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What Students Are Saying About Supporting Struggling Students, Connecting With Their...

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Connecting Through FoodWhite sandy beaches, tropical bright-colored fruits, and sunny days spent with family used to be my reality. My grandparents’ house in Cebu used to be my second home. Tan lines and sunburn used to be what I complained about — now they’re what I long for. After the Covid-19 virus hit, the distance…

19 New Year’s Resolutions For Your 2019!

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Jan 1, 2019 By Rahul R. Happy New Year! Well done, you got through 2018. Was it fun? Was it tough? Were there good times and bad times? I’m sure there were, every year is different and every year can bring lots of good and lots of bad. Some of this is beyond our control,…

Lesson of the Day: ‘200 Dispatches: Odd Animals, Offbeat Childhoods, Celebrity...

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Dispatches is a section of The New York Times that recently celebrated its first anniversary and its 200th story. (Many of the Learning Network’s Lessons of the Day, Student Opinions and Picture Prompts are drawn from this section.) To mark the milestone, Dispatch featured and celebrated some of its favorite, most-read and most distinctive work…

Learning With: ‘Pennsylvania Honors the Snot Otter. It’s Not Even the...

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Before reading the article: Most states in the United States and countries around the world have an animal that symbolizes their state or country. Off the top of your head, do you know any of your official state or national animals? If not, take a look at this list of state animals in the United…

Tethered in Space

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Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until Sept. 1, 2021.What story does this image inspire for you?Use your imagination to write the opening of a short story or poem inspired by this illustration — or tell us about a memory from your own life that this…

Rescue Pets

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Do you know anyone who has a pet acquired from an animal rescue organization, like the Humane Society? What is this pet like? How has having it impacted the lives of those this animal lives with? Tell us in the comments, then read a related Opinion essay about “The Blessing of a Rescue Dog.” Find…

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Exploring curiosity with Simon Brown, Chief Learning Officer at Novartis

Exploring curiosity with Simon Brown, Chief Learning Officer at Novartis

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Coursera sits down with Novartis’ Chief Learning Officer, Simon Brown, to learn how he and his team are fostering curious minds and a desire to learn across 130,000 employees in pharmaceutical and healthcare. Coursera: What drew Novartis to Coursera as a preferred learning solution? Simon: At Novartis our mission is to reimagine medicine, and we…

Should Kids Still Learn to Tell Time?

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Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until Sept. 1, 2021.Do you think it is important for children to learn how to tell time on an analog clock?What about other analog skills that are taught in school? For instance, should all students learn to have clear handwriting…

What Is Hard About Being a Boy?

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Draw a line down the middle of a blank piece of paper. On the left side, write: “I am a male in society. Being a man means …” On the right side, “I am a female in society. Being a woman means …” Take several minutes to write at least 5 sentences for each column.…

US vs China: Will they make amends at the G20 Summit?

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Like an awkward run in with an ex at a house party, President Trump and President Jinping are likely to meet in Osaka this June at the G20 Summit. Although neither party has agreed to a meeting yet, Osaka is seen as the last opportunity for the two presidents to talk and resolve things before…

How Concerned Are You About the Coronavirus Outbreak?

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Find all our Student Opinion questions here.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that Americans should brace for the likelihood that the coronavirus will spread to the United States. Outbreaks have already occurred in many other countries, such as China, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea. How concerned should we be? Should we be…

Should We All Be Able to Vote by Mail?

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Find all our Student Opinion questions here.In the April 7 article “Voting in Wisconsin During a Pandemic: Lines, Masks and Plenty of Fear,” Astead W. Herndon and Alexander Burns write:MILWAUKEE — Even before voting began, there were lines outside polling locations that stretched for several blocks. Some poll workers wore hazmat suits. Nearly every voter…

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6 go-to programming resources from the Codecademy community

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Coding can be complicated. Whether you're a novice programmer or an expert, it's easy to get lost in all the elements, arrays, and selectors. Plus, with technology constantly evolving, it can be hard staying up to date. Thankfully, there's a worldwide web filled with resources to help you along your way.We turned to our community…

Word + Quiz: harrowing

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harrowing ˈher-ə-wiŋ , ˈha-rə- adjective extremely distressing _________ The word harrowing has appeared in 465 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Oct. 3 in “Tekashi69’s Testimony Leads to Guilty Verdicts for 2 Gang Members” by Colin Moynihan: A month later, Mr. Hernandez testified, Mr. Ellison and another man kidnapped and…

Baby Advice for New Parents: How to Get Newborn to Sleep

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Listen to Mary Kohn of the University of Colorado share newborn baby care tips for right after birth and more. She covers if you can hold a newborn too much, how to get newborns to sleep without being held, and when babies sleep through the night naturally. Want to hear more from Mary? Enroll for…

Dangerous Numbers? Teaching About Data and Statistics Using the Coronavirus Outbreak

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Find all our Lessons of the Day here.Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “We’re Reading the Coronavirus Numbers Wrong” by John Allen PaulosIn his recent New York Times Opinion piece, John Allen Paulos, a professor of mathematics, cautions about the way in which we interpret and report disease-related data. In this lesson, you will see what numbers and…

Word + Quiz: brusque

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brusque ˈbrəsk adjective: marked by rude or peremptory shortness_________The word brusque has appeared in 33 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Dec. 26 in “How Cruise Ships Bring 1,200 Tons of Toxic Fumes to Brooklyn a Year” by Lisa M. Collins:On a chilly fall morning in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the…

Birthdays

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How do you celebrate your birthday? Do you have any routines or rituals that you save especially for this day? A particular meal you eat? An activity you do? A group of people you spend the day with? What has been your most memorable birthday celebration and why?Tell us in the comments, then read the…
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