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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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Pace Picks Yassky, Ex-Taxi Chief, as Its Law School Dean

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:47pm
David S. Yassky, who as taxi commissioner in the Bloomberg administration introduced the Taxi of Tomorrow concept, previously taught at the New York University Law School.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Water: Teaching About the World’s Most Valuable Substance

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:46pm
In this interdisciplinary lesson, we explore ways in which humanity is learning to cope with shortages or threats to water, a vital element of life. We also consider ways in which water enriches our life or helps define our interactions.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Is Your Generation Really ‘Postracial’?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:07pm
Do you agree with a recent Times article that says, though many believe that millennials are growing up in a colorblind society, “racial tensions are playing out in new ways among young adults”? Why or why not?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The ‘Star Quality’ of Jennifer Lawrence

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:48am
What examples does this writer use in the first few paragraphs to show that Jennifer Lawrence was “no ordinary starlet” even before she was famous?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, Feb. 26, 2014

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:13am
Can you calculate the difference in a year of minimum wage earnings in Oregon and in Idaho?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | cant

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past 10 years.
    





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Suit Seeks Relief for Trade School Students With Years of Debt but No Career

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:36pm
The suit contends that the government should stop trying to collect on some loans since it was aware that a nationwide chain of beauty schools routinely falsified student eligibility.
    





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Christian University Resumes Inquiry in Handling of Sexual Abuse Reports

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:21pm
An investigation into the handling of sexual abuse complaints has resumed at Bob Jones University after it was suspended in late January.
    





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