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University of Texas Students Find the Absurd in a New Gun Law

August 24, 2016 - 8:22pm
At a rally against a state law allowing concealed handguns on campuses, protesters wave sex toys and say they consider the move obscene.
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As Students Return to School, Debate About the Amount of Homework Rages

August 24, 2016 - 6:00am
One teacher said that there would be “no formally assigned homework this year,” and online discussions reveal a belief that the workload assigned may be too heavy.
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Graduate Students Clear Hurdle in Effort to Form Union

August 23, 2016 - 8:28pm
A ruling by the National Labor Relations Board involving students at Columbia opens the door for teaching assistants at private universities to organize.
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Good and Bad News in Survey of New York City Schools

August 23, 2016 - 7:30pm
A questionnaire answered by over a million parents, teachers and students found a high level of satisfaction with the system, but the scores for some important measures declined.
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The Learning Network: Election 2016 Unit, Part 1: Who Are the Candidates?

August 23, 2016 - 12:02pm
For this mini-unit, students become investigative reporters who learn as much as they can about the candidates so they can inform voters about what experience, leadership qualities and values the candidates would bring to the presidency.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 8 | On ‘Refugees Encounter a Foreign Word: Welcome’

August 23, 2016 - 7:30am
Scan the list of winners, runners-up and honorable mentions to see the broad range of articles and topics that most interested a group of teenagers reading The New York Times in early August.
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The Learning Network: Our Election 2016 Unit: An Overview

August 22, 2016 - 1:49pm
The goal of this week’s unit is to help students read, watch, research and discuss in order to come to conclusions grounded in evidence about the candidates and the issues.
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