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The Learning Network: Fair Elections in Jeopardy? Connecting the Dots Among Voting Rates, Rights and Restrictions

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:14pm
In this lesson, we help students make connections among voter participation rates, the history of voting rights and new state voter ID laws. We also provide several ideas to help students investigate topics further, for example, by debating new voting requirements and creating get-out-the-vote public service announcements.






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The Learning Network: Do You Know How to Code? Would You Like to Learn?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:27am
Boot camps to teach coding are popping up all over, and most graduates are finding well-paying jobs, according to an article in The Times.






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Motherlode Blog: Saying it Loudly: I Had a Miscarriage

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:49am
Why do we rarely talk about pregnancy loss, though the statistics are staggering? Sharing our stories may be the best way to help other families with their grief.






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The Learning Network: Happy Birthday to Us: A Look Back at Our Most Popular Posts

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:41am
To celebrate our fifth birthday, we take a look back at our most popular posts and most-commented-on Student Opinion questions this year.
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When Women Become Men at Wellesley

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:24am
Can women’s colleges survive the transgender movement?
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | How the Country Roots for College Football

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:45am
What does this map show about college football fans where you live?






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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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