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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | obsessive

This word has appeared in 376 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: A Dietitian Who Won’t Oversell Nutrition to Her Kids

I learned long ago that nutrition information alone doesn’t motivate people to eat healthy, and I know telling my children that “broccoli will make them big and strong” could backfire.






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Senator John Walsh Confronts Questions of Plagiarism

An examination of the final paper required for Senator John Walsh’s master’s degree from the United States Army War College indicates he appropriated at least one-quarter of his thesis on American Middle East policy from other authors’ works.






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Motherlode Blog: 5 Ways To Help Your Kid Not Stink At Math

The “new math” curriculum is great — and nearly guaranteed to drive children and their parents understandably insane, because teachers don’t know how to teach it yet. Here’s what to do to help your child while they learn.






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At Manhattan Preschool, Accounts of Sex Abuse Case Differ

At least three families have hired lawyers to investigate after a popular intern was accused by a teacher of inappropriately touching children and arrested.

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | National Youth Orchestra Prepares for Concerts

Why do you think virtually everyone involved in this project seems to have a strong sense of the orchestra as a family or community?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The Study Of …

Test your knowledge of areas of study by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | pathos

This word has appeared in 185 New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | Washington: Howard Chooses Surgeon as President

The board of trustees voted to appoint Wayne A. I. Frederick, 43, the interim president, to lead the historically black university.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 4 | A Millennial on Patriotism

Congratulations to this week’s winner, someone who goes by the handle MSDHAP2014, and to this week’s guest judge, the author Ally Condie.






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Motherlode Blog: Putting the ‘Known’ in Known Sperm Donor

The adult daughter of two mothers and a known sperm donor is candid: Much of it was great, but it is complicated.






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Education Tracking: Principals in U.S. Are More Likely to Consider Their Students Poor

Perceptions of disadvantage may play role as American students from low-income families struggle more than counterparts in many other nations.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Stalking the Shadow Universe

How do scientists know dark matter exists?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The Declaration of Independence

Test your knowledge of the Declaration of Independence by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | concession

This word has appeared in 998 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Support for a College Student Grows After a Rape Complaint Is Dismissed

Administrators at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in central New York are pressed for changes over how a campus panel handled a freshman’s complaint.






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Motherlode Blog: Research Suggests Students Adjusting to New School Lunches

School administrators agree that students complained about new lunch standards when they were first implemented in the fall of 2012—but tell researchers that by spring, the complaints had largely subsided.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 15-21, 2014

Two big stories dominated the news in what the Sunday Review called “a week of agony.” Take the quiz below to see what you understood about those and other stories, and to find links to more information.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Having a Baby, and Getting a Dog

Should a couple planning on soon having a baby get a dog?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Plight of the Sage Grouse and Energy Production

What dilemma do environmentalists, energy production companies and the federal government face regarding a certain bird?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Energy

Test your knowledge of energy by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | brook

This word has appeared in 71 New York Times articles in the past year.






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My Brother’s Keeper Program Grows to Include More Impoverished Minorities

Some of the nation’s largest school districts have joined the My Brother’s Keeper program.






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International Education: U.S. Seen as Weak on Global Research Collaboration

Those responsible for American institutions’ global strategies too often fail to identify and work toward shared goals, observers say.






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