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Plan to Build a New High School in Queens Collides With Local Sentiment

November 3, 2015 - 9:37pm
The proposal for a new public high school in Bayside to relieve overcrowding was denounced at a meeting of Community Board 11, which then voted to oppose it.









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Did Goldman Make the Grade?

November 3, 2015 - 9:22pm
Early-education experts are questioning the metrics used to measure the success of a public-private preschool program in Utah in which Goldman Sachs has invested.









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As Transgender Students Make Gains, Schools Hesitate at Bathrooms

November 3, 2015 - 8:55pm
Many schools have crafted policies that require transgender students to use private changing and showering facilities, drawing complaints of discrimination.









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Economic Scene: School vs. Society in America’s Failing Students

November 3, 2015 - 4:43pm
In tests, American students fall behind their peers in many countries, but adjusting for demography and access to resources gives a different picture.









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Bits Blog: The Digital Disparities Facing Lower-Income Teenagers

November 3, 2015 - 9:08am
With less access to computers and Internet connections at home, lower-income teenagers face “digital inequality,” a new study on children’s media use reports.









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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2015

November 3, 2015 - 7:26am
Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.









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The Learning Network: Are You a Fair-Weather Fan?

November 3, 2015 - 5:00am
Or do you stay true to your teams no matter how tough a season they are having?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Cassini Seeks Insights to Life in Plumes of Enceladus, Saturn’s Icy Moon

November 3, 2015 - 4:30am
What are some of the other places in our solar system where scientists think life could possibly have taken hold?









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

November 3, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 360 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Illinois District Violated Transgender Student’s Rights, U.S. Says

November 2, 2015 - 9:00pm
The student, who identifies as a girl, had not been allowed to change and shower in the girls’ locker room without restrictions.









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Rift Emerges Among Gun Owners Over Concealing Weapons in Schools

November 2, 2015 - 11:09am
A dispute in a Michigan district is part of a larger debate over state legislation that is pitting open-carry groups — and gun control activists — against those who favor concealing guns at times.









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The Learning Network: Is Competitiveness an Obstacle to Making–or Keeping–Friendships?

November 2, 2015 - 8:56am
What role does competing with peers play in your social world?









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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 2, 2015

November 2, 2015 - 5:30am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by commenting on what you see and why. A live discussion is offered that day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Russian Officials Investigate the Cause of a Jet Crash That Killed 224

November 2, 2015 - 4:31am
What are two possible causes of the crash that killed 224 people?









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The Learning Network: E.L.L. Practice | The Lessons Football Can Teach

November 2, 2015 - 3:41am
This E.L.L. practice centers on the coaching style of Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks.









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

November 2, 2015 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in seven New York Times articles in the past two years year.









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Many Children Under 5 Are Left to Their Mobile Devices, Survey Finds

November 2, 2015 - 12:01am
Experts said a small, self-reported survey added to evidence that the unsupervised use of mobile screens is deeply woven into childhood experiences by age 4.









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Long Line at the Library? It’s Story Time Again

November 1, 2015 - 9:25pm
Amid an increasing emphasis on the importance of early literacy, libraries in New York are seeing attendance surge at the once-informal reading circles that are becoming fixtures of family routines.









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F.B.I. Tool to Identify Extremists Is Criticized

November 1, 2015 - 9:13pm
An interactive program, developed for teachers and students, is aimed at training them to prevent young people from being drawn into violent extremism. However some religious leaders say it only focuses on Islamic extremism.









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At Amherst College, Some Say It’s the Mascot’s Turn to Embrace Diversity

October 31, 2015 - 4:38pm
The colonial legacy of Lord Jeffery Amherst, the unofficial face of the college, has generated increasing opposition, but traditionalists are resisting calls for a change.









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