Education News from NY Times

The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Jan. 17, 2014

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 5:13am
Can you choose the best adjective and verb to complete some sentences from the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | incorrigible

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 28 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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De Blasio, a Critic of Charter Schools, May Need Them for His Pre-K Agenda

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 8:38pm
Mayor de Blasio is looking for classroom space and qualified teachers to accommodate 50,000 prekindergartners. Charter schools are willing, but not allowed to provide prekindergarten.
    





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In Age of School Shootings, Lockdown Is the New Fire Drill

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 4:20pm
At the whiff of a threat, a generation growing up in the shadow of Columbine and Sandy Hook is trained to snap off the lights, lock the doors and take refuge in corners and closets.
    





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Obama Lauds Pledges to Expand College Opportunities

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 4:09pm
Scores of college presidents and corporate and nonprofit leaders promised initiatives toward enrolling and graduating low-income minority students.
    





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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Sarabande’

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 4:00pm
“Sarabande” by Lucie Thésée is paired with the article “Beneath Martinique’s Beauty, Guided by a Poet” by Sylvie Bigar in this Poetry Pairing.
    





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The Learning Network: How Much of a Priority Do You Make Sleep?

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 8:32am
What are your sleep habits? Do you feel that you generally get enough sleep every night?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Program to End Homelessness Among Veterans Hits Milestone in Arizona

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 6:20am
Why do you think the Housing First strategy described in the article seems to be working?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | labile

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 6:03am
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past two years.
    





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With Ruling, Funds to Aid Desegregation in Arkansas Are Ended

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 10:59pm
Payments from Arkansas to help fund desegregation efforts in three school districts will be phased out under a settlement that was approved.
    





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CUNY Picks James Milliken as New Chancellor

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 6:12pm
Mr. Milliken, the president of the University of Nebraska since 2004, will take over a system that is expanding but is troubled by large pockets of impoverished students.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: Testing the Waters: Investigating Questions About the West Virginia Chemical Spill

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:52pm
Ideas for teaching about the West Virginia chemical spill, either by focusing on West Virginia alone, or widening the lens to include other industrial spills, inquiries into the water supply or regulation in general.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Where in the World Would You Travel If You Could?

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 6:15am
What places from The Times’s annual Places to Go list interest you most? Where else in the world would you like to go? What kind of traveler are you?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘The New Face of Polygamy’?

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 5:38am
How has one polygamist family managed to “anger both the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which abandoned polygamy in 1890, and to some extent their own Mormon fundamentalist offshoot, the Apostolic United Brethren”?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself, Math | Jan. 15, 2014

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 5:19am
Can you calculate the snowfall in a recent storm needed to yield of an average of one foot in the New York City area?
    





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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: More Money Sought for Schools and Wages

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 2:47am
Gov. Jay Inslee asked lawmakers to increase spending on K-12 education and raise the state minimum wage as the Legislature began work on the first state budget in six years without a major financial shortfall.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | amphitheater

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 118 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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New York Schools Chancellor Honed Blunt Style Over 40 Years

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 12:12am
As a teacher and principal, Carmen Fariña became known for her hands-on approach, which propelled her rise in the Education Department of New York City and ultimately contributed to her departure.
    
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2 Injured in Shooting at New Mexico School

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:34pm
The boy suspected in the shooting at a middle school in Roswell was apprehended by a State Police lieutenant.
    
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Training Fighters of Future Across Gaza

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 9:25pm
A Hamas program aims to prepare high school students for what some see as the next inevitable clash with Israel.
    
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