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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | metaphysical

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 108 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Cuomo Signals Changes for Education Next Year

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:58pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s goals include making it easier to fire low-performing teachers and increasing the number of charter schools.
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Motherlode Blog: In an Orphanage, but Not Orphaned, in Sierra Leone

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:42pm
I thought overseas adoption would be my route to parenthood, but when I visited Sierra Leone, I found the situation there more complex than it seemed.






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Op-Ed Contributor: Your Waitress, Your Professor

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:40pm
Why do we draw a line between blue-collar and white-collar work?
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Motherlode Blog: Holiday Concerts and the Anatomy of Melancholy

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:04pm
Every year, I try to find a way to embrace the ephemeral, cherry-blossom nature of December, and the way it wallops you over the head with the passage of time.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | 25 Years of ‘The Simpsons’

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:40pm
What has “The Simpsons” meant to you? What are your favorite episodes? If you are a teacher, do you teach with it? Let us know






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In an After-School Program, Juggling and Plate-Spinning Are Serious Business

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:55pm
A program run by the Big Apple Circus features plenty of clowning around, but also a strong focus on learning life skills.
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Motherlode Blog: When a Classmate Takes On Santa

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:43am
When a student decides to declare Santa a fraud, there’s little a teacher or parent can do.
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The Learning Network: Are You a Good Storyteller?

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:00am
What’s a favorite story you like to tell?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama Announces U.S. and Cuba Will Resume Relations

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:30am
What is your reaction to the change in policy? Do you support the United States normalizing relations with Cuba? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Saying Goodbye to ‘The Colbert Report’

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:15am
Here are six paragraphs from a Dec. 16 article, “Goodbye, Nation. Goodbye, Blowhard Self.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | collation

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.






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John King Jr., New York State’s Education Chief, to Leave Many Policy Wars Behind

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:18pm
Whoever replaces Dr. King will have to juggle issues like the Common Core standards, teacher evaluation and training, and charter schools.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Are You Going to Give Him a White Name?’

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:34pm
When I was four months pregnant, a friend asked this question casually over lunch. I hadn’t yet thought of it that way.






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The Learning Network: Looking Back on 2014 | 15 Ways to Teach and Learn About the Year That Was

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:27pm
Fifteen ideas for teaching and learning about 2014, using retrospective videos, photos, articles and lists from The New York Times and around the Web.






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Motherlode Blog: With Three Adults, Two Jobs and One Baby, a Family Is Barely Getting By

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:10pm
The house is paid for. The car is paid for. Everything else, we’re barely covering. I can’t find a job for the life of me—and if I do, who will look after the baby?






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The Learning Network: What Were the Best and Worst Things About 2014?

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:54am
You can put anything you like on your lists — the movies, music, TV or books you liked best ; the news stories or viral videos or sporting events that you thought were great or terrible; the aspects of your personal, family or academic life that were most notable for being bad or good; or a mix.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Pakistani Taliban Attack on Peshawar School Leaves 145 Dead

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:30am
How should the Pakistani government respond to this school attack?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Young Grandmasters Try to Make Chess Cool

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:15am
Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 12 article, “Young Grandmasters Try to Make Chess Cool.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | tempestuous

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 63 New York Times articles in the past year.






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