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The Learning Network: A Nation in Transition: Investigating Evolving Research and Policy on Marijuana

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:45pm
In this lesson, we offer some starting points for science, social studies and English teachers aiming to use the debate over marijuana legalization as an opportunity for learning, research and discussion.






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The Learning Network: What Is Your Reaction to the Performance and Protest Piece ‘Carry That Weight’?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:42pm
Have you read or heard about Emma Sulkowicz, the student at Columbia who has been protesting its handling of a sexual assault she says happened to her as a sophomore? What do you think of her senior art thesis piece, “Carry That Weight”? Why?






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Motherlode Blog: Thanks to Video Monitors, Parents are the New Big Brother

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:08pm
Parents who start using video baby monitors to observe infant sleep often continue using them long past a child’s babyhood, and children are sometimes aware that they’re being watched.






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Terrance Paul, Developer of Teaching Software, Dies at 67

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:42pm
Mr. Paul with his wife, Judi, created computerized teaching programs like Accelerated Reader that were widely adopted in American schools over the last 25 years.






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Motherlode Blog: Civil Disorder, Out of the Curriculum and Into the Streets

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:58am
Denver students protesting a proposed anti-protest curriculum-review committee appear to have learned lessons about the value of questioning authority, and irony.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama, After Airstrikes in Syria, Says U.S. Will ‘Take the Fight’ to ISIS

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:46am
Why will the participation of five Arab countries in the operation bolster the president’s argument that this campaign does not pit the United States against the Sunni Muslim world?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Derek Jeter’s Final Games

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:30am
Below are the first six paragraphs of a Sept. 19 article, “Right Up to Retirement, Derek Jeter Is Still Playing the Game.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | depose

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 31 New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | Washington: Washington: Ban Sought on Indian Nicknames

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:28pm
A Washington City Council member introduced a bill Tuesday that would force five schools in the District of Columbia to change their American Indian nicknames.






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In Colorado, a Student Counterprotest to an Anti-Protest Curriculum

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:54pm
Hundreds of high school students left class in response to a Jefferson County school district proposal to oversee a curriculum that would promote patriotism and respect.






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National Briefing | South: Florida: Politician to Lead University

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:36pm
Florida State University’s board voted 11 to 2 on Tuesday to hire State Senator John Thrasher as its next president despite significant campus opposition.






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For High School Football Coaches and Fans, a New Digital Blitz

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:00pm
Several websites and apps are transforming the way that players and coaches practice, scout other teams and analyze their own performance.
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Motherlode Blog: How to See More of Your Best Friends? Move Away

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:48am
When the demands of parenthood, career, and general midlife busy-ness made it tough to see friends as much as we wanted to, we moved away, and saw them more.






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Motherlode Blog: Ordering Abortion Drugs for Her Daughter Earns a Mother Jail Time

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:01am
On Sept. 12th, Jennifer Whalen, a 39-year-old mother of three, went to jail to begin serving a 9-to-18-month sentence. Whalen’s crime was, in effect, ordering pills online that her older daughter took in the first several weeks of an unplanned pregnancy, when she was 16, to induce a miscarriage. The drugs have been available from a doctor with a prescription in the United States since 2000 and are used around the world to induce miscarriage. Read more.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Sept. 16-22, 2014

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:09am
Have you followed the news in the past week? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: Are You a Nerd or a Geek?

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 5:00am
Has our society fully embraced geek culture? Can someone now declare, without shame or embarrassment, “I am a nerd”?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Art Man of Alcatraz

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:30am
Who is depicted in the monumental Lego installation?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Pool Parties and River Rides on Campus

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:55am
Below are the first seven paragraphs of a Sept. 19 article, “Making a Splash on Campus.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | protuberance

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in seven New York Times articles in the past year.






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Fraternities at Wesleyan Are Ordered to Become Coed

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:43pm
After a series of high-profile episodes and calls from its student government for change, the university announced that its residential fraternities must all admit women as members and residents.






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