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

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:55am
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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The Learning Network: How Much Do Your Parents Help With Your Homework?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 6:00am
Are you happy with the way your parents support you with your homework? Or do you wish they would handle it differently? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | In Deaths of Dogs in Arizona, a Human Story of Loss and Intrigue

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:48am
What happened to more than a dozen dogs left at Green Acre Dog Boarding?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | downcast

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 45 New York Times articles in the last year.






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The Learning Network: 500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:47pm
Here are 500 student opinion questions that invite narrative and personal writing, all together in one place.






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Motherlode Blog: Adoptees Like Me ‘Flip the Script’ on the Pro-Adoption Narrative

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:40pm
I don’t know how to solve the broader problems with adoption, or even my own. But I’m relieved that more adoptees are finding a way to talk about the reality: not all adoptions end in rainbows and bubbly baby smiles.






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Sexual Abuse Case Dropped Against Intern at Preschool

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:27pm
Malthe Thomsen, a teaching student from Copenhagen, was arrested in June after a colleague accused him of inappropriately touching students.
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Decades of Neglect Show Starkly as Indian Schools Cry Out for Repairs

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:58pm
Officials are working to improve congressionally funded schools in 23 states on reservations with decaying facilities where students struggle to meet academic standards and teacher turnover is high.
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Motherlode Blog: To A.P. or Not to A.P., That Is the Question

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:49pm
Advanced Placement courses can be a real boon to students motivated by intellectual curiosity and a love of learning. But for students looking to please their parents or for those in pursuit of transcript padding and other false academic idols, A.P. courses can be an unpleasant and unhealthy slog.






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The Learning Network: What Restaurant Would You Most Like to Review?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:37pm
If you were a restaurant reviewer and could review any restaurant in the world, where would you go first? Why? If you were the critic for your local paper, what restaurant in your community would you choose first?






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Rescuing New York City Window Washers

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:09am
Firefighters on Nov. 12 rescued two window washers who became suspended 69 stories above the street while working at the newly completed 1 World Trade Center. In response, @NYTarchives posted on Twitter about a few such rescues in the past.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | European Space Agency’s Spacecraft Lands on Comet’s Surface

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 5:59am
What is the Philae, and when and where did it land?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Raising a Soccer-Style Ruckus at the Hockey Rink

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 5:30am
Can you choose the best word or phrase to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | confound

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 45 New York Times articles in the last year.






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Financial Pressures Ease on Students, Studies Say

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:01am
It was unclear whether the changes marked the start of a shift toward better news on the economics of higher education or just a temporary pause in more worrisome trends.






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The Learning Network: Text to Text | The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Reporting in 1989 and Remembering 25 Years Later

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:40pm
In this Text to Text, we compare the moment of euphoria when the wall fell in 1989 with today’s Berlin, a transformed city in which many do not remember the oppressive divisions of the past. In follow-up activities, students can evaluate the choices made since 1989 and decide if the Cold War is really over.






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Motherlode Blog: A Soon-to-Be Grandma, Ready to Learn

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:09pm
This spring, my older daughter announced that she was pregnant. And I realized almost immediately that I knew nothing about today’s birthing or parenting issues. I had a lot of catching up to do.






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Motherlode Blog: When All Else Fails, Embryo Adoption Offers Hope

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:09pm
After four years of infertility and many failures, this little baby popsicle of an embryo was our best hope at finally becoming parents.
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Degrees of Education: Financial Aid, Simplified: A Better College Calculator

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:02pm
Wellesley's net-price calculator is simpler than the typical one. As a result, most students who start using it finish the process, in a few minutes.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Review of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:46am
Here are the first six paragraphs of the Nov. 11 video game review, “In This Future War, Soldiers Are Part Superhero.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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