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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | A ‘Feminist Moment’ in the Food World

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 5:46am
Why are more and more women beginning to run American restaurant kitchens?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Jan. 23, 2014

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 5:10am
Can you choose the best synonym for “presaging,” as it is used in the article?
    





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Cuomo Sweetens Pre-K Deal: ‘Whatever’ Mayor Needs

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 2:00am
After Mayor Bill de Blasio rebuffed his proposal of $1.5 billion for prekindergarten education, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo offered New York communities a blank check.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | lexicon

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 116 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Philadelphia Principals Fired in Cheating Scandal

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:57pm
Three principals were fired last week after an investigation into test cheating that has implicated about 140 teachers and administrators, a spokesman for the Philadelphia school district said.
    





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Arizona Fraternity Party Stirs Concerns of Racism

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:22pm
Online images of students prompted anger and calls for disciplinary action at Arizona State University.
    
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Some Parents Bemoan Icy Treks as de Blasio Stands by Choice to Keep Schools Open

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:21pm
Across New York City on Wednesday, schools grappled with anemic attendance and complaints that Mayor Bill de Blasio had erred by holding class on a day of subzero winds and frozen streets.
    





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Gay Marriages Confront Catholic School Rules

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 9:42pm
Some young Catholics have been mystified by a wave of firings and forced resignations at Roman Catholic institutions around the country, most often over gay educators’ decisions to marry.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Interpreting the Data: 10 Ways to Teach Math and More Using Infographics

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 5:29pm
In this lesson we offer a math-focused list of 10 ways students can learn from and tell stories with the numbers in some recent charts, tables and interactives found in The Times.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Do Parents Have Different Hopes and Standards for Their Sons Than for Their Daughters?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:00am
Do you feel you are treated differently than your siblings of a different sex? In what ways?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Norwegian Curlers Are Back, and So Are Their Pants

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 5:30am
How did the tradition of the colorful pants begin?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, Jan. 22, 2014

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 5:11am
Can you calculate the number of people charged with marijuana-related misdemeanors each day if you know the total number issued over a certain period?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | interdict

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Yale Students Tangle With University Over Website

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:44pm
The shutdown of a course comparison website built by two students turned into something of a free speech cause.
    





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Arizona Hopes New Charter Schools Can Lift Poor Phoenix Area

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:25pm
A movement in Phoenix to open 25 high-performing schools in the next five years is focused on test scores in the growing Latino population.
    





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Pre-K Plan Puts Cuomo at Odds With de Blasio on Funding

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 9:42pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s offer of $1.5 billion to expand prekindergarten is likely to be seen as an attempt to outmaneuver Mayor Bill de Blasio, who said on Tuesday he would still seek to tax the rich to pay for the program.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | Jan. 14-Jan. 20, 2014

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 3:01pm
Droughts, dogs, football, movies and more: how many of the 10 questions below can you answer correctly?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Reconsidering Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:18pm
How have state justice systems responded to two recent Supreme Court rulings about the use of mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of crimes like murder?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Do You Apologize Too Much?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 6:01am
How can you break a speech pattern like constantly saying, “I’m sorry”?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, Jan. 21

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 5:15am
Answer this question about Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.
    





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