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Leaving Home, but Not the Folks

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:18pm
What’s that buzzing sound near your boarding school? It may be a hovering parent.
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Motherlode Blog: 20 Years After ‘It’s Perfectly Normal,’ What’s Changed?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:58pm
If you’re looking to start a conversation about sexuality with your child, “It’s Perfectly Normal,” with its science-based, rigorously researched approach, makes for solid footing on which to begin.






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The Learning Network: The ISIS Threat: Teaching About the Complex War Raging in Iraq and Syria

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:32pm
In this lesson, students will analyze videos, maps, graphs and images related to ISIS and then discuss how the U.S. and the world should respond to ISIS’ rise in Iraq and Syria.






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Motherlode Blog: To Aid Children’s Cancer Care, Mothers Go Bald

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:55am
To raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research, mothers shave their heads in solidarity with their cancer-affected children.






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Motherlode Blog: When the Honeymoon Is Over: Settling Into Real Life After a Move

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:50am
After a few months of treating life in our new town like one big vacation, the reality of everyday life is catching up with us, and everyone — especially the kids — is a little testy.






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The Learning Network: When Does Discipline Become Child Abuse?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:15am
What is “reasonable discipline”? Is what N.F.L. player Adrian Peterson did to his son discipline, or abuse? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Big Leagues

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:47am
What are some of the things new N.B.A. players learn in the Rookie Transition Program?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | YouTube Stars, and Star Makers

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:15am
Below are six paragraphs from the Sept. 15 article “Hollywood’s Old-Time Star Makers Are Swooping In on YouTube’s Party.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | controvert

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past two years.






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National Briefing : Trade Schools Sued for Lending Practices

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:12pm
A federal agency sued Corinthian Colleges, a major for-profit trade school chain, on Tuesday, charging that it lured students with lies about job placement and used illegal tactics to collect on student loans.






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DealBook: Pressure for High Marks at Harvard Extends to Its Investment Chief

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:17am
Though university officials defended her record, Jane Mendillo drew scrutiny from alumni and others over relatively high pay and lackluster investment results.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Sept. 9-15, 2014

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:45am
Have you followed the news this week? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more — and look for another edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:00am
When you get home after school, how much homework will you do? Will it keep you up late? Will it cause stress in your family? Or do you have homework under control?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Porpoise Is Ensnared by Criminals and Nets

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:30am
When will the vaquita, the world’s smallest marine mammal, go extinct in the wild unless drastic steps are taken to save it, according to scientists?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | $50 Nail Polish

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:45am
Below are six paragraphs from the Sept. 10 article “What Makes a Nail Polish Worth $50?” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Inequality on Campus: ‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:30am
QuestBridge has quietly become a force in college admissions. On some elite campuses, 1 in 10 students come from the program.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | lope

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past year.






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New Rochelle Struggles Amid Rice’s Unraveling

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:42pm
Now that Ray Rice, a hometown football hero, has been dismissed from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely from the National Football League, the New Rochelle High School community is struggling to determine how to react.






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Capitoline Museums in Rome to Join With University of Missouri to Catalog Artifacts

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:30pm
The university will research and analyze 249 pieces of black-glazed pottery, performing tests that the Roman institution can not afford on its own.






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Grading Universities: For Inspiration in Creating College Ratings, Look to Health Care

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:59am
A cautionary tale as the Obama administration prepares a system that it hopes will improve college quality and hold down tuition costs.






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