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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Hackers for Hire

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 8:16am
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 15 article, “Need Some Espionage Done? Hackers Are for Hire Online.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: What Would You Grab in a Fire?

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:36am
How do you think you would react if you had to quickly evacuate your home?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | They Don’t Need a League of Their Own

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:06am
What sets the Central Illinois Xpress apart from other teams in its league?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | relish

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 404 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: Do I Need Screen Time Rules for Other People’s Children, Too?

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:31pm
It’s my house and my rules, but I’m uncomfortable snatching away a prized possession a child brings over. I’m also uncomfortable with the recent sleepover in which every child spent the night buried in her own screen.






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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: Kiva

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 12:30pm
Diana Williams, a teacher from Surrey, British Columbia, describes the value of making microloans from the classroom.






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Credentials: No College Degree? Maybe You Can Still Be President

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:18am
Two of the four presidents on Mount Rushmore never went to college, but serious candidates without degrees are becoming rarer.
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Boys Town’s Rehab Vision Remains, Now Sharpening Minds and Skills

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 10:39pm
In an overhaul, the Nebraska village, which began as an orphanage in 1917, is refocusing on its original vision of producing skilled workers.






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Boys Town’s Rehab Vision Remains, Now Sharpening Minds and Skills

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 10:39pm
In an overhaul, the Nebraska village, which began as an orphanage in 1917, is refocusing on its original vision of producing skilled workers.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘That’s My Sister!’ Taking a Twin’s Gender Fluidity in Stride

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 9:13am
One of my twins was born a boy but, for the moment at least, identifies a girl; wearing dresses, using the girls’ restroom, crying if referred to as “he.” Only one person has handled all of this with ease: her twin sister.






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Cuomo to Offer Plan to Cut College Graduates’ Debt

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 10:34pm
Under the proposal, the state would cover two years of loan payments for graduates of New York State colleges who make less than $50,000 a year, continue to live in the state and are enrolled in a federal repayment program.






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Economic View: Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 12:48pm
Researchers have found that something as small as text message reminders can help children born into poor families close the gap with richer students.






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Boston, in Old College Try, Uses Campuses in 2024 Olympic Bid

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:20pm
Boston, which was chosen Thursday as the American bid city for the 2024 Olympics, is relying heavily on using the existing facilities at many of the region’s dozens of colleges and universities.






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About New York: A School Aide to the Disabled Sues New York City

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:18pm
Lawyers representing Debra Fisher, an occupational therapist, demanded that the Education Department overturn her suspension for helping raise funds for a boy with cerebral palsy.






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N.C.A.A. Reaches Deal to Restore Wins for Joe Paterno and Penn State

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:47pm
A proposed N.C.A.A. settlement is one sign that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s reputation may be rehabilitated after the Jerry Sandusky child-molesting scandal.
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N.C.A.A. Reaches Deal to Restore Wins for Joe Paterno and Penn State

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:47pm
A proposed N.C.A.A. settlement is one sign that the reputation of the former Penn State football coach may be rehabilitated after the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal.
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Students Gain Access to Files on Admission to Stanford

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:47pm
A small group at Stanford has taken advantage of a law that allows students to get copies of their educational records, and is encouraging others to do the same.






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Students Gain Access to Files on Admission to Stanford

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:47pm
A small group at Stanford has taken advantage of a law that allows students to get copies of their educational records, and is encouraging others to do the same.






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Percentage of Poor Students in Public Schools Rises

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 8:51pm
Just over 50 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, the Southern Education Foundation said.






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The Cost of College: Washington University Aims to Attract Low-Income Students

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 5:13pm
Washington University in St. Louis, with a small share of lower-income students, is announcing a major expansion of financial aid.






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