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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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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | underlying

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 3,700 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Old Job Is Hurdle for Napolitano on Campuses

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:17pm
On campuses filled with foreign-born students, Janet Napolitano, who was named president of the University of California last summer, faces anger over her role in the Obama administration’s deportation of 1.9 million unauthorized immigrants.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Celebrating Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 6:02am
We’re off for to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But please visit our collection of Dr. King resources that was updated after last August’s 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
    





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The Working Life: Crowded Out of Ivory Tower, Adjuncts See a Life Less Lofty

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 9:44pm
The position of adjunct faculty member, though increasingly common, offers no job security, no health benefits and no assured pathway to full-time university employment.
    





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Briefly: Education: Oxford Apologizes for Email Containing Students' Marks

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 1:01pm
University College, Oxford, has apologized after an official mistakenly sent out a mass email naming poorly performing students.
    





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International Education: For Arabs in Israel, Curriculum Choice Is Politically Charged

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 1:01pm
The politicization of education is particularly evident in East Jerusalem, a predominantly Arab neighborhood.
    





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International Education: Palestinians Divided Over Boycott of Israeli Universities

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 12:56pm
A handful of scholars say they oppose any cutting of academic ties, though few say so publicly.
    





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Another Academic Group Considers Israel Censure

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 11:00pm
The Modern Language Association took a step toward approving a resolution to oppose what it called Israel’s discriminatory “denials of entry” to scholars trying to visit the West Bank.
    





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Fair Game: Inspecting a Student Loan Spigot

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 11:39am
ITT Educational Services, which operates for-profit technical schools, has drawn the attention of regulators over a private lending trust.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: Skills Practice | Persuading an Audience Using Logos, Pathos and Ethos

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 10:03am
In this edition of Skills Practice, students explore how writers use the rhetorical devices logos, pathos and ethos to appeal to an audience. They then try out their own use of rhetoric to make a persuasive argument.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What Were the Best Movies You Saw in the Past Year?

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 6:00am
What do you think about the Oscar nominees this year? Did you see any of the films nominated?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Crowd-Pleasing Blasts, With Civil War Roots

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 5:30am
Why are T-shirt cannons so popular?
    





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