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The Learning Network: Skills and Strategies | Making Inferences

In every Skills and Strategies post, we’ll focus on either a skill that students need or a strategy teachers can use across the curriculum. We’ll describe why and how to practice it, and then we’ll make a few suggestions for matching it to Times content.









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Missouri Teenagers Protest a Transgender Student’s Use of the Girls’ Bathroom

More than 100 students at Hillsboro High School staged a walkout after a transgender student was allowed to use the girls’ facilities.









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The Ethicists: Can I Lie to My Father About Being Gay So He Will Pay for My College Education?

The ethicists consider whether a son’s need for financial support justifies concealing his sexual orientation.









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The Learning Network: Are You a Hoarder or a Minimalist (or Somewhere in the Middle)?

Do you have low tolerance for clutter in your bedroom, your house or your life in general?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities

What various theories do law enforcement experts and officers have to explain the rise in homicide rates?









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | prognosticate

This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past year.









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New York Attorney General Reaches Deal to End Litigation at Cooper Union

Eric T. Schneiderman, the New York attorney general, is expected to announce a settlement Wednesday that would create an independent monitor of the college’s management and finances.









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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 10 | Finding Freedom and Self-Love Through Running

Our top winner is Audrey L, who wrote about finding freedom and self-love through running. We also selected five runners-up and 10 honorable mentions.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | At MTV V.M.A.s, Celebrity Feuds, Miley Cyrus and Also Some Music

What did the reporter Jon Caramanica think of Miley Cyrus’s overall performance as the show’s host? Why?









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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Aug. 25-31, 2015

Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.









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The Learning Network: Should Schools Give Students ‘Body’ Report Cards?

Have you ever received a letter or report card from your school telling you your B.M.I., or body mass index?









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | tribute

This word has appeared in 2,620 New York Times articles in the past year.









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First Draft: White House Sidesteps Hubbub About Obama’s Future Role at Columbia

A passing comment by Columbia University’s president touched off a flurry of expectations that President Obama would affiliate with his alma mater after he leaves office, but the White House said no decisions had been made.









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6 Players Get Probation in Sayreville, N.J., Football Hazing Case

Four teenagers pleaded guilty, and two others were convicted on lesser charges, in a case that shocked and divided the town last fall.









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Degrees of Debt: Why Students With Smallest Debts Have the Larger Problem

Defaults are concentrated among the millions of students who drop out without a degree, and they tend to have less debt.









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Book Entry: The Melting of Mark Zuckerberg’s Donation to Newark Schools

“The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?” looks at how applying business principles to education can go awry.









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The Learning Network: 15 Ways to Use The Learning Network This School Year

Happy academic year 2015-16! Here’s what we’ve got on our blog and how you can use it, whether you’re a teacher, a student (of any age) or a parent.









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The Learning Network: Do You Find It Easier to Make New Friends Online or In Person?

How do you tend to make friends, whether in “real life” or online? Is one group more meaningful to you than the other? If so, why?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | A ‘New Cold War’ in the Warming Artic

What are some lawmakers in Congress, analysts, and government officials concerned about regarding the Arctic Sea?









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | somnambulist

This word has appeared in five New York Times articles in the past year.









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