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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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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | jurisprudence

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 47 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: My Son, the Live Peanut Allergy Science Experiment

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:03pm
Our son is allergic to peanuts, and medically supervised experimentation—a byproduct of desperation, and fear—is the best we have to offer him.






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Philadelphia Teachers Hit by Latest Cuts

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:23pm
The state-appointed board that oversees the city’s school district canceled the teachers’ union contract and required them to contribute to health care premiums.






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Motherlode Blog: Even the Tooth Fairy Has Regrets

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:42pm
Fall is rushing toward winter, and maybe there just isn’t enough fall fun to be had to make up for it.






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Motherlode Blog: Driving Halfway Across the Country to Have a Baby

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:12am
It’s a lot of work to pack up your 4- and 2-year old sons and drive home to the Midwest to have a baby, but there are benefits. I’ll be surrounded by friends and family, and have room to breathe.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Oct. 7-13, 2014

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:23am
Have you been following the news 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: How Should Schools Respond to Hazing Incidents?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:01am
How should schools and communities respond to incidents of hazing that cause harm?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Demonstrators Return to St. Louis

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:32am
Why did large groups of people demonstrate in the St. Louis region on Monday?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | disconsolate

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 15 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Web-Era Trade Schools, Feeding a Need for Code

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:40pm
Dozens of the schools have sprung up around the country to teach computer programming, offering students a fast-paced curriculum and the promise of jobs.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Union Leader Will Not Run for Mayor

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:16pm
Karen Lewis, the Chicago union leader who had been considering a bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel, will not run as she continues treatment after surgery for an undisclosed medical condition, her exploratory committee said Monday.






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Motherlode Blog: Wanted: Books for Middle Schoolers Who Aren’t Yet ‘Teens’

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:48pm
“People suddenly assume my seventh grader has become a self-obsessed jerk, lost in her iPhone and touching up her lip gloss. Nothing could be further from the truth. She wants great books, but not necessarily teen books,” and it’s hard to fit the bill.






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Motherlode Blog: The ‘Save the Princess’ Message Hurts Boys, Too

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:08am
Do all princes just sort of wander around, hoping for a dragon to slay and a damsel in distress to kiss? What if they are not the rescuing type? What if they are scared of the dragon?






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The Learning Network: We’re Off for Columbus Day

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:35am
We’ll be back on Tuesday, Oct. 14, with all our usual content.






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Economic Scene: Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:40pm
The government strategy to subsidize higher education is failing at its core task: giving less privileged Americans a real shot at a college degree.






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California Prep School Shaken by Arrests of Headmaster and Woman, 21, on Drug Charges

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:37pm
Thomas Woodrow Price, headmaster of Branson School in Marin County, Calif., was found with heroine, cocaine and enough methamphetamine for the pair to be accused of possession of that drug for sale.






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International Education: Japan's Divided Education Strategy

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:00pm
The government wants to rewrite textbooks to make wartime history more “patriotic.” But at the same time, it wants to project an open, international image.






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International Education: Turkish Reforms Entangle Education

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:00pm
Secularism in schools has been undergoing a transformation that signals a reticence on the part of the government to separate religion from politics.






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Motherlode Blog: My Toddler, Bartleby

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 8:41am
The “terrible twos” are merely the beginning of a futile attempt to tame the Bartleby in each of us.






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