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

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:11pm
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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Doubts About Study of Gay Canvassers Rattle the Field

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:26pm
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: Are Some Extreme Sports Too Extreme?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:00am
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

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:38am
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

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:40am
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

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:48am
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

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:02am
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

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:13pm
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

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:08pm
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

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:37pm
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?

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:03am
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

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:33am
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

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:15am
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

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:01am
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

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 10:25pm
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

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 8:12pm
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

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 1:19pm
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

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 4:13pm
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

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:37pm
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

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:45pm
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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