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Ed Talk | Andrew Hacker: Who Needs Advanced Math? Not Everybody

February 5, 2016 - 1:52pm
Andrew Hacker of Queens College on the importance of “adult arithmetic.” Algebra, he’s not so keen on.









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Environmental Science: Learning to Live Small (in a Dumpster)

February 5, 2016 - 1:50pm
Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Tex., has set a curriculum around a trash bin.









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Data: The Feds’ Best-Value Schools

February 5, 2016 - 1:49pm
Colleges with good return on investment for low-income students.









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Blackboard: Create Your Own Language, for Credit

February 5, 2016 - 1:49pm
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” turns constructed language into a hit.









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Field of Study: Social Practice Degrees Take Art to a Communal Level

February 5, 2016 - 1:49pm
For this M.F.A., hold the paint. These artists are learning communication, organization and negotiation.









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Pop Quiz: A Valentine’s Day Reading List

February 5, 2016 - 1:47pm
This classic literature encourages us to embrace the broadest, least judgmental and most generous definition of love. Test your knowledge.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | How Materialistic Are You?

February 5, 2016 - 9:13am
How much does being able to buy things matter to you? Do you feel you understand the difference between “wants” and “needs”?









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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | January, 2016

February 5, 2016 - 8:54am
We present a collection of articles about young people that appeared in The New York Times in the past month.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Many Flint Residents Are Desperate to Leave, but See No Escape

February 5, 2016 - 4:30am
What are some of the daily challenges and worries residents face now that the tap water has been identified as hazardous?









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

February 5, 2016 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past three years.









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The Learning Network: Lesson Plan | Teaching With Protest Music

February 4, 2016 - 4:32pm
Studying the protest music of yesterday or today can be an engaging teaching tool, whether the goal is to better understand a time period, analyze the power of lyrics and poetry, understand forces of social change or respond to current issues.









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Sexual Harassment in the Sciences: Readers React on Social Media

February 4, 2016 - 11:28am
An article by The New York Times about Jason Lieb, a University of Chicago professor who stepped down amid a sexual harassment scandal, ignited a heated debate on social media.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | Have Your Parents and Teachers Given You Room to Create?

February 4, 2016 - 5:09am
Do your parents encourage you to find joy in your work? Do they emphasize experimentation, or rule-following? What about your teachers? Do you tend to pursue things because you are motivated to do them, or because your parents or teachers want you to?









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In Oakland, Building Boys Into Men

February 4, 2016 - 5:00am
A school district tries to reverse the underachievement and lack of opportunity for the country’s most vulnerable students, African-American boys.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Rivals Look to New Hampshire for a Shot at Breaking Donald Trump’s Stride

February 4, 2016 - 3:59am
How have conservative leaders and rival candidates for the Republican presidential nomination begun to challenge Donald J. Trump aggressively after his defeat in the Iowa caucuses?









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

February 4, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in eight New York Times articles in the past three years.









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New York High School Wrestlers Break Stereotypes in Coed Division

February 3, 2016 - 8:55pm
At a number of city public high schools, wrestling teams with male and female athletes are cheering each other on.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | Have You Experienced Racism or Other Kinds of Discrimination in School?

February 3, 2016 - 8:29am
Do you think your school sometimes has a hostile environment for people of color, or for anyone who is in the minority there? If so, how much does that concern you?









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The Learning Network: List of the Week | 20 Things to Teach This February

February 3, 2016 - 8:09am
You may not have realized just how many learning opportunities the various holidays, traditions and calendrical quirks of February 2016 offer you, but we have.









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University of Missouri Struggles to Bridge Its Racial Divide

February 3, 2016 - 5:00am
Administrators may have been missing a tricky truth: Diversity is one thing, inclusion another. How to undo a problem that has haunted the university for decades?









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