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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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Federal Lawsuit Accuses For-Profit Schools of Fraud

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 10:40pm
Former employees of the Premier Education Group say officials falsified records to keep students enrolled in order to secure government grant and loan money.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: What Crazy Adventure Would You Want to Take?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 6:00am
Where would you go? How would you travel? Would you go alone or with friends?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Tunisian B-Boys’ Biggest Battle: Keeping Youths From Extremism

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:27am
Why, in this small town, and across much of Tunisian society, is there is an important battle going on for the minds of young people?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, Feb. 19, 2014

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:11am
Can you calculate the percentage increase in Super Bowl viewers since the 1970s?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | marital

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:09am
This word has appeared in 362 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Inquiry Into Queens School Calls for Firing of Principal

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 12:16am
A report by the special commissioner of investigation for the school district recommended that Marcella Sills, the principal at Public School 106, be banned from working for the Education Department.
    





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From Plains to CUNY, New Chief Is ‘Coming Home’

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:13pm
The president of the University of Nebraska, James B. Milliken, strikes many as having a talent for making people feel listened to.
    





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In N.Y.U. Merger, One University and, for Now, Two Teams

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 9:35pm
Although the former Polytechnic University officially became the N.Y.U. Polytechnic School of Engineering, some of its sports teams were allowed to remain intact.
    





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F.B.I. Joins Ole Miss Inquiry After Noose Is Left on Statue

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 8:41pm
The F.B.I. and the University of Mississippi are looking for two men who left a noose and flag with a Confederate battle emblem on a statue of the university’s first black student.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Should Felons Be Allowed to Vote After They Have Served Their Time?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:52am
Does someone give up the right to participate in our democracy for committing a felony at any point in life?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Recent College Graduates and Internships

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 5:36am
Where do many recent college graduates find themselves working instead of traditional jobs? Why?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, Feb. 18

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 5:15am
Answer this question about the Civil War.
    





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Penn State Looks South in Naming New President

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 2:25am
Eric Barron, a nationally known climatologist, has been president of Florida State University for the past four years.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | vex

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 19 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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School’s Arab Mascot Draws Fire in California Valley That Prizes Dates

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 10:47pm
Coachella Valley High School, in Thermal, Calif., has agreed to redesign its mascot, the Arab, after a petition from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
    





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After Storm, 100% Attendance Is Not 100% Accurate

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 10:44pm
A few schools in New York City reported perfect or near-perfect attendance rates, but a few of them were inaccurately high.
    





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Common Core Curriculum Now Has Critics on the Left

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 8:09pm
The newest chorus of complaints about the common learning standards is coming from one of their earliest champions: New York State.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: A Note on Presidents’ Day

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 5:14am
We are off for the holiday on Monday, but will be back with most of our usual content the rest of this week.
    





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