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

November 16, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Yale College Dean Torn by Racial Protests

November 15, 2015 - 9:31pm
Jonathan Holloway, the first black dean of Yale College, has striven to reconcile protesters and the administration, but has been criticized by some students as failing to do enough.









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For-Profit College System Expected to Pay Millions

November 15, 2015 - 9:05pm
Education Management Corporation is expected to pay nearly $90 million to settle a fraud case that was brought by former employees and joined by the Justice Department and several states.









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Mother of Transgender Student Speaks Out

November 14, 2015 - 2:01pm
In an essay, the mother said her daughter has suffered greatly after being banned from a suburban Chicago girls’ locker room.









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A Daunting Trip to School for Some Homeless Children

November 13, 2015 - 8:58pm
With its shelter system overburdened, the city has resorted to placing some families in hotels on Staten Island, far from the schools they had been attending.









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Professors Dispute Depiction of Harvard Case in Rape Documentary

November 13, 2015 - 6:13pm
“The Hunting Ground,” which is to be shown this month on CNN, includes a “false picture” of an assault involving a Harvard law student, they say.









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Technophoria: The War on Campus Sexual Assault Goes Digital

November 13, 2015 - 3:16pm
Students at some colleges can use a service called Callisto to anonymously record the details of a sexual assault and later file a report if they choose.









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Prosecutors in Teenage Sexting Cases Ask: Foolishness, or a Felony?

November 13, 2015 - 12:43pm
While trading raunchy photos can be viewed legally as violating child pornography laws, few prosecutors want to ruin a teenager’s life for a one-time display of immaturity.









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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘The Fascination of What’s Difficult’

November 13, 2015 - 9:56am
This month we pair William Butler Yeat’s famous poem “The Fascination of What’s Difficult” with Dwight Garner’s 2009 piece, “Celebrating Yeats, Revered for Verse, but Who Aspired to a Life in the Theater”.









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Wealth Matters: For Guidance, Would-Be Philanthropists Turn to Peers

November 13, 2015 - 9:08am
Many struggle with the arcana of setting up a foundation, and with questions on risk: Giving to big institutions is safe; social change is difficult.









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The Learning Network: How Important Is It to Be Attractive in Our Society?

November 13, 2015 - 5:00am
Are good-looking people treated differently? What advantages do the “aesthetically gifted” get in society?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Racial Discrimination Protests Ignite at Colleges Across the U.S.

November 13, 2015 - 4:30am
How should schools balance the complex challenge of trying to create a safe campus where all students feel they belong while also preserving the right to free speech?









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

November 13, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 1,093 New York Times articles in the past year.









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The Learning Network: Skills and Strategies | Annotating to Engage, Analyze, Connect and Create

November 12, 2015 - 11:46pm
Annotation is not just a classroom exercise, but something we all do all the time. With these ideas we hope to expand students’ notions of what annotation can be and inspire them to experiment with new ways of doing it — in class and out.









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Guilty Plea in Drug Overdoses at Wesleyan

November 12, 2015 - 9:41pm
Zachary Kramer, 22, a former Wesleyan University student, admitted that he had distributed a party drug that left nearly a dozen students hospitalized last winter.









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Dean at Claremont McKenna College Resigns Amid Protests

November 12, 2015 - 8:16pm
An email written by the dean of students at the college, which is near Los Angeles, after a newspaper article about the treatment of students of color has led to her resignation.









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Amid Unrest in Missouri, University System Picks Michael Middleton as Interim Chief

November 12, 2015 - 8:04pm
The Missouri state university system named Mr. Middleton as interim president to lead the four-school system as it responds to recent racially charged campus clashes.









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In Swan Song, Arne Duncan Extols School Progress Under His Tenure

November 12, 2015 - 5:58pm
The departing education secretary visited a once-failing high school in Boston to highlight the progress that has been made under the administration’s signature school reform program.









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Missouri Police Say Student’s Threats Mimicked Posts Before Oregon Shooting

November 12, 2015 - 3:07pm
A college student charged with threatening a rampage at the University of Missouri mimicked wording in a post that preceded a rampage in Roseburg, Ore., the police said.









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The Learning Network: How Big of a Problem Is Sexting?

November 12, 2015 - 5:00am
Do you see sexting as a dangerous or risky behavior? Does it lead to embarrassment, humiliation or bullying?









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