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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Makeover for Archie and the Gang

Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 14 article, “As Archie Nears 75, Riverdale Gets a Youthful Infusion.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | metaphysical

This word has appeared in 108 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: In an Orphanage, but Not Orphaned, in Sierra Leone

I thought overseas adoption would be my route to parenthood, but when I visited Sierra Leone, I found the situation there more complex than it seemed.






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Motherlode Blog: Holiday Concerts and the Anatomy of Melancholy

Every year, I try to find a way to embrace the ephemeral, cherry-blossom nature of December, and the way it wallops you over the head with the passage of time.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | 25 Years of ‘The Simpsons’

What has “The Simpsons” meant to you? What are your favorite episodes? If you are a teacher, do you teach with it? Let us know






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In an After-School Program, Juggling and Plate-Spinning Are Serious Business

A program run by the Big Apple Circus features plenty of clowning around, but also a strong focus on learning life skills.

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DealBook: A Steep Slide in Law School Enrollment Accelerates

The 37,924 full- and part-time students who started classes this fall represent a 30 percent decline from just four years ago, when enrollment peaked at 52,488.






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Motherlode Blog: When a Classmate Takes On Santa

When a student decides to declare Santa a fraud, there’s little a teacher or parent can do.

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The Learning Network: Are You a Good Storyteller?

What’s a favorite story you like to tell?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama Announces U.S. and Cuba Will Resume Relations

What is your reaction to the change in policy? Do you support the United States normalizing relations with Cuba? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Saying Goodbye to ‘The Colbert Report’

Here are six paragraphs from a Dec. 16 article, “Goodbye, Nation. Goodbye, Blowhard Self.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | collation

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






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John King Jr., New York State’s Education Chief, to Leave Many Policy Wars Behind

Whoever replaces Dr. King will have to juggle issues like the Common Core standards, teacher evaluation and training, and charter schools.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Are You Going to Give Him a White Name?’

When I was four months pregnant, a friend asked this question casually over lunch. I hadn’t yet thought of it that way.






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The Learning Network: Looking Back on 2014 | 15 Ways to Teach and Learn About the Year That Was

Fifteen ideas for teaching and learning about 2014, using retrospective videos, photos, articles and lists from The New York Times and around the Web.






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Motherlode Blog: With Three Adults, Two Jobs and One Baby, a Family Is Barely Getting By

The house is paid for. The car is paid for. Everything else, we’re barely covering. I can’t find a job for the life of me—and if I do, who will look after the baby?






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The Learning Network: What Were the Best and Worst Things About 2014?

You can put anything you like on your lists — the movies, music, TV or books you liked best ; the news stories or viral videos or sporting events that you thought were great or terrible; the aspects of your personal, family or academic life that were most notable for being bad or good; or a mix.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Pakistani Taliban Attack on Peshawar School Leaves 145 Dead

How should the Pakistani government respond to this school attack?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Young Grandmasters Try to Make Chess Cool

Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 12 article, “Young Grandmasters Try to Make Chess Cool.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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