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From The New York Times
With physical and virtual visits “off the charts,” libraries across the country are thinking up innovative ways to keep users happy.
The College Board is rethinking the SAT and will, among other things, make the essay optional. Show us your writing skills by answering one of two essay questions in five minutes.
Mr. O’Gorman started his “liberation camp,” the Children’s Storefront, on a dare in 1966 because he wanted to stir students’ imaginations.
How the College Board revolutionized the most controversial exam in America.
The issue of increasing base aid per student was politically charged because as lawmakers were refusing to increase funding, they passed the largest tax cuts in state history.
How carefully do you read? Do you catch errors in your own work? In published pieces? Take our quiz and see if you can find 14 errors that were inserted into recent Times articles.
The New York City schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, said she would work to accommodate students affected by a decision to deny public classroom space to a Harlem school.
The latest monthly collection of articles about young people published in The Times.
Do you believe the SAT or ACT will provide an accurate measure of how well you will perform in college?
The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | E-Cigarettes, by Other Names, Lure Young and Worry Experts
What are “hookah pens,” “e-hookahs” or “vape pipes”?
Can you identify the simple subject and verb of a sentence from the article?
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.
Mayor Bill de Blasio gained a high-profile partner in Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan as he raced to find classroom space in New York City for 24,000 4-year-olds by the fall.
The battle over charter schools between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York is also a fight over marketing, with incomplete truths on both sides.
Amid the push to expand full-day preschool in New York, some parents say kindergartners who are in school for only a few hours a day are being overlooked.
The people who first designed the SAT decades ago wanted to identify a new elite based on brains rather than heredity, not necessarily to expand access to college.
The SAT is a mind-numbing, stress-inducing ritual of torture.
Despite his success, Dr. Seuss’ work is not a staple of high school curriculum. In this lesson, we suggest some places for the cat in the hat, green eggs and ham, and Horton in secondary schools as well.
Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared on the hip-hop station Hot 97 on Thursday, arguing that his policies on New York City charter schools were being distorted.
The poem “There Are Birds Here” by Jamaal May and the article “A Picture of Detroit Ruin, Street by Forlorn Street” by Monica Davey appear in this poetry pairing.
A recent article in the Dining section suggests that there are no foods that we don’t like, “just foods that we haven’t liked yet.” What do you think? Are there foods — or other things — that you hated when you were younger but now enjoy? Why do you think your tastes changed?
What is your reaction to the announced changes to the exam?
Can you choose the best meaning of “nom de guerre” as it is used in the article?
Edward Bouchet has long been recognized as the school’s first African-American graduate, but newly uncovered records suggest another man earned that distinction nearly 20 years earlier.
The Learning Network: Turn Down the Volume: Researching the Science of Sound and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
In this lesson, we offer several ways to learn about hearing and hearing loss.