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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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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, Jan. 27, 2014

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 4:57am
Fill in the words that go in the blanks from this passage about the changing American family.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | contrite

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 54 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Committing to Play for a College, Then Starting 9th Grade

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 11:43pm
An intensifying competition for top players has led recruiters to focus on younger girls, but many coaches and parents worry about a psychological toll.
    





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New Inquiry of Penn State Abuse Policy

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:56pm
The federal Education Department is looking into Penn State’s handling of sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints to see if it responded appropriately to reports of abuse in the years connected to the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.
    





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Lessons for de Blasio in New Jersey’s Free Pre-K

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:29pm
Officials across the country, including Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, are studying successful programs in New Jersey as they seek to expand access to preschool.
    
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Intensive Small-Group Tutoring and Counseling Helps Struggling Students

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 9:26pm
A study of struggling African-American high school students in Chicago found that providing focused guidance sharply improved learning, but the approach is a costly one to replicate.
    





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International Education: Raising Asian Awareness of the Holocaust

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 1:01pm
The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Center, formed in 2011, is working to promote education about the Holocaust.
    





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International Education: Librarians Protest Canada Cutbacks

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 1:00pm
Some academics fear that a budget cut will lead to a loss of data and trained personnel and damage to the country's ability to carry out research.
    





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Man Charged After Student Is Shot Dead

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 10:26pm
Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, was arrested and charged with murder in the shooting of a student outside a dormitory at South Carolina State University, law enforcement officials said.
    





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South Bronx Students May Have Found Site of Slave Burial Ground

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 1:11am
Using census data, maps, photographs and wills, elementary school pupils and teachers singled out a site in what is now Joseph Rodman Drake Park.
    





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U.S. Cites Evidence of Anti-Semitism in School District

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 1:06am
A United States attorney’s office said evidence in a lawsuit filed by Jewish families “could support a conclusion” that authorities in Pine Bush, N.Y., were ineffective in ending harassment.
    





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National Briefing | South: South Carolina: Student Is Shot to Death

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 10:46pm
A South Carolina State University student was shot to death outside a dormitory Friday, and the police were searching for four suspects who left the campus.
    





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National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: University Names New President

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 10:32pm
The University of Michigan regents named the university’s next president, Mark S. Schlissel, the provost of Brown University and a former dean of biological sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Skills Practice | Creating ‘Character Recipes’

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:10am
What “ingredients” might go into Lady Macbeth Soup? A pinch of paranoia and a pint of blood? In this writing prompt, students use recipes from The New York Times as templates for writing about characters in novels.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Do Laws That Ban Offensive Words Make the World a Better Place?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 6:00am
Should the right to free speech trump our desire to end the use of hateful words?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Gay Marriages Confront Catholic School Rules

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 5:30am
How is the legalization of same-sex marriage in many states affecting Roman Catholic schools across the nation?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, Jan. 24, 2014

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 5:10am
Can you identify the subject of a sentence from the article?
    





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Screen Time Study Finds Education Drop-Off

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:29am
According to a new study, less than half the time that children age 2 to 10 watch or interact with electronic screens is spent on what parents consider “educational” material.
    
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