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The Learning Network: Election 2016 Unit, Part 1: Who Are the Candidates?

August 23, 2016 - 12:02pm
For this mini-unit, students become investigative reporters who learn as much as they can about the candidates so they can inform voters about what experience, leadership qualities and values the candidates would bring to the presidency.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 8 | On ‘Refugees Encounter a Foreign Word: Welcome’

August 23, 2016 - 7:30am
Scan the list of winners, runners-up and honorable mentions to see the broad range of articles and topics that most interested a group of teenagers reading The New York Times in early August.
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The Learning Network: Our Election 2016 Unit: An Overview

August 22, 2016 - 1:49pm
The goal of this week’s unit is to help students read, watch, research and discuss in order to come to conclusions grounded in evidence about the candidates and the issues.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 10 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

August 19, 2016 - 8:41am
This is it: the final week of our most-successful Summer Reading Contest ever. You have until Friday, Aug. 26, at 7 a.m. Eastern to enter by telling us what you read, watched or listened to on this week that got your attention.
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2015 Law School Graduates Got Fewer Jobs in Private Practice

August 17, 2016 - 3:19pm
Last year’s graduates landed fewer jobs in private practice than any class in the last two decades, according to the National Association for Law Placement.
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Nicholas Dirks Resigns as Chancellor of University of California, Berkeley

August 16, 2016 - 10:09pm
His plans to depart came amid criticism over how he had handled sexual harassment cases involving high-profile faculty members and the university’s budget.
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The Learning Network: An Invitation to Share Ideas: How Will You Be Teaching Election 2016?

August 16, 2016 - 2:46pm
We’re curious: How will you be teaching about the candidates, issues and controversies in a contest that has been anything but business as usual? We hope to post a collection of teacher ideas in September.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 7 | On ‘In Hillary Clinton’s Nomination, Women See a Collective Step Up’

August 16, 2016 - 9:20am
The work of our winner, bengal11emily122899, and a list of the 16 runners-up and 14 honorable mentions who also impressed our judges this week.
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Taking Summer School to Get Ahead, Not Catch Up

August 16, 2016 - 5:00am
High-achieving students are enrolling to turbocharge grade-point averages or load up on advanced courses, but critics say the practice only adds to the inequities of the college admissions process.
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