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International Education: Drawing Boundaries Around Internships

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 1:05pm
Student internships have come in for criticism over the past year, drawing fire for putting pressure on students to work long hours for little or no pay.
    





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International Education: Swiss Immigration Overhaul Puts Study Programs at Risk

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 1:01pm
Two popular exchange programs have become bargaining chips in negotiations between the European Union and Switzerland over immigration quotas.
    





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International Education: Concern Grows Over Academic Freedom in Egypt

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 1:00pm
The indictment of a well-known professor on charges including espionage has sparked new concerns about academic freedom in Egypt.
    





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Two Sexual Assaults Are Reported at Yale

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 12:07am
The Yale University Police Department has received anonymous reports that two undergraduate students were sexually assaulted at an off-campus party this month, the university said on Friday.
    





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The Lede: High School Wrestlers in New Jersey Apologize for Photo Seen as Racist

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:30pm
Members of the Phillipsburg High School wrestling team apologized after they were accused of staging a racist photo and barred from coming district championships.
    





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Ole Miss Students May Face Charges in Racist Episode

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 9:39pm
The university said three freshmen from Georgia were refusing to speak with investigators about the desecration of a statue honoring the college’s first black student.
    





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Wealth Matters: At Private Schools, Another Way to Say ‘Financial Aid’

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 5:28pm
Some independent schools have adopted indexed tuition as both a financial aid strategy and a way to attract people who would not otherwise apply to private school.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: How Much of a Daredevil Are You?

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 6:08am
How much physical stimulation do you need? How comfortable are you in taking physical risks when you do sports? Are you always trying to go faster or higher, or are you happier with a slower, more controlled experience?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | An Oscar-Nominated Song in a Hit Movie

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 5:49am
What role does the song “Let It Go” play in the film “Frozen”?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, Feb. 21, 2014

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 5:18am
Can you choose the best rewording of a phrase from the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | regatta

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 1:06am
This word has appeared in 67 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Racist Episodes Continue to Stir Ole Miss Campus

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 9:46pm
Students say the University of Mississippi needs to mount a more aggressive stand against bigotry after two men placed a noose around a statue of the school’s first black student.
    





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Hackley School Tells Parents of Accusations of Abuse From the ’60s

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 6:56pm
The school in Tarrytown, N.Y., acknowledged accusations of previous abuse, joining a group of elite private schools that have recently grappled with claims of long ago sexual abuse.
    





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High & Low Finance: The Hefty Yoke of Student Loan Debt

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:55pm
As student loan debt continues to rise, the loans’ underwriting standards remain almost nonexistent, and the economy may pay the price.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Should Terminally Ill Patients Be Allowed to Die on Their Own Terms?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 6:00am
When patients and their families want it, should doctors be allowed to end a patient’s life by some painless means?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Blaze and Bloodshed in Kiev

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:28am
What events in Ukraine have led to what the government describes as an attempted coup?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Feb. 20, 2014

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:13am
Can you choose the best meaning of “conflating” as it is used in the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | wan

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 1:07am
This word has appeared in 134 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Scrutiny in California for Software in Schools

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 1:02am
Proposed legislation would prohibit websites, online services and mobile apps for kindergartners through 12th graders from compiling, using or sharing the personal information of students.
    
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About New York: In Debate Over Paying for Pre-K, Little Agreement Aside From the Goal

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:40pm
Questions and skepticism surround two competing early education plans by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
    





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