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International Education: Canada Grapples With Adapting to Minority Needs

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 1:01pm
In a country that is home to immigrants from hundreds of countries, religious accommodation is part of the give and take of everyday life.
    





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Briefly: International Education: Science Publishers Remove Papers Generated as a Hoax

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 1:01pm
Two publishers are removing some 120 papers from their web sites after it was revealed that the works were computer-generated gibberish.
    





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Montessori Schools Surge in Popularity Among New Generation of Jewish Parents

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:19pm
Arguing that the traditional Jewish day-school model is outmoded and too clannish, many Jews are flocking to schools that combine secular studies with Torah and Hebrew lessons.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Guest Post | News Literacy Is Not Optional If You Need to Be Well-Informed

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 7:59pm
How do you know if something you read is true? Why should you care? The Director of the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University explains how learning to check facts and challenge beliefs can help you be a better reader, writer and thinker.
    





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Beliefs: An Argument to Turn to Jesus Before the Bar

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 5:36pm
A lawsuit against an evangelical schools association opens a window into the “Matthew process,” a system of religious justice to settle disputes.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Do You Pay Attention to Nutrition Labels on Food?

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 6:00am
Does knowing nutritional information help you make healthier eating choices?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Armed Standoff in Crimea as Russia Assures U.S. on Ukraine

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 5:30am
Why has Crimea been a source of tension between Ukraine and Russia for decades?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, Feb. 28, 2014

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 5:13am
Can you correctly complete the sentences from the article with verbs?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | entree

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 214 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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About New York: Nagging, as a Force for Good

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:22pm
At a school fair at the Department of Probation in the Bronx, officers made sure that clients on probation were on the right path.
    





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Op-Ed Contributor: When May I Shoot a Student?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 9:52pm
Modest questions about an Idaho bill allowing guns on campus.
    





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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘Huckleberry Finn’ and ‘In Defense of a Loaded Word’

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 9:14pm
Language can be loaded, and perhaps there is no more loaded word in our culture than the so-called n-word. Here we aim to help students think critically about the word, its history, who says it, who shouldn’t say it and whether it should be buried or reclaimed.
    





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De Blasio Seeks to Halt 3 Charter Schools From Moving Into Public Spaces

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 8:59pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York said that he would reverse a decision by Michael R. Bloomberg to provide free real estate to the schools so that they could open new programs.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Sestina: Like’

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:07pm
The poem “Sestina: Like” by A.E. Stallings and “They’re, Like, Way Ahead of the Linguistic Currrrve” by Douglas Quenqua appear in this Poetry Pairing.
    





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The Learning Network: Does Reading a Book Count More Than Listening to One?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 6:03am
Do you have fond memories of being read to as a child? Do you listen to audiobooks? Do you think listening to books counts the same way reading those books would, or do you think listening is less serious? Why?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The Times Minute on Childhood Obesity, Plastic Bags and Politics

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:54am
How much did the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children drop over the past decade?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Feb. 27, 2014

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:12am
Can you choose the best synonym for “sanguine,” as it is used in the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | enmity

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 83 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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National Briefing: For-Profit School Sued Over Lending Practices

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:06am
A federal agency on Wednesday sued ITT Educational Services, a major owner of for-profit colleges and trade schools, alleging predatory lending and other charges.
    





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Rift at Jewish School in Manhattan Over Canceled Plan for Israeli-Palestinian Talk

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:29pm
A student group at an Orthodox Jewish school extended an invitation to a Columbia professor to give his views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but the head of the school rescinded it.
    





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