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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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International Education: Dispute Over the Future of Basic Research in Canada

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 4:18am
University scientists and academic organizations have become uncharacteristically vocal about the government's blunt preference for commercially applicable science.
    





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Magnet Schools Find a Renewed Embrace in Cities

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 10:33pm
In Miami and many other cities, public schools that admit students districtwide and focus on themes like art, law or technology are gaining popularity after largely falling off the radar.
    
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Op-Ed Contributors: Real Discipline in School

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 9:05pm
Reducing suspensions improves graduation rates.
    
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International Education: Students Flock to Universities in Northern Cyprus

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 1:01pm
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is recognized by no country except Turkey. Yet students from over 100 countries attend its international universities.
    





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