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Video Shows Officer Flipping Student in South Carolina, Prompting Inquiry

October 26, 2015 - 9:04pm
A white school police officer is seen flipping a black female high school student backward in her desk and dragging her on the floor.









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Study Cites Lower Standards in Law School Admissions

October 26, 2015 - 8:36pm
The report by the nonprofit group Law School Transparency found that more law schools are admitting “at risk” students with lower admissions test scores.









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Urging Students to Apply to College, New York City Will Make SAT Free for Juniors

October 26, 2015 - 7:59pm
The change, which Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced on Monday, is intended to encourage more students to apply to college.









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University of Mississippi Lowers State Flag With Confederate Symbol

October 26, 2015 - 7:48pm
The university responded to growing calls from student leaders in recent weeks to remove the divisive symbol.









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Merryl Tisch, Board of Regents Chancellor, Is Stepping Down

October 26, 2015 - 4:30pm
Dr. Tisch, who has been New York State’s highest education official since 2009, announced she would leave at the end of her term in March.









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Lawrence Lessig’s Presidential Bid Endures in Relative Obscurity

October 26, 2015 - 12:09pm
Mr. Lessig, a Harvard professor focused on campaign finance, has raised over $1 million in his campaign for the Democratic nomination but has struggled to get noticed.









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Many Schools Failing on Type 1 Diabetes Care

October 26, 2015 - 11:36am
In many instances, schools are not carrying out their obligation to provide care for children with Type 1 diabetes, which puts a burden on parents.









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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Oct. 26, 2015

October 26, 2015 - 9:37am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by commenting on what you see and why. A live discussion is offered that day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern.









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Grading on the Curve: Surprise: Florida and Texas Excel in Math and Reading Scores

October 26, 2015 - 8:00am
A new analysis, taking into account student demographics, finds the states in third and fourth place, after Massachusetts and New Jersey.









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The Learning Network: How Much Should Professional Cheerleaders Be Paid?

October 26, 2015 - 5:02am
Why are some professional cheerleaders suing for inadequate compensation?









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Can a New Coalition of Elite Schools Reshape College Admissions?

October 26, 2015 - 4:55am
With its alternative to the Common Application, a group of selective colleges hopes to unearth a more “authentic” applicant as well as improve access. Some say it will merely up the ante.









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Strategy: E.D. II: The Not-So-Early Decision

October 26, 2015 - 4:55am
So you just realized the E.D. I deadline was today? Relax. You’ve got a second shot.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Obama Administration Declares That Student Testing Has Gone Too Far

October 26, 2015 - 4:30am
What did the Obama administation call for regarding the curtailing of high-stakes testing in U.S. public schools?









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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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