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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | discount

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 1,810 New York Times articles in the past year.






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M.H. Abrams, Who Shaped Romantic Criticism, Dies at 102

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 9:04pm
Professor Abrams edited the first seven editions of “The Norton Anthology of English Literature” and was a leading figure in the study of Romanticism.






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Promising Full College Credit, Arizona State University Offers Online Freshman Program

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 7:00pm
The university, working with the online course provider edX, will begin a low-cost program that will be available worldwide with no admissions process and full credit.






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The Learning Network: Guest Post | Climate Change Questions for Young Citizen Scientists

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 9:51am
A special Earth Day guest lesson, written with NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, a leader in global climate change research, and the Columbia University Earth Institute. It offers resources for teaching about this issue, while addressing important 21st-century literacy skills.






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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Journalistic Objectivity Was Yesterday’s Saving Grace

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 7:00am
An essay by Jeffrey W., one of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest.






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The Learning Network: How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:00am
Look over the list of competencies described in the article. What are your strengths and what are your weaknesses? Give examples to help explain why you think that way.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | He Missed a Shot? Give That Man a Hand

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:45am
Here are several paragraphs from an April 11 article, “He Missed a Shot? Give That Man a Hand.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | 1.5 Million Missing Black Men

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:30am
How can the United States try to correct this missing-men phenomenon? What changes need to happen?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | gambit

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 150 New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | South: Georgia: Resentencing for Educators in Test Cheating Scandal in Atlanta

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 7:30pm
A judge plans to resentence three former Atlanta public school educators who received the stiffest sentences after they were convicted in a conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests.






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Judge Orders Stony Brook University to Defend Its Custody of 2 Chimps

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 6:36pm
A hearing in Manhattan on Hercules and Leo, caged chimpanzees, will touch upon the debate over whether animals can be considered “legal persons.”
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | April 14-20, 2015

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 5:22pm
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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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Have We Lost Our Cents?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 6:30am
An essay by Elizabeth Berzin, one of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Dog’s Gaze

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 5:15am
Here are several paragraphs from an April 16 article, “The Look of Love Is in the Dog’s Eyes.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: What Is Your Favorite Street?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 5:00am
What do you find so appealing about the street? Is it the shops and restaurants? The people who live, work or hang out there? The noise and excitement? Or the quiet and tranquillity?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Europe Considers Response as Hundreds of Migrants Die in Mediterranean Sinkings

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:30am
How is Europe’s illegal immigration crisis both similar to and different from the situation in the United States?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | disengage

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 62 New York Times articles in the past year.






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World Briefing: Senegal: Students Are Forced to Beg

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:09pm
Tens of thousands of children in Senegal are being exploited by Quranic teachers who force them to beg in the streets, Human Rights Watch said Monday.






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Anxiety in Missoula Over Book About Campus Assaults

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:33pm
“Missoula” offers a searing view into campus sexual assaults, some by football players from the University of Montana’s beloved Grizzlies, and how victims were treated by the local justice system.
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Teachers’ Unions Fight Standardized Testing, and Find Diverse Allies

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 6:18pm
Often painted as obstacles to improving schools, the unions now find common ground with parents who object to testing and conservatives who oppose the Common Core.






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