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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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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | sate

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 27 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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New All-Digital Curriculums Hope to Ride High-Tech Push in Schoolrooms

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:01am
Amplify, part of News Corporation, is one of many companies releasing all-digital curriculums for sale to school districts.
    





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International Education: Helping Foreign Students Thrive on U.S. Campuses

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 1:02pm
International education professionals in the United States are starting to focus on ways to prevent foreign students from dropping out of colleges.
    





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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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