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Law Professors Ask Congress to Delay Changes in Debt Law

December 8, 2015 - 6:51pm
The changes, added to omnibus spending legislation, would make it harder for some bondholders to challenge out-of-court debt restructuring deals.









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Notebook: How Will the Supreme Court Rule on Affirmative Action?

December 8, 2015 - 1:20pm
Emily Bazelon and Adam Liptak discuss Fisher v. University of Texas.









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The Learning Network: Farewell, 2015 | A Year-End Special News Quiz

December 8, 2015 - 12:18pm
Say goodbye to 2015 by taking our special news quiz. You can fill in the blanks with your own guesses, or choose from a scrambled list of words that were removed.









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The Learning Network: What Are the Best Books You’ve Read in the Past Year?

December 8, 2015 - 5:00am
How much do you read for pleasure? What are your favorite kinds of books?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | A Side Serving of Science for Your Next Birthday Party

December 8, 2015 - 4:30am
What were the two modes of balloon bursting Sébastien Moulinet detected in the experiment?









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

December 8, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.









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New York Education Dept. Clarifies Goals for Poor-Performing Schools

December 7, 2015 - 9:34pm
The School Renewal Program is Mayor Bill de Blasio’s attempt to improve troubled schools instead of shutting them down, but how they were supposed to improve has been difficult to discern.









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Yale Lecturer Resigns After Email on Halloween Costumes

December 7, 2015 - 7:54pm
Erika Christakis, who had suggested there could be negative consequences to the university’s directive to be sensitive when choosing Halloween costumes, resigned from her position voluntarily, the school said.









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Coaches’ New Overture: Limit Early Recruiting

December 7, 2015 - 6:42pm
Women’s lacrosse and softball coaches supported proposals that would limit recruiting of young high schoolers and even middle schoolers. Men’s lacrosse coaches are set to discuss a similar approach.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | President Obama Delivers Oval Office Speech on Terrorism

December 7, 2015 - 8:45am
What message did President Obama convey in his speech on Sunday evening?









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The Learning Network: Now That Women Can Serve in All Combat Roles in the U.S. Military, Should They Also Be Required to Register for the Draft?

December 7, 2015 - 8:44am
What is your response to the Pentagon ruling that all military combat roles will be opened to women, and to the possibility that women will have to register for the Selective Service in the United States?









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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Dec. 7, 2015

December 7, 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: E.L.L. Practice | The Death Penalty

December 7, 2015 - 3:13am
English Language Learners use an article about the death penalty to build vocabulary and craft explanations.









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

December 7, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 35 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Salaries of Private College Presidents Continue to Rise, Chronicle Survey Finds

December 6, 2015 - 6:12pm
In all, 32 presidents received $1 million or more in compensation in 2013, the latest figures available, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.









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Grace Notes: The Mathematicians Who Ended the Kidnapping of an N.Y.U. Computer

December 6, 2015 - 11:35am
In 1970, student protesters stormed into a building at New York University and took control of a computer then considered “the most expensive thing on campus.”









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President of Liberty University Urges Students to Get Gun Permits

December 5, 2015 - 11:43pm
Jerry Falwell Jr. suggested that the victims of the California shootings might have defended themselves if they had been armed.









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Meal Plan Costs Tick Upward as Students Pay for More Than Food

December 5, 2015 - 9:19pm
Universities are embracing lucrative deals with dining contractors to help pay for campus improvements, but critics say students often pay for them in the rising costs of meal plans.









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John Rassias, Who Pioneered Foreign Language Teaching, Dies at 90

December 5, 2015 - 6:37pm
Mr. Rassias’ immersive approach to teaching foreign languages rapidly, known as the Rassias Method, has been used by thousands of teachers around the world since the 1960s.









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Big City: The Bold Idea Behind a Small Brooklyn School

December 4, 2015 - 10:57am
Those wondering what kind of education initiatives Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and his wife may support with their charitable spending should consider the new AltSchool in Brooklyn Heights.









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