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The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss features content from The Sift® in her blog Answer Sheet weekly through the school year. These are the installments so far for the 2020-21 academic year.

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Patternicity contest demonstrates mastery of key concept

Our brains are built to look for patterns, and we tend to see them everywhere. We look up at a cloud and see the shape of a cat. Or we recognize the outline of a face in a puddle. Patternicity is the term for this tendency to perceive meaningful patterns and connections among unrelated events.…

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Celebrating AAPI journalists and news media

More than 40 years ago, the United States first celebrated the heritage of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) with a commemorative week in May 1979. But this year, amid disturbing violence and abuse targeted at Asian-Americans, immigrants and other people of color, appreciating the culture and contributions of the AAPI community is more important than…

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