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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Twitter’s Top Hashtags, Tweets and Users for 2015

December 15, 2015 - 4:45am
What were some of the most popular Twitter hashtags for 2015? Did you guess any of them before you read this article?









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

December 15, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 66 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Bernie Sanders Urges Cuomo to Raise Pay for CUNY Professors

December 14, 2015 - 9:43pm
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont wrote to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that he was “troubled by New York State’s refusal so far to invest in a fair contract for the university’s faculty and staff.”









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New York Regents Vote to Exclude State Tests in Teacher Evaluations

December 14, 2015 - 7:02pm
The board, which was acting on a report from a task force created by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, also heard recommendations for addressing problems at a Rockland County school system.









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Chicago Teachers Approve Call to Strike as Contract Talks Stall

December 14, 2015 - 6:30pm
The vote clears the way for the second walkout in four years, with negotiations thus far failing to resolve differences over money, evaluations and testing.









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New York City to Close 3 Troubled Public Schools in Brooklyn

December 14, 2015 - 2:02pm
It is the first time Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has elected to shut down any noncharter public schools.









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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Dec. 14, 2015

December 14, 2015 - 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: What Are the Best Things in Life and Are They Free?

December 14, 2015 - 5:00am
What matters most in striving to live a happy and fulfilled life?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Landmark Climate Accord Approved by 195 Nations

December 14, 2015 - 4:33am
What are the results of the agreement that was signed by 195 nations on Saturday regarding climate change?









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The Learning Network: E.L.L. Practice | Protecting Elephants

December 14, 2015 - 3:19am
This post features videos and a New York Times article about wildlife protection laws to help English Language Learners acquire vocabulary, use context clues and assert opinions about the practice of poaching exotic animals.









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

December 14, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 238 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Texas Student Wielding Ax Is Shot Dead

December 13, 2015 - 8:31pm
Ryan McMillan, 21, a sophomore at the University of North Texas, was killed by a campus police officer responding to a call about a man knocking out car windows.









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As Housing Project Starts, Another Battle Flares on a Revolutionary War Site in Princeton

December 13, 2015 - 8:30pm
The Princeton Battlefield Society wants to preserve the site where George Washington’s troops defeated the British at the Battle of Princeton in January 1777.









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Howard University May Sell Rights to Its Public TV Station’s Spectrum

December 13, 2015 - 7:45pm
The sale could bolster other parts of the financially struggling university, but it could also mean the end of WHUT, the 35-year-old public television station that is the first owned and operated by a historically black institution.









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Henry M. Rowan, Industrialist Who Gave Record Gift to University, Dies at 92

December 13, 2015 - 3:02pm
Mr. Rowan and his wife, Betty, made a $100 million donation to Glassboro State College in New Jersey in 1992, which was then the biggest individual cash gift to any public college or university.









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Wisconsin Regents Back Free Speech

December 12, 2015 - 6:57pm
The University of Wisconsin voted to adopt a resolution stating that the university should not shield people from ideas or opinions they find unwelcome or offensive.









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Groups Converge for Mock Shooting Near University of Texas

December 12, 2015 - 3:07pm
It was a highly publicized but divisive demonstration that was staged in favor of ending gun-free zones on campuses.









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Special Education Provider in Brooklyn Improperly Billed State $2.6 Million, Audit Finds

December 11, 2015 - 9:49pm
The office of the New York State comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli, reported that Starting Point Services inappropriately charged for salaries, benefits and bonuses.









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The Learning Network: Film Club | ‘Melody’

December 11, 2015 - 5:30am
In this short documentary, students in a youth orchestra program in Chile pursue their love of music to escape poverty.









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The Learning Network: Do Screens Get in the Way of the Rest of Your Life?

December 11, 2015 - 5:00am
Has it pushed out any of the other things you like to do with your time?









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