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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | 1916 New Jersey Shark Attacks

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 5:30am
In honor of the 27th annual Shark Week, some history about how it all began — even though, according to one analysis, your chances of being bitten by a shark are much slimmer than your chances of being bitten by the Uruguay striker Luis Suárez.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Girls in Little League World Series Become Less of a Novelty

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:30am
What stories about girls playing in the Little League World Series did you find interesting in the article?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Women of Distinction

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:29am
Test your knowledge of women who have made significant contributions by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | stagnant

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 348 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Mary MacCracken, Who Wrote About Disabilities, Dies at 88

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:01pm
Mrs. MacCracken wrote memoirs about her work with disabled children that inspired TV movies.
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Earl Cheit, Prescient Educator, Dies at 87

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:49pm
In 1970, Dr. Cheit wrote an influential report that said two-thirds of U.S. colleges and universities were in or near grave financial difficulty.






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Your Money Adviser: Help Is on the Way for Repaying Student Loans

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:14pm
President Obama has expanded a program that caps monthly student loan repayments at 10 percent of income and lets any balance after 20 years be forgiven.






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National Briefing | Education: Ex-Head of Washington Schools Steps Down at Advocacy Group

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 7:59pm
Michelle A. Rhee, the divisive former schools chancellor in Washington a is stepping down as chief executive of StudentsFirst, the advocacy group she founded four years ago.






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Motherlode Blog: Rainy Day Video Game Rules: Is iPad Monopoly ‘Screen Time?’

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:31pm
There are only two children at home on this rainy day, and only one child wants to play Monopoly — which brought up a new question. Is playing Monopoly against the iPad really a “video game”?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Kim Kardashian Video Game

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:14am
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 | Robin Williams, Oscar-Winning Comedian, Dies at 63 in Suspected Suicide

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:30am
What was your reaction to the announcement that Robin Williams had died?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Volcanoes

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:32am
Test your knowledge of volcanoes by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | kudos

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 94 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Columbia Cancels Concert Amid Safety Concerns

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:24pm
On Monday, Columbia University officials canceled Bacchanal, a campuswide concert scheduled for next month. Student groups argued the move was made to reduce sexual assaults on campus, while school officials denied that harassment concerns played a part in the decision.






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In Upper West Side Playground Fight, It’s Parents vs. Parents

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:14pm
First proposed in 2012, the renovation of Public School 166’s outdoor amphitheater, considered an architectural gem by some and outdated by others, has stalled as a war of words spins on.






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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Former Associate Dean to Plead Guilty in Case on Investments

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:41pm
Federal prosecutors in Boston said that a former associate dean at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his son had agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 7 | On Freedom, Order and Subway Acrobats

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:22pm
Our winner this week was Dillon H., and our Penguin Young Readers guest judge was Andrew Smith.






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Top Math Prize Has Its First Female Winner

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:50pm
A professor at Stanford who made an important discovery about dynamical systems joined three other mathematicians in accepting the Fields Medal.
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Square Feet: A University’s Partnership Reshapes Bowling Green, Ky.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:37pm
Western Kentucky University, a performing arts center and a medical complex have helped transform Bowling Green.






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Motherlode Blog: Helping Children Find Friends in a New Town (That Aren’t Your Friends, Too)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:03pm
My children say they’ve made plenty of friends in our new town. Trouble is, they’re all my co-workers. And as awesome as their grown-up friends are, children need kid friends, too.






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