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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, Feb. 7, 2014

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 5:17am
Can you place the correct number of commas in a sentence from the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | apolitical

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in 50 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Texas Tribune: In ‘Excellence’ Push, A&M Welcomes 9 New Research Fellows

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:18pm
Nine renowned researchers are to arrive on Friday as part of the Institute for Advanced Study and a strategy to promote excellence at Texas A&M University.
    





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The Learning Network: Student Contest | Write an Editorial on an Issue That Matters to You

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:00am
In our first Student Editorial Contest, we’re asking teenagers to write short, evidence-based persuasive essays like the editorials The New York Times publishes every day. Post yours here by March 17.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Will You Be Watching the Sochi Olympics?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:27am
Not only are there concerns about terrorism at these Olympics, but many are outraged about Russian legislation that seems to discriminate against gay athletes and visitors. Will you be watching the Games? Why or why not?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘American Income’

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 8:32am
In honor of Black History Month, this Poetry Pairing features “American Income” by Afaa Michael Weaver and “Reflections on the Road to Yale” by Travis Reginal.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | An Olympics in the Shadow of a War Zone

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 5:30am
How worried are you about the threat of terrorism at the Sochi Games? How do you feel about the measures Russian authorities have taken to prevent attacks at the Winter Olympics?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Feb. 6, 2014

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 5:16am
Can you choose the answer choice that most closely defines “salubrious,” as it is used in the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | incursion

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 11 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Facing Complaints, Columbia’s President Calls for Transparency in Assault Inquiries

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:20pm
Lee C. Bollinger announced new guidelines following a review of the way Columbia University handled the sexual assault complaints of three women.
    





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Michelle Obama Urges Students to Apply for College Aid

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 9:15pm
The first lady told a group of high school students and parents on Wednesday not to let financial concerns stand in the way of a college education.
    
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Op-Ed Contributor: A Solution for Bad Teaching

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 8:51pm
Tweaking tenure could help students and researchers.
    
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Room for Debate: Virtual School on Snow Days

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 8:44pm
Should more schools institute virtual learning on snow days?
    
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Bits: F.C.C. to Change Program That Connects Schools to High-Speed Internet Service

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 8:22pm
In an address Wednesday, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, raised the possibility of increasing taxes on phone services to pay for the effort.
    





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Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 9:05am
Once considered the product of genius or divine inspiration, creativity — the ability to spot problems and devise smart solutions — is being recast as a teachable skill.
    





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Students Get Creative

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 9:03am
Readers share their creative problem-solving.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: What Memorable Experiences Have You Had on Facebook?

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 6:08am
To what extent would you agree that Facebook is “an elementary tool of modern life”? Would you miss it if it were gone?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death and the Heroin Trade

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:46am
Why might efforts to drive down abuse of prescription medications be contributing to rising heroin use?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, Feb. 5, 2014

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:09am
Can you calculate the number of matches Serena Williams would need to play at her current win rate to extend her number of victories to 96 from 77?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | gourmand

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in 15 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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