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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | enmity

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 83 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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National Briefing: For-Profit School Sued Over Lending Practices

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:06am
A federal agency on Wednesday sued ITT Educational Services, a major owner of for-profit colleges and trade schools, alleging predatory lending and other charges.
    





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Rift at Jewish School in Manhattan Over Canceled Plan for Israeli-Palestinian Talk

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:29pm
A student group at an Orthodox Jewish school extended an invitation to a Columbia professor to give his views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but the head of the school rescinded it.
    





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Pace Picks Yassky, Ex-Taxi Chief, as Its Law School Dean

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:47pm
David S. Yassky, who as taxi commissioner in the Bloomberg administration introduced the Taxi of Tomorrow concept, previously taught at the New York University Law School.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Water: Teaching About the World’s Most Valuable Substance

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:46pm
In this interdisciplinary lesson, we explore ways in which humanity is learning to cope with shortages or threats to water, a vital element of life. We also consider ways in which water enriches our life or helps define our interactions.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Is Your Generation Really ‘Postracial’?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:07pm
Do you agree with a recent Times article that says, though many believe that millennials are growing up in a colorblind society, “racial tensions are playing out in new ways among young adults”? Why or why not?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The ‘Star Quality’ of Jennifer Lawrence

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:48am
What examples does this writer use in the first few paragraphs to show that Jennifer Lawrence was “no ordinary starlet” even before she was famous?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, Feb. 26, 2014

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:13am
Can you calculate the difference in a year of minimum wage earnings in Oregon and in Idaho?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | cant

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past 10 years.
    





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Suit Seeks Relief for Trade School Students With Years of Debt but No Career

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:36pm
The suit contends that the government should stop trying to collect on some loans since it was aware that a nationwide chain of beauty schools routinely falsified student eligibility.
    





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Christian University Resumes Inquiry in Handling of Sexual Abuse Reports

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:21pm
An investigation into the handling of sexual abuse complaints has resumed at Bob Jones University after it was suspended in late January.
    





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De Blasio Says New York Can Add 29,000 Pre-K Seats

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:01pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio was trying to answer skeptics who questioned whether he could create enough prekindergarten seats to justify an income tax increase.
    





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Economic Scene: The Bane and the Boon of For-Profit Colleges

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 9:19pm
As these institutions play an indispensable role in helping low-income students, new regulations should look to improve the sector, not shrink it.
    





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The Lede: Share Your Experience With Race on Campus

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 7:43pm
Tell us about your experience with race on your campus with the hashtag #TellNYT.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:10pm
In this lesson, students will learn about the political and economic crisis consuming Ukraine, first by getting an overview of the basic facts and then by digging deeper in small research groups.
    





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Bits Blog: Regulators Weigh In on Online Educational Services

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:07pm
Federal regulators say online educational services for schools may use personally identifiable information they collect about students only for the purposes that the schools intended.
    
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The Lede: On Twitter, ‘Being Black at the University of Michigan’

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:33pm
Students at the University of Michigan used Twitter to give voice in 140 characters or less to what racial tension feels like on campus.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: How Much Control Do You Think You Have Over Your Fate?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 6:00am
Do you think you will be better or worse off than your parents? Why?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | How a Kingpin Above the Law Fell, Incredibly, Without a Shot

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:30am
What effect do you think the arrest of Joaquín Guzmán Loera will have on drug trafficking and drug-related violence?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, Feb. 25

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:15am
Answer this question about the United States Senate.
    





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