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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | vapid

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 31 New York Times articles in the past year.






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A Teacher Accused of Abuse Seen to Have Never Grown Up

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:05pm
Sean Shaynak, a Brooklyn Technical High School teacher who faces 36 charges including sexual abuse and forcible touching, appeared forever stuck in high school to those who knew him.






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Motherlode Blog: The College Essay Consultant’s Son Has No Shoes

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:44pm
It’s much easier to brush off your mother than a stranger who is paid to give advice about your college application essays.






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Motherlode Blog: Found Money: Return, Rejoice or Share?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:47am
One morning last month, I turned the corner with my 8-year-old daughter and there, on the sidewalk, lay a teaching moment waiting to happen in the form of a crumpled $20 bill.






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The Learning Network: Our Second Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:56am
Create a short video that defines or teaches any of the words from our Word of the Day feature, and post a link here by Nov. 11 at 7 a.m. Eastern.






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Motherlode Blog: What’s Really for Breakfast?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:04am
If I were faced with a photographer coming to my house to take pictures of breakfast, I’d be very tempted to do it up right.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Teenage Slang, 1943

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:11am
“Blitz the cold-storage plant”? “Step up closer to the mike”? As this article reports, teenagers said in 1943 to mean “You figure it out”: You shred it, wheat.






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International Education: Policing University Partnerships in Authoritarian Countries

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:01am
A professor at Wellesley College seeks to ensure that academic freedoms are upheld in collaborations between American and foreign universities.






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The Learning Network: What Are Your Best Tips for Studying?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 5:00am
What role does procrastination play in your studying? Do you tend to cram? Or do you plan out your studying long in advance?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | How to Make a Black Hole

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:42am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | How to Make a Black Hole

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:30am
When have you observed something amazing in the night sky? What did you see? Why was it memorable?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | bolt

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 196 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Iguala Journal: In Case of Missing Students, Hillside Mass Graves Point to a Death March

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:24pm
Witnesses said that students from a teachers college were apprehended by police officers, killed and buried in Iguala, Mexico, but their accounts fuel further questions.






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Motherlode Blog: Heading the PTA, and Challenging the School Board in Colorado

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 8:16pm
Being President of Jefferson County PTA in the midst of the controversy over the U.S. History curriculum has been a wild, exhilarating, if taxing and nerve-wracking, ride.






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Motherlode Blog: An Over-the Counter At-Home Conception Aid

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:44pm
Women exploring conception aids have a new option: The Stork OTC, an over-the counter cervical cap designed to collect sperm after intercourse.
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The Learning Network: Guest Post | Practical Tools for Teaching News Literacy

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:42pm
The Center for News Literacy shares a video of middle schoolers practicing some principles of news literacy, and suggests practical tools any teacher can use to help students become savvy news consumers.






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17 Charter Schools Approved for New York City, Expanding a Polarizing Network

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:23pm
The decision by a state committee substantially increased the size of Success Academy, one of the city’s largest and most polarizing charter networks.
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Motherlode Blog: As Lobbyists and Politicians Shout It Out Over School Lunch, Can Parents Be Heard?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:15am
Big Food lobbying dollars and heated partisan politics threaten the first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in decades. Can parents be heard above the din?






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Degrees of Education: Medical-Assistant Programs: A Case Study

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:05am
The market for training medical assistants is deeply troubling.






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The Learning Network: Should French Fries and Pizza Sauce Count As Vegetables?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:26am
Is a healthier school lunch program a lost cause?






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