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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | E-Cigarettes, by Other Names, Lure Young and Worry Experts

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 5:44am
What are “hookah pens,” “e-hookahs” or “vape pipes”?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, March 7, 2014

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 5:11am
Can you identify the simple subject and verb of a sentence from the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | lineament

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.
    





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De Blasio and Dolan Announce a Push for More Pre-K Classes

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 11:36pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio gained a high-profile partner in Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan as he raced to find classroom space in New York City for 24,000 4-year-olds by the fall.
    





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Need for Full-Day Kindergarten Is Lost in Pre-K Debate, Critics Say

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 9:02pm
Amid the push to expand full-day preschool in New York, some parents say kindergartners who are in school for only a few hours a day are being overlooked.
    
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News Analysis: Then and Now, a Test That Aims to Neutralize Advantages of the Privileged

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 9:02pm
The people who first designed the SAT decades ago wanted to identify a new elite based on brains rather than heredity, not necessarily to expand access to college.
    





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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Save Us From the SAT

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 7:28pm
The SAT is a mind-numbing, stress-inducing ritual of torture.
    





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The Learning Network: Serious Silliness: High School Reading and Writing Inspired by Dr. Seuss

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 5:21pm
Despite his success, Dr. Seuss’ work is not a staple of high school curriculum. In this lesson, we suggest some places for the cat in the hat, green eggs and ham, and Horton in secondary schools as well.
    





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De Blasio, in Radio Interview, Defends His Position on Charter Schools

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 1:33pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared on the hip-hop station Hot 97 on Thursday, arguing that his policies on New York City charter schools were being distorted.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘There Are Birds Here’

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 1:06pm
The poem “There Are Birds Here” by Jamaal May and the article “A Picture of Detroit Ruin, Street by Forlorn Street” by Monica Davey appear in this poetry pairing.
    





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The Learning Network: What Did You Once Hate but Now Like?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 8:34am
A recent article in the Dining section suggests that there are no foods that we don’t like, “just foods that we haven’t liked yet.” What do you think? Are there foods — or other things — that you hated when you were younger but now enjoy? Why do you think your tastes changed?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Major Changes in SAT Announced by College Board

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 5:30am
What is your reaction to the announced changes to the exam?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, March 6, 2014

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 5:16am
Can you choose the best meaning of “nom de guerre” as it is used in the article?
    





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Discovery Leads Yale to Revise a Chapter of Its Black History

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:42pm
Edward Bouchet has long been recognized as the school’s first African-American graduate, but newly uncovered records suggest another man earned that distinction nearly 20 years earlier.
    





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The Learning Network: Turn Down the Volume: Researching the Science of Sound and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:17pm
In this lesson, we offer several ways to learn about hearing and hearing loss.
    





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A New SAT Aims to Realign With Schoolwork

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:18pm
The College Board said it would eliminate obligatory essays and cut obscure vocabulary words in an effort to make its college admission exams focus on important academic skills.
    





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The Learning Network: What Challenges Have You Overcome?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:06am
The Times is full of articles every week about people who have overcome challenges of all kinds and have learned from failure. What challenges have you overcome?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | A New ‘Cosmos’ for a New Generation

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:45am
Why, according to this writer, might this new “Cosmos” show help us decide big issues as a society?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, March 5, 2014

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:10am
Can you calculate the 2012 salary of National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell if given his 2011 salary and the percentage increase between the two years?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | senility

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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