to silence or punish parents who choose not to vaccinate their children. If we end exemptions to vaccine requirements for public school attendance, most parents will make a different choice.






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Charles H. Townes, Who Paved Way for the Laser in Daily Life, Dies at 99

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 9:14pm
Dr. Townes shared the Nobel Prize in 1964 for his work on lasers, in a career that included advising on lunar landings, verifying Einstein’s theories and creating an atomic clock.
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Dartmouth Cites Student Misconduct in Its Ban on Hard Liquor

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 9:12pm
The college’s president announced the prohibition as part of a far-ranging overhaul of campus life, but experts say few universities are likely to follow his lead.






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National Briefing | Rockies: Wyoming: House Passes Bill Expanding Concealed-Gun Rights

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:58pm
Legislation that would allow people with concealed-gun permits to carry firearms into public schools and government meetings was approved 42 to 17 by the Republican-led State House on Monday.
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National Briefing | Rockies: Wyoming: House Passes Bill Expanding Concealed-Gun Rights

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:58pm
Legislation that would allow people with concealed-gun permits to carry firearms into public schools and government meetings was approved 42 to 17 by the Republican-led State House on Monday.
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Motherlode Blog: Home Schooling, and Teaching, a Child with Down Syndrome

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:05pm
In school, nothing our son did was seen as typical. At home, I’m able to see him as more than a diagnosis, and he’s able to learn.






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Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a Study Finds

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:00pm
A research group says that by improving educational performance, the United States could increase its gross domestic product over the next 35 years.
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Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a Study Finds

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:00pm
A research group says that by improving educational performance, the United States could increase its gross domestic product over the next 35 years.
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Motherlode Blog: Vaccination: How Personal Belief Came to Outweigh Public Health

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:30pm
The history of the fallacy that led to the current spread of vaccine resistance.






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Motherlode Blog: Two Things I Won’t Be Buying Based on Their Super Bowl Ads

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:45am
You made us sad for no reason at all, Nationwide. Low.






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Motherlode Blog: Two Things I Won’t Be Buying Based on Their Super Bowl Ads

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:45am
You made us sad for no reason at all, Nationwide. Low.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Feb. 2, 2015

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 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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The Learning Network: How Should Schools Handle Unvaccinated Students?

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:06am
Have you heard about the measles outbreak that began at Disneyland and has since spread to 14 states? How do you think schools should handle children who are unvaccinated?






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