Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network: How Long Is It O.K. to Linger in a Cafe or Restaurant?

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 6:01am
Should patrons be considerate of a business’s need to make money? Should they make room for other customers? Or should a public space like McDonald’s be available for everyone as long as they want?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Beings Not Made for Space

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:30am
What are some ways that space affects the human body?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, Jan. 29, 2014

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:15am
Can you calculate the approximate area of the roadway of the bridge that will replace the Tappan Zee?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | imprecation

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Estimate for Statewide Pre-K in New York Puts Schools Chief in a Tangle

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 11:56pm
John B. King Jr., the state education commissioner, told lawmakers that the annual cost of universal prekindergarten would be about $1.6 billion, far more than what the governor has proposed spending.
    





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DeVry Becomes an Unlikely Olympic Powerhouse

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:44pm
DeVry University, a for-profit institution, has landed 15 students on the United States team heading to the Sochi Games.
    





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World Briefing: Afghanistan: Literacy Effort Stalls

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 9:59pm
A program financed by the United States to bolster literacy rates among security forces has been plagued by weak oversight and accountability, according to a report by federal inspectors.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Teach the Super Bowl: Ideas for Subjects Across the Curriculum

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 2:13pm
How can you make this week’s Super Bowl relevant to your curriculum? Whether debating football-related controversies, making predictions, analyzing ads, writing descriptions, understanding data and statistics or learning about head trauma, we have ideas for using The Times and the Learning Network to do it.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Reader Idea | ‘How The New York Times Saved My Class’

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 11:45am
This Reader Idea gets struggling students back on track to read and discuss literature with a unit on expressing opinions and interpreting perspectives using New York Times articles.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Who Does Hip-Hop Belong To?

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:22am
Are white artists who prosper in hip-hop robbing from black musicians? Or is music fair game for all true fans?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | South Bronx Students May Have Found Site of Slave Burial Ground

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:30am
When have you been part of a learning experience at school that connected with real life?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, Jan. 28

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:15am
Answer this question about the history of the State of the Union address.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | florid

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 56 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Holocaust Scholar Returns Top Award to Hungary in Protest

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 10:45pm
Randolph L. Braham, a Holocaust survivor and professor, said the government’s effort to whitewash the country’s role in the death of Jews had shocked him.
    
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A Conversation With: Salman Khan Turned Family Tutoring Into Khan Academy

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 6:39pm
Salman Khan’s first student was a family member. Now his free electronic schoolhouse reaches more than 10 million users around the world.
    





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Bill to Offer an Option to Give Vouchers

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 5:36pm
Senator Lamar Alexander’s bill would give low-income families federal money for their children to attend any accredited school.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | Jan. 21-Jan. 27, 2014

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 3:45pm
Technology, sports, politics and Justin Bieber: How many of the 10 questions below can you answer correctly?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What Is Your Reaction to Richard Sherman’s Postgame Interview?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 9:46am
What issues have come about following Richard Sherman’s sideline interview after the N.F.C. championship game?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Jan. 27, 2014

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 9:27am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Grammy Awards Celebrate Legends, New Faces and 33 On-Stage Weddings

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 5:27am
What artists were the biggest winners at this year’s Grammy Awards?
    





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