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The Learning Network Blog: Busting the Brackets! Mathematics and the N.C.A.A. Tournament

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:36pm
In this lesson, students apply concepts of probability and explore the scale of extremely large and extremely small numbers by diving into March Madness and bracketology.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Does Texting at a Stop Sign Count?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:23pm
Even teenagers who say they “don’t text and drive” pull out the phone at every red light, and many of their parents do too. Should you ever touch the phone keyboard while the car is in drive?
    





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Motherlode Blog: College Admissions Season: When the Answer Is No

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:30pm
Some people say that students should entirely drive the college application process. But what parent would let a 17-year-old make such a big decision without help, and what parent wouldn’t share the disappointment when the dream college doesn’t come true?
    





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Lisbon Journal: Student Deaths Spark Debate Over Hazing at Portugal’s Universities

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 6:02am
Some credit the ritual with building esprit de corps among students, while others say it has grown increasingly dangerous.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Have You Ever ‘Paid It Forward’?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 5:01am
When have you been the recipient of kindness from a stranger? When have you done something generous for someone you didn’t know? What could you do to start a “pay it forward” chain at your school?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:30am
How does the theory of inflation explain how the universe expanded so uniformly and so quickly in the instant after the Big Bang?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, March 19, 2014

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:23am
Can you calculate how long it would take a British team to break the land speed record?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | fundamental

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 5,280 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Tense Moments in de Blasio’s TV Interview

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:11pm
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mayor Bill de Blasio faced pointed questions about his stance on New York charter schools and conceded that his public-relations efforts had to improve.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Time to Make Up for a Missed Measles Vaccine

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 6:53pm
The measles outbreak in New York City offers an opportunity to reach out to families whose children have missed, skipped or delayed the vaccine.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Update on Our Student Editorial-Writing Contest

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 5:20pm
Thank you teachers and students for the record-setting number of submissions. Winners will be announced April 22.
    





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Motherlode Blog: The White House Pastry Chef Is Moving to a New Kitchen

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:30pm
Bill Yosses took the White House from the bottomless cookie plate to a granola bar without nuts, chocolate or white sugar. How does your family balance healthy eating and foods that are fun?
    





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Motherlode Blog: Religious Preschool’s Appeal to the Secular Parent

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:20am
My husband and I are both Jewish, but we’re different kinds of Jewish. I thought a Jewish preschool would help connect our daughter to her culture. He had doubts.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Reader Comments and Questions: Helping the Stay-at-Home Parent (and More) Get ‘Back in the Game’

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 8:57am
Have you returned to work after taking time off to raise or care for a family, or are you working on relaunching your career? Ask your questions and share your stories here.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Should the School Day Start Later?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 5:00am
What do you think the most important benefits of a later start time would be? What might the disadvantages be?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Undercover Reports on School Security Raise Ethical Questions

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:30am
How do you feel about this kind of covert reporting to test the effectiveness of school security?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, March 18

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:15am
Answer this question about the Cold War.
    





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Critic’s Notebook: Reading, Writing and Renewal (the Urban Kind)

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 1:24am
A new public school that also includes a community center and other public amenities is part of a joint project designed to revitalize a blighted section of East Baltimore.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | cascade

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 220 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Cardinal Dolan to Lobby for Tax Credit That Rewards Donations to Education

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:36pm
A proposal to create a state tax credit for donations to public schools and nonprofit scholarship funds is gathering steam and turning the archbishop of New York into something of a lobbyist.
    





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