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Motherlode Blog: The Biological Grandparent Trap

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:40am
I’m thrilled that my parents are so excited about Tori and Kelly’s baby, but I’m the sperm donor, and not the person raising this baby. I’m working to manage their expectations.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Key Supreme Court Decisions in 2014

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:58am
Which major ruling from this term do you think is most significant? Why?






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Starting Out Behind: A Closer Look at Simplifying Financial Aid Applications

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:23am
Concerns that ignoring assets would result in families with low income but high wealth getting aid are valid, but it is the lesser of two evils.
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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Economics Basics

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:30am
Test your knowledge of the fundamentals of economics by playing our crossword.






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Motherlode Blog: I Think About Divorce a Lot, But Not Because I Want One

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:38am
I think a lot about divorce. Not because I want one, but because I want to avoid getting one.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | politic

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 32 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Math Under Common Core Has Even Parents Stumbling

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 9:18pm
Parents feeling helpless when confronted with first-grade math work sheets are adding to the political debate about whether the Common Core is another way in which Washington is taking over people’s lives.






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N.C.A.A. Is Reopening Inquiry Into Academic Violations at North Carolina

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 8:46pm
The investigation involves academic violations at the University of North Carolina.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | June 24-June 30, 2014

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:15pm
Iraq, the World Cup, the Supreme Court and Facebook: How well did you follow the news this week?






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Motherlode Blog: Monday Quandary: Nothing Left at the End of the Day

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:52pm
Parent seeking advice from other parents: by six or seven o’clock, I’m fried, but my children are needier than ever. How do you cope with the end of the day when the day’s been especially tough?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Water Levels on the Rise in the Great Lakes

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:30am
Why are water levels of the Great Lakes rising after many years of decreasing?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Women Novelists

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:31am
Test your knowledge of women novelists by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | lagoon

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 100 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Amid de Blasio’s Pre-K Push, a Bid to Boost Learning at a Weak Point in the Pipeline

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:46pm
With prekindergarten classes set to grow under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious plan, the ad hoc in-home day care providers that serve thousands of city children are getting fresh attention.
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International Education: Kyoto Uses Its Many Charms to Attract Foreign Students

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:02pm
International students are flocking to Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital, with 7,017 enrolling in the city's universities last year compared with 5,157 in 2009.






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International Education: Belarus’s University in Exile Looks to the West

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:01pm
To escape the restrictions of an authoritarian government, the European Humanities University moved to Lithuania, where it is now embroiled in a debate over its future.






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International Education: Many Teachers Feel Undervalued, Survey Finds

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:01pm
Yet overall job satisfaction was high, the survey said, with nine out of 10 teachers positive about their work.






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Motherlode Blog: The Battle Over Vaccinating Grandparents

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 8:19am
Before the birth of my first baby, I asked my parents and my in-laws to get the T.D.A.P. vaccine. My mother and in-laws agreed. My father refused.






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Op-Ed Columnist: Stopping Campus Rape

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 2:30pm
There are changes colleges could make in campus life that would address the root causes of sexual assaults.






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Behind Ivy Walls: Americans Think We Have the World’s Best Colleges. We Don’t.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 6:00am
The United States may have many of the best elite colleges, but over all, our higher-education system has many of the same problems found in K-12.






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