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Motherlode Blog: It’s 3 O’Clock. You’re at Work. Where Are Your Kids?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:24pm
Many parents have grown so accustomed to the need to cobble together an after-school plan that we overlook the challenge those hours present to families who are already over-stretched.






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Motherlode Blog: Want to Ace That Test? Get the Right Kind of Sleep.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:25pm
Sleep is learning, of a very specific kind. “Sleep Study Skills” can help our teenagers game the system—and get enough sleep.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:36am
What lessons can we learn from past outbreaks in controlling epidemics today?






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Motherlode Blog: The Mid-Semester Organization Regroup

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:15am
An inspection of a fifth grader’s backpack shows that student organization is a work in progress.






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International Education: Online Magazine Brings New Life to Arab Studies

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:06am
Jadaliyya, a publication run mostly by dedicated volunteers, allows for a broad range of opinions on the Middle East.






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The Learning Network: Who Outside Your Family Has Made a Difference in Your Life?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:09am
An essay in the Business section told how a teenager’s life was changed by his relationship with his manager at Pizza Hut. Read his story, then tell us who you would describe if you were writing a similar essay.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | What Happens When Second Graders Are Treated to a Seven-Course, $220 Tasting Meal

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:48am
Who were the students who were invited to eat at the acclaimed French restaurant Daniel?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Art of Slowing Down in a Museum

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:23am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | impermeable

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 12 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Some Harvard Professors Oppose Policy on Assaults

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:21pm
Dozens of faculty members asked the school to withdraw its new sexual misconduct policy, saying it violated basic principles of fairness and would do more harm than good.






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Motherlode Blog: Parent to Parent: When Play Dates Go Wrong

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 5:34pm
When I dropped my child’s friend off after a visit, my fellow mother came out onto the driveway. “How’d it go?” The answer was “not well,” but I didn’t know how, or whether, to say it.






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Motherlode Blog: Hindsight, Hospitals and Why We Got the Flu Vaccine This Year

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:55pm
I spent three days with my 3-year-old in the hospital last winter, regretting all the justifications I’d given myself for turning down the flu vaccine at the pediatrician’s office.






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At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:03pm
Police and court records and interviews with witnesses show that the Tallahassee police on numerous occasions have soft-pedaled allegations of wrongdoing by Seminoles football players.






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The Learning Network: Fair Elections in Jeopardy? Connecting the Dots Among Voting Rates, Rights and Restrictions

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:14pm
In this lesson, we help students make connections among voter participation rates, the history of voting rights and new state voter ID laws. We also provide several ideas to help students investigate topics further, for example, by debating new voting requirements and creating get-out-the-vote public service announcements.






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The Learning Network: Do You Know How to Code? Would You Like to Learn?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:27am
Boot camps to teach coding are popping up all over, and most graduates are finding well-paying jobs, according to an article in The Times.






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Motherlode Blog: Saying it Loudly: I Had a Miscarriage

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:49am
Why do we rarely talk about pregnancy loss, though the statistics are staggering? Sharing our stories may be the best way to help other families with their grief.






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The Learning Network: Happy Birthday to Us: A Look Back at Our Most Popular Posts

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:41am
To celebrate our fifth birthday, we take a look back at our most popular posts and most-commented-on Student Opinion questions this year.
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When Women Become Men at Wellesley

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:24am
Can women’s colleges survive the transgender movement?
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | How the Country Roots for College Football

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:45am
What does this map show about college football fans where you live?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Scary New Pumpkin

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:04am
Here are the first seven paragraphs from the Oct. 12 article “It’s Alive! And It Grows Into a Jack-o’-Lantern.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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