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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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De Blasio and Operator of Charter School Empire Do Battle

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:48pm
Eva S. Moskowitz, who built a chain of charter schools during the Bloomberg administration, saw plans for three more canceled by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
    





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Cuomo Vows to Defend Charter Schools, Setting Up Another Battle With de Blasio

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:36pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, at a rally in Albany, offered a sharply different vision for charter schools than Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has vowed to slow the growth of such schools.
    





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Viral Post Draws Attention to Plight at a Brooklyn School

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:37pm
A parent’s protest on the website Humans of New York was shared widely, drawing attention to students without a much-needed foreign-language teacher.
    





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DealBook: In Change, Tourre Won’t Be Teaching University of Chicago Course

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 7:49pm
The former Goldman Sachs trader had been scheduled to teach an undergraduate course on economic analysis beginning March 31. But a University of Chicago spokesman said on Tuesday that he would no longer be an instructor.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Unexpected Africa: Investigating New Ways to Think About the Continent

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 4:52pm
In this lesson, we seek to challenge preconceptions with articles that offer new perspectives and defy stereotypes. From poverty and war to arts and entertainment, the world’s second largest continent is far more complex than it may seem.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What Have You Learned in Your Teens?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:04am
What experiences have shaped who you are as a person?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Airport Chaplains Offer Guidance, and Directions

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 5:33am
What problems regarding spiritual and nonspiritual matters do airport chaplains help travelers solve?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, March 4

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 5:15am
Answer this question about Ukrainian history.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | indeterminate

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 38 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | Feb. 25-March 3, 2014

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 8:11pm
Ukraine, the Academy Awards, winter weather and primary season: How many of our 10 questions can you answer correctly?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, March 3, 2014

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 9:11am
Use this quiz and accompanying teaching ideas to learn about fossils, practice tongue twisters and describe dinosaurs.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The 2014 Academy Awards

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 8:32am
Why was the award for best picture a milestone?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 3, 2014

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 8:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Do You Ever Eavesdrop?

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 6:00am
Do you ever take “mini vacations” into other people’s lives?
    





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