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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 10 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

August 19, 2016 - 8:41am
This is it: the final week of our most-successful Summer Reading Contest ever. You have until Friday, Aug. 26, at 7 a.m. Eastern to enter by telling us what you read, watched or listened to on NYTimes.com this week that got your attention.
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2015 Law School Graduates Got Fewer Jobs in Private Practice

August 17, 2016 - 3:19pm
Last year’s graduates landed fewer jobs in private practice than any class in the last two decades, according to the National Association for Law Placement.
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Nicholas Dirks Resigns as Chancellor of University of California, Berkeley

August 16, 2016 - 10:09pm
His plans to depart came amid criticism over how he had handled sexual harassment cases involving high-profile faculty members and the university’s budget.
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The Learning Network: An Invitation to Share Ideas: How Will You Be Teaching Election 2016?

August 16, 2016 - 2:46pm
We’re curious: How will you be teaching about the candidates, issues and controversies in a contest that has been anything but business as usual? We hope to post a collection of teacher ideas in September.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 7 | On ‘In Hillary Clinton’s Nomination, Women See a Collective Step Up’

August 16, 2016 - 9:20am
The work of our winner, bengal11emily122899, and a list of the 16 runners-up and 14 honorable mentions who also impressed our judges this week.
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Taking Summer School to Get Ahead, Not Catch Up

August 16, 2016 - 5:00am
High-achieving students are enrolling to turbocharge grade-point averages or load up on advanced courses, but critics say the practice only adds to the inequities of the college admissions process.
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Op-Ed Columnist: To Get to Harvard, Go to Haiti?

August 13, 2016 - 2:30pm
Our college admissions mania has turned empathy into an extracurricular activity.
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Economic View: Why American Schools Are Even More Unequal Than We Thought

August 12, 2016 - 10:25am
Economic disadvantage is often gauged by student eligibility for subsidized lunch, but this standard measure substantially understates the achievement gap.
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Your Money: The Big Pause You Should Take Before Co-Signing a Student Loan

August 12, 2016 - 9:39am
Lending your signature and good credit history to someone could indeed make a difference, but it comes with plenty of risk.
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