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Motherlode Blog: When the Problem is Priorities, Don’t Blame Cooking

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:27pm
Family dinner isn’t, and shouldn’t be, something to get through. It’s not a way station on the way to some goal. It is the goal, no matter what’s on the table — and it ought to be within everyone’s reach.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Liberty and the World Trade Center, 1983

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:42am
“On that day — the Sept. 11 that requires no year — the sun set on crushed buildings in a reimagined world. It set on a recontoured skyline and a haunted city. The equations of life no longer worked. That’s the way it seemed.”






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The Learning Network: Are Parents Violating Their Children’s Privacy When They Share Photos and Videos of Them Online?

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:55am
Should parents be concerned about leaving an unwanted “digital footprint” for their child?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Foundation Sends Kin of 9/11 Victims to College

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:31am
What is the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Bicycling to 9,500 Feet Above Sea Level

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:43am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | pre-empt

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 315 New York Times articles in the past year.






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California Bill Sets Sights on Curbing Campus Sexual Assaults

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 9:18pm
The state is poised to become the first to require all colleges receiving state funds to bolster their efforts and require that students give active consent before all sexual activity.






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Mayor Agrees to Accommodate 4 Larger or New Charter Schools

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:27pm
Under a new state law, New York City must offer free space in public buildings or or help with the cost of renting private space.






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Motherlode Blog: Those ‘Mysterious Deadly Virus’ Headlines? Don’t Panic. Do Watch That Cold, and Wash Your Hands.

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:40am
Strains of enterovirus circulate every year. This year, the number of children affected is high, but the symptoms themselves (fever and coughing) are consistent with the way this virus has behaved in the past.






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Motherlode Blog: Making New Friends: In Praise of Name Tags

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:40am
One of the most exhausting things about being new to a situation is having to learn everyone’s name. That’s why I love name tags.






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The Learning Network: Teaching World War I With The New York Times

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:47am
In this lesson we offer a series of topics and questions paired with Times essays, articles, slide shows and videos to help students dig deeper into the causes, effects and overall legacy of World War I.






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The Learning Network: What New Technologies or Tech Toys Are You Most Excited About?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 5:02am
If you had the money, would you want the new Apple smartwatch or the iPhone 6? If not, what other new technologies or tech toys are you interested in? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A New Dinosaur

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:15am
Below are six paragraphs from the Sept. 4 article “Argentine Dinosaur Was an Estimated 130,000 Pounds, and Still Growing.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | indemnify

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 21 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Foundation Sends Kin of 9/11 Victims to College

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:08pm
Families of Freedom, formed a week after the 2001 attacks, will continue to provide scholarships through 2030.
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Motherlode Blog: A Simple ‘Dump-It’ Meal for a Busy Tuesday

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:05pm
A dinner designed for a parent with more on his or her mind than “I wonder if rice wine vinegar or tarragon vinegar would be better here.”






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Motherlode Blog: A Fast, Simple Dinner for a Monday Night

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:49pm
A detailed plan for getting dinner on the table tonight.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Aug. 26-Sept. 8, 2014

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:00am
Welcome to our first quiz of the academic year, and look for Weekly News Quizzes each Tuesday morning. The questions here cover two weeks of headlines. Take the quiz to see what you know!






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The Learning Network: Do Sports Teams Have a Responsibility to Hold Players to a Standard for Their Personal Conduct?

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:00am
How seriously should teams take allegations and evidence of wrongdoing in players’ personal lives?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | When Worker Bees Get a Promotion

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:30am
How might scientists use similar data-rich surveillance to learn more about other insects’ behavior?






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