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The Learning Network: We’re Off for Columbus Day

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:35am
We’ll be back on Tuesday, Oct. 14, with all our usual content.

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Economic Scene: Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:40pm
The government strategy to subsidize higher education is failing at its core task: giving less privileged Americans a real shot at a college degree.

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California Prep School Shaken by Arrests of Headmaster and Woman, 21, on Drug Charges

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:37pm
Thomas Woodrow Price, headmaster of Branson School in Marin County, Calif., was found with heroine, cocaine and enough methamphetamine for the pair to be accused of possession of that drug for sale.

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International Education: Japan's Divided Education Strategy

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:00pm
The government wants to rewrite textbooks to make wartime history more “patriotic.” But at the same time, it wants to project an open, international image.

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International Education: Turkish Reforms Entangle Education

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:00pm
Secularism in schools has been undergoing a transformation that signals a reticence on the part of the government to separate religion from politics.

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Motherlode Blog: My Toddler, Bartleby

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 8:41am
The “terrible twos” are merely the beginning of a futile attempt to tame the Bartleby in each of us.

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Canadian District Goes to School on Concussions

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 9:36pm
A school district near Toronto has begun a program to teach students about the risks of traumatic brain injuries in sports.

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In Washington State, Political Stand Puts Schools in a Bind

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 9:34pm
The state refuses to base teacher evaluations on student scores, which triggers an outdated standard: that every student be proficient in reading and math.

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As Apprentices in Classroom, Teachers Learn What Works

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:17pm
A charter school training program reflects the belief that teachers, like doctors, need to practice repeatedly with experienced supervisors before they can take the reins in classes of their own.

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Plagiarism Costs Degree for Senator John Walsh

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:43pm
The Army War College rescinded a master’s degree awarded to John E. Walsh of Montana after determining that he had copied large portions of a paper.

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Principal of Failing Brooklyn School Quits, Saying City Lacks an Education Plan

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:04pm
Bernard Gassaway, the principal of Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, offered Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Education Department one of its sternest public rebukes yet.

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Motherlode Blog: Celebrate It. Rant About It. Either Way, Dinner Must Be Served.

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:25pm
Someone has to figure out some way for the family to eat. Here’s what our dinners will look like next week.

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Motherlode Blog: Unwrapping the Comfort of Sameness With Spanish Immersion Elementary School

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 5:37pm
As a missionary’s kid, I grew up in speaking a language not my own and playing with children not like me. To find the same experience for my daughter, I had to make her the outsider.

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Sexual Assault Case Against Treon Harris Is Dropped

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:36pm
The female student who accused Harris, the University of Florida’s starting quarterback, of sexual battery withdrew her criminal complaint Friday.
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Wealth Matters: Giving Back to Your School in a Meaningful Way

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:58pm
Donations to educational institutions are increasing. What to consider when your contribution is significant.
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Motherlode Blog: Ta-dah! We Built You a Hut

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:50am
Every year, while others are mapping out their jack-o’-lantern carvings or dusting off boxes of Christmas decorations in the attic, we are building a hut for Sukkot.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:15am
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: How Do I Know What’s Bullying and What’s Normal Conflict?

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:07am
When my daughter first started school, she raced off to school happily each morning. Until, suddenly, she didn’t.

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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Recommendations From Ninth Graders at Garden City High School

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:00am
Students in Samara Skolnik’s class encouraged others to read an obituary of a Russian space scientist, reporting on college football players and head trauma and an article on Mexican Coca-Cola.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Hispanic Heritage

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 7:57am
Test your knowledge of Hispanic heritage by playing our crossword.

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