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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘Little Things Are Big’ and ‘Students See Many Slights as Racial ‘Microaggressions’ ‘
Read New York Times reporting on the concept of “microaggressions” alongside a widely-taught 1961 piece by Jesús Colón. Use the two to spark discussions about identity, difference, bias and awareness.
It’s a statement that makes some parents uncomfortable — what are we teaching them, if that’s the goal? It’s still worth talking about honestly.
Rita Dove’s poem “November for Beginners,” and the article “Heavy Autumn Snowstorm Barrels Across Northeast,” by Al Baker, Elizabeth A. Harris and Sarah Maslin Nir, appear in this pairing.
The New York Times Archives Twitter feed has been celebrating Election Days of the past all week with tweets like the two we feature here. Scroll through the whole feed for many more.
What do you think is the biggest influence on your political identity? Your family, friends, community or values? Or is there another influence? Why?
Derrick Lawson, 21, raised in a public housing development in Queens, felt “lost” in college the first time around. But now he hopes to have an associate degree by 2016.
The Office of Civil Rights found that the university, which is already enacting reforms, failed to respond quickly and fairly to students’ complaints.
Donna Taylor, the principal of the Brooklyn School of Inquiry, said she regretted telling a group of parents and children that “if you don’t speak Spanish, you’re going to clean your own house.”
Language barriers and perceived race and class barriers can mean that when it comes to volunteering, some parents stay home—and feel unable to help their children achieve.
In this lesson, students explore the fundamental mathematical concepts underlying the spread of contagious disease.
Restoring three pieces from the federal Work Projects Administration at a hospital on Roosevelt Island presented many challenges.
Creditors do not move to shut down a law school because keeping a struggling school alive means there is some possibility of repayment.
Paid sick leave was on four ballots last night. All four initiatives passed, even in Massachusetts, which now has both a Republican governor and the nation’s strongest requirements for paid sick leave.
So many young people think: Why would I want to work backstage when I can vie to be the front person? But “backstage” work (literally or metaphorically) can lead to a more fulfilling and even more successful life.
Who took control of the Senate on Tuesday night, expanded their hold on the House, and defended some of the most closely contested governors’ races?
Is space tourism a frivolous endeavor? Is it a waste of money and human ingenuity, plus dangerous to boot? Or, is it a worthwhile venture, much like the pioneering efforts with early flying machines many decades ago?
Here are the first six paragraphs of the Oct. 23 music review, “A Farewell to Twang.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?