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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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Beliefs: At Phillips Exeter, a World of Religious Diversity

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:39pm
For generations, the prep school in northern New England was a hothouse of upper-class Anglo-Saxon Protestant culture, but now it fosters a welter of faiths.

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Motherlode Blog: The Sixth Stage of Grief: Buying a Puppy

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:45pm
My adorable son has grown tall, lean and hairy. This explains, in part, the decision to add something unambiguously cute to our life. But Phoebe distracts us from more than just that.

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Motherlode Blog: Pay the Babysitter Over $1,900 This Year? You Owe It to Her to Put Her On the Books

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:37pm
Think paying taxes on the babysitter is a “one-percenter” problem? Think again, because if we parents don’t pay taxes on our babysitters, it isn’t just our problem.

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Kentucky Students Catch Breath to Cheer a Derby Hopeful

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:43pm
Students at the University of Kentucky bred a colt that has a chance to qualify Saturday for the Kentucky Derby.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:59pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

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Motherlode Blog: Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:26am
Researchers find that students’ reading comprehension was lower when they read books on electronic devices.

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Motherlode Blog: One Baby, Five Nationalities

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:59am
My infant son is eligible for five citizenships, and the choice of which passports to apply for turned out to be about much more than visas, paperwork and taxes.

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The Learning Network: 10 Ways to Teach and Learn About Spring (While The Learning Network Is on Vacation)

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:47am
We’re on vacation until Monday, April 21, but we’ve left you with 10 ideas for teaching the joys (and woes) of spring.

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The Learning Network: When You Are Old Enough to Vote, Will You?

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:23am
Do you think voting is important? Is it a civic duty?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Colbert to Succeed Letterman on ‘Late Show’

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:30am
What is your reaction to CBS’s choice to replace David Letterman on “Late Show”?

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, April 11, 2014

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:11am
Can you identify the number of commas that belong in the sentence from the article?

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