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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: State Loses Control of Some School Funds

Washington has become the first state to lose its federal waiver for some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind education law as well as control over how $40 million is spent to improve student performance in its public schools.






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Labor Board to Review Northwestern Football Case

As expected, the National Labor Relations Board said it will examine the question of whether scholarship athletes should be considered university employees.






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An Ivy League Newspaper May Be Going Mostly Online

The Columbia Daily Spectator, the university’s student-run newspaper, will stop printing daily and switch to a weekly edition beginning in the fall.






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Students File Complaints on Sexual Assaults at Columbia University

Twenty-three students signed onto three separate complaints, each alleging violations of a different federal law, against the university and the affiliated Barnard College.






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Op-Ed Contributor: End College Legacy Preferences

There is no moral or legal justification for favoring alumni children.

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Archive Dive: When the Seven Sisters Had a Bigger Welcome Mat

A dive into the 1964 Times archive shows a stark change in college admissions rates.






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Motherlode Blog: The Dumb Jock Stereotype Can Be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Thinking about the stereotypes about “dumb jocks” and academics may cause student-athletes to underperform on tests.






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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Stop ‘I Spy’ Game With Allies

We’re publishing one of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest each day. This essay is by Edgar Hu.






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Motherlode Blog: Looking for Stories of Non-College-Bound Kids

We’re looking for stories from parents of children who aren’t interested in college (or the “children” themselves).






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Motherlode Blog: Thinking of Requesting a Specific Teacher for Your Child? Think Twice

A parent asks, “How hard should I push to get my daughter the teachers I think will best fit with her learning style?”






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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘The Salutation’

“The Salutation” by Thomas Traherne and the Well blog post “Ah, There’s Nothing Like New Baby Smell” by Douglas Quenqua appear in this Poetry Pairing.






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James Baldwin, Born 90 Years Ago, Is Fading in Classrooms

James Baldwin, the Harlem-born author of the classic “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” was born 90 years ago this year, and educators are trying to inspire renewed interest in his work.






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The Learning Network: Do You Support Affirmative Action in College Admissions?

Should public universities be allowed to use race and ethnicity as factors in deciding who is admitted?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Equipped to Dive, Students Make Aquarium Their Classroom

When have you had an interesting internship? Would you want to specialize in professional diving in high school if you had the opportunity?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, April 24, 2014

Can you choose the word pair that best completes the sentences from the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | substantive

This word has appeared in 337 New York Times articles in the past year.






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L. Jay Oliva, Who Led the Rise of N.Y.U. in the ’90s, Dies at 80

Professor Oliva, the first N.Y.U. faculty member to rise to the presidency, began a marketing campaign that helped triple the number of applicants.






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At Northwestern, a Blitz to Defeat an Effort to Unionize

As soon as a National Labor Relations Board official ruled that scholarship football players had the right to unionize, the university began a wide-ranging campaign to defeat a vote.

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Motherlode Blog: Working-Class Fathers Shouldn’t Be So Easily Dismissed

Single motherhood may be a rational economic choice for working-class women, but it’s a choice based on limited options with consequences for the mothers, fathers and children.






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Motherlode Blog: Recipes for Kids: Tzatziki

Tzatziki is a Greek dip that is often served as a snack or appetizer. It tastes great on burgers or tomato sandwiches, too.






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The Learning Network: Mixed Signals: Exploring the Science Behind Nutrition and Disease

In this lesson, students explore the science behind nutrition and disease — how strong are the connections between diet and conditions such as heart disease, obesity and even cancer?

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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | The War on Drugs

For the next 10 days we will be honoring each of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest by publishing an essay a day, in the order of submission. Up first, a piece by Brody F.






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The Learning Network: What Have You Learned Playing Video Games?

What are your favorite video games? What do you think they have taught you? Do you think video games can help inspire social change? Have you ever played one that helped you understand a serious global problem?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Math, April 23, 2014

Can you calculate the approximate percentage of Martin Brodeur’s wins as goalie for the New Jersey Devils that were shutouts?






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