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Doubts About Study of Gay Canvassers Rattle the Field

The questioned findings, published in December in Science, have shaken not only political scientists but also public trust in the way the scientific establishment vets new findings.







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The Learning Network: Year-End Roundup 2014-15 | Social Studies, History, Geography and Civics

All the lesson plans, Text to Texts and special features we have published in these categories this school year, all in one place.







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The Learning Network: Are Some Extreme Sports Too Extreme?

Should each athlete be able to determine her or his own level of risk taking, even if it means that some people may die doing incredibly risky stunts?







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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Relax, the Terminator Is Far Away

What will the robot that wins $2 million in prize money in this year’s Darpa competition have to do?







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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The ‘Wimpy Kid’ Author’s New Bookstore

Below are several paragraphs from the May 22 article “The Bookstore Built by Jeff Kinney, the ‘Wimpy Kid.’ ” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?







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Penn State Penalizes Fraternity Chapter After Misconduct Inquiry

The university withdrew its recognition of Kappa Delta Rho’s chapter for three years, after members posted images of drugs, hazing and nude, unconscious women on a secret Facebook page.







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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | credulity

This word has appeared in 48 New York Times articles in the past year.







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MaryEllen Elia Named New York State Education Commissioner

Ms. Elia, a former superintendent of schools in Hillsborough County, Fla., will preside over hotly contested issues like the future of the Common Core standards in the state’s classrooms.







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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | May 19-25, 2015

Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.







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One Man’s Millions Turn a Community in Florida Around

The once-troubled community of Tangelo Park has become an education success story with the financial backing of a hotel executive who grew up in Manhattan.







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The Learning Network: If You Had a Fortune to Donate, What Causes or Organizations Would You Support?

How would you spend money helping others, if you had it to give?







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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Ireland, by Popular Vote, Allows Same-Sex Marriage

What is significant about this particular vote in Ireland?







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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Minecraft Stars on YouTube Share Secrets to Their Celebrity

Here are several paragraphs from the May 20 article “Minecraft Stars on YouTube Share Secrets to Their Celebrity.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?







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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | inarticulate

This word has appeared in 32 New York Times articles in the past year.







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Young Treasure Hunters Dig Up History Lessons in a Classroom’s Closet

A group of fourth graders in the East Village have turned a classroom closet into an unlikely dig site, unearthing old coins, candy wrappers and other ephemera from earlier times.







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John F. Nash Jr., Math Genius Defined by a ‘Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86

The narrative of Dr. Nash’s brilliant rise, the lost years of severe mental illness, and the eventual awarding of a Nobel Prize captured the public mind.







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Side Street: After a Fire, a Pastor Keeps a Harlem School Going From His Brownstone

The Rev. Charles Eatman Sr. and his wife, Lorraine, have taken in students from Mount Pleasant Christian Academy, using their ground floor as a schoolhouse.







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Pakistani Journalists Resign to Cut Ties to Axact, a Fake Diploma Company

The defections came hours after the interior minister said that a preliminary investigation conducted last week had uncovered evidence against Axact.







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Pakistan Widens Inquiry Into Fake Diplomas

Heavy scrutiny has mounted over the past week for Axact, a Karachi-based software company that has made millions selling fake degrees through a sprawling empire of school websites.







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U.S. Drug Charges for 2 Former Wesleyan Students Linked to Overdoses

Prosecutors said the men had sold a club drug known as Molly on campus for over a year before a February night when several students went to the hospital.







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