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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Microsoft HoloLens: A Sensational Vision of the PC’s Future

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 5:30am
How might holograms be more useful than virtual reality?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Following in ‘Wild’ Footsteps

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 5:08am
Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 5 Travel article, “On the ‘Wild’ Movie Trail in Oregon.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | aboriginal

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 88 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Big City: Disparate Education Plans From Obama and Cuomo

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:50pm
President Obama proposes to make community college free for two years for qualifying students. Education ideas that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo endorsed include a tax credit for charitable contributions to public, charter and parochial schools.
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Paris Announces Plan to Promote Secular Values

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:33pm
The aftermath of the killings at Charlie Hebdo and a kosher market near Paris exposed serious cultural rifts, teachers say.






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White House Proposals on 529 College Savings Plans Would Reduce Benefits

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:32pm
As part of the Obama administration’s tax plan, money from 529 plans could no longer be withdrawn tax-free.






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Motherlode Blog: A New Nominee for Worst Tween Sitcom on TV

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:33pm
Instead of a show about the coed and girls’ teams our children have grown up with, Nickelodeon offers “Bella and the Bulldogs,” an ugly throwback to an era when girls who love sports are always odd girl out.






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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘Lord of the Flies’ and ‘A Fight Club for Flies’

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:20pm
In this Text to Text, we pair an excerpt from “Lord of the Flies” with a recent Science Times article and video on the study of aggression in fruit flies, and ask the question, “What is the relationship between aggression and gender?”






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Jan. 22, 1973: Roe v. Wade and the Death of L.B.J.

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:08am
As you can see from the picture of the Jan. 23, 1973 New York Times front page , the death of Lyndon B. Johnson was given a larger headline than the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that was handed down the same day.






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The Learning Network: Do You Ever Write About Challenges You Face in Life?

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 6:00am
Have you found that writing about life has helped you feel better or helped make a situation or relationship more clear?






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Sorority Anti-Rape Idea: Drinking on Own Turf

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:46am
For decades, national sororities have banned alcohol, but amid debate over how to address sexual assaults, many of them at fraternity parties, female students are questioning that policy.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | saline

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 77 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: When Measles Spreads From Disneyland, It’s a Small World After All

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:58pm
A current measles outbreak, now at 48 confirmed cases, began with a visitor to Disneyland, and quickly spread beyond those directly exposed there.






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Cuomo Recasts Social Agenda for a New Term

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:44pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, delivering his State of the State address along with a budget proposal heavy on infrastructure, said New York State must take the lead in solving national problems.
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Motherlode Blog: Free of Gluten, but Not of Arsenic (or of Guilt)

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:24pm
For gluten-free families, the increasing concerns about arsenic and rice are a source of worry and guilt. But how much should parents blame themselves?
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The Learning Network: Ideas for E.L.L.s | Teaching About Weather and Seasons

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:40pm
The weather is a great topic for English Language Learners — it’s an issue that affects them every day. There are opportunities to discuss it all the time. Praising a nice day is nice, but who doesn’t love to complain about a bad one? And the topic provides easy reading, writing, speaking and listening opportunities






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Chancellor Set to Centralize Management of New York City Schools

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:19pm
Chancellor Carmen Fariña is expected to announce that principals will report to district superintendents, dispensing with a core philosophy of the Bloomberg administration.
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A Counterculture Spirit Flourishes, Preserved Under Fiberglass Domes

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:35pm
A 1970s experiment in communal housing at the University of California, Davis, continues to draw students with its sustainable, grow-your-own ethos.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | In State of the Union Speech, Obama Defiantly Sets an Ambitious Agenda

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 8:52am
What did you think of President Obama’s State of the Union speech? Did you like or dislike any of his proposals? Why?






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