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National Briefing | Midwest: Missouri: University Ties Drop in Students to Ferguson

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:03pm
The University of Missouri-St. Louis on Wednesday announced a hiring freeze in response to an unexpected enrollment drop that campus officials are linking to the fatal police shooting in nearby Ferguson.
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Motherlode Blog: Parents in Europe, Talking to Kids About Sex

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:50pm
When parents in European countries have the birds-and-the-bees talk with children and teenagers, it’s with less judgment and more trust.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Invest in Us,’ and Our Parents, Too

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:00pm
Helping low-income children is more politically appealing than helping their parents. But children rarely succeed unless their families have a chance too.






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The Learning Network: Border Politics: Debating Immigration Policy

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:21pm
In this lesson we offer three different teaching ideas to engage students in the debate over immigration policy in the United States.






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Conversations: After Starting 4 Businesses, College Entrepreneur Decides on Degree

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:14pm
Daniel Fine, a student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, elected to complete his degree before entering the business world full time.
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Degrees of Education: What Students Don’t Know About Their Loans

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:02pm
Nationwide, many students are borrowing more than they understand. At elite colleges, though, the opposite may be true.






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The Learning Network: What Organizations Do You Think People Should Give to This Holiday Season? Why?

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 6:02am
Each December, Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times Op-Ed columnist, lists some organizations around the world that are doing wonderful work, and suggests giving to them might make inspiring gifts.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Senate Torture Report Faults C.I.A. for Brutality and Deceit

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:58am
Note to teachers: Please preview this edition of 6 Q’s before you assign it to students, as both the article and our questions concern methods of torture.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | impassable

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 38 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Students and Leaders Grapple With Crisis on University of Virginia Campus

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:25pm
Following Rolling Stone’s account of a gang rape at the school, its president, Teresa A. Sullivan, has been trying to navigate a path that has shifted by the day.






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Defying Ban, Students March to Brooklyn in Protest of Eric Garner Decision

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:52pm
About 70 students from an East Village high school and some parents crossed the Brooklyn Bridge to present a petition to the United States attorney’s office.






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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Online Harassment Inquiry at M.I.T.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:12pm
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it has determined that a retired faculty member, Walter Lewin, a physicist with a distinguished teaching career, has “engaged in online sexual harassment.”






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Motherlode Blog: Colleges, Recruiting Even the Imaginary Students

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 2:35pm
I wasn’t surprised by the flood of mail my daughter received from colleges her junior year of high school. The amount of mail her nonexistent brother, “William,” received did come as something of a shock.






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Motherlode Blog: Counting the Days: ‘It’s Too Many Whales, Daddy’

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:28am
To count down the days of her father’s deployment, my daughter and I made a calendar adorned with a whale for each day he’d be gone. She was delighted with her work, until she took in what it meant.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Dec. 2-8, 2014

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:04am
On Tuesday, Dec. 16, in lieu of a weekly quiz, look for our annual news quiz that rounds up the biggest stories of the year. What do you think should be included?






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The Learning Network: Should Countries Pay Ransoms to Free Hostages Held by Terrorists?

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 6:01am
Does paying ransom to terrorists and kidnappers only lead to more kidnapping? Or, is an inflexible policy unfair to the families of hostages?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | For Dogs, an Eight G Water Break

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 5:45am
Here are the first six paragraphs of a Dec. 8 article, “For Dogs, an Eight G Water Break.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Grappling With the ‘Culture of Free’ in Napster’s Aftermath

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 5:30am
Is peer-to-peer music sharing unethical? Is it different from sharing music on YouTube? Why?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | cringe

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 159 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Columbia Lets Law Students Delay Exams After Garner and Brown Decisions

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:39pm
A small number of students have received postponements, which the school is granting to students who felt their performance could suffer because of the decisions in the Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island cases.






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