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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Montague and Capulet as Shiite and Sunni’
What can we learn about ourselves and our world from a 16th-century play? How has “Romeo and Juliet” been reworked to speak to new audiences in different times and places? We’ve excerpted one Times article and linked to many, many more that we hope can help answer these questions.
To mark the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, this Poetry Pairing features Lydia Maria Child’s classic poem “The New-England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day” and the article “When Phones Come Out Long Before the Turkey” by Kim Severson.
About 80 percent of people who enrolled in a massive open online course from the University of Pennsylvania had already earned a bachelor’s degree, according to a survey.
A new Brookings Institution study shows that while some research universities earn big money on blockbuster patents, most of the institutions earn nothing.
The university plans to offer graduate education in emerging media and game design, as well as four more fields, at an outpost campus in Steiner Studios.
Short quizzes at the start of each class increased attendance and performance, an experiment showed.
The campaign uses video spots and radio announcements that portray teaching as creative and compelling a career as medicine, acting or engineering.
Who in your school or community plays the role of mayor? How would you describe that person’s impact on the community?
Can you calculate how much faster an Earth-like planet in our galaxy is orbiting its sun, if you know how long it takes both planets to complete an orbit?