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The Learning Network: Ideas for E.L.L.s | Teaching About Weather and Seasons

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:40pm
The weather is a great topic for English Language Learners — it’s an issue that affects them every day. There are opportunities to discuss it all the time. Praising a nice day is nice, but who doesn’t love to complain about a bad one? And the topic provides easy reading, writing, speaking and listening opportunities






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Chancellor Set to Centralize Management of New York City Schools

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:19pm
Chancellor Carmen Fariña is expected to announce that principals will report to district superintendents, dispensing with a core philosophy of the Bloomberg administration.
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A Counterculture Spirit Flourishes, Preserved Under Fiberglass Domes

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:35pm
A 1970s experiment in communal housing at the University of California, Davis, continues to draw students with its sustainable, grow-your-own ethos.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | In State of the Union Speech, Obama Defiantly Sets an Ambitious Agenda

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 8:52am
What did you think of President Obama’s State of the Union speech? Did you like or dislike any of his proposals? Why?






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The Learning Network: Why Is Binge Drinking So Common Among Young People in the United States?

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:00am
What should colleges and communities do to decrease the amount of binge drinking among young people?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Snapchat Stories

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:11am
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 14 article, “Be the Star of Your Own Snapchat Story.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | transitory

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 89 New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | South: Florida: 5 High School Students Are Accused of Gang Rape

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:18pm
Five football players were charged Tuesday with raping a fellow student near their high school in Winter Springs, and investigators say the student captured part of the attack on video.






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National Briefing | South: North Carolina: Duke Suspends Fraternity in Sexual Assault Inquiry

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:16pm
Duke University says it has suspended Alpha Delta Phi while the police investigate allegations that a woman was assaulted at a party at a house leased by fraternity members.






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Motherlode Blog: 43 and Pregnant

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 4:37pm
My pregnancy’s viability is still very much in limbo. As am I. I am readying myself for whatever happens, but I am split in a way I have never felt before.






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Motherlode Blog: Meeting the Baby, Becoming a Family

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:39pm
From the moment we met our daughter, weighing two-and-a-half pounds and wearing a red bow pasted on her head, we could tell she was the fighter and “rock star” we’d been told about.






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Cuomo’s Education Agenda Sets Battle Lines With Teachers’ Unions

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:45am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to seek changes to teacher evaluations and charter school limits, putting him in direct conflict with teachers’ unions.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Jan. 13-19, 2015

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 8:41am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Hackers for Hire

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 8:16am
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 15 article, “Need Some Espionage Done? Hackers Are for Hire Online.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: What Would You Grab in a Fire?

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:36am
How do you think you would react if you had to quickly evacuate your home?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | They Don’t Need a League of Their Own

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:06am
What sets the Central Illinois Xpress apart from other teams in its league?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | relish

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 404 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: Do I Need Screen Time Rules for Other People’s Children, Too?

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:31pm
It’s my house and my rules, but I’m uncomfortable snatching away a prized possession a child brings over. I’m also uncomfortable with the recent sleepover in which every child spent the night buried in her own screen.






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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: Kiva

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 12:30pm
Diana Williams, a teacher from Surrey, British Columbia, describes the value of making microloans from the classroom.






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Credentials: No College Degree? Maybe You Can Still Be President

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:18am
Two of the four presidents on Mount Rushmore never went to college, but serious candidates without degrees are becoming rarer.
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