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Motherlode Blog: The Sixth Stage of Grief: Buying a Puppy

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:45pm
My adorable son has grown tall, lean and hairy. This explains, in part, the decision to add something unambiguously cute to our life. But Phoebe distracts us from more than just that.






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Motherlode Blog: Pay the Babysitter Over $1,900 This Year? You Owe It to Her to Put Her On the Books

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:37pm
Think paying taxes on the babysitter is a “one-percenter” problem? Think again, because if we parents don’t pay taxes on our babysitters, it isn’t just our problem.






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Kentucky Students Catch Breath to Cheer a Derby Hopeful

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:43pm
Students at the University of Kentucky bred a colt that has a chance to qualify Saturday for the Kentucky Derby.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:59pm
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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Motherlode Blog: Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:26am
Researchers find that students’ reading comprehension was lower when they read books on electronic devices.






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Motherlode Blog: One Baby, Five Nationalities

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:59am
My infant son is eligible for five citizenships, and the choice of which passports to apply for turned out to be about much more than visas, paperwork and taxes.






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The Learning Network: 10 Ways to Teach and Learn About Spring (While The Learning Network Is on Vacation)

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:47am
We’re on vacation until Monday, April 21, but we’ve left you with 10 ideas for teaching the joys (and woes) of spring.






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The Learning Network: When You Are Old Enough to Vote, Will You?

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:23am
Do you think voting is important? Is it a civic duty?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Colbert to Succeed Letterman on ‘Late Show’

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:30am
What is your reaction to CBS’s choice to replace David Letterman on “Late Show”?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, April 11, 2014

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:11am
Can you identify the number of commas that belong in the sentence from the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | remunerative

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in eight New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: Recipes for Kids: Congee

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:04pm
Congee is a thick Chinese soup made with rice, which sort of explodes as it cooks.
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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘Of Mice and Men’ and ‘Friendship in an Age of Economics’

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:41pm
As a new production of “Of Mice and Men” begins on Broadway, this Text to Text celebrates the friendship at the heart of the novel and poses questions about the role of friendship today.






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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘A Poem of Changgan’

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:06am
“A Poem of Changgan” by Li Po and the Sunday Review article “Romance at Arm’s Length” by Daniel Jones appear in this Poetry Pairing.






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Motherlode Blog: Why Students Are Tested, and Why Some Parents Opt Out

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:15am
Schools haven’t been penalizing families who opt out, whether as an objection to standardized testing or to avoid the anxiety high-stakes testing elicits in some children.
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Free to Be Mean: Does This Student Satire Cross the Line?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:01am
The Koala, a satirical tabloid at San Diego State, may be the most offensive student publication out there. So why is it still on campus?
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The Learning Network: Do You Like to Exercise?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:00am
How do feel while you are exercising? What about afterward?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Student Stabs 20 People at High School Near Pittsburgh

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:30am
What do you think officials should do to prevent violence in schools?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, April 10, 2014

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:12am
Can you choose the best antonym for “contrite,” as it is used in the article?






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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | dross

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in nine New York Times articles in the past year.






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