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Motherlode Blog: Why We Don’t Do the Naughty List

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 6:07pm
I understand why the naughty list helps some parents. But for my anxious daughter, it’s the opposite of Christmas magic. Bless the mall Santa who understood that.

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Stuyvesant High Student Admits He Didn't Make $72 Million on Stock Trades

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:00pm
After widespread publicity that Mohammed Islam had earned $72 million in the stock market, the story of a 17-year-old Stuyvesant High School senior started to unravel on Monday.

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University of Virginia Officials Criticize Media Coverage

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:08pm
A month after Rolling Stone magazine published a now-discredited account of a gang rape at a fraternity house, University of Virginia officials pushed back against damage done to the college’s reputation.

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Degrees of Education: Sizing Up the College Rating System

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:33pm
The Department of Education’s main elements of institutional quality are affordability, access and outcomes. How it defines those elements is crucial.

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

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:11pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s 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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International Education: Why Colleges Haven't Stopped Binge Drinking

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:18am
More than 1,800 students die every year of alcohol-related causes. But attention to the issue over decades has not made much difference in the United States.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Winter Weather

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:28am
Test your knowledge of winter weather by playing our crossword.

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Rating Plan Would Put Colleges Into One of Three Categories

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:09am
A report offers the first glimpse into the Obama administration’s plan to grade colleges, placing them into three categories of performance.

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The Learning Network: Was Sony Right to Cancel ‘The Interview’ After Receiving a Threat Against Theaters?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:00am
Many in Hollywood expressed dismay that hackers could force a studio to cancel a movie. Does Sony’s decision threaten First Amendment freedoms?

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

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:32am
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: 6 Q’s About the News | Riches to Rags for New York Teenager Who Now Says His Story Is Hoax

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:30am
What lessons should be learned from this incident?

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Degrees and Difficulty: Raising Ambitions: The Challenge in Teaching at Community Colleges

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:24am
Two-year colleges enroll nearly half of all undergraduates in the United States. How to better educate them is critical to increasing economic mobility.
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | metaphysical

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 108 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Cuomo Signals Changes for Education Next Year

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:58pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s goals include making it easier to fire low-performing teachers and increasing the number of charter schools.
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Motherlode Blog: In an Orphanage, but Not Orphaned, in Sierra Leone

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:42pm
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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Op-Ed Contributor: Your Waitress, Your Professor

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:40pm
Why do we draw a line between blue-collar and white-collar work?
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Motherlode Blog: Holiday Concerts and the Anatomy of Melancholy

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:04pm
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’

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:40pm
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

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:55pm
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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Motherlode Blog: When a Classmate Takes On Santa

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:43am
When a student decides to declare Santa a fraud, there’s little a teacher or parent can do.
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