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Motherlode Blog: ‘All My Friends Are White’

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:23am
My son is black, but I’m not. Neither is his mother. We live in Singapore, where we don’t have that many friends of any color. I wish I had friends to give my son, but I don’t.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week Five | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:01am
Our Summer Reading Contest is in its fifth week. To participate, just write in by 7 a.m. Eastern on July 18 and answer the question, “What interested you most in The Times this week?”






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Fleeing Gangs, Children Head to U.S. Border

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:30am
What do you think the president and Congress should do about the surge in unaccompanied child migrants trying to enter the United States?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Classic Couples

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:34am
Test your knowledge of well-known couples by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | retrograde

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 76 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Texas Tribune: Commitment in Texas to Fiscal Restraint Adds Burden for Education

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 9:14pm
Performance in schools has improved despite the state’s low per-student spending, but Texas teachers earn less money than their peers elsewhere and face other financial strains.






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Motherlode Blog: 5 Ways to Teach Kids About Money at the Grocery Store

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:43pm
We all want things. It’s not a character flaw. But financial savvy starts with understanding the difference between “want” and “need.”






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Motherlode Blog: We Tell Kids to ‘Go to Sleep!’ We Need to Teach Them Why.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:14pm
Sleep does so much more for our bodies than preventing us from being tired tomorrow, but most parents don’t tell our children that. Educating kids about the importance of sleep leads them to sleep more.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | This Is Our Youth

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:30am
Why do you think there has been such a pronounced drop over the past 10 years in the physical fitness of young people?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The 50 States

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of the 50 states by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | disgorge

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Ex-Inmate Threatens Columbia’s Paper, Police Say

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:26pm
Daniel Mingues, who was involved in the fatal stabbing of a professor in 1972, recently showed up at the office of The Columbia Daily Spectator, which had published articles about the case.






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National Briefing | Washington: Survey Finds Low Rate of Sexual Assault Inquiries at Colleges

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:20pm
A survey of American colleges and universities found that many had gone years without investigating a sexual assault.






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Deal Allows University of Texas President to Keep Job for Now

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 7:49pm
Under the agreement, William Powers Jr., who was threatened with firing in a long-simmering clash over turf, personality and ideology, will keep his job until he formally resigns next June.






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Motherlode Blog: Parent on a Smartphone, With Almost No Guilt

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:14pm
Smartphones can make us more present as parents—or not.






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Motherlode Blog: Stir-Fries, Mastered. Next Up, the Easy Vegetarian Gratin

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:07pm
Looking for an easy way to incorporate vegetables into a simple summer meal? This week, the meat-loving Ruder family tries a gratin.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Animal Whisperer

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:31am
When have you wondered if a zoo animal or pet was depressed or unhappy?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Bodies of Water

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of bodies of water by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | fallow

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 82 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Departure of Official Is Sought by Teachers

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:53pm
Long ties between the Democratic Party and teachers’ unions are fraying, as seen by the National Education Association’s resolution calling for the resignation of the secretary of education, Arne Duncan.






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