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Motherlode Blog: 5 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew: Your Children Can Do More Than You Think

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:06am
Teachers have a different perspective on our children — one that can help us to see them differently. They’re capable individuals, they don’t need constant feedback, and they’re learning from what we do (not what we say).
    





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Motherlode Blog: 5 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew: Your Children Can Do More Than You Think

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:06am
Teachers have a different perspective on our children — one that can help us to see them differently. They’re capable individuals, they don’t need constant feedback, and they’re learning from what we do (not what we say).
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Three Six Five Zero’

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:04am
This Poetry Pairing features the poem “Three Six Five Zero” by Conor O’Callaghan and the Bits blog post “Disruptions: Digital Era Redefining Etiquette” by Nick Bilton.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Three Six Five Zero’

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:04am
This Poetry Pairing features the poem “Three Six Five Zero” by Conor O’Callaghan and the Bits blog post “Disruptions: Digital Era Redefining Etiquette” by Nick Bilton.
    





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The Learning Network: Should Colleges Ban Fraternities?

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 5:01am
Fraternities have been in the news for problems like racism, sexual violence and hazing-related injuries and deaths. Should they be banned? What would be gained and what would be lost?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Lorde’s Take on Teenage Life

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:42am
How does this critic describe Lorde and “Pure Heroine”?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, March 13, 2014

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:17am
Can you choose the best synonym for “tantamount,” as it is used in the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | sinewy

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 37 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Ex-School Doctor Sentenced for Child Pornography

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 8:22pm
A former pediatrician who worked as the medical director of Phillips Academy in Andover was sentenced on Wednesday to six-and-a-half years in prison on child pornography charges.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Text to Text | ‘Is the Wolf a Real American Hero?’ and ‘Hunting Habits of Wolves Change Ecological Balance in Yellowstone’

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 4:30pm
In this Text to Text, we examine a shifting understanding, based on new data, of a long-held idea in ecology: that the return of the gray wolf brought stability and balance to the previously elk-dominated Yellowstone ecosystem.
    





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A Study Seeks to Determine What Makes Prekindergarten Successful

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 3:28pm
The study will follow 4,000 children to see if curriculum can create lasting improvement in students’ skills and a likelihood to persevere academically.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: Is Teenage ‘Voluntourism’ Wrong?

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:35pm
Many teenagers take them — summer or school-vacation trips to other countries to volunteer in some capacity (and, perhaps, build their résumés). But might these trips do more harm than good?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama’s New Approach Takes a Humorous Turn

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:55am
What is “Between Two Ferns,” and why was President Obama interviewed on it?
    





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Motherlode Blog: Choosing a Preschool: Order Amid Chaos, or Structure Above All?

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:20am
My husband and I sometimes found ourselves on opposite sides of questions around structure and child-rearing, and our emotional legacies accompanied us on every preschool visit. Would our daughter thrive amid chaos, or order — or either?
    
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Motherlode Blog: No Questions About I.V.F. in Israel

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:11am
I had grown so used to the need to justify my choices about fertility treatments in the United States. In Israel, so many things were just assumed. Of course you want children. Of course!
    
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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | stanch

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 49 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Motherlode Blog: A Sister’s Love, Not Tempered by Expectations

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:24pm
A mother and filmmaker captures her daughter’s unreserved love for a brother born with cerebral palsy.
    
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Status Quo at Elite New York Schools: Few Blacks and Hispanics

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:44pm
The stagnant racial demographics at the city’s nine specialized high schools led Mayor Bill de Blasio to call again for increasing their diversity.
    





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Universities Try a Cultural Bridge to Lure Foreign Students

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:05pm
Oregon State University is among a growing number of academic institutions that are teaming up with private companies to lure foreign students with yearlong transitional programs.
    





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After Students’ Hazing-Related Deaths, Fraternity Eliminates Tradition of Pledging

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 9:20pm
Sigma Alpha Epsilon will no longer force aspiring members to endure onerous tasks of the type that have defined fraternity initiations for more than half a century.
    





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