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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 5:05pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s second official weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

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Motherlode Blog: Reader Questions, Answered: Returning to Work After a Career Break

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:11pm
Times readers ask career development experts for guidance on returning to the workforce after a break to care for children or aging parents.

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Motherlode Blog: Casual Remarks That Hurt: Microaggression and Adoptive Families

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:08pm
Adoptive families, and children who were adopted into them, often talk among ourselves about the “dumb things people say” to and about us. Those comments have a name — microaggressions — but there’s no consensus about the best way to handle them.

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The Lede: Students and Readers Share Their Experiences of Race on Campus

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:21pm
When is a question not as innocent as the questioner thought? What are the limits of tolerance and the boundaries of ignorance? Readers and students told us their stories and their perspectives.
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Motherlode Blog: Advice on How to Have a Good Paternity Leave

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:10am
Advice from New York Times readers on how fathers can make the most of paternity leave.

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The Learning Network Blog: Skills Practice | Alternative History as Narrative

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:09am
What if the British won the Revolutionary War? What if the Cuban Missile Crisis started World War III? What if John Lennon had not died when he was shot? In this skills lesson, students write narratives imagining alternate histories for events of their choice.

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Students See Many Slights as Racial ‘Microaggressions’

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:57am
Blogs, papers and other projects have prompted wider discussion of “microaggressions,” remarks with a basis in racial, gender or other stereotypes.
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The Learning Network Blog: What Do You Think Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 5:02am
What theories sound most plausible?

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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Suitcase Full of Cash Gives a Youth Program New Life

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:30am
What would you do with your winnings from “Deal or No Deal” or a similar TV show?

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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, March 21, 2014

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:18am
Can you identify the punctuation that is missing from the sentence?

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | annex

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 211 New York Times articles in the past year.

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School Data Finds Pattern of Inequality Along Racial Lines

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:01am
Racial minorities are more likely than white students to be suspended from school and be taught by lower-paid teachers with less experience, according data released by the Department of Education.

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Op-Ed Contributor: A Quick Way to Cut College Costs

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 7:24pm
Congress should slash the amounts parents are asked to pay for college.

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Machine Learning: Turning a Tablet Into a Child’s Interactive TV

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 3:40pm
The Winston Show, which is an iPad-only program, is an example of the new content types that are possible when a TV is also a hand-held computer.

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The Learning Network: Text to Text | Groundbreaking Women, Then and Now

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 2:26pm
For this edition of Text to Text, we paired Times articles with two videos from the Makers series from AOL and PBS that we thought worked particularly well together to raise questions about how women’s lives and struggles have, and haven’t, changed over the last two generations.

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Motherlode: EchoAge and Other Better Ways to Do Birthday Presents

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:22pm
EchoAge enables children to get one sizeable cash gift to use for a special birthday present while giving an equivalent amount of money to charity. The catch? You have to let your children ask their friends’ parents for money.

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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Mama Said…’

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:07am
This Poetry Pairing features the poem “Mama Said…” by Mary Moore Easter and the article “Oldest Woman in New York Celebrates Birthday No. 114″ by Michaelle Bond.

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Newtown Helps Map Out a New Path to Healing

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 7:00am
The architects designing the new Sandy Hook elementary school have had to contend with the extra burden of the horrific crime that unfolded on Dec. 14, 2012, and they turned to the residents of Newtown, Conn., for feedback.
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The Learning Network: How Concerned Are You About Climate Change?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 5:01am
How much have you learned about climate change in school? What do you believe about it?

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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | A New Cold War?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:42am
Why do this week’s events in Crimea “threaten to usher in a new, more dangerous era” in the relationship between the United States and Russia?

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