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The Learning Network: Ideas for E.L.L.s | Extreme Weather Events and Their Aftermath

October 26, 2015 - 3:29am
This E.L.L. practice activity is about natural disasters and extreme weather.









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | deadlock

October 26, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 613 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Superintendents in Florida Say Tests Failed State’s Schools, not Vice Versa

October 25, 2015 - 7:53pm
Superintendents are arguing that student tests imported from Utah were flawed and should not be used to give schools A-to-F grades.









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Cardiff University Rejects Bid to Bar Germaine Greer

October 24, 2015 - 5:38pm
Officials at Cardiff University cited the importance of free speech after rejecting a student petition to ban a campus lecture by the feminist author Germaine Greer.









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Obama Administration Calls for Limits on Testing in Schools

October 24, 2015 - 12:00pm
The administration acknowledged its own role in the proliferation of tests, and urged schools to make exams less onerous and more purposeful.









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Under Stress, Students in New York Schools Find Calm in Meditation

October 23, 2015 - 8:42pm
Though evidence is thin on how well mindfulness and meditation might work at school, the use of inward-looking practices in the classroom is growing.









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Big City: At P.S. 172 in Brooklyn, a Principal Rewrites the Book

October 23, 2015 - 2:22pm
Demographic realities have not hindered achievement at Public School 172 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where more than 85 percent of those attending are eligible for free lunch.









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South Africa Freezes Tuition Fees After Student Protests

October 23, 2015 - 11:25am
“Government understands the difficulty faced by students from poor households,” President Jacob G. Zuma said, ceding to university students’ demands.









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Your Money: Why It Makes Good Sense to Save for College Now

October 23, 2015 - 10:11am
A persistent belief that saving for your children’s college tuition will hurt their financial aid eligibility is mostly wrong.









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The Learning Network: Film Club | ‘Haunted by Columbine’

October 23, 2015 - 6:30am
This short documentary film investigates the 1999 high school shooting in Littleton, Colo., and how it continues to shape the way we view and understand school shootings today.









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The Learning Network: What Are Some Answers to America’s Gun Violence?

October 23, 2015 - 5:00am
Do you think it’s possible for the government to find a healthy balance between protecting people’s right to own a gun and our public safety? Do you believe the government is currently striking the right balance?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Hillary Clinton Confronts Republican Critics at Benghazi Hearing

October 23, 2015 - 4:30am
Why did Hillary Rodham Clinton testify before a select House committee on Thursday?









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | touchy

October 23, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 124 New York Times articles in the past year.









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5 Facing Murder Charges in Baruch Hazing Death Appear in Court

October 22, 2015 - 9:01pm
Lawyers for the fraternity members, who have remained tight-lipped since the charges were announced, said prosecutors had overreached by pursuing the murder counts.









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After Ruling, Paul Smith’s College Won’t Get Weills’ $20 Million Renaming Gift

October 22, 2015 - 8:29pm
A state judge this month refused to allow the college to break the terms of its founder’s will, which stipulated that the college be named Paul Smith’s in perpetuity.









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The Learning Network: Thinking Critically: Reading and Writing Culture Reviews

October 22, 2015 - 2:38pm
In this lesson, we invite students to explore the cultural offerings around them and write reviews about what they experience. We use Times models to help them through the process.









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The Learning Network: Student Contest | Write a Review

October 22, 2015 - 2:36pm
We invite you to play critic and submit an original review to our newest student contest. Deadline: Nov. 24, 2015.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | How Emojis Find Their Way to Phones

October 22, 2015 - 10:24am
What are some of the latest group of 67 emojis the Unicode Consortium is voting on whether to induct?









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The Learning Network: What Issues in the 2016 Presidential Race Are Most Important to You?

October 22, 2015 - 5:08am
Which of the issues mentioned here — abortion, climate change, gun violence, the economy, immigration, same-sex marriage — are most important to you? What other issues — whether education, health care, foreign policy or anything else — do you care about?









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Gender Gap: A Disadvantaged Start Hurts Boys More Than Girls

October 22, 2015 - 3:30am
Poverty and related problems hurt all children in things like school readiness, but a study finds boys are more sensitive to such factors.









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