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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: The African Library Project

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:27am
Two families describe the fun they’ve had working with the African Library Project, which works with donors to start school libraries in Africa.






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Inside a Chinese Test-Prep Factory

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 9:59am
Thousands of students travel to Maotanchang to spend 16 hours a day, seven days a week, studying for the biggest test of their lives.
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Cuomo Veto Highlights Difficulties of Firing a Teacher

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:03am
Fewer than 1 percent of the state’s teachers were rated ineffective last year; those so rated can appeal and even go on to win their case before an arbiter.






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The Neediest Cases: From Struggling High Schooler to College Freshman

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:34pm
Terrell Dixon, 18, had a poor freshman year of high school in the Bronx, but after discovering motivational videos on YouTube, he is now in his first year of college.






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Personal Health: Why Cafeteria Food Is the Best

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:39pm
Many parents undoubtedly think they are doing the best for their children by having them bring lunch from home instead of eating the lunches served in school. But recent studies clearly prove them wrong.






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What Made College Football More Like the Pros? $7.3 Billion, for a Start

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:26pm
College football has become so awash in money that some observers believe it increasingly resembles professional football more than higher education.
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School Cash Insufficient in Kansas, Court Finds

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 8:26pm
The judges did not say that lawmakers had to increase K-12 funding to a particular amount, but suggested that the spending per pupil should be increased.
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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: BlinkNow

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 5:33pm
A student is inspired by Blink Now, and her social studies teacher, to work for change for women in Nepal.






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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: Water for South Sudan

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 2:21pm
When middle schooler Grady Beauregard heard a boy around his age describe his life in Sudan, it inspired Grady to reach out to others and find out what he could do to help.






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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 12:41pm
Their family needed Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation’s help, but found that their work to find a donor for their son helped others as well, and inspires them still.






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Motherlode Blog: With Deployment Looming, How Do You Measure a Year?

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:29am
I remember us, the day our daughter was born after my husband’s return from Iraq, telling our families that he wouldn’t deploy again “until 2015.”






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Cuomo Vetoes Bill That Would Protect Teachers From Low Ratings

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 12:54am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, whose own administration drafted the legislation, has indicated in recent days that he wants to make the evaluation system in New York State tougher.






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Motherlode Blog: The Appeal of the Parent-Child Rom-Com

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 5:17pm
In movies where adults fall for children, parents, nonparents and children alike see an idealized version of what they want in their own family relationships.






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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: Mobile Loaves and Fishes

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 2:34pm
Mobile Loaves and Fishes inspires Claudia Barlow and her daughter, Bailey, to work with a community of homeless and formerly homeless people in Austin, Tex.






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Your Money Adviser: It’s Almost Time to Fill Out College Financial Aid Form for Fall 2015

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 12:34pm
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is used by most states and colleges, will be available online on Jan. 1.
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International Education: Tasked to Protect All on Campus, but Accused of Racial Bias

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 1:06pm
Tensions at colleges come at a time of heightened attention to how the police treat members of minority groups.






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International Education: For Children in Turkish Refugee Camps, School's Out

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 1:01pm
Among the 1.5 million Syrian refugees in tent cities cobbled together near the border are thousands of youths who have lost access to a formal education.






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Motherlode Blog: A Foster Teen’s Holiday and Uncertain Future

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 9:39am
We have mentored a foster child through many “homes” and placements, and she has spent many holidays with us. This year, she’s bonding (we hope) with a new family.






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Prototype: Out of Tragedy, a Protective Glass for Schools

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 11:35am
The killer at Sandy Hook Elementary School shot through a window, a detail that stuck with the co-founder of School Guard Glass, maker of a strong glass intended to thwart intruders.






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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: Sal’s Shoes

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:55am
Sal’s Shoes collects used shoes from families to send directly to children who need them.






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