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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, April 3, 2014

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:14am
Can you choose the best meaning for “ignominy” as it is used in the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, April 3, 2014

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:14am
Can you choose the best meaning for “ignominy” as it is used in the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | swindler

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 142 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | swindler

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 142 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Facing the Skepticism in Adoption, in Qatar and in the U.S.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:54pm
In Qatar, skepticism of adoption is such that, after an adopted girl died, her parents were accused of being intent on selling her organs. In the United States, doubts are less grisly but still apparent.
    





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Cuomo Drops Plan to Use State Money to Pay for College Classes for Inmates

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:06pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he would no longer seek public money for prison classes because of opposition from lawmakers.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Feeding Teenagers: The Days of Control Are Gone

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:28pm
I went from getting toddlers to sit still for a 15-minute dinner to texting teenagers to make sure they joined us at the table, and from encouraging them to try new foods to taming their newfound food freedom.
    





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Motherlode Blog: 9 Novels Both Girls and Boys Can Love

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:58pm
Tired of “boy books” and “girl books?” Nine books (or series) that both the boys and girls in my family have enjoyed.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Teaching About Climate Change With The New York Times

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:51pm
We updated an earlier collection on climate change with seven starting points for teaching and learning about the topic, along with a new list of links to much more, from Learning Network lesson plans to Times video, graphics, articles and photographs.
    
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Motherlode Blog: Recipes for Kids: Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:06pm
It’s a Mexican grilled cheese sandwich, with tortillas instead of bread.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | With the Thrills Come Extreme Risks

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:37am
How many injuries attributed to extreme sports occurred between 2000 and 2011?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What Makes a Good TV Show Finale?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:20am
Are you a “How I Met Your Mother” fan? What did you think of Monday night’s finale? What other television show finales have been memorable for you? Why? In general, what do you think a finale should — and shouldn’t — do?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, April 2, 2014

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:17am
Can you calculate the number of tickets sold each week for “The Lion King”?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | oscillate

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 18 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Do The Right Thing: Making Ethical Decisions in Everyday Life

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:11pm
In this lesson, we explore ethical dilemmas that face normal people around the world, in all walks of life. Each example features individuals who followed the guidance of their own moral code, often risking personal injury or community censure to do so. We’ll ask students to examine the underlying characteristics of such episodes, and consider whether some acts are more deserving of support than others.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Do The Right Thing: Making Ethical Decisions in Everyday Life

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:11pm
In this lesson, we explore ethical dilemmas that face normal people around the world, in all walks of life. Each example features individuals who followed the guidance of their own moral code, often risking personal injury or community censure to do so. We’ll ask students to examine the underlying characteristics of such episodes, and consider whether some acts are more deserving of support than others.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Federal Funding for Maternal and Infant Visits Extended — Briefly

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 1:35pm
The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs enjoy bipartisan support. Locally run programs successfully reduce infant mortality and increase longer term family success. So Congress has extended the funding for the federal-state partnership — for six months.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Federal Funding for Maternal and Infant Visits Extended — Briefly

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 1:35pm
The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs enjoy bipartisan support. Locally run programs successfully reduce infant mortality and increase longer term family success. So Congress has extended the funding for the federal-state partnership — for six months.
    





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