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New York City Rejects Federal Findings That Many Elementary Schools Defy Disabilities Law

January 29, 2016 - 10:09pm
The de Blasio administration took issue with a report saying that the majority of city elementary schools are not fully accessible to disabled people.









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Oxford University Will Keep Statue of Cecil Rhodes

January 29, 2016 - 5:54am
Oriel College, one of 38 largely self-governing colleges at Oxford, said it would keep the statue of the man regarded by many as an architect of apartheid.









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The Learning Network: Film Club | ‘Ivy League Trailblazers’

January 29, 2016 - 5:30am
What is it like to be the first member of your family to go to college? This short film explores the privileges and challenges that first-generation college students, especially those attending the nation’s most prestigious universities, must learn to deal with.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | What National or International Events Have You Lived Through That You Remember Best?

January 29, 2016 - 5:00am
How old were you when the event happened? How did you learn about it?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Zika Virus ‘Spreading Explosively’ in Americas, W.H.O. Says

January 29, 2016 - 4:30am
Why did health officials in the United States seek to reassure Americans?









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

January 29, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past year.









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National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Detroit Teachers Seek End to Control by Emergency Manager

January 28, 2016 - 8:28pm
The Detroit teachers’ union filed a lawsuit Thursday against the district calling for repairing “deplorable” conditions and removing the state-appointed emergency manager, Darnell Earley.









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The Learning Network: Student Contest Winners | The 2015 Year in Rap

January 28, 2016 - 3:46pm
Our partners for this annual contest chose 11 winners from a pool of 700 submissions. (The name that made it into nearly every rap submitted? No surprise: Donald Trump.)









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Motherlode Blog: Has Your Student Experienced Racism in High School?

January 28, 2016 - 3:24pm
Is there racial insensitivity in your high school, and how do officials respond?









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The Learning Network: Student Question | Do You Wish Your Conversations Were Less Small Talk and More ‘Big Talk’?

January 28, 2016 - 5:06am
Do you wish there was less small talk in the world and more “big talk” about meaningful things? Would you be willing to jump right in and answer a profound question posed by a stranger?









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Colleges That Ask Applicants About Brushes With the Law Draw Scrutiny

January 28, 2016 - 5:00am
Auburn is one of 17 universities in the South that a civil rights group says include broad questions about contact with the legal system on admissions forms.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Familiar Faces Lend Star Power to Video Game Voices

January 28, 2016 - 4:56am
Why is finding the right voice for a character increasingly “crucial to the narrative” for video games?









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

January 28, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.









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New York Will Shed Clock for Some Statewide Tests

January 27, 2016 - 9:54pm
The English and math exams given to third- through eighth- grade students will no longer be timed, the State Education Department said, ending the call of “pencils down.”









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The Learning Network: Lesson Plan | Election 2016: Understanding Primaries and Caucuses

January 27, 2016 - 4:01pm
In this lesson, we provide a primer on the presidential nomination process using resources from The New York Times and around the Web, so students won’t just understand how candidates get nominated, but they will be challenged to think deeply about how the system works.









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The Ethicist: Can I Call My Nonbiological Twins Black Because My Husband Is?

January 27, 2016 - 7:00am
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how we define race and whether you should disclose a friend’s struggle with depression.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | What Are Your Healthy Habits?

January 27, 2016 - 5:05am
What healthy habits do you already have — and what habits do you wish you had?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Tech’s ‘Frightful 5’

January 27, 2016 - 4:38am
How do these companies “lord over all that happens in tech”? Why, according to this columnist, can we “bet on them continuing to win”?









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

January 27, 2016 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.









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Amherst College Drops ‘Lord Jeff’ as Mascot

January 26, 2016 - 1:22pm
The move follows student protests over the use of Lord Jeffery Amherst, a colonial military commander who suggested killing Native Americans with smallpox-infected blankets.









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