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Essay: Getting to ‘No’

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:58am
Thinking back to my own bad night​ — and the words that might have made a difference.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | At Nets’ Game, a Plan for a Simple Statement Is Carried Out to a T

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:43am
What “elaborate plan” took shape this Monday to get “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts to N.B.A. players?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Selling the Glamour of Travel

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:34am
Here are six paragraphs of an Oct. 26 article, “Art That Makes You Wish You Were There.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | rarefied

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 204 New York Times articles in the past year.






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It’s Not the Old Days, but Berkeley Sees a New Spark of Protest

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:28pm
The University of California, Berkeley, campus today is nothing like the one that became the symbol of student activism in the 1960s.






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Schools’ Discipline for Girls Differs by Race and Hue

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:46pm
For graffiti on a Georgia school’s walls, two girls were suspended. But only one of them ended up in the criminal justice system.






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New York State Education Commissioner to Leave for Federal Post

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:23pm
John B. King Jr. said he would take the No. 2 job at the United States Education Department.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Missouri: University Ties Drop in Students to Ferguson

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:03pm
The University of Missouri-St. Louis on Wednesday announced a hiring freeze in response to an unexpected enrollment drop that campus officials are linking to the fatal police shooting in nearby Ferguson.
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Motherlode Blog: Parents in Europe, Talking to Kids About Sex

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:50pm
When parents in European countries have the birds-and-the-bees talk with children and teenagers, it’s with less judgment and more trust.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Invest in Us,’ and Our Parents, Too

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:00pm
Helping low-income children is more politically appealing than helping their parents. But children rarely succeed unless their families have a chance too.






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The Learning Network: Border Politics: Debating Immigration Policy

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:21pm
In this lesson we offer three different teaching ideas to engage students in the debate over immigration policy in the United States.






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Conversations: After Starting 4 Businesses, College Entrepreneur Decides on Degree

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:14pm
Daniel Fine, a student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, elected to complete his degree before entering the business world full time.
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Degrees of Education: What Students Don’t Know About Their Loans

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:02am
Nationwide, many students are borrowing more than they understand. At elite colleges, though, the opposite may be true.






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The Learning Network: What Organizations Do You Think People Should Give to This Holiday Season? Why?

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:02am
Each December, Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times Op-Ed columnist, lists some organizations around the world that are doing wonderful work, and suggests giving to them might make inspiring gifts.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Senate Torture Report Faults C.I.A. for Brutality and Deceit

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:58am
Note to teachers: Please preview this edition of 6 Q’s before you assign it to students, as both the article and our questions concern methods of torture.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | impassable

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 38 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Students and Leaders Grapple With Crisis on University of Virginia Campus

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:25pm
Following Rolling Stone’s account of a gang rape at the school, its president, Teresa A. Sullivan, has been trying to navigate a path that has shifted by the day.






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Defying Ban, Students March to Brooklyn in Protest of Eric Garner Decision

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:52pm
About 70 students from an East Village high school and some parents crossed the Brooklyn Bridge to present a petition to the United States attorney’s office.






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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Online Harassment Inquiry at M.I.T.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:12pm
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it has determined that a retired faculty member, Walter Lewin, a physicist with a distinguished teaching career, has “engaged in online sexual harassment.”






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Motherlode Blog: Colleges, Recruiting Even the Imaginary Students

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 1:35pm
I wasn’t surprised by the flood of mail my daughter received from colleges her junior year of high school. The amount of mail her nonexistent brother, “William,” received did come as something of a shock.






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