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The Learning Network: Article of the Day | ‘Kolkata Testifies to the Grace of Mother Teresa, Its New Saint’

September 6, 2016 - 7:23am
What are some of the reactions to Mother Teresa’s canonization from people who knew her in India?
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Big City: In Brooklyn, Stifling Higher Learning Among Hasidic Women

September 2, 2016 - 11:10am
A letter from the United Talmudic Academy meant for girls entering the 12th grade, and their parents, stated that they “shouldn’t God forbid take a degree which is according to our sages, dangerous and damaging.”
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Teaching How to Write Psychology Abstracts While Exploring Themes in News Articles

September 2, 2016 - 10:19am
Our week of Reader Ideas continues with a post about helping college students learn to write psychology abstracts based on Times articles about courageous people.
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The Learning Network: Article of the Day | ‘Georgetown University Plans Steps to Atone for Slave Past’

September 2, 2016 - 5:00am
Do companies and organizations that thrived from slavery in the United States owe a debt of responsibility to the descendants of those slaves?
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The Learning Network: Picture Prompt | Staycations

September 2, 2016 - 4:00am
What could you do on a staycation in your area?
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | gratuity

September 2, 2016 - 2:02am
This word has appeared in 14 New York Times articles in the past year.
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Editorial: Georgetown Confronts Its Ugly Past

September 1, 2016 - 8:28pm
The university’s efforts to acknowledge its role in enslaving African-American men, women and children are a good start, but more should be done.
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‘Private Hell’: Prep School Sex Abuse Inquiry Paints Grim Picture

September 1, 2016 - 8:19pm
An investigation commissioned by St. George’s School in Rhode Island found that at least 51 students were abused by staff members in the 1970s and ’80s.
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Thinking Critically About How We Engage With News Events Online and in Social Media

September 1, 2016 - 8:30am
This Reader Idea centers on teaching students how to generate — and foster — thoughtful inquiry in responding to events in our world.
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Georgetown University Plans Steps to Atone for Slave Past

September 1, 2016 - 8:00am
The school, which in 1838 profited from the sale of 272 slaves, plans to award preferential status in the admissions process to descendants of slaves.
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The Learning Network: Article of the Day | ‘Colin Kaepernick’s Anthem Protest Underlines Union of Sports and Patriotism’

September 1, 2016 - 5:00am
Should athletes and spectators always stand for the national anthem before a sporting event in the United States?
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The Learning Network: Picture Prompt | Large Man

September 1, 2016 - 4:02am
This illustration went with a 2013 article in The Times. What do you think this image is saying? What can you predict about the article if this was the picture that illustrated it?
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | confluence

September 1, 2016 - 2:04am
This word has appeared in 124 New York Times articles in the past year.
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The Learning Network: Article of the Day | ‘With Dogs, It’s What You Say — and How You Say It’

August 31, 2016 - 11:03am
What does a paper to be published in this week’s issue of the journal Science report about dogs?
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | New York Times Virtual Reality in the Classroom

August 31, 2016 - 9:25am
Using virtual reality, or VR, in the classroom can help students learn about the world in a powerful new way, says Cayne Letizia.
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Teaching E.L.L. Students With Messaging Apps and New York Times Videos

August 31, 2016 - 8:40am
This Reader Idea helps English language learners practice their listening and speaking skills by using apps and New York Times materials.
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Fostering a Deeper Understanding of Current Immigration Issues Using Infographics and Photographs

August 31, 2016 - 8:39am
This Reader Idea asks students to take a closer look at the issue of immigration.
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Lead Tests on New York City Schools’ Water May Have Masked Scope of Risk

August 31, 2016 - 5:00am
Officials said that fewer than 1 percent of samples taken had elevated lead levels. But a review of how the tests were conducted raises questions about the accuracy of the results.
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The Ethicist: Should a Teacher at a Sketchy College Help Recruit Students?

August 31, 2016 - 5:00am
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether the deceptions of your employer implicate you, when to tell your boss that a co-worker is a serial sex harasser and what to do about the swindler in the family.
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The Learning Network: Picture Prompt | Parenting

August 31, 2016 - 4:01am
In your opinion, are most parents over-protective these days? Do you think your own parents were too protective when you were younger?
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