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At Success Academy School, a Stumble in Math and a Teacher’s Anger on Video

February 12, 2016 - 5:00am
At Success Academy, the charter school network in New York City, current and former educators say the quest for high scores drives some of them over the line.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Wanted in China: More Male Teachers, to Make Boys Men

February 12, 2016 - 4:30am
Why are education officials across China aggressively recruiting male teachers?









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

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









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Court Gives Deadline to Fix Kansas School Financing

February 11, 2016 - 8:22pm
The Kansas Supreme Court gave the state until June 30 to fix its system of financing public schools, or face a shutdown before the next school year.









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Police Release Video of Traffic Stop of Princeton Professor

February 11, 2016 - 7:59pm
The professor, who is black, was handcuffed and searched by a white male officer, which she called emblematic of officers’ mistreatment of African-Americans.









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Science Teachers’ Grasp of Climate Change Is Found Lacking

February 11, 2016 - 2:51pm
A survey of 1,500 teachers in the United States found that on average they spend just one to two hours on average over the course of an academic year.









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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Reading ‘Macbeth’ Through the Lens of Ferguson

February 11, 2016 - 2:05pm
As a way to engage a class of academically at-risk students in “Macbeth” and the essential question “Why do we trust?,” students first thought about the question as it applies to the death of Michael Brown.









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Readers Respond to Redesigned, and Wordier, SAT

February 11, 2016 - 11:18am
Most readers support a move to harder reading passages and wordier math problems, saying it will better screen which students are ready for college.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | How Much Do You Worry About Taking the SAT or ACT?

February 11, 2016 - 5:00am
Are you nervous about the new changes to the SAT? Why?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Brazilians Shrug Off Zika Fears to Revel in Carnival Fun

February 11, 2016 - 4:41am
According to this article, what was the general Brazilian attitude toward Zika during this week’s Carnival?









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

February 11, 2016 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 237 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Education May Cut Dementia Risk, Study Finds

February 10, 2016 - 5:56pm
Researchers say people with at least a high school education and healthier lifestyles are aiding a decline in new cases, or staving off dementia longer.









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The Learning Network: Great Free Resources for Teaching Election 2016

February 10, 2016 - 3:52pm
We suggest over a dozen instructional strategies and useful, free websites that can help teach students about our nation’s most pressing issues and the way our democracy works, as well as encourage them to voice their opinions about the issues they care about most.









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Newspaper Adviser Is Fired After Students’ Scoop Roils Maryland Campus

February 10, 2016 - 1:04pm
The faculty adviser to the student paper at Mount St. Mary’s was dismissed after the university president was quoted likening struggling students to bunnies who should be drowned.









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Deficit Threatens Stability of University of California, Berkeley, Official Says

February 10, 2016 - 12:58pm
The chancellor said cuts and new revenue were needed to address the $150 million deficit, or 6 percent of Berkeley’s $2.4 billion budget.









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The Ethicist: Is It Selfish for a Gay Couple to Have Kids via Surrogacy?

February 10, 2016 - 7:00am
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on deciding against adoption, and advocating for students in court.









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The Learning Network: What Do You Think of Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ and Her Performance at the Super Bowl?

February 10, 2016 - 4:14am
Are you a Beyoncé fan? What did you think of her performance of her new song “Formation” — with its implicit commentary on police brutality, Hurricane Katrina and black financial power — at the Super Bowl halftime show?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Trump and Sanders Win the New Hampshire Primaries

February 10, 2016 - 3:27am
Why was the wave of support for both men “stunning to leaders of both parties”?









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

February 10, 2016 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Black Princeton Professor Says She Was Handcuffed to Table Over Parking Ticket

February 9, 2016 - 2:18pm
Imani Perry denounced her arrest, saying she was searched by a white male officer and mistreated. The police said the arrest was handled according to policy.









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