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Arts | New Jersey: Amid Conflict, Rutgers Acquires a Noted Filmmaker

The digital filmmaking department created a bachelor’s program, with the filmmaker Nicolás Pereda at the helm. But many students were upset by the departure of a popular director.









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Big Man on a Global Campus

Andrew Hamilton, N.Y.U.’s new president, faces issues of diversity and affordability as the college expands its reach.









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Newark School Officials Knew of Lead Risks, 2014 Memo Shows

The document, sent that summer, urged principals and custodians to have everyone run the water in fountains before drinking in an effort “to reduce the risk of possible lead contamination.”









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Mass Market Edition of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to End

An edition of Harper Lee’s classic that is popular in classrooms will not be sold after April 25, although more expensive editions will be available.









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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 7, 2016

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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The Learning Network: Film Club | Rebirth of a Transgender Teenager

In this short documentary film, Katherine Boone, 18, and her family talk about what it’s been like as Kat has transitioned from being a biological male into a female.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | What’s Your Favorite Joke?

Do you like jokes? Do you like telling them? Why did the chicken cross the road?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Class Differences in Child Rearing Are on the Rise

Which parenting techniques do you think are most beneficial to bringing up a well-balanced person?









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | acrimonious

This word has appeared in 87 New York Times articles in the past year.









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The Learning Network: 8 Compelling Mini-Documentaries to Teach Close Reading and Critical Thinking Skills

Short documentary films can stir up ideas in the classroom to get students discussing, debating, thinking and writing. And, they can serve as a refreshing break from print media to help students explore curriculum themes and practice important literacy skills.









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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | An Argument-Writing Unit: Crafting Student Editorials

In this unit plan, an eighth-grade English teacher pushes her students to think deeply about what makes a good argument through an analysis of logos, pathos and ethos before conducting their own research and constructing their own editorial position.









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Alumni of Britain’s Elite Schools

A sampling of some of the alumni — in common parlance, “old boys” and “old girls” (but mostly boys) — who have made names for themselves.









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The Parent-Child Discussion That So Many Dread: Donald Trump

The candidate’s shock statements and sexual boasts present a quandary for parents who want to teach their children about the electoral process.









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Merryl Tisch, Board of Regents Chief Who Set Off Testing Backlash, Reflects on Her Tenure

Dr. Tisch, who is stepping down this month, said she tried to do too much, too fast during her time as chancellor, but justified her sense of urgency.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | What’s Your Dream Job?

What qualities are most important to you in your future career?









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | indigence

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









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Legislators Seek to Promote Diversity at Elite Public High Schools

A $5 million initiative in Albany would help prepare black and Hispanic students for the admissions test for Brooklyn Tech and similar New York City high schools.









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2 Baltimore School Officers Arrested in Assault on Teenager

A video shows one of the officers slapping and kicking a young man at a school as the other officer stands by.









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Elevated Lead Levels Found in Newark Schools’ Drinking Water

The school district, New Jersey’s largest, shut off water fountains in 30 buildings until more tests could be conducted.









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