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Motherlode Blog: A Young Mother, Feeling Unwelcome on Campus

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 7:06pm
Just as breast-feeding is the best nutrition for my son, being a college-educated mom is one of the best things I can do for my son’s future. These facts go together in my mind, and in social science, yet they fail to come together on my campus.






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The Learning Network: Play on Words: The Winners of Our 2014 Vocabulary Video Contest

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:59pm
Ten winners and 10 runners-up chosen from more than 600 submissions to our second annual vocabulary contest.






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Motherlode Blog: Kids and Coding Light Up the White House Christmas Trees

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:42pm
The trees surrounding the National Christmas Tree at the White House will be illuminated with animated patterns using code generated on Google’s Made with Code website.






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The Learning Network: Will Wearable Technology Ever Really Catch On?

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 5:00am
Would you want a pair of Google’s computer glasses? Would you want an Apple Watch? Is wearable technology something you’re ready to embrace? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Math That Pursues, Spins and Swarms

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:30am
Which robot mode sounds the most interesting to you? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A New Sports Dance Craze

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:14am
Here are the first eight paragraphs from a Dec. 1 article, “Nae Nae, Dance That Swept the World, Has a Sequel.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | longevity

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 323 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Gift From Giants Chairman to Help School Football Programs Respond to Head Injuries

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:53pm
A $1.2 million donation from Steve Tisch, an owner of the N.F.L. team, will pay to have trainers or emergency medical technicians at all contact practices for New York City’s public high schools.






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Magazine’s Account of Gang Rape on Virginia Campus Comes Under Scrutiny

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:03pm
An article in Rolling Stone magazine has come under scrutiny for its reporting methods, even as the University of Virginia and the local police investigate the events the article described.






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2 Witnesses at Winston Hearing Are Said Not to Testify

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 9:05pm
The hearing involving Jameis Winston and the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting in 2012 her would likely not have any effect until after the Seminoles’ season.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Blowing Off Class? We Know

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 8:06pm
Colleges venture into data mining to help students graduate.
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Motherlode Blog: Giving Tuesday: Where Would Your Children Give?

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 3:43pm
We’re not much for planned dinner conversations, but tonight, each of our kids will present a charity they’d like to support for Giving Tuesday, and try to persuade the rest of the family to get on board.






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Motherlode Blog: Looking for Charities That Inspire Kids and Families

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 2:48pm
Tell us which charities inspire your children, and your family, to give time and money to a cause.






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Motherlode Blog: This Holiday, Together; the Next, Apart

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:52am
For someone who ascribes so much value to being present, living in constant countdown mode while waiting for my husband’s returns feels ironic at best, overwhelming at worst.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2014

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 7:11am
Have you been following the news? 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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Breaking Silence: Reporting Sexual Assault Is Difficult, but a New Technology May Help

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 7:00am
A nonprofit seeks to encourage victims to come forward online and identify serial perpetrators who might otherwise go undetected.
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2 Educators Face Charges of Sexual Assault in Indonesia

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 6:20am
Two staff members at a prestigious international school appeared in court on Tuesday in a case that their defense team has said is completely fabricated.
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The Learning Network: Does Separating Boys and Girls Help Students Perform Better in School?

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 5:00am
Based on your experience, do boys distract girls, and vice versa, in ways that may have a negative impact on how well they do in school?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Online Sales for Girl Scout Cookies Are Approved

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:30am
Do you think selling cookies online will teach the entrepreneurial skills the cookie sales program is designed to instill? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Climbing Like a Gecko

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:22am
Here are the first six paragraphs from a Nov. 24 article, “Climbing a Glass Building? Try a Gecko’s Sticky Pads.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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