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The Learning Network Blog: How Do You Handle the Cold?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:10am
Temperatures that were 20 to 40 degrees below average were reported in the central parts of the country on Monday, and on the East Coast on Tuesday. How cold has it been where you live? How have you been handling it?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘A Bizarro Version of Basketball Diplomacy’

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 8:32am
Why are Dennis Rodman and the other basketball players who went to North Korea “unlikely emissaries” engaged in “a bizarro version of basketball diplomacy”?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, Jan. 8, 2014

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 5:09am
Can you calculate the percentage of deaths in a year in the United States that are smoking-related?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | idyllic

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 1:06am
This word has appeared in 183 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Judge Blocks Part of N.Y.U.’s Plan for Four Towers in Greenwich Village

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:35pm
A state judge on Tuesday unexpectedly blocked about half of New York University’s large and hotly debated expansion plan in the school’s leafy and largely low-scale neighborhood.
    





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Op-Ed Contributors: What’s the Matter With Kansas’ Schools?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 9:18pm
The state’s relentless cuts in education could hurt the whole country.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Economic Inequality in America: Developing a New War on Poverty

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 5:58pm
In this lesson students will learn about the problems of poverty and economic inequality in America, and then they will research possible solutions as they propose a new war on poverty for 2014.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Should College Football Players Get Paid?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 9:42am
Should they be regarded as student athletes and amateurs, or as the labor force in a multibillion-dollar commercial enterprise?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | An Instant Archive for the Latest Slang

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 5:30am
When have you used Urban Dictionary?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, Jan. 7

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 5:16am
Answer this question about Cambodian history.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | shimmer

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 82 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Test Scandal in Atlanta Brings More Guilty Pleas

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:00pm
The focus is shifting to the former schools superintendent, who is being portrayed as the mastermind of a scheme that led to charges against 35 educators accused of manipulating test scores.
    





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Germany Adds Lessons in Islam to Better Blend Its Melting Pot

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 9:55pm
Public schools for the first time are offering classes in Islam to primary school students to better integrate Germany’s large Muslim minority and to try to counter the influence of radical religious thinking.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | Dec. 31, 2013-Jan. 6, 2014

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 7:46pm
New Year’s resolutions, freezing temperatures and more: how many of this week’s 10 questions can you answer correctly?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: When Do You Choose Making a Phone Call Over Sending a Text?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:18am
How often do you make a phone call? How does this compare with the number of texts you send?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Jan. 6, 2014

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 8:00am
On Mondays, we publish a New York Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. Live moderation is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The Challenges of Ending Poverty

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 5:33am
What percentage of Americans live in poverty? How does this rate compare with 50 years ago?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, Jan. 6, 2014

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:29am
What four words fill in the blanks from this article about a Mexican holiday tradition?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | ruffian

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past three years.
    





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International Education: From L’Aquila Quake’s Rubble, an Academic Birth

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 1:01pm
Four and a half years after an earthquake devastated L'Aquila in Italy, the Gran Sasso Science Institute has just opened in a bid to regenerate the city through education.
    





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