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Motherlode Blog: Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:22am
People around me had accepted me and my identity as part of their lives. Me, pregnant, seemed to me likely to throw a wrench into my casual relationships.






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Fault Lines Appear at Northwestern Over Union Vote

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:35pm
Students, professors and athletes are split on whether a union should be formed by the football team.
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Competing Views of Teacher Tenure Are on Display in California Case

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:26pm
In a case that has drawn national attention, lawyers have been arguing over whether California’s laws on teacher tenure, firing and layoffs violate students’ constitutional right to an education.






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Motherlode Blog: Recipes for Kids: Bananas, Cold and Custardy

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:42am
Whip up plain frozen bananas and end up with a creamy, dreamy dessert.






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Motherlode Blog: The Decision: One Child, One School

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:39am
Parents are notoriously anxious yet clueless with their first child. With the preschool decision, I felt additional pressure because after a recent ectopic pregnancy, it looks as if Zee will be our only child.






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Auburn University Suspends Classes After Threat

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:31am
University officials said that they did not believe the threat, written in a campus restroom, was credible, but that they wanted to ease anxiety among students and parents.
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Revised SAT Won’t Include Obscure Vocabulary Words

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:01am
The College Board plans to release many details of its revised test on Wednesday, including sample questions and explanations of the research and goals behind them.






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A Star Quarterback Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation<i class="icon dot-logo-icon hidden"></i>

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:21pm
An accusation against Jameis Winston, a marquee player for Florida State, did not prompt an in-depth inquiry by either the university or the police. By the time prosecutors got the case, it was nearly a year old.

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A Star Quarterback Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation<i class="icon dot-logo-icon hidden"></i>

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:21pm
An accusation against Jameis Winston, a marquee player for Florida State, did not prompt an in-depth inquiry by either the university or the police. By the time prosecutors got the case it was nearly a year old.
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Motherlode Blog: I Have No Idea How Many Calories Are in My Grandmother’s Gefilte Fish

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:21pm
For my daughters, food isn’t a troublesome source of calories demanding its weight in exercise. It’s holidays, it’s funny stories, it’s seasons. It’s my grandmother’s gefilte fish, and all of us cooking it together.






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Questions About Financial Aid?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:18am
Richard Pérez-Peña and Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Edvisors, answered reader questions on paying for college.






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Idea of New Attention Disorder Spurs Research, and Debate

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:59pm
Powerful figures in mental health are claiming to have identified a new disorder, sluggish cognitive tempo, that could widely expand the ranks of young people treated for attention problems.






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Motherlode Blog: When Not to Speak Your Second Language to Your Children

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:00pm
As I fed, changed and rocked our daughter, I practiced my Tagalog phrases—until I sat in on a conference session on early language development, and found out that that’s exactly what I shouldn’t do.






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International Education: Out in Front, and Optimistic, About Online Education

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:01pm
Richard C. Levin, the former president of Yale who now heads Coursera, the online education company, says it will be financially viable within five years.






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International Education: Dubai Seeks to Become Islamic Economic Hub

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:01pm
Dubai is introducing new university courses in Islamic banking to fill a shortage of qualified employees in the Islamic financial industry.






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International Education: English Universities Losing International Students

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:01pm
A report says that the number of students enrolling in full-time programs, which include many master’s programs, declined for the first time in nearly three decades.






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Schools Chancellor Details Initiatives for Schools

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:53pm
At a speech on Saturday, Carmen Fariña said she would aim to reduce class sizes and curb the use of suspensions at the city’s public schools.






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In California, Saving a Language That Predates Spanish and English

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 1:55pm
The Yurok Tribe’s extensive campaign to revive the language serves as a model to the many other tribes that are undertaking similar efforts, experts say.
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Who Am I?

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 12:48pm
Creative self-portraits by student photographers.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Ohio: Charge Against Teacher Is Resolved

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:30pm
A teacher accused of trying to thwart an investigation into the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville will have the charge dismissed in exchange for community service, the state attorney general said Friday.






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