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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, May 15, 2014

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am
Can you choose the word that correctly completes the sentence?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | rant

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:06am
This word has appeared in 258 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Retirees Are Finding Second Careers at Historical Sites

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:47pm
Many older adults have found a home or a second career as historical interpreters at living history museums or as docents at historic house museums.
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Motherlode Blog: The Language of Autism: Disease or Difference?

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:24pm
The debate over whether autism is a disease to be cured or a variation to be celebrated is an abstraction, utterly disconnected to our day-to-day experience. To describe that, I cannot avoid the lexicon of illness.






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Motherlode Blog: Looking for a Family That Is Looking to Eat More Vegetables

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:57pm
Want cookbook author and Times columnist Martha Rose Shulman to help your family eat more healthily? We’re looking for you.






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Starting Out Behind: How Student Debt May Be Stunting the Economy

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:22pm
Evidence is mounting that rising levels of student loan debt are restraining the ability of young adults to buy homes and enter the “grown-up” economy.
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The Learning Network: Social Experiments: Investigating Questions Related to Personality Attributes

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:02pm
In this lesson, students learn about current research on social structure and personality attributes in a type of communal spider, then design their own research questions related to personality.






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Motherlode Blog: 5 Things to Consider in Choosing a Camp for a Special-Needs Child

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 10:20am
Sending a child with special needs, physical or otherwise, to summer camp isn’t just a matter of filling out the forms.






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Motherlode Blog: Talking to Children About Their Disabilities, With Metaphors and Minecraft

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 9:07am
Those of us who have kids with disabilities in our lives spend countless hours discussing them, yet, we rarely, if ever, talk directly to children themselves about their challenges. These conversations can be scarier for the grown-ups than they are for the kids.






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The Learning Network: What Are the Most Memorable Works of Visual Art You Have Seen?

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:21am
What are the most interesting or memorable works of visual art — whether sculptures, drawings, paintings, photography or anything else — that you’ve seen? Why do you think they have stayed with you?
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Privilege at Princeton

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:43am
What does the expression “check your privilege” mean?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Math, May 14, 2014

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:11am
Can you calculate the number of nights a Queens resident has rented out his spare bedroom if you know how much he charges and how much money he has made?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | throttle

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:06am
This word has appeared in 135 New York Times articles in the past year.






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List of Names in Sex Assaults Roils Columbia

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:08pm
The list of “sexual assault violators on campus,” was quickly scrubbed away, but by early this week it had reappeared on the walls of several other women’s bathrooms around campus.
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In Season of Protest, Haverford Speaker Is Latest to Bow Out

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 8:46pm
Robert J. Birgeneau, a former University of California, Berkeley, chancellor, withdrew from Haverford’s commencement, joining a number of others who have backed out of speaking engagements this spring in response to campus objections.






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Sallie Mae to Pay Fine Over Loans to Troops

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 8:18pm
Sallie Mae, the student lender, and Navient, its former subsidiary, have agreed to pay $97 million to settle complaints about excessive fees and interest on loans to military service members.
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Motherlode Blog: You’ll Make New Friends. Maybe.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:19pm
My son is a great child who worked hard to make the friends he has. What if I’m lying when I tell him he will be able to do it again?






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The Learning Network: Voting for Change: Researching the Issues at Stake in India’s Election

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 1:41pm
In this lesson we explore the complex web of issues, history and culture behind the India vote.






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The Learning Network: What Career or Technical Classes Do You Wish Your School Offered?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:00am
Would you be interested in taking a cattle-raising class like the one to be offered in Hagerstown, Ind.?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Spiders That Thrive in a Social Web

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 4:30am
What have scientists recently determined about character-building in social spiders?






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