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Despite Racial Disparity, Alumni Group Backs Test-Only Policy for Elite Schools

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:34pm
Very few black and Hispanic students attend New York City’s eight specialized high schools, which base admissions solely on the results of a standardized test.






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Brooklyn Teacher Accused of Sending Lewd Photo

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:19pm
A student saved an image she said she received from a teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School, who is charged with disseminating indecent material to a minor.






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Parents Scramble for Pre-K Seats in Brooklyn District

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:37pm
In Brooklyn’s crowded District 15, 126 last-minute seats were made available in the former Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School building.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 9 | Adolescent Insecurities in the Age of YouTube

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:20pm
This week’s Summer Reading Contest received the most entries yet with 682 student responses. So congratulations, Kate W. As always, we also honor several runners-up and honorable mentions.






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John G. Sperling, For-Profit College Pioneer, Dies at 93

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:16pm
Mr. Sperling founded a multibillion-dollar enterprise in the University of Phoenix, and became “an unintentional entrepreneur and an accidental C.E.O.”






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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Telling Stories With Data

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:02am
The idea: Learning to tell stories with data through creating infographics, after first observing effective examples from The New York Times and elsewhere.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Michael Brown’s Funeral Draws Large Crowds

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:32am
What message did speakers at Michael Brown’s funeral have for the large crowd that gathered there?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Life in Colonial America

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:31am
Test your knowledge of life in Colonial America by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | gesticulation

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.






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Op-Ed Contributor: To Keep Poor Students in School, Provide Social Services

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 9:12pm
Poor students don’t just need teachers. They need social workers.






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College Costs: Lowering Interest Rates on Loans Isn’t the Best Way to Help College Students

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:25pm
Increasing college attendance and reducing defaults are worthy goals, and there are effective methods to do it.






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Generation Later, Poor Are Still Rare at Elite Colleges

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:04pm
Surveys of top colleges found virtually no change from the 1990s to 2012 in enrollment of students who are less well off despite a huge increase in the number of such students going to college.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Revisiting Limits on Screen Time

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:16pm
It’s a constant quandary. A parent writes “I feel like my biggest parenting challenge is the battle against screens taking over my children’s lives.”






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The Learning Network: How Will You Teach About Ferguson?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:22am
As teachers head back to school, we wonder whether, and how, you will be talking and teaching about the events in Ferguson with your students. Please tell us here and we may include your thoughts in our Sept. 2 lesson plan.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Aug. 19-25, 2014

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:20am
Take the quiz to see what you know about these news stories, and to find links to more information about each.






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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Personal Writing Based on The Times’s Sunday Routine Series

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:30am
This Reader Idea uses Sunday Routine columns as writing models for students who write and revise their own versions.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Dance Critic on Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Video

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 5:45am
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Earthquake Rocks Northern California

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:32am
How much damage did an earthquake in California cause on Sunday?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Botany

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:32am
Test your knowledge of botany by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | lugubrious

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 28 New York Times articles in the past year.






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