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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘Ginger Rogers, Who Danced With Astaire and Won an Oscar for Drama’
This poem, one of 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest, was written by Elizabeth T. and comes from Ginger Rogers’s 1995 New York Times obituary.
Our lessons are on summer vacation, but here are our social studies lesson plans for the 2013-2014 school year.
When I announced the pregnancy at a family dinner, my father reminded my younger brother that I was “helping out” friends by being their “donor.” “But David’s gay,” he helpfully reminded the table. “How can they make a baby if they’re not having sex?”
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Unveiling New Carbon Plan, E.P.A. Focuses on Flexibility
What are some of the policy options that states will have to achieve the pollution cuts required by this regulation?
The university’s attempt to connect two uptown buildings with a 10-foot-long passageway has been met with resistance.
Eleven winners, 14 runners up, and 25 honorable mentions: the best found poems of the nearly 2,000 we received. Congratulations, poets, and thank you, teachers!
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.
See how much you know about the 10 news stories in this quiz. To find the answers, click each blank and you’ll be taken to the original Times article from which the excerpt came.
That steady stream of articles deeming coding “the new lingua franca” and coding education the holy grail for kids flowing by on social media and dropping into your in-box makes coding the hot new parent guilt trip.
All of the photographs from my entire childhood were taken while my parents were married. What do I do with them now?
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. This is our last “WGOITP?” for the 2013-14 school year.
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Bowe Bergdahl, American Soldier, Freed by Taliban in Prisoner Trade
What kinds of struggles will Sergeant Bergdahl likely face after being freed from long-term captivity?
Will streaming services, like Spotify, Pandora and now Beats, be the way most of us listen to music? Which streaming service will beat out the competition? Why?
U-Multirank, a new international ranking system, promises to be a nuanced tool for comparing and judging universities.
Although the rating of colleges and universities around the world has been heavily criticized by educators and politicians, the academic rankings business is booming.
Changes proposed by the Australian government are intended to make universities more competitive. Critics say they will make undergraduate education more expensive.