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Wealth Matters: When College Scholarship Programs Falter

January 22, 2016 - 10:42am
The philanthropist who initially funded First Scholars is suing an affiliate university that ended the program, accusing it of breaching its contract.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | Should Colleges Find a Better Way to Admit Students?

January 22, 2016 - 5:00am
Are there better ways to find the best candidates without jeopardizing high school students’ mental health?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | How the N.B.A. 3-Point Shot Went From Gimmick to Game Changer

January 22, 2016 - 4:30am
How did the shot transform from being a “rarely used weapon” to a “vital part of every team’s offense”?









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

January 22, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 28 New York Times articles in the past year.









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National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Lawmakers Try to Toughen Strike Laws

January 21, 2016 - 10:58pm
Angered by teacher sickouts that have closed many Detroit schools, majority Republicans in Michigan’s Legislature proposed legislation to make it easier to deem such work stoppages illegal strikes.









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Government to Reveal Colleges With Title IX Waivers

January 21, 2016 - 10:27pm
Critics say the waivers sought by religiously affiliated institutions enable them to discriminate against gay and transgender students.









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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘Antigone’ and Noche Flamenca’s ‘Antigona’

January 21, 2016 - 1:58pm
In this Text to Text, we focus on pairing Sophocles’ work — called “the most powerful political play ever written” — with the work of a contemporary Spanish flamenco dance company.









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Kent State Professor Accused of Ties to ISIS

January 21, 2016 - 12:03pm
The F.B.I. is investigating Julio Pino, an educator in the history department known for incendiary remarks like “death to Israel.”









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The Learning Network: Student Question | What Role Does Hip-Hop Play in Your Life?

January 21, 2016 - 5:04am
How would you describe the importance of hip-hop in your life in general? How has hip-hop helped you to understand the world and yourself?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | 2015 Was Hottest Year in Recorded History, Scientists Say

January 21, 2016 - 4:49am
When was the previous hottest year on record? What are the odds of having two back-to-back record years?









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

January 21, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 51 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Filing Alleges Bias at Success Academy Network Against Students With Disabilities

January 20, 2016 - 9:47pm
Parents of 13 current and former students of Success Academy filed a complaint against the charter school network with the federal Department of Education.









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The Learning Network: Lesson Plan | Teaching ‘Star Wars’ With The New York Times

January 20, 2016 - 4:54pm
If you’re looking for ways to bring “Star Wars” into your classroom, we offer teaching ideas for subjects across the curriculum — from analyzing Yoda’s syntax to investigating the economic consequences of destroying the Death Star.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | Do We Need More Diverse Superheroes?

January 20, 2016 - 5:04am
How do you feel about comics and superheroes, now or when you were younger? What is your reaction to new characters who are “no longer primarily straight, white and male under their masks”?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | How the Epidemic of Drug Overdose Deaths Ripples Across America

January 20, 2016 - 4:30am
Why have deaths from drug overdoses surged in nearly every county across the United States?









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

January 20, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past three years.









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Square Feet: Developers Give New Meaning to College Towns

January 19, 2016 - 4:18pm
Near campuses around the country, developers are building housing for the staff, tapping into the desire among some younger workers to live in walkable, urban communities.









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Bronx School Embraces a New Tool in Counseling: Hip-Hop

January 19, 2016 - 2:33pm
A program called hip-hop therapy encourages students to give voice to their day-to-day struggles in neighborhoods where poverty and crime are constants.









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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Jan. 12-18, 2016

January 19, 2016 - 7:41am
Have you been following this week’s news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | Under What Conditions Do You Do Your Best Work?

January 19, 2016 - 5:02am
What are the ideal parameters for an assignment that help you do your best work?









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