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Court Gives Deadline to Fix Kansas School Financing

The Kansas Supreme Court gave the state until June 30 to fix its system of financing public schools, or face a shutdown before the next school year.









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Police Release Video of Traffic Stop of Princeton Professor

The professor, who is black, was handcuffed and searched by a white male officer, which she called emblematic of officers’ mistreatment of African-Americans.









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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Reading ‘Macbeth’ Through the Lens of Ferguson

As a way to engage a class of academically at-risk students in “Macbeth” and the essential question “Why do we trust?,” students first thought about the question as it applies to the death of Michael Brown.









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Science Teachers’ Grasp of Climate Change Is Found Lacking

A survey of 1,500 teachers in the United States found that on average they spend just one to two hours on average over the course of an academic year.









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Readers Respond to Redesigned, and Wordier, SAT

Most readers support a move to harder reading passages and wordier math problems, saying it will better screen which students are ready for college.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | How Much Do You Worry About Taking the SAT or ACT?

Are you nervous about the new changes to the SAT? Why?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Brazilians Shrug Off Zika Fears to Revel in Carnival Fun

According to this article, what was the general Brazilian attitude toward Zika during this week’s Carnival?









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

This word has appeared in 237 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Wood Shop Enters the Age of High-Tech

The D.I.Y. movement — to get students creating, be it for fun, for art or for entrepreneurship — is booming. There’s even a MOOC on how to teach tinkering.









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Education May Cut Dementia Risk, Study Finds

Researchers say people with at least a high school education and healthier lifestyles are aiding a decline in new cases, or staving off dementia longer.









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The Learning Network: Great Free Resources for Teaching Election 2016

We suggest over a dozen instructional strategies and useful, free websites that can help teach students about our nation’s most pressing issues and the way our democracy works, as well as encourage them to voice their opinions about the issues they care about most.









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Newspaper Adviser Is Fired After Students’ Scoop Roils Maryland Campus

The faculty adviser to the student paper at Mount St. Mary’s was dismissed after the university president was quoted likening struggling students to bunnies who should be drowned.









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Deficit Threatens Stability of University of California, Berkeley, Official Says

The chancellor said cuts and new revenue were needed to address the $150 million deficit, or 6 percent of Berkeley’s $2.4 billion budget.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | What Do You Think of Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ and Her Performance at the Super Bowl?

Are you a Beyoncé fan? What did you think of her performance of her new song “Formation” — with its implicit commentary on police brutality, Hurricane Katrina and black financial power — at the Super Bowl halftime show?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Trump and Sanders Win the New Hampshire Primaries

Why was the wave of support for both men “stunning to leaders of both parties”?









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The Ethicist: Is It Selfish for a Gay Couple to Have Kids via Surrogacy?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on deciding against adoption, and advocating for students in court.









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

This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Black Princeton Professor Says She Was Handcuffed to Table Over Parking Ticket

Imani Perry denounced her arrest, saying she was searched by a white male officer and mistreated. The police said the arrest was handled according to policy.









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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Feb. 2-8, 2015

Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | Are School Dress Codes a Good Idea?

Do dress codes help to foster an environment conducive to learning?









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