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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 10 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 7:28am
The final week of our Summer Reading Contest begins! Get your pick in by 7 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 22.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | ‘Getting More Doesn’t Always Lead to Feeling Happier’

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 5:50am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | New to the Archaeologist’s Tool Kit: The Drone

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:30am
Why can drones be more effective than conventional methods in surveying archaeological sites?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The American Judicial System

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:36am
Test your knowledge of the American judicial system by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | piety

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 80 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: Harry Potter Casts a Spell for Tolerance

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:05pm
Students who read and discussed a scene from Harry Potter in which the cruel Draco Malfoy calls Hermione a “filthy little Mudblood,” and her friends react with outrage reported more positive feelings about immigrants.






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Motherlode Blog: Rent a Toy, Learn a Lesson

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:11am
What would children learn if we made them give away some of their favorite toys after a month? Maybe that ownership and appreciation aren’t linked.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | 1916 New Jersey Shark Attacks

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 5:30am
In honor of the 27th annual Shark Week, some history about how it all began — even though, according to one analysis, your chances of being bitten by a shark are much slimmer than your chances of being bitten by the Uruguay striker Luis Suárez.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Girls in Little League World Series Become Less of a Novelty

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:30am
What stories about girls playing in the Little League World Series did you find interesting in the article?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Women of Distinction

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:29am
Test your knowledge of women who have made significant contributions by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | stagnant

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 348 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Mary MacCracken, Who Wrote About Disabilities, Dies at 88

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:01pm
Mrs. MacCracken wrote memoirs about her work with disabled children that inspired TV movies.
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Earl Cheit, Prescient Educator, Dies at 87

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:49pm
In 1970, Dr. Cheit wrote an influential report that said two-thirds of U.S. colleges and universities were in or near grave financial difficulty.






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Your Money Adviser: Help Is on the Way for Repaying Student Loans

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:14pm
President Obama has expanded a program that caps monthly student loan repayments at 10 percent of income and lets any balance after 20 years be forgiven.






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National Briefing | Education: Ex-Head of Washington Schools Steps Down at Advocacy Group

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 7:59pm
Michelle A. Rhee, the divisive former schools chancellor in Washington a is stepping down as chief executive of StudentsFirst, the advocacy group she founded four years ago.






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Motherlode Blog: Rainy Day Video Game Rules: Is iPad Monopoly ‘Screen Time?’

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:31pm
There are only two children at home on this rainy day, and only one child wants to play Monopoly — which brought up a new question. Is playing Monopoly against the iPad really a “video game”?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Kim Kardashian Video Game

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:14am
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Robin Williams, Oscar-Winning Comedian, Dies at 63 in Suspected Suicide

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:30am
What was your reaction to the announcement that Robin Williams had died?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Volcanoes

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:32am
Test your knowledge of volcanoes by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | kudos

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 94 New York Times articles in the past year.






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