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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘I have to tell you’

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 12:03pm
“I have to tell you,” a poem by Dorothea Grossman and the article “The Memory Lady’s Daughter Tries to Fill the Gaps” by Beth Thompson appear in this Poetry Pairing.
    





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The Learning Network: How Well Do You Perform Under Pressure?

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 6:05am
How often do you have negative thoughts that threaten your performance — whether in sports, on tests, in relationships or in other areas of your life? What do you do about them?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Swimsuit Barbie

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 5:46am
Why has an advertising campaign ignited a debate?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Feb. 13, 2014

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 5:14am
Can you choose the word pair that best completes a passage from the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | random

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 994 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Teaching the Sochi Olympics | Science, Health and Math

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:00pm
The 2014 Winter Olympics offer a chance for students to dig into some of the more technical subjects.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘If the World Is Really Warming Up, How Come It Is So Darned Cold?’

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 9:37am
Why is the concept of global warming different than “what happened yesterday in Poughkeepsie”?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Is Hookup Culture Leaving Your Generation Unhappy and Unprepared for Love?

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:03am
Is yours “a generation that’s terrified of and clueless about the A B C’s of romantic intimacy”? Why or why not?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, Feb. 12, 2014

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:15am
Can you calculate the approximate value of the oil that could be transported by the proposed Keystone XL pipeline every year?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | inopportune

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 1:05am
This word has appeared in 18 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Economix Blog: Wage Premium From College Is Said to Be Up

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:28pm
A college degree is worth more for millennials than it was for earlier generations, but a high school degree alone is worth much less.
    





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A Debate in New York Over the Name of a Sea Between Japan and the Koreas

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:09pm
Koreans favor East Sea, while Japan insists it is the Sea of Japan; a proposal would require textbooks to use both.
    





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Christian School Faulted for Halting Abuse Study

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:07pm
People with ties to Bob Jones University criticized the firing of a Christian consulting group the school hired to investigate its handling of sexual assaults.
    





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New York Officials Stall Plans to Tweak Teacher Evaluations

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 9:30pm
After criticism from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, the State Board of Regents set aside a proposal to let teachers contest poor assessments by citing difficulties related to the new Common Core standards.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Teaching the Sochi Olympics | History, Geography and Social Studies

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 5:32pm
These 2014 Olympics offer teachers an opportunity to take an event that students are already watching and talking about, and turn it into a teachable moment.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Is It Unethical for a Zoo to Kill a Healthy Giraffe?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 10:27am
Do zoos have a responsibility to try to ensure that all animals under their care live a long and healthy life? Or, do zoos have a different mission?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | N.F.L. Prospect Michael Sam Proudly Says What Teammates Knew: He’s Gay

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 5:30am
What kinds of challenges might Mr. Sam face in the N.F.L.?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, Feb. 11

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 5:15am
Answer this question about the history of the Olympics in Russia.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | raiment

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Cuomo Says Education Board’s Plan Dilutes Teacher Reviews

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 11:37pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo attacked state education officials over a proposal that would give teachers more leeway to protest poor evaluations.
    





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