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When you see a bug in your home, what do you do? Do you leave it alone? Do you kill it, or ask someone else to? Or do you try to catch it and set it free outside?
What efforts should government, scientists or ordinary citizens take to save the monarch butterfly and its annual migration?
Here are the first eight paragraphs of the Nov. 17 article “At Brigham Young, Students Push to Lift Ban on Beards.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
In this moment, just after their father has been deployed, I can’t safeguard their hearts; I am unable to spare these tears. It’s a powerless feeling, before the sun is up.
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The Learning Network: What Are the Best Teaching Methods for Getting Students to Behave Well in Class?
Do you think a system of extrinsic rewards and punishments, with points being given for good behavior or taken away for bad, is an effective way to motivate students?
Here are the first 10 paragraphs of the Nov. 15 article “Living Out Knicks Dream, Complete With Nightmares.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
The New York Debate League stands out for pitting middle school students from elite private institutions against those who might be the first in their family to attend college.
Henry M. Greenberg, the state-appointed monitor, stopped short of calling for a state takeover of the Rockland County district, but he did recommend appointing a fiscal overseer who could overrule the school board’s decisions.
Although it is primarily Democrats and President Obama who continue to push for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a Democratic representative who is pregnant cannot get an exception on Democratic Caucus voting rules.
A student petition is urging university officials to repeal a decades-old ban on beards on the campus of the Mormon Church’s flagship academic institution.
Motherlode Blog: Quandary: Between Unknown Cousins and the Children’s Table, Thanksgiving Can Be Hard for Kids
Now is the moment to prepare children for Thanksgiving: show pictures of past gatherings, remind them of the names that go with faces and talk about things like interrupting, playing with younger cousins, new foods and appreciating gifts but not expecting them.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of sending applications to 20 or more colleges and universities?
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Here are the first seven paragraphs of the Nov. 10 article “White Rodent Finds Fame on the Great White Way: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ Has an Unexpected Star: A Rat Named Toby” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
Many teachers say the ClassDojo app helps them record classroom conduct, but critics are wary of such apps’ ramifications for data privacy and fairness.