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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Porpoise Is Ensnared by Criminals and Nets

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:30am
When will the vaquita, the world’s smallest marine mammal, go extinct in the wild unless drastic steps are taken to save it, according to scientists?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | $50 Nail Polish

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:45am
Below are six paragraphs from the Sept. 10 article “What Makes a Nail Polish Worth $50?” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Inequality on Campus: ‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:30am
QuestBridge has quietly become a force in college admissions. On some elite campuses, 1 in 10 students come from the program.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | lope

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past year.






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New Rochelle Struggles Amid Rice’s Unraveling

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:42pm
Now that Ray Rice, a hometown football hero, has been dismissed from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely from the National Football League, the New Rochelle High School community is struggling to determine how to react.






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Capitoline Museums in Rome to Join With University of Missouri to Catalog Artifacts

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:30pm
The university will research and analyze 249 pieces of black-glazed pottery, performing tests that the Roman institution can not afford on its own.






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Grading Universities: For Inspiration in Creating College Ratings, Look to Health Care

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:59am
A cautionary tale as the Obama administration prepares a system that it hopes will improve college quality and hold down tuition costs.






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Motherlode Blog: Quandary Update: Yes to the Dog, Not Yet to the Baby

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:19am
“Without some of the comments, I’m not sure we’d have Buddy now, and he’s brought us so much happiness.”






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 15, 2014

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:08am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: Should Parents Limit How Much Time Children Spend on Tech Devices?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:01am
Do your parents limit how much time you spend on technology? Do they set limits on the types of things you are allowed to do with screens?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Brain Trauma to Affect One in Three Players, N.F.L. Agrees

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:30am
Why did 5,000 former players sue the N.F.L.?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Minecraft and Microsoft

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:27am
Below are six paragraphs from the Sept. 10 article “Microsoft Sees More Than Fun in a Game Like Minecraft.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | dissection

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 77 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Penn State Faithful Rejoice After Penalties Are Lifted

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:27pm
The news that bowl eligibility and scholarship figures were to be restored was deeply felt on a campus.






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With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 9:48pm
Parent groups and privacy advocates are challenging the practices of an industry built on data collection, and California has passed wide-ranging legislation protecting students’ personal information.
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In Florida Student Assaults, an Added Burden on Accusers

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 8:55pm
Last year, the Tallahassee police’s handling of a rape accusation against Jameis Winston drew attention to its failure to adequately investigate. Now, an examination shows a pattern to the handling of such complaints.
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International Education: Humanities Departments Are Largely Spared the Ax

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:00pm
A survey in the United States found little effect from the recession in eight primary disciplines.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Just a Stepmother’ Sending a Son to College Without Tears

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 8:36am
Being happy as my stepson leaves us for college isn’t a sign of a lack of connection or love. It’s a sign of pride.






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Motherlode Blog: The Mechanics of Homework

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 2:06pm
Right now, homework is feeling like an instrument of torture designed to destroy my relationship with my children. But we go through this every September. It will get better.






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Open Source: Professor’s Angry Tweets on Gaza Cost Him a Job

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:31pm
The University of Illinois rescinded a job offer to a professor over concerns about the tenor of his criticism of Israel’s Gaza offensive on Twitter.
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