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While my grandmother and I have always been close, her online dating experiment brought us closer, mostly because she called me four or five times a week (she kept forgetting her JDate password).
In this Reader Idea, Danielle Harms explains how she uses The Times’s Room for Debate feature to teach her college students how to support their claims while bringing many relevant “voices” into conversation with one another.
The Learning Network: What Role Has Community College Played in Your Life or the Life of Someone You Know?
What associations do you have with the idea of “community college”? Who, if anyone, do you know who has been to a community college? What was the experience like for that person? Would you consider attending one?
Here are several paragraphs from a 2007 article, “Slyders by Candlelight.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.
A “select handful” of University of Texas applicants are approved at the school president’s direction over the admissions office’s objections, according to an investigation.
“Please involve the F.B.I.,” Dr. Mohammad Abu-Salha, whose daughters and son-in-law were killed Tuesday in North Carolina, implored at a service.
A Missoula homeowner was sentenced Thursday to 70 years in prison in the shotgun killing of a German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage.
Parents often worry that a teacher calls on some students more than others, or that quieter children are overlooked in the classroom.
How do writers analyze subjects and ideas to make a claim using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence? How does incorporating counterarguments in persuasive writing strengthen one’s claims?
Searching “Valentine’s Day” in Times Machine will turn up all kinds of interesting things: an 1869 article about a “red-hot time” at the Post Office; a piece on a 1932 trend toward insult-valentines; and a report on the math of Valentine’s Day 1937 at Skidmore College.
Federal lawsuits filed by advocates for the deaf says both schools violate antidiscrimination laws by not providing closed captioning in online lectures and podcasts.
A children’s advocacy group found that most New York City charter schools have disciplinary codes that do not meet either state or federal requirements.
Tylt, Ampl Labs, Phorce and Voltaic Systems offer bags that can protect and recharge smartphones, tablets, laptops headphones and game players.
For Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas, the budget headaches have continued: January receipts fell short of predictions, and Mr. Brownback has responded by cutting funding for public schools and higher education.
This word has appeared in 375 New York Times articles in the past year.